Are there fairies at the bottom of your garden?

Are there fairies at the bottom of your garden?

2017 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Cottingley fairies story, a hoax which entrances the UK to this day. Cousins Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright faked photos of fairies at the bottom of the garden, intended to be a practical joke on their grown-ups....
We are not stewards. We’re stakeholders.

We are not stewards. We’re stakeholders.

Ryan and I watched the first episode of Blue Planet 2 yesterday. David Attenborough is at the helm for another series showing the awe and wonder of the natural world, using clever camera work, an intrepid crew and the occasional parlour trick to show us things we...
Conkers and spiders and wonderful trees

Conkers and spiders and wonderful trees

The morning after last week’s storms, our morning walk was littered with ‘conkers’, the large and shiny seeds of the Horse Chesnut (Aesculus hippocastanum). Ryan started picking some of the nicer ones up. “The people at work”, he said, “have been discussing whether or...
Our microplastic mess

Our microplastic mess

If your recycling bin is anything like mine, then it’s overflowing with plastic packaging. The rubbish bin is even worse – filled with plastic wrap and other bits and pieces that can’t currently be recycled and have to be sent off to landfill. We’re drowning in...
Tendrils: 170630

Tendrils: 170630

Hello, and welcome to the final Tendrils editions for June 2017. The hedgerows are full of the promise of blackberries to come, and apparently we should be saying cheers to Irish cherries. There’s some interesting food pairing ideas for cherries there, and a basic...

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