Maple Leaf!

The Maple Leaf is an important symbol for Canadians, and is prominent in the centre of their flag! Canada Day was on July 1st and is the birthday of this Commonwealth country. The Sugar Maple "... is tapped for sap, which is then boiled to produce maple syrup or made into maple sugar or maple... Continue Reading →

Tips to grow your own garden!

*** Good Gardening – Recommended Reading Beginners’ Guides BBC Gardening Guides Readers’ Digest Gardening for Beginners RHS Beginners Guide Medicinal Plants That Could Save Your Life Wiki List of Birth Flowers Organic How to Plant an Organic Garden Organic Pesticides Flower Care Hydrangea Guide 40 Drought Resistant Flowers Vegetables & Fruit Benefits of Broccoli Plant... Continue Reading →

Happy Summer Solstice!

  The Summer Solstice will occur at 22:43 BST tonight, taking us from spring into summer. The summer solstice is the day of the year with the longest period of daylight, while the winter solstice is the day with the shortest period of daylight. The Met Office explained: “When it is the summer solstice in... Continue Reading →

Remembering Fudge

Sadly our adorable (and adored) cat Fudge died suddenly on January 6th, 2017. He adopted Wolves Lane as his home and was our 'security guard' for a number of years before up skilling to successfully run the computer system at our reception. He felt the need to 'sign in' every morning but usually fell asleep... Continue Reading →

Happy Yule!

"Yule or Yuletide ("Yule time") is a festival observed by the historical Germanic peoples. Scholars have connected the celebration to the Wild Hunt, the god Odin, and the pagan Anglo-Saxon Mōdraniht. It later underwent Christianized reformulation resulting in the term Christmastide. "Today Yule is also used to a lesser extent in the English-speaking world as... Continue Reading →

Festive tree!

  "A Christmas tree is a decorated tree... associated with the celebration of Christmas, originating in Northern Europe. The custom was developed in medieval Livonia (present-day Estonia and Latvia), and in early modern Germany where Protestant Germans brought decorated trees into their homes... The tree was traditionally decorated with "roses made of colored paper, apples,... Continue Reading →

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