Today we are going off to Sedbergh for the day (only thirty miles away and through the magnificent scenery of Wensleydale, so no long and boring journey) so, before we go, I thought I would just leave you with some thoughts for the day, lifted from this morning's Times. As it is going up by 10p on Monday I have to get my money's worth from it! As I read it over breakfast these few things struck me as being cheering:-
John Muir (who described himself as a poetico-trampo-geologist-botanist-ornithologist-naturalist) said "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." (Kate Muir - The Times).
Simon Barnes (Chief Sports Writer for The Times but, in my view, one of the best wild life writers around) said,"Listen out (for bird song etc.) - Spring and Winter are going head-to-head and in this race there can only be one winner."
As a "housewife" I was delighted to read that I am no longer a housewife, but a "Domestic Engineer."
A Good Way to Foster Optimism in these hard times:- Stop listening to The News every time it is on TV - once a day is enough. Don't get caught up in negative thinking!"
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