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Enough means ENOUGH...

It’s time that governments, bankers, industry leaders woke up to the reality that the world economy is threatened by growth, threatened by the accelerating destruction of this planet’s air, water, land, and biodiversity.

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Rare plant profile...

Lathyrus belinensis In this instalment of our series, which looks at reasons why we need to be aware of the importance of conserving the rare plants that grow in our gardens in the UK and Ireland, we explore Lathyrus belinensis, a plant with a significant history of discovery, loss and an important place in plant breeding. 

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Chicken With Cream & Mustard Sauce


The last day of the 3 day weekend.  The dinner my husband cooked today was Chicken with Cream & Mustard Sauce with carrots and mashed sweet potato – very nice!  70 more words


Barred Owl, A Good Hunt

It’s not very often you get to photograph the hunt from start to finish. A Barred Owl is even more difficult. However, timing is everything. 270 more words


Day 6 in Edinburgh - Rainy Day & Restoration Yard

エジンバラでの6日目は1日中雨が降っていたので(激しく降ったりしとしと降ったり)、ほとんど借りていた家の中で過ごしました。雨が降ると英国の人が必ず言う言葉が、「Good for the garden!」。実際、それまでお天気が良い日が多く水不足になるのではと言われていたので、お庭の草花は喜んでいたことと思います。

On our 6th day, it rained all day long, sometimes very heavily, sometimes not so heavily, but basically it didn’t stop raining the whole day.  289 more words

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I read somewhere that fear of public speaking is the most common fear–more people are afraid of public speaking than of dying! 527 more words


Day 5 in Edinburgh - Shopping & Lunch in Edinburgh


The 5th day in Edinburgh.  We took a train with my husband’s brother and his wife into Edinburgh Waverley station, then we separated.  They were going to visit some galleries and we mostly did shopping.  228 more words

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