I am a mole and I live in a hole.

When I moved to the Peak District there were four wildlife inhabitants that I was hoping I would get to see.  They were A Badger, An Owl, A Hedgehog and A Mole!   I've been really fortunate to unexpectedly see the first three but the Mole, well due to his insistance to live underground, he or…

Today I hugged a tree!

I would never in a million years have thought that I would become a tree hugger. Ive heard about people doing it, and the health benefits it can bring but me! Nope! definitely not a tree hugger. Well that is until now. At the moment with various life changes going on I am fortunate to…

An autumn walk in the Peaks

Covid-19 continues to affect us all in so many different ways. I wonder how it has affected your life as one of the readers of my blog? Im sure we could do breakfast, lunch and dinner with lots of latte's in between if we were to sit and share our stories of this sad and…

Hope is a Hedgehog

What fills you with hope as you go through your day?  I know for me it's often a beautiful, unexpected flower, an awe inspiring sunset or rainbow, or a flock of birds flying across a clear blue sky.   For the Emily Dickinson lovers among us we would have read that  'Hope is the thing…

Oh no, I forgot the pinenuts!

Do you enjoy sitting out in the garden?  Today in the Peak District the warm healing rays of the sun are there for the taking, and sitting in the garden is a total delight.  There is a faint whisper of a breeze which pleasantly takes the edge off the midday heat, and if it wasnt…

To all Mums everywhere.

Every year I look forward to the time when the English countryside is flecked with blobs of white and the occasional blob of black, as lambing begins.  Im so lucky to have them right on my doorstep and over the last week you may well have seen my car parked up, as camera in hand…

Blue tits and tea partys

A bit of glue, one of my mums tea cups and saucers, a bamboo cane, and hey presto we have a bird feeder.  And dont they just love it!  I get some satisfaction too.  Hope you enjoy it.  (The Lord of the Manor thinks Im 'NUTS') Anyone for Tea? Tea for two......tastes much nicer! Woah......This…

Peak District Barns for Gary.

One of the most valuable and unexpected aspects of starting my blog, has been the friendships that I have formed with people from so many different parts of our world.  I may never have the priveledge of meeting them face to face, but I value their input in my life none the less. I stumbled…

The Simple Things.

Don't you think that more often than not it is the simple things in life that bring the most pleasure.  They may not be the most exciting, adrenaline rushing, post a picture on facebook type moments, but they are the moments that make our day to day life just that extra bit special.  Yesterday I…

Emily’s Autumn.

  The morns are meeker than they were, The nuts are getting brown; The berry’s cheek is plumper, The rose is out of town. The maple wears a gayer scarf, The field a scarlet gown. Lest I should be old-fashioned, I’ll put a trinket on.     Poem by  - Emily Dickinson Photo by  -…

Its raining conkers!

Are you feeling autumnal yet?  Have you smelt that wonderful smell that tells you that Autumn is on its way, as the weather starts to change and the leaves begin to fall.  I sometimes wonder if it's just me, or do other people  'smell'  the arrival of this wonderfully colourful season. In autumn last year…

Autumn thoughts

There's a bite in the air, and morning fields silently lay, beneath a blanket of silver dust. I open the window,   and let the cool,fresh autumn scent   into a sleepy room. The world  is changing. The soothing green landscape is fading, as nature lets go of her summer attire. Its a time for…