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World Happiness Day

World Happiness Day

Today is an unusual day for several reasons There is a solar eclipse (and for once, those of us in the Northern Hemisphere could see it!); There is a supermoon (the moon is as close to the earth as possible and so appears much larger than normal); It is the March Equinox and the day ... Read More
 

11 February

So finally we come to hearing. What sounds surround you? Do you choose them or are they inflicted upon you? Right now I can hear the gentle rumble of the heater, the chirruping of my daughter’s parrot and the flapping of her wings as she flies around me. There is the sound of the tapping ... Read More
 

3 February

Yesterday was Imbolc and this really should have been yesterday’s post. Forgive me please for being a day behind. It is the celebration of the beginning of spring. If, like me, you are still surrounded by snow and ice and the thermometer only occasionally goes above zero, you could be forgiven for thinking that rather ... Read More
 

27 January

One of the most beautiful things at this time of the year is the way that the light changes how everything looks. The trees may be bare, the fields are muddy, the streets are grey and even the daffodils and snowdrops have yet to break through and add some colour to the world. But almost ... Read More
 

3 January

Here in the north of England at this time of year the weather can be very variable. We live in a farmhouse far from the main road along a single track lane. For several years in a row we were snowed in, access only by 4×4 or Shank’s Pony. One particular winter it snowed in ... Read More