https://www.instagram.com/p/CMqP5vSBZG8/ Just a quick book snap post, I am participating in the Wyndham read along on insta hence this week's post is of that classic, cosy but creepy invasion tale The Midwich Cuckoos. Cuckoos feels a bit like Doctor Who meets Midsomer Murders, all the more sinister for the cosy, quaint, domestic setting. Wyndham was … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The Midwich Cuckoos
"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." - Jane Goodall public domain This is just a quick post to share some great podcasts. I only recently discovered Jane Goodall's marvellous Hopecast and thought this was something worth sharing. It is easy to feel … Continue reading Podcasts worth sharing
Pexels: Suzy Hazelwood Since I have decided to dive into the subscription pool I am pondering the benefits of subscription services, and yes this is a little self interested, sorry. From my point of view the benefit comes in the form of discovery. Discovery of authors and books that might otherwise not come to your … Continue reading Discovery and boxes
Just a few pictures of birds on the lake at Country Style Caravan Park. Not a bird but this was from one and a half meters and was the size of my thumb.
We are lucky in this country to have the luxury of space and rich coastal and country environments, all within close proximity. While I live and work in a large town, I am never more than an hour from what in our house is generally referred to as tree time. A little longer for beach … Continue reading Tree time
I am hopefully emerging from a bit of down cycle at the moment, starting to feel motivated/inspired to post more, in the mean time #BookSnapSunday gives me something to post for the week no matter what. I recently started dipping into Helen Macdonald's collection of essays Vesper Flights so that is this week's book snap. … Continue reading Vesper Flights for #BookSnapSunday
https://www.instagram.com/p/CME19wbFTOq/ Just catching up with my February reading and the third great read nature read I completed in February was the The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn. I had previously read Winn's first remarkable book The Salt Path, a book she wrote so that Moth her partner would never forget the experience they had when … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Wild Silence.
“when 1500 scientists, including 100 Nobel Laureates, petitioned the world in 1995 that serious remedies were required to halt the destruction of the living fabric of the Earth, their warning was ignored. Had it been 1500 economists warning of a stock market crash it would have got banner headlines and emergency government action.” - Bob … Continue reading #BookSnap and reading catch up.
Medieval tapestry Ok I think that look sums up the past week. I have been a bit snowed under of late trying to get things done and work has been a bit on the hectic side but thankfully the new Autumn book box is all ready to go. Afraid design does not come naturally, so … Continue reading Some weeks you are just glad when it is over.
image source: pixabay public domain As a child I swam with an almost religious dedication. I hated swimming club, (competition and people were not my thing), but I loved the zen of doing laps and would look forward to the afternoon or morning routine of diving into a cold pool and losing myself in following … Continue reading My water dreaming