Weather fight.

Waking in the morning to find fog has crept in overnight.
It envelopes the local landscape hiding it from all.
There’s a slight air of mystery, what is behind there?
Gradually the sky sheds the grey cotton wool, and the day brightens.
The sun has won again, what a beautiful day.
Hip hip, hooray.


People everywhere!

When I take the dog out, we usually pass one of two people, and a couple of cars, maybe a cyclist too.

This morning we passed more people out and about than I can remember since the height of lockdown when everyone was going outside for their allotted exercise 1hr.

This surely shows that the weather is starting to turn in the right direction, and spring is well and truly on the way.

I see daffodils adorning the countryside just awaiting them to burst dramatically into beautiful flowers of yellow and orange. The colours will be returning to our gardens soon.

Frosty morning

Jack Frost, you sneak in silently under the cover of darkness. Just like a spy, except you leave evidence of your visit.

We awaken to find the world around us glistening in delight, as you decorated it to remind us to celebrate nature in all its glory.

Some might say you sparkle like diamonds, but I say its better than that. You sparkle like the eyes of lovers, or that of a child discovering with wonder that Father Christmas has visited.

As the sun comes out, you quietly without even a whisper creep away slowly and gently, but leave us with the feeling of magic within us, and the promise of warmer days to come.

One day, who knows when, I know you will return to remind us again.

Who am I?

Now, I could sit here and tell you my name, age, where I live etc… but that wouldn’t tell you who I as a person am.


I am someone who is more than happy to abseil from the roof of a building, yet worries about not knowing the depth of drop of a kerb.

I love to listen to music, but want to be able to hear and understand the words, so I don’t like Opera.

Other people’s company is lovely, but I prefer to enjoy one or two people’s company rather than a party/group of people.

Definitely a major dog lover, I am a huge animal person, but cats aren’t really my favoured kind of pet. I’d rather have a dog, or a Bearded dragon, or a snake. Sugar Gliders fascinate me, but I’m not sure that I’d want one.

Food wise I prefer my meals to be simple in style, and not covered in fancy sauces. Though I do like sweet n sour chicken, and that has a sauce. Snacks, salty quite often, I don’t tend to add salt to food, but do enjoy the occasional salty snack. I am a fairly fussy eater, but I do know what I like.

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I believe everyone is of equal value, and no one should suffer due to the greed of others. Each person should be able to afford to eat, keep warm, housed, and clothed to a comfortable, safe, and decent level.

I absolutely encourage everyone who can, to vote. Remember if you are in the UK you will need voter ID for the next chance to vote in May, so find the list of what ID is accepted, and if you don’t have it then apply ASAP for free voter ID before the rush nearer the time starts. Stand up and be counted.

I prefer cold to rain, but my favourite seasons are spring and autumn. The summers are starting to have heatwaves, and winter is just wet, cold and windy. I go out in pretty much any weather, unless it’s not safe for me to do so.

Gardening is a great therapy, very peaceful and I love to see what I’ve planted grow and come to life in front of me, I container garden though as it’s more accessible. Last year as well as flowers, I grew tomatoes, peppers and strawberries.


Hiya, I hope you are all having a lovely day, and have something unexpectedly nice happen to you today!


We have had the weather getting so crazy confused recently due to climate change, did you notice how much hotter it has been this year? Well I certainly did, what worries me is this saying: what goes up, must come down again. I am worried that after an incredible long, hot and dry year it’s all going to get really bad in the opposite direction now, and we will suffer and bad winter. The likes of which we haven’t seen for a long time now.

Please make sure that you have done a bit of basic preparation just in case, a few tins extra, and more logs for the fireplace if you have one, that kind of thing. No…. I’m not suggesting you hoard in weeks worth of supplies or anything like that, but check you have the basics in, and your car is in good road worthy condition, you have de-icer etc…

Check in on your neighbours, especially the elderly, less mobile, or otherwise vulnerable ones especially. Make sure they are ok too.

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