#WordlessWednesday – A Walk In The Park

Sometimes all you need, to induce a smile to instil calm

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How Arriving In Fernie Became An Education – La Niña Who?

  Ever heard of a Polar Vortex, El Niño or La Niña?  They’re words I’ve heard of, but until now, not really known the meaning of. As we landed in Canada on our snowboarding holiday, we expected more snow.  We came here last year and the snow was incredible, it was the powdery snow skiers and snowboarders…

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#WordlessWednesday – Where is everyone?

  We’re on holiday in Fernie, Canada at the moment, enjoying the snowboarding season, but have you noticed anything from these photo’s? Where is everyone?

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#WordlessWednesday – Which Way Does The Wind Blow?

  I thought the formations of these trees on my dog walk yesterday were amazing, and although it was such a still day, you can guess which way the wind normally blows, can’t you? If you fancy keeping in touch and following our shenanigans then you can follow Loving the Fifty Something… here on Instagram here…

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7 Ways To Stop That Strange Feeling

Lately I’ve been a little… not sure what to call ‘it‘, ‘that feeling“.  I’m sure everyone’s felt it at some time?  That feeling…when you’re just a little ‘out of it’, not unwell, but a little…fed up?   Is it the change of season? Am I affected by SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder?  I’m not sure, but

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#ThrowbackThursday – 3 Things To Do If You Find An Owlet

Yesterday, as I was walking through the woods, I was thinking about the time we found an owlet.  We learnt a few things that day and I often wonder if the little fella survived.  I wrote about it in June 2017.  It was a day we’ll always remember and I thought it was worthy of…

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#WordlessWednesday – Fungi

I Love Forests! The various Fungi are just one small part of those interesting wonders of our woods.

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#Throwback Thursday – A world without Trees?

Originally posted Aug 2017 on Lovingthefiftysomething.com Can you imagine a world without trees?  Isn’t that a terrible thought? I was thinking this while I was on one of my many walks last week.

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A Slow Meander to York – Part 2 – The Selby Canal & Our First Challenge

We bought ‘Head in the Clouds’, over sixteen years ago, she was an empty rusty shell and has been transformed into our home.  There are still many things needing to be done to her, but we were able to move aboard last October and so far, we love living the boat life. You can read this…

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A list of things to do at Sherwood Pines

The Forestry commission have excelled themselves in developing a wonderful area for all ages to enjoy nature at its best within the beautiful surroundings of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire.  Sherwood Pines is open every day except Christmas day, from 8am until dusk and has large, scenic areas for parking.  It cost us £6 to park for the…

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A Day Of Contrasts

I awoke this morning really early, to the sound of very noisy birds, singing & twittering to their hearts content, not caring at all that there are people trying to sleep on this boat. I was quite excited because today I was travelling to London.  

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A world without Trees?

Can you imagine a world without trees?  Isn’t that a terrible thought? I was thinking this while I was on one of my many walks last week.  I was walking in a local wood and as always taking in the beautiful nature surrounding me, particularly the trees and for some strange reason, as my mind…

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3 Things To Do If You Find An Owlet

Wharncliffe & Greno Woods is a beautiful place near Sheffield and every time we go we seem to discover different paths for walking and find more mountain biking trails too.

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We found an Owlet

Wharncliffe & Greno Woods is a beautiful place near Sheffield and every time we go we seem to discover more and more paths for walking and find more mountain biking trails too, but a few weeks ago we were walking in the woods a little off the normal path when Jon suddenly heard an unusual sound.…

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