Grab a cup of coffee, find a comfy seat and discover some my favourite blog posts, films, etc from this past week.
Things to watch
I think it was some time back in February that I first started checking when Springwatch might be back 🙂 So you can imagine that I am a tad excited the time has finally come! For someone who is not normally very interested in nature and science, I have come to really love this programme. Following the nesting birds in particular is absolutely fascinating! The characters, the drama – better than any soap opera! And yet very informative at the same time. I have learned a lot and have certainly found myself paying a lot more attention to wildlife around me.
Things to read
Brilliant book! Set in Scotland in the 1860s, it’s the story of Bessy, a girl from the slums of Dublin and Glasgow, who ends up working as a maid in a big country house. Her mistress occasionally gives her some slightly odd tasks. Slowly, layer by layer, Bessy uncovers what is really going on. In the process, we also learn something about her own, pretty tragic, life story. For all that, the book is not depressing at all, rather there is a lot of warmth and humour.