A Finch Story

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True Love Won't Quit

When I moved to my new home in March, I was blessed with having two finches build a nest on my balcony. I quickly gained their trust and was able to be a part of their little family from the very beginning. Again, I am so sorry for the inconsistency of this blog! I have really been struggling emotionally as I learn for the first time, how to live completely alone. 

IMG_20190307_120032KODAK Digital Still CameraInserting a perfect example of how disorganized I have become. I can’t find the photo of the eggs. There is one or was one. I tried to see if it was on my Instagram but I lost and cannot remember the password to get in. And so we continue….


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Video of the first flight

I had to coax the other two out of the nest as we had a severe storm coming…

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Thursday Heart to Heart- Day 972

True Love Won't Quit

Blessings everyone and welcome to our journey. (I’m writing this from a dark place)

For those who just stumbled upon us, my husband Mike (I’ll get to the name change in a moment) is 42 years old with an intellect estimated at 16-18 years old with an emotional age being much younger. I was unaware of the extent of his mental disabilities until it was almost too late. He was arrested in 2016 and is now serving a 15-year prison sentence. To make matters worse, his family who we rented from, threw me out in the middle of that winter with no family, no friends, and nowhere to turn. Their decision, so they say, was based upon the lies of a neighbor telling them that I was skipping out on rent. I was, in fact, hiding my husband and I’s belongings in storage because his mother was trying to rob…

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Thursday Heart to Heart- Day 972

True Love Won't Quit

Blessings everyone and welcome to our journey. (I’m writing this from a dark place)

For those who just stumbled upon us, my husband Mike (I’ll get to the name change in a moment) is 42 years old with an intellect estimated at 16-18 years old with an emotional age being much younger. I was unaware of the extent of his mental disabilities until it was almost too late. He was arrested in 2016 and is now serving a 15-year prison sentence. To make matters worse, his family who we rented from, threw me out in the middle of that winter with no family, no friends, and nowhere to turn. Their decision, so they say, was based upon the lies of a neighbor telling them that I was skipping out on rent. I was, in fact, hiding my husband and I’s belongings in storage because his mother was trying to rob…

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Tawny Owl

Don’t miss this amazing article from my friend 🙂

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At the end of last summer we became aware that there was a female tawny owl  Strix aluco, in the vicinity. We often heard her distinctive « keewik » call in the early hours of the morning. It is more of a shriek whereas the male tawny owls make the more familiar hooting noise.photo of owl in winter trees

I thought it odd that a woodland owl should be hanging around suburbia, although we do have some mature trees in our garden the rest of the neighbourhood seem to enjoy taking chainsaws to theirs.  There is also a new housing estate being built behind us. We do live near to the Bulmers’ cider factory so perhaps that provided a plentiful supply of rodents.photo of tawny owl in tree

To my surprise one winter morning while taking flash photos of the bare tree branches (I was trying to get a spookily atmospheric photo) I noticed a large shape swoop into the tree…

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How To Enhance Your Style?

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Do you wear your clothing the exact same way each season? Has your hairstyle changed in the past 10 years? Do you long to be more confident and stylish in outfits that reflect the image you want to send back to the world?
Feeling put-together is less complicated than it seems. Follow these three tips below and never, ever get stuck in a style rut again.
Firstly, I’d love to take you back in time… When I first started blogging. Back then, I thought the Bohemian style was not for me. I mean, the hippiesh groove of the late ’60s and ’70s was long gone, right? I must admit, It looked nice on Kate Moss but somehow I didn’t think the Boho look would fit me. Well, that’s before I gave a try to Boho Chic.

See how I looked back then, HERE

1. Try…

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Why what I apply on my skin is important?

It is the first physical barrier of our body. It provides mechanical protection by its elasticity and resistance, a thermoregulatory function, it contains tactile and pain receptors and provides chemical protection against bacteria, microbes and toxic products through secretions (secretions such as sweat which also a purifying role).

Human skin. Layered epidermis with hair follicle, sweat and sebaceous glands. Healthy skin anatomy medical vector illustration

It is absorbent: any substance applied to the skin passes the skin barrier and is found in the blood 20 minutes after application. What is applied penetrates almost directly into the blood and quickly reaches the vital organs. Hence the importance of applying natural products that will not damage the skin, the hair or the immune system.

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Sunshine Blogger Award!

The Arty Plantsman

Apologies for lack of content recently. June has not been an easy month to put it mildly. Not all bad by any means, just crazy! Bookended by an exhibition in London at the start and then another this coming weekend was three weeks of stress from other directions. Around the middle of the month I was struggling for sure.

My friend Gill from Talking Thailand has kindly nominated me for this award. I am happy to accept and this is my first award post in a while. Thank you Gill!

Please visit Gill. Like may of us she is negotiating a period of adjustment in her life and writes so eloquently about her experiences.

Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog so everyone can visit.
  • Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.

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