Lessons from the Lockdown

In my last post I approached the idea of designing a new world… of using this time of ‘lockdown’ to reflect on what is truly important to us.  To rethink our priorities and our values.  Now as we approach the possibility of businesses re-opening, are we eager to return to ‘normal’ or have we realisedContinue reading “Lessons from the Lockdown”

Designing a New World

It feels like an understatement to say the world has changed somewhat since my last post… For the past few weeks I’ve felt driven to document the history that we are creating right now, but yet too exhausted to put pen to paper… lacking the head-space to fully process my thoughts… it’s all too surreal!Continue reading “Designing a New World”

Weather and Walking

Despite my love for the natural world and appreciation for the changing seasons, it’s fair to say I’ve had quite enough of the weather just lately. Is it just me or is there a connection between the division and hatred sweeping our country and Mother Nature showing us the strength of her wrath? Like anContinue reading “Weather and Walking”

New Year… New Blog!

Ok so many of you may be thinking isn’t it a bit late for a ‘New Year’ post…?!! For me, however 1st February marks a significant turn in the seasonal calendar and a time for new beginnings.  Recognised as ‘Imbolc’ in the Pagan tradition it’s also when the earth seems to awaken from it’s winterContinue reading “New Year… New Blog!”

Memories of Summer

It already seems so long ago doesn’t it?!! The kids are back at school, nights are drawing in and mornings have a cool chill that suddenly appeared overnight… yes it’s September and summer is soon to be a fleeting memory. We’ve been pretty indulgent this summer (by usual standards!), taking quite a bit of timeContinue reading “Memories of Summer”

Our Wild Herb Garden

This past month (or more!) has been a busy one and I’ve been a tad guilty of doing exactly what this blog set out to prevent… rushing through my days without stopping to appreciate the small stuff… or even worse, the not so small but pretty amazing stuff! We’ve helped to fit out a newContinue reading “Our Wild Herb Garden”

A Wild Weekend

Over the past few years 1st June for me has marked the start of The Wildlife Trust’s ‘30 Days Wild‘ campaign. A project aimed at highlighting the benefits of spending time with nature and therefore encouraging more people to appreciate and protect the natural world around us. I have always been passionate about protecting ourContinue reading “A Wild Weekend”

Starting Over…

I started this blog two years ago because I wanted to share the amazing and beautiful things about our unique way of life… to inspire and encourage other people to appreciate the world around them.  It was the first time I used the name ‘Positive Earth’ which now encompasses everything we do, and the firstContinue reading “Starting Over…”

Not just for Halloween!

Bats!!!  What first comes to mind when you see a picture of a bat?  Answers in the comments please! Is it vampires, caves and spooky stories?  Or an important and protected mammal which is a vital part of our native wildlife?  I know they’re not everyone’s cup of tea but personally, I find them fascinating….Continue reading “Not just for Halloween!”