ME Awareness Day 2017, and my gardening clogs

12th May marks ME Awareness Day. In particularly, the #MillionsMissing movement aims to raise awareness for M.E., an underfunded and ignored disease. Today we ask for increased government funding for research, clinical trials, medical education and public awareness. It’s timely …

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Ditty for a new home

Some Sheffield place-names are merely Easy to pronounce, like Heeley. Others, if not heard but seen, will Lead to mistakes like “green hill”. If you’ve only seen Beauchief on a road sign You won’t know it’s “bee”, not the French …

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Welney wildfowl

We spent a couple of hours at the Welney Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust. Birdies, clear blue skies on a cold winters day. Beautiful. Hooper swan with a collection of Pochard ducks. A flock of… No idea, but pretty. We couldn’t …

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Waiting with ME

We have all been there. We’ve booked in a tradesperson to come around and fix something in our home (whether rented or owned). You plan for it, often taking a day off work. They don’t turn up at the agreed …

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Eyam well-dressing 2016

By chance we visited Eyam last Saturday, just as the community was proceeding through town as part of their annual well-dressing celebrations. Since we were there we thought we would mingle for a while. Flowers, plant foliage and berries are …

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Postcards from Dumfries and Galloway

On our recent holiday we spend a week in Dumfries and Galloway. This is the lowland border area of the South-west of Scotland. I chose this as a holiday destination in part because I’ve always wanted to visit the sub-tropical …

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