Bringing up baby.
We are so lucky to be able to watch this little family from our doorstep. The parents are on the go constantly feeding their rapidly growing babies and I just love seeing those wee jaggy yellow beaks reaching out for more.
I'm going to be keeping a close eye on them in the hope that I can see them fledging.
You can read some more about bluetits here: https://www.bto.org/understanding-birds/articles/blue-tit-diary
It's very comforting to watch the nature around us, and something that we can all do wherever we're living.
Spend 5 minutes every morning mindfully looking out your window. You might think you don't have a good view, but you'll find one if you keep looking. Maybe you'll start to notice the clouds as they travel past your window, changing with the weather and the time of day. Or maybe you'll see a bird fly past, and watch the way it moves in more detail.
By tuning in to that moment you'll help awaken your senses, and you will start to notice the little things.
You might even like to start writing a journal, or take a photo of the sky from the same spot at the same time every day, and just note how it is, right now, in this moment.
Let me know what you see.
This week I'm working on events and activities for next week, which is Carers Week.
Normally of course we'd be inviting you into the Centre for lots of different sessions, most probably involving cake! This year you'll have to supply your own cake, but we can still get together to share stories, so don't forget to get in touch for the Zoom login for our weekly Coffee Mornings on Tuesdays.
We've got competitions and a quiz planned for next week, with prizes, so keep checking our Facebook Page for details.
Send in photos of your home baking. Who can make the most spectacular cake for Carers Week? (There may be a prize for the best cake too).
There's more information on Carers Week here: https://www.carersweek.org/about-us
Help us Make Caring Visible by getting involved in our online activities which start on Monday 8th June.
Keep looking out that window.