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F is for Flowers #atozchallenge

F is for Flowers #atozchallenge

Throughout April I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.  I’ll be posting every day (except Sundays) on my chosen theme of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll.   For the letter F, I’m discussing the flowers from Through the Looking-Glass and what they symbolise. In chapter two of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, Alice finds “a large flower-bed, with a border of daisies, and a willow tree growing in the middle.” She discovers that the flowers can talk and has a conversation with a tiger-lily, a rose, some daisies, a […]


“The Sun’s Return”, a poem inspired by Lincolnshire skies

“The Sun’s Return”, a poem inspired by Lincolnshire skies

When city-dwellers visit the Lincolnshire countryside, they often express their amazement that there is “so much sky”. My home county, the second largest in England, is characterised by wide open fields stretching right to the horizon. Apart from a beautiful cluster of hills known as “the Wolds” and the aptly-named “Steep Hill” in Lincoln, the area is mostly flat, allowing us to gaze upon some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets in the country. Below is a photograph I took of a sunset back in October (left) alongside a photograph of this morning’s sunrise (right). I just love the striking […]


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Y is for Yellow #AtoZChallenge

Y is for Yellow #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘Y’ I have chosen the colour Yellow. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see a piece of my artwork and some polyvore creations and listen to my ‘Yellow’ playlist! Symbolism Yellow symbolises happiness and […]


R is for Rose #AtoZChallenge

R is for Rose #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge! This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘R’ I have chosen the colour Rose-a lovely medium pink named after the flowers. Rose is the name for pink in most European languages, for example ‘rosa’ in German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, ‘rose’ in French and ‘różowy’ in Polish. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour, see my Polyvore creations and listen to some beautiful music. Symbolism Like most shades […]


H is for Heliotrope #AtoZChallenge

H is for Heliotrope #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘H’ I have chosen the colour Heliotrope. This is a bright purple colour named after the flowers of the heliotropium plant. The name comes from the Greek helios (sun) and trepein (to turn), as the plant is known for turning its leaves towards the sun throughout the day. This Pinterest board has some examples of this beautiful colour. Keep reading to discover […]


D is for Duck Egg Blue #AtoZChallenge

D is for Duck Egg Blue #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘D’ I have chosen the colour Duck Egg Blue. Many wild birds lay eggs in this soft, turquoise blue shade.This Pinterest board contains some beautiful duck egg blue fashion and homeware. Keep reading to discover the symbolism behind this colour and see my artwork. Symbolism Duck egg blue is a calming colour associated with reflection, tranquillity, logic and communication. It also […]


C is for Coral #AtoZChallenge

C is for Coral #AtoZChallenge

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Colours. I’ll be doing a variety of posts, including haikus and poems, arts and crafts, fashion and beauty, recipes and more!     For the letter ‘C’ I have chosen the colour Coral. Coral is a bright, summery colour somewhere between orange and pink. It’s named after the marine animals of the same name that live on tropical reefs. It’s a popular colour in fashion, especially for dresses, lip colour and nail art. These Pinterest boards have some fantastic examples of this vibrant colour. Keep reading to discover the […]


W is for Wildlife

W is for Wildlife

Today I’m continuing with the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The aim is to write a post for every day of the month except for Sundays, with each post representing a different letter of the alphabet. This year I’m doing an A-Z of Great Britain, covering as much as I can about British music, literature, TV and film, food, wildlife and culture. For the letter ‘W’ I have chosen Wildlife. There aren’t many species of animal that are unique to the UK because of frequent glaciations and former land bridges connecting us to continental Europe. A few endemic species are the Pied Wagtail, Irish […]