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Sprouting -

(Bet you wondered what I meant!)

There are some lovely oak woods close to home, and I always eagerly await the signs of new green life appearing on the trees, being one of the last trees to start growing again. A definite sign that Spring is here. The verges are absolutely bursting with wildflowers just now - primroses, celandines, wood anemones, violets, sorrel, comfrey, wild garlic, and of course swathes of bluebells, which are almost as late as the oak leaves here.

One of the things that I'm thankful for during Lockdown, (which I've said before), is the extra time I'm able to spend out walking close to home. I'm loving those extra hours I've gained in my day when I don't have to travel to and from work.

Full of lots of imaginative ways to get a wee break from caring these days.

North Argyll Carers Centre has some funding available for respite for carers, and it could be used for one of these ideas for you. Call Judith on 01631 564422 to enquire about funding currently available to registered carers.

Apart from a blip at Easter, when our house was full of chocolate, I'm trying to be good about what I eat, but I'm not sure I can resist trying this recipe at the weekend, if I can get the ingredients. (At least it doesn't require yeast or flour!)

I'll walk it off!

Stay safe folks. Mairi

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