Chinese New Year – The Year of the Tiger

Lasting up to 16 days with the first 7 considered being public holidays (January 31st – February 6th 2022) the Chinese New Year follows the Lunar Calendar. New Year celebrations close with the lantern festival on February 15th celebrating family reunions and society. 2022 is the Year of the Tiger the third animal in theContinue reading “Chinese New Year – The Year of the Tiger”

Scottish Burns Night

25th January 2022 Burns Night is a celebration of the life of Robert Burns, born in Ayrshire in 1759, Robert Burns is Scotland’s national bard (poet). Auld Lang Syne is perhaps Burns’ most famous work and is one of the most widely sung songs of the English language, with many of us singing Auld LangContinue reading “Scottish Burns Night”

Moving into Autumn

Moving into autumn- The astronomical calendar determines the seasons due to the 23.5 degrees of tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis in relation to its orbit around the Sun. Against that of the meteorological seasons that consist of splitting the seasons into four periods made up of three months each. By the meteorological calendar, the first day of autumn is always 1 September; ending on 30 November. The astronomical autumn calendar starts Wednesday, the 22nd September and ends Tuesday, the 21st December. 🥮🍂🍁

Taking time out

Family fun exploring Ingleton Water Falls. Taking the time out to spend time with the ones you love making memories can be done anywhere. With some truly hidden gems in the UK maybe you could look to take sometime out too.

Coexistence

Coexistence- we can live together successfully. The day Mum and I stumbled upon these beautiful herds of elephants in Green Park London 🐘. Think we may need to take another trip to see them again anyone coming? Check out the CoExistence website, simple things mean we can live in harmony. I try to make myContinue reading “Coexistence”

Vitamin D

Taking a walk at the beautiful Tankerton Slopes Getting outside helps you to get vitamin d, which is important for your bones, blood cells and immune system. Sunlight helps your body make vitamin d and this helps your body absorb certain minerals like calcium. Getting out and about in the sunlight even just for 15Continue reading “Vitamin D”

Health Benefits of Walking

Walking increases cardiovascular fitness, and boost muscle power and endurance. It improves self-perception and self-esteem, mood and sleep quality, and it reduces stress, anxiety and fatigue. Is low impact, requires minimal equipment, can be done at any time of day and can be performed at your own pace. Walking with others can turn exercise intoContinue reading “Health Benefits of Walking”

The beautiful ‘clock’ of the dandelion 💛

The seedhead is a large conspicuous ‘clock’ composed of cylindrical seeds with a long-stalked pappus or parachute to aid dispersal. Dandelions have many uses including as a diuretic, the blanched leaves can be added to salads, roots are used to make dandelion ‘coffee’ and dandelion wine is made from the flowers. Did you ever blowContinue reading “The beautiful ‘clock’ of the dandelion 💛”

It’s not always glamorous

This was the most dressed up I got all weekend as between the friends birthday celebrations I have; painted the hall way at my Dad’s, cleaned the house, done the ironing, cooked lots of food, been tidying in the garden and more – all in really stuffy clothes. So it was so lovely to toContinue reading “It’s not always glamorous”