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Experiences not 'stuff'...three wishes achieved!

Around Easter Alyson & I went through the annual round of trying to decide what to buy each other for our upcoming birthdays. Perhaps it was the experience of clearing mum & dad’s house prior to selling it, which we had been doing for the previous 3 years; or maybe looking at the amount of ‘stuff’ we have accumulated in over 35 years of being together, but Alyson declared she didn’t want anything material. 1,990 more words


A Flying Destination

Two pieces by Gina Merrett Smith

A Flying Destination

A glimpse from many miles away
This small creature perfectly created for it’s annual  global migration flight… 150 more words

Poetry And Verse

The Farne Islands

 Last Friday, my dad took myself and my brother along to Seahouses in order that we could ride the waves across to the Farne Islands inhabited by tens of thousands of sea birds such as puffins and Arctic terns, as well as shags and cormorants. 540 more words


Grace Darling

When Sue and I visited Northumbria we visited the Grace Darling Museum.

Grace Darling was born in Bamburgh in November 1815, one of 9 children. A few weeks after her birth, her father took up the position of Lighthouse keeper on Brownsman Island in the Farne Islands. 543 more words


Naturelog: Farne Islands (2)

My second trip to the Farne Islands was to spend a short time on Staple Island to see the seabird colonies nesting on the cliffs. I had never visited this island on previous trips, so this was a new experience. 132 more words

Natural History

Naturelog: Farne Islands (1)

The Farne islands lie off of the Northumbrian coast. Once the home to monks and hermits, it is now a nature reserve and managed by National Trust. 155 more words

Natural History