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I have recently moved and am already so happy with where I am. Although I loved my flat, I am now in a house with a garden! 379 more words


Afternoon Tea Anyone?

Between the 10th August and the 16th August, Britain celebrates Afternoon Tea Week. Drinking tea is a well-loved British tradition as is spending time in the kitchen, baking.   1,443 more words


Lolita gets clever

With  five hundred and fifty five  sacks of nectar  collected, I only have six more to go. Then I will be  collector of the week… 593 more words

Bedtime Reading

Happy Families

Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)

I took these photos of this family of Greenfinches as they visited my feeder. Note how striking the male is in the centre of the top photo, compared to the brownish juvenile on the right, and the slightly duller female behind on the left and just out of focus. 115 more words

Nature Photography

Buried in Boxes

I pick my way through a battered box,
Full of old ideas and notebooks.
Finding none of the spiders I feared
But two ladybirds, dusty and dead, 234 more words


Helping Our Wild Friends

Today we reorganised our herb pot by clearing it out and adding some new plants, which are recommended for bees and other pollinators. Two of the plants, a sage called Nazareth and a lavender called Munstead we bought from the Cambridge University Botanic Garden on Saturday. 322 more words