Browsing Through ‘Botanical Curses and Poisons – The Shadow Lives of Plants’

Poisonings are the most remembered form of death throughout history, from the Roman Empire to the Medieval era and beyond. Poisoning is a concealed and very deliberate crime that takes a fair amount of planning and yet there is a very fine line between healing and poisoning – Paracelsus argued that only the dosage matters! Botanical Curses and Poisons – The Shadow Lives of Plants Available from February 2021, Fez Inkwright’s ‘Botanical Curses and Poisons’ focuses on the folklore and historical archives to uncover the historical and fascinating, untold stories behind deadly plants, witching herbs, and fungi. Liminal 11 very… View Post

#LivingArrows – RSPB Birdwatch 05/52 (2021)

This week we took part in the RSPB birdwatch as part of J & E’s homeschool work. With our binoculars at the ready, we spotted, counted, and listed numerous birds including a buzzard over the space of an hour. Big Bird & Little Bird The Boy With His Binoculars The kids had great fun, as did I as it was a relatively peaceful and enjoyable activity that we were able to carry out together as a family rather than being spread around the house on various devices trying our best to complete an array of tasks. Thankfully this week seems a… View Post

Happy 65th Birthday Dad

Today would have been my Father’s 65th birthday, though sadly he’s no longer here to celebrate with us. Thus, we’ve respectfully marked the occasion by taking a beautiful bouquet of flowers to his grave, by sitting and sharing a roast dinner and a glass or two of wine around the table, and finally by lighting and twirling sparklers together as a family to show our respects and to send our best wishes starwards. Happy Birthday Dad – We miss you so much View Post

Things that I have #LikedandLoved in January 2021

I can’t say that it’s been a great month nor a great start to a new year but thankfully January is now ‘done and dusted’. Though this month has been pretty pants, I’ll do my best to pull out some positives and so here are a few of the things which I have #LikedandLoved this month. New Year I was hoping that it would be a ‘new year‘ and a ‘new start’ but it was more like ‘same stuff different year’ if you get my gist… However, it was a relief to say good riddance to 2020 and to bring… View Post

Getting Started In The World Of Modelling

Fashion modelling is one of the most competitive types of modelling in the current day, however, many would agree that it is also one of the most rewarding. This type of modelling revolves around the woman in question wearing a fashion item or several. They can, therefore, work for anyone from designers, to fashion magazines, to clothing manufacturers, to retail stores. They are also split into three categories; runway, fashion print and catalogue. These models tend to have strong and distinctive features. They have a particular look to them which makes them unique. This is definitely a recommended career route… View Post