About Me

I am a naturalist, bookworm, cat owner and occasional blogger.

I live in Bristol, where I am attempting to create a wildlife-friendly garden. As I rent and my garden is covered in pebbles, this means I am somewhat limited to pots and raised beds, but I live in hope!

I am also on Instagram and Twitter.

Latest Blog Posts

A mini hiatus / ID quiz

Winter has truly set in, which means that my ongoing struggles with exhaustion and depression become a little more difficult. Thus I am taking a small hiatus from blogging, as I need to prioritise my limited energy to other tasks. I shall return…
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Here comes the weekend, I get to see the insects

Winter is beginning to settle into the bones now, don't you think? I've had needed to layer up and dig out the thick socks! In the garden, I have been doing some tidying and sorting - pruning of fruit bushes and the hedge. Rather than putting…
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It's A New Life For Me

Two weeks can fly by, but here we are again. I believe I am settling in well here in Cambridge - working at Wimpole, attempting to do some gardening, and more baking! At the beginning of this fortnight, there were still plenty of misty mornings…
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A New Dawn

Well, I am all settled in here in Cambridge, and I have started a new job too! However, I shall come onto that momentarily, as I had some interesting wildlife sightings beforehand. Before the live wildlife sightings, I took a train ride down…
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So long and thanks for all the proverbial fish, Part Two

Having been visited by my parents, packed up my belongings in Dorset, finished my job, had a mad couple of days getting my car fixed, and finally moved house, I have finally got to the end of a very hectic couple of weeks. Despite being so busy,…
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So long and thanks for all the proverbial fish, Part One

Having been visited by my parents, packed up my belongings in Dorset, finished my job, had a mad couple of days getting my car fixed, and finally moved house, I have finally got to the end of a very hectic couple of weeks. Despite being so busy,…
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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,

A bewildering start to the week, as I awoke in the east side of Dorset. Not by magic mind, I had travelled over on Sunday evening to visit a friend who has just started a Masters at Bournemouth University. Watch out Bournemouth! A lovely start…
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Our hands were peppered With thorn pricks, our palms sticky as Bluebeard's.

As the title suggests, I went blackberry picking this week! If you attended school in the UK you are likely to have read the poem from which I've taken my title - Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney. If not, do go and read it - it's one of my…
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Autumn is coming. Actually, it's here already!

I know I have been saying it for a little while, what with the ripening berries and the variety in, and number of, butterflies seen declining, but summer is truely ending and autumn is upon us. Now the majority of berries I've seen are ripe,…
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