Articles, Book, Nature

International Tiger Day!

In honour of this day here is a cross stitch picture I did back in 2003. I really loved stitching this one. I remember taking it on holiday to Anglesey and would sit in the lounge of the B&B stitching. Lots of people took an interest in what I was doing, and it was nice… Continue reading International Tiger Day!

Animals, Articles, Nature

National Pet Memorial Day

Most of us have had pets that we have loved and lost. On the 13th September is National Pet Memorial Day, and it offers you a moment to think about a pet that loved. Many of us don’t like to go there because of the sadness it can bring us. So why not use this… Continue reading National Pet Memorial Day

Nature

Inner Peace

by Karen J Mossman Many years ago I worked in an afternoon as a Messenger, which meant delivering and picking up post from various floors in the building. There was a guy called Colin, who one day said to me, 'People never sit and do nothing any more.' We were having a break between rounds… Continue reading Inner Peace

Animals, Nature

I’m Scared of Mice!

by Karen J MossmanI don’t know exactly when I became afraid of mice. Perhaps it was my mum telling me she heard a mouse trap snap in the night, then lay awake hearing the whoosh- whoosh of it being dragged across the floor. Or it could have been my sister who kept mice as pets… Continue reading I’m Scared of Mice!

Animals, Articles, Nature

The Chicken Farm

by Jane Finch A few years ago I decided I would like to keep chickens. However, instead of buying pedigree chickens, I rescued some from a battery farm. I had seen pictures of them kept in small cages, never seeing the light of day, never feeling the sun on their backs, and never feeling the… Continue reading The Chicken Farm

Animals, Articles, Nature, Places

Island Tales

When I came to live on this island, we had a dog. It was fun exploring, but sadly she was old and our adventures were limited. When she died, we were never getting another one. Eight months later, we thad Tilly, another Yorkshire terrier. This time a puppy, as Jodie was a rescue dog, coming… Continue reading Island Tales

Nature

A Chance Encounter

By Jennifer Deese   The day started bright and sunny, her coffee was smooth, just the way she loved it. The outside beckoned. Her need to submerge herself in Mother Nature's earthly embrace was poignant and urgent. Roxie quickly finished her morning routine and donned the active wear she preferred for hikes along the mountain trails… Continue reading A Chance Encounter