This Week

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Each Friday, I will endeavour to post things of interest that have grabbed my attention throughout the previous seven days. Things to inspire, fascinate, educate and generally get you buzzing.

  • A new study carried out in Britain has found that just 1 in 5 children are connected to nature. How connected are you and your children, if you have any - A question that we should all ask ourselves each season?
  • Urban Farming is the way of the future. This insightful infographic illustrates just some of the benefits. 
  • Biggest pumpkin in the world - Oh yes - a 2,032 pound gourd!
  • Re-cycled house construction - If I were building a house, this sustainable prefab house built using shipping container's would definitely have me thinking.
  • As I am a little bit obsessed with most things 'mushroom' of late - I would really like one of these amazing Japanese works of art and practically designed Mushroom Lamps.

Autumn is upon us. The moon will be full and bright tomorrow - Enjoy it. I plan to take an evening stroll with the man that woke me with the version of this poem sung by Dick Gaughan this morning - What a gem.  

'But Peggy dear the evening's clear
Thick flies the skimming swallow
The sky is blue, the fields in view 
All fading green and yellow
Come let us stray our gladsome way
And view the charms of nature
The rustling corn, the fruited thorn
And every happy creature

We'll gently walk and sweetly talk
Till the silent moon shines clearly
I'll grasp thy waist and, fondly pressed,
Swear how I love thee dearly
Not vernal showers to budding flowers
Not autumn to the farmer
So dear can be as thou to me My fair, my lovely charmer'

(Robert Burns - from Now Westlin Winds )  

…And Dick Gaughan's version…