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Should we stay or should we go?

I’m having a bit of a dilemma here. We bought the house where we now live as it was the most convenient place for both my and my partner’s work (and it has a decent-sized garden), but since we moved here seven years ago I have switched to worki
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Posted in Personal on August 20, 2015

Counting butterflies

Last year I first heard about the ‘Big Butterfly Count’ organised by the charity ‘Butterfly Conservation’ and made a rather half-hearted attempt, but this year I decided I would make more of an effort. All you have to do is choose a
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Posted in Animals on July 22, 2015

Waiting for a dog to go to the toilet!

In January we became puppy socialisers for the charity ‘Dogs for the Disabled’. Our main role is to get him used to a normal family life and introduce him to plenty of experiences, along with some basic training. One of the key issues though is
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Posted in Animals on July 4, 2015

Ways (not) to spend a Sunday morning

Last week I had a poorly chicken. I had noticed that she seemed to have a touch of diarrhoea for a couple of days but otherwise she seemed fine, but suddenly by Friday it was worse and she had a very dirty bottom. On Saturday I put her in a little pen of h
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Posted in Animals on June 21, 2015

The promise of good things to come

Right now the fruit trees are all coming into blossom in sequence, and we have quite a few around us, not only in our own garden but also around the village. The earliest are the Mirabelle plums that grow beside one of the village roads. They are very earl
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Posted in Gardening on April 17, 2015

Where are the cuckoos?

Has anyone heard a cuckoo yet this year? According to the old rhyme: The cuckoo comes in April In May he sings all day At the end of June he changes his tune In July he flies away. There is also the tradition that cuckoos arrive aroun
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Posted in Animals on April 16, 2015

Should the countryside be ‘rewilded’?

Recently I’ve read a couple of articles proposing that Britain, or at least parts of it, should be ‘rewilded’ – in other words returned to the state it was allegedly in before humans colonized it. That would be several thousand year
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Posted in Science on April 15, 2015

My favourite season – or is it?

I love spring. I love to see and smell the new growth everywhere, the flowers opening in their sequence, blossom on the fruit trees, insects out and about again, the lengthening days, the birdsong, the warming rays of the sun… each spring I think th
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Posted in Personal on April 14, 2015

Vintage 'upcycling'

They say there is nothing new under the sun: certainly it often seems that way with human behaviour. Currently ‘upcycling’ is the trendy thing but obviously that isn’t new either. Back in the days when fabric shopping bags were not just a
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Posted in Fashion on April 14, 2015

Do you get virus warnings from this site?

Often when I come to PersonaPaper, I get a pop-up warning from my Avast anti-virus program to tell me that a threat has been averted. Sometimes I get this several times in a row when I go from one page to another. Has anyone else had anything like this? M
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Posted in Persona Paper on April 11, 2015

Comments (8)

Hi! I am now following you!

September 28, 2015, 1:26 AM

New follower here. I am enjoying your puppy training adventures.

July 5, 2015, 4:02 AM

Hi, following you, have a good day.

April 11, 2015, 11:49 AM

Hello Fleur,thanks for the follow..

April 5, 2015, 8:32 PM

Hello - happy to follow you

April 5, 2015, 5:56 PM

Yay, another Bubbler! I guess nearly all my peeps are here now.

January 11, 2015, 7:50 PM

GREAT TO KNOW YOU ARE HERE, I am your new follower

January 8, 2015, 6:34 PM

I just found you via a comment you left, how lovely, time to get your first post up Fleur emoticon :smile:

January 8, 2015, 3:21 AM