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  • standards of English are declining.

    10 August 2019

    standards of English are declining. This is a centuries-old lament has never been any evidence. Older people buy into the myth because young people, who are more mobile and have wider social networks, are innovators in language as in other walks of life....

  • Jethro Tull

    18 August 2019

    In the 17th and 18th centuries, a number of British farmers such as Jethro Tull of Berkshire and Norfolk’s Charles Townshend, began experimenting with newfangled equipment and techniques such as seed drills, fertiliser use and crop rotations. These were...

  • Wildflower meadows

    08 July 2019

    Wildflower meadows come under the heading, unimproved grassland. They originate from the late mesolithic, the very early years of farming, when land management was in its infancy and included, light grazing, annual hand cutting for forage and burning....

  • A walk to the bus

    16 June 2019

    A few pictures taken today in my lovely village As I had left home and went to catch the bus The foot bridge over a burn that led to the church Over the Bowling Club we see the Loch Long ... ... is where they filmed the last Jurassic world film The new...

  • Sunday

    05 May 2019

    Sunday and a lovely day with rain Hailstone - some sleet with snow A wonderful May day in the forest Glistening leaves on forest carpet Large snails slither on broken bark Smeuse harbours many wee birds A large new black umbrella protects Steps along...

  • Wednesday: Creativity

    08 May 2019

    . Some markers and a blank screen Some children and some freedom Freedom with a white blank screen Freedom with some coloured markers Creativity with the freedom allowed . . . . . Wonderful with the tools to create Creativity together without rules Free...

  • Thursday

    09 May 2019

    Thursday. A little rain on an overcast morning A walk outside to listen to the birds Just outside in the garden for song Birdsong. grateful for the fruit trees A warm coffee in my hand and smile Large Scottish nettles in the corner A wonderful habitat...

  • A Homeschool Library 

    11 May 2019

    A Homeschool Library it builds self-esteem and confidence in your child reading "all those books!" and the impact it had on thim. it's really nice to just grab the next scheduled book right off the shelf when you need it. you can use the books over and...

  • Lavender and dogs

    12 May 2019

    Lavender and Dogs lavender is safe for dogs. In fact, lavender is not only NOT poisonous to dogs, but it also has some beneficial qualities. Lavender has natural soothing and calming proprieties that allows some rest and some sleep until the pain can...

  • Billy Connolly to die at Loch Lomond

    16 May 2019

    Sir Billy Connolly wants to die in his native Scotland by the shores of Loch Lomond. returning to the Scottish loch where he played during his childhood time in the Cub Scouts. standing by the shores of Loch Lomond, Inversnaid, and the sky was beautiful...

  •  Lavender Infused Olive Oil

    17 May 2019

    Lavender Infused Olive Oil Ingredients Enough lavender to fill a jar (fresh or dried) Olive Oil Instructions Pick lavender and save 18 cm(7 inches) of the stems. Make bouquets and tie a rubber band around the stems and tie a ribbon on top so that you...

  • Childhood being stolen

    23 May 2019

    This is the story of the development of our youth in these days. Blinkered eyes to our real world and true emotional relationships. Throughout Europe the rabid technology is strangling childhood Cuckoo has entered into the Adults room and left this Promise....

  • Facebook have bought Gab

    01 April 2019

    Facebook are buying Gab Facebook is under attack over its evil empire that promotes terrorism In order to combat the new legislation that EU politicians are drawing up Facebook have decided to buy a family site so as to survive Their happier more family...

  • Facebook are buying Duolingo

    01 April 2019

    Facebook are buying Duolingo Facebook is under attack over its evil empire that promotes terrorism In order to combat the new legislation that EU politicians are drawing up Facebook have decided to buy an education site so as to survive Their happier...

  • Bees living in Trees

    07 April 2019

    Wild bees living in trees. Of course, all bees are wild. But a few hundred years of ever more refined honeybee “management” and environmental degradation have taken their toll on the creature. Deprived of nearly all ways of expressing their innate preferences...

  • Bad People use Facebook

    20 April 2019

    Nobody uses Facebook anymore Only the bad people It is the place for very bad people Bad people use Facebook Facebook is bad The reputation of using facebook means that your tainted - - Tainted by association When people see that you promote Facebook...

  • Thursday

    25 April 2019

    Sunshine. A start to the Thursday is with Sunshine. Sunshine will stay the whole day through. Watering some nice Lavender seedlings Wilting before our eyes without some water. Pancakes made with apples is breakfast Sunglasses and sunhat ready for a cycle...

  • Bumblebees in the garden

    28 April 2019

    Bumblebees in the garden Whether you have a window box, allotment or large garden, planting bee-friendly flowers can help boost your local bumblebee population. In return, they will dutifully pollinate our flowers, crops, fruits and vegetables. No matter...

  • Going down the river

    29 April 2019

    Going down the river brilliant to travel by boat many cities get their building material via the river many cities get rid of their urban rubbish by boats rather than clogging the city by poisonous lorries they could use the rivers or the Victorian canals...

  • Oceans are warm

    30 April 2019

    According to a new report, ocean temperatures in 2018 were the hottest that they have been since the record keeping began in 1958. The authors of the report say that ocean heating is solid proof of climate change, and that the findings are a ‘major concern’...

  • Ice-Cream

    03 March 2019

    Strawberry Ice Cream INGREDIENTS: 300 g fresh strawberries 500 ml cold thick cream (35% minimum) 150 g sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 egg yolks METHOD: Line a rectangular 10x25 dish with cling film. Place strawberries & vanilla extract in a food processor...

  • Glasgow is Art

    05 March 2019

    Art provides consolation in a cold, rainy, gloomy Glasgow There it is - all around - Public Art in Lovely Glasgow No need to be sad and worried of the troubles in Life Smiles in Kelvingrove museum always greets me in So much in the people of Glasgow -...

  • Swapping seeds

    11 March 2019

    Seed Swapping You can get more involved in your community by swapping seeds with your neighbours and growing a wide variety of plants. With the rise in genetically modified seeds many are looking to the past, to the days of seed saving and seed swapping....

  • Live within our means

    16 March 2019

    Substituting imagination for money. Think about what you really enjoy — then find a way to get it for less. Live within your means wants and needs When it comes to shopping, knowing the difference between a want and a need will help keep you out of debt....

  • A day for chocolate

    21 March 2019

    A rural way of life. Being alive. Being human. Appreciation. Appreciating the nature. Appreciating neighbours. Appreciating those that work. Yesterday morning was a cold morning. A shivering frosty that had chilled the morn. Difficulty for many a person...