The sign of the first violets has become a bittersweet sight for me. My grandmother, Angèle Violet Midgley, passed away six years ago today. She spent the last few weeks of her life in hospital and we would sit and describe the signs of spring unfolding in the outside world to her knowing that she…… Continue reading Violets
This time last year I was deeply depressed and dealing with such severe anxiety that I basically couldn’t hold a conversation. Having fallen apart rather spectacularly I took a great deal of time and effort putting myself back together. It was the little things that helped me the most and one of the things I…… Continue reading Finding Joy
Would it surprise you to know that there are probably less than a million Hedgehogs left in England? You might read that and think ‘Well, a million’s a lot!’ But that number has fallen from around about 30 million in the 1950s and the speed of this population decline keeps increasing. Think about it. When…… Continue reading Save Our Hedgehogs!