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nighttime garden

Another beautiful day, althou not a heat wave. we tried to add many scented flowers to our garden and at the end of a warm June day the scent is very lovely – honeysuckle, roses – almost over, different lavender, thyme and sweetpea – althou my favorite is the night scented stock.

Because it may rain tomorrow, even during the night – went out in the dusk to cut some lavender before the rain dampens the flowers and little scared hearing something run past me in the dark snorting. we have badgers, foxes and deers that sometimes run thru our garden – imagine this is what i heard.

inside our cat has made himself comfortable besides the lavender, he is a little calmer now and likes to find a favorite place and contemplate

today drove over the Downs to look at the oxbow river at Seaford and back past Litlington and Lulington, past the Long Man and the White Horse carved on the chalk and stopped a while in an apple orchard attached to the ruins of an old monastry looking onto the Long Man. it felt very peaceful


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Competition to win a small woollen sculpture

Competition to handmake an original woollen sculpture in the likeness of the winners dog or cat

The competition will close at the end of July

Please visit our online store – www.honeybeeswax.com – to take part

(Because Beeswax Candles are a little heavy/bulky to post outside of the UK – this competition is intended for UK residents only)


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Hoglets

Hoglet season is in full swing and I am inundated with little spiky orphans. The reasons for them coming into care and many and varied. In some cases nests have been disturbed whilst gardening and mum has abandoned the babies. In other cases, it is likely that something has happened to mum – she has […]

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Sprinklers need retro fitting in all existing high rise buildings and always in any new build

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London Fire Brigade - June 2017 - Grenfell

Until similar high rise buildings with cladding are made safe – advice today from expert – residents organise ‘fire watches’ to reassure residents


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Looking for red squirrels

Looking from Brownsea towards Sandbanks and Shell Bay - m.joy

 

Corfe Castle - m.joy

We visited Brownsea Island hopeful to see some red squirrels – we know they are there but like the Northern Lights – you have to be lucky to see them. A small one ran for cover to a tree trunk but somehow i missed it and feel sure as soon as we left they all absailed down the trees again.

Before driving home we took the chain ferry across the harbour to Shell Bay and Studland Nature Reserve and on to Corfe Castle and found one of many tea shops with a sunny courtyard to have a cream tea and feed the birds