Bubbasmeltys

Today I want to share this small bizness with you

https://bubbasmeltys.com/?fbclid=IwAR1TJBzT4ZBNXV_kFe38ngrGl4UO3dlYSeuXSTuVxMCzQrhvyE4dLwAoG0I

You can also find it on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/bubbasmeltys/

This amazing small bizness is inspired by chronic illness, mental illness and disability. Its owner help raise awareness and donate products every month to various charities to use for raffles and other ways to raise funds.

Products are made with ingredients locally sourced and not tested on animals.

The lovely lady who is the owner propose also a Book Club with a boxes including the book, a candle and a mug , you can tchat in the group about your reading. She post youtube videos about it too, don’t worry no spoilers.

( here the previous box )

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She also created another group on which you can talk about your disease, disabilities, abuse sadness, or just if you had a bad day.  No judgement, just lovely people.

When Recycling Fails: Home-Scale Solutions for Paper and Plastic Waste into Resources

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For decades here in the USA, recycling was touted as one of the more easy environmental things you could do. I, like many others, assumed that local recycling facilities processed materials, they were sent to factories, and then later, re-integrated into various products.  Boy was I wrong!  Turns out that recycling is an industrialized business like any other, and part of the reason is that it was so promoted is that there was profit in waste.  In fact, from 1992 – late 2018, most recycling produced in the US shipped to China, who paid top dollar for recycled resources that were used to build their own economy. China had very lax environmental laws, and the more « dirty » recycling the US produced was sent to China for cheap sorting and processing.  While some of those materials were recycled, many of the recycled materials ended up unusable and were discarded, moving down…

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Kingfisher with Minnow Sculpture

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Regular readers will be familiar with my photographs of the Bulmers Woodpecker sculpture captured in a variety of different weather situations.

Fifty years since creating this iconic Herefordshire artwork sculptor Walenty Pytel has graced our landscape with a new piece; Kingfisher with Minnow.Photo of kingfisher sculpture

It was commissioned by the Cider Museum and stands between the museum and Sainsburys’ fuel station.Photo of kingfisher sculpture

Walenty Pytel was born in Poland in 1941 and moved to the UK at the age of five. He studied graphic design at Hereford College of Arts and has become a renowned artist specialising in metal sculptures inspired by nature. You can see more of his work here.Photo of kingfisher sculpture

Bulmers commissioned The Woodpecker to celebrate their eponymous brand of cider, presumably the Kingfisher is a nod to the cider apple orchards that grow alongside the River Wye where kingfishers reside.Photo of kingfisher sculptureI have to say that it is easier to spot and…

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Big Butterfly Count 2019

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There is still time to participate in one of the largest citizen science projects, the Big Butterfly Count 2019. You can log your butterfly sightings until 11th August, full details on the website.

Most of the usual suspects were present in the garden. There were at least four large white butterflies. New to my list was a gatekeeper, but I didn’t manage to get a photograph.photo of white butterfly on ivy

Holly blues.Photo of holly blue butterfly

Red admirals.Photo of red admiral butterfly

A peacock.Photo of peacock butterfly

Commas.Photo of comma butterfly

Speckled wood.Photo of speckled wood butterfly

As well as nectar rich flowers for the butterflies it is also important to have the larval foodplants. You can find lots of good advice here.

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