Happy Christmas – and Happy Trees!

Someone else has a passion for Trees

Passion for TreesTrees are very much on my mind again.  Not just Christmas Trees (or my freelance tree).  I’ve discovered that someone famous has the same passion for Trees as I do.  Judi Dench.  Did anyone else see her on TV talking about Her Passion for Trees?

Lucky her.  She has a woodland at the bottom of her garden.  Most of us must have at least one tree nearby.  I learned from the programme that ‘there are more trees on the planet than stars in the sky’.

Trees remind us of things

Trees are a reminder to us about many things. Especially at this time of year. How we can shake off the old (leaves) and embrace the new (year).  Nothing is wasted (trees absorb nutrients from the debris around them) just as we can absorb and assess our year gone by, and energise for the new.   Trees withstand wild storms and wintry weather and remind us that we are stronger than we think.

Here are some of the things I learned from the programme:

  • The Yew has a built-in anti-freeze to stop the leaves from freezing
  • Never eat a Yew leaf, it’s very poisonous
  • Surrey is the most wooded county in England
  • Trees drink 200 litres of water every day
  • Trees communicate with eachother via tangled strands of underground fungi
  • Tree carvings are known as arborglyphs
  • The frame of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII’s war ship, is made from around 600 oak trees, that’s around 40 acres of woodland

And how is my freelance Tree at the end of 2017?  Still there, still standing, still continuing to surprise me, still allowing me to evolve and grow in unsuspecting ways.  Oh, and it’s getting ready for a blooming and blossoming 2018.

Tree resolution

My new year’s resolution?  To hug a Tree, every single day.Hug a Tree

Sending Happy Christmas love to everyone

Brexit is Dead

I will re-post this daily, & as Arron Banks says, "public opinion is like concrete, once it sets you can't shift it".

Please feel free to share the same message & see how much concrete we can produce :).

#RejectBrexit #StopBrexit #BrexitisDead

Brexit means less sovereignty.

▪️A weak pound will allow foreign investors to pick off UK assets.

▪️WTO tariffs will make UK exports uncompetitive.

▪️Foreign corporations able to sue the UK Government.

▪️UK passport will have less power due to diminished freedom of movement.

Everyone needs constantly reminding that after 9 years of a Tory Government:

Child poverty + 50%
Food-bank use + 1,000%
Homelessness + 170%
NHS waiting list + 70%
Police numbers - 20%
Crime + 30%
Local gov funding - 50%
Public sector pay - 15%

Never forget how cruel they are.

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