Tag Archives: Nature

The 30th Anniversary of The Great Storm of 1987

Anyone who lived through The Great Storm of 1987 isn’t likely to forget it in a hurry. It was almost a generation-defining moment the night when ships ran aground, London endured its first blackout since the Blitz, 18 people died … Continue reading

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How The Blind Can See With Sounds (& me too)

Many people know that creatures like Bats and Dolphins navigate by sonar like systems but is unknown to many is that blind humans can do so too.  In recent years, there have been more and more documentaries and reports on … Continue reading

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The Red Squirrel Fightback begins!

It is one of our most loved creatures and like the Robin redbreast is one of our most treasured creatures.  Symbolised in snowy British winters it is iconic and yet like most of us, I’ve never seen a Red Squirrel. … Continue reading

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A spring time walk through The Shire

With it being a long bank holiday weekend in the U.K. and horror of horrors, warm sunny weather, I have been out and about. Sitting in the sun, walking down quiet lanes, smelling flowers, watching nature and visiting the odd … Continue reading

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With silver bells and cockleshells

Something amazing has happened this summer. We actually got one! I’ve had a my own house and garden for 5 years and this is the first time that we have actually had a summer. We’ve had 5 or 6 weeks … Continue reading

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