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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
 

13 February

I heard on the radio yesterday that, according to the Meteorological Office the end of February officially marks the end of winter. By now, even in the north of England, there are signs that Spring is on its way. The snowdrops are starting to peep through and the catkins are floating in the wind. There ... 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
 

15 January

couple of days ago we decided it was time to give the fridge and freezer a good post Christmas clearout. No food was to be purchased unless absolutely essential, we were going to eat down the eclectic mix of bits and bobs. One particular favourite of ours is sweet potato and stilton pie. I know ... Read More
 

14 January

Rest and renewal. This is the time of year when we don’t tend to stray far from home, we don’t exactly hibernate but, like the bears and the hedgehogs and all the other mammals that bed down for the winter, we slow down, conserve our energy and plan for the spring. Look outside, the trees ... Read More