My Blog Posts

2017 27/Jul

Yesterday I chaired a discussion at the Royal Welsh Show about the changing role of women in agriculture. The event was hosted by the FUW, which assembled a fantastic panel for the debate. Below is the organisation’s press release… Women take centre stage at FUW debate Women are often overlooked for their contribution to agriculture, […]

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2017 2/Jul

Dear readers… I have exciting news to share! Yesterday my partner, Dave, and I were married in Cheltenham. Surrounded by 40 members of our family and very close friends (including the dog!) we tied the knot at the fabulous Number 38 The Park. It was the happiest day of our lives and now we can’t wait […]

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2017 30/Jun

My 30 day challenge has come to an end! Over the past month I’ve been sharing pictures of the nature I’ve seen out on my travels, from snails and butterflies to poppies and wild strawberries. It’s been a great reminder of how much nature we can find right on our doorstep, so I thought I’d […]

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2017 29/Jun

I absolutely love butterflies, the way they flit about is graceful and peaceful and always smile when I see one. This morning a white butterfly flew into our garden and landed on my favourite lavender plant. It didn’t have any markings on it all, so I think it’s a Bleached out Green-veined White. The photos I […]

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2017 28/Jun

Everyone loves strawberries and at this time of year people are getting ready to sit down with a big bowl covered in cream as they watch the tennis. So I’m happy to report that while I was out and about today I spotted these wild strawberries. Now I know they’d never be big enough to […]

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2017 27/Jun

Yesterday I told you about my pathetic attempt at growing green beans, so today I thought I’d show off with my olive tree! It’s doubled in size since I planted it three years ago – that said I haven’t had a single olive from it!

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2017 26/Jun

As regular readers of my blog will know, I’m no gardener! I love to sit outside and I’m really enthusiastic about growing flowers, vegetables and herbs, but sadly I wasn’t blessed with green fingers. When the green bean seeds I planted started to sprout I was overjoyed at the prospect of tucking in to a […]

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2017 25/Jun

Over the past month I’ve blogged about a variety of nature and wildlife, and have even managed to get my tortoises and dog involved too. However there’s someone very important who hasn’t featured yet, my cat, so please allow me to introduce you to the very lazy Lotty!

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2017 24/Jun

Readers, I need your help! I’ve been out for the day with the family and we spotted this duck nesting by the lake. At the time none of knew what breed it was so I came home and googled it, but I’m still none the wiser! Can anyone help me identify it please?

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2017 23/Jun

This evening I was driving through the Vale of Glamorgan with my partner when we spotted this rather magnificent chap! Pheasants are such regal birds. There are plenty of them in that part of Wales, but smile every time I see one.

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