All thoughts on this blog are mine, everyone see’s things differently and that’s how it should be, otherwise it would be a very boring world.

July- it’s July You Say, Soon Be Christmas.

upper arley 002 The Full Buck Moon –  July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads coated with velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, because thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon is the Full Hay Moon.
This moon is a very masculine moon, so it’s a good time to work on the physical things in your life. Either physical in body, or things that need some physical attention, like repairs to the home or gardening.

It’s been a hectic few days, hubby won tickets to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, so we headed off there for a day full of cars, noise and has it happens sun. Because it was a big day and a long drive we stayed over in Lyndhurst at The Crown Manor House and after a very nice meal at The Fox and Hounds we took a drive into the New forest to see if we could find any ponies, we didn’t even have to try, they were everywhere. We also saw fluffy calf’s and deer. After breakfast we went for a look around the church, The grave of Alice Liddell, who inspired Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is in the graveyard, the grave inscription refers to ‘Mrs. Reginald Hargreaves’, Alice’s married name, and the grave is covered in red and white roses. From there we headed to Mudeford, (we both love the Quay), for a walk up the beach, then back to the New Forest to Burley also known as the witches village, (I brought my green man from one of the witchcraft shops, do you like him). Then onto Salisbury Cathedral. It’s been years since we have been there, number 1 was only little and we popped in on the way back from a holiday in Christchurch. At that time they were repairing the roof and you could buy a tile and have your name engraved on it, as we had a little money left we had one done for number 1.

Then we did the Ferryman Trail at Upper Arley, it’s only a little walk 4 mile if you follow the map, we wandered off it a couple of times, so we did a little long miles wise. The walk takes in Eymore woods, farmland, goes through the outer grounds of Arley Arboretum, river side, Trimpley Reservoir, across railway lines and then up hill back to Eymore woods. There are a couple of steep ascents and decents, a very nice walk all in all. We detoured to take a look at Arley church and to Arley station. We had intended to go onto the station for a cuppa, but as it was the 1940′s day we didn’t bother. Instead we stood on the bridge and took a look.

Now it’s off to the garden for me.


help to save our bees

I am really concerned about our bees, poor things are having a hard time of it as it is without this pesticide being sprayed about, so if you care about our bees please sign this.


Last year, the European Commission banned dangerous pesticides called neonicotinoids because they decimate bee populations. But unbelievably, mega pesticide company Syngenta has just asked the UK government for an exemption to the ban in the UK. They want to get neonicotinoids back on our fields.

David Cameron and his cabinet are meeting to decide whether to give Syngenta an exemption on Tuesday. So we need to make a huge fuss right now – David Cameron needs to know how unpopular it would be to put one company’s profits above the health of our bees and our ecosystem.

Can you sign the petition too? Click here to add your name:



Strawberry Moon

June ~ Strawberry moon

This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June, so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry! (Although this years June full moon was a rare Honey moon)

This is a good time for taking stock of the year. It’s the mid-way point, so review what you’ve accomplished and what’s left to do.

Yes I know I am late publishing this, June is nearly out. (Must try harder)

New moon on the 27th.