Reconnecting With Wildlife

This month the Climate Change Collective are writing about how to make fresh connections with nature or simply reawaken an appreciation of the world around us. The topic is discussed in the newest lead post by A Sustainably Simple Life.

Check out the brilliant article here:

The post talks about a personal experience of attending a retreat. I can totally relate to the idea that withdrawing from the hustle and bustle of daily life and spending time in the countryside is always beneficial.

Take Aways

Reading about being immersed with nature, this article reminded me how important it is to spend time with animals and plants. It is so easy to disconnect from the natural world and so making time to appreciate it is vital.

People who don’t recognise the importance of climate change are often busy working and caught up in urban life. Taking time away from all of that can draw attention to the fragility and value of wildlife and give us all moments to think about what is actually important.

As weather systems change and garden birds are becoming less visible, there is real value in ensuring you give yourself self care and allow yourself to rebuild a relationship with nature.

Thank you for popping by. Please check out the Climate Change Collective article linked above and drop a comment about how you plan to reconnect with nature.

Smorgasbord Funnies 2023 – Hosts Sally Cronin and Debby Gies – Halloween Special

Firstly, some funnies foraged from the web from Debby Gies – D.G. Writes is where you will find an archive full of wonderful posts across several …

Smorgasbord Funnies 2023 – Hosts Sally Cronin and Debby Gies – Halloween Special – Texts and Pumpkin Pie

Big Little Lies 3

As a massive Liane Moriarty fan, I am constantly on the lookout for TV projects that stem from her work. Originally it was the book cover of her novel, ‘Big Little Lies’ that got me interested in her writing. Seeing Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman on the front, I wanted to check out the story which was then being turned into a TV show.

What Do I Like About It?

Meeting the characters on the page and then on screen, I was hooked by the events of some Monteray Bay women who were wrapped up in a drama that could possibly incriminate them.

Madeline (Reese), Celeste (Nicole) and Jane (Shailene Woodley) led a cast which included the wonderful Laura Dern. The men in the story also had important roles, as husbands and antagonists. I remember in the first episode, one of the children getting into an altercation with Renata’s kids and that started a string of events that spun the characters into each other orbits which resulted in good and bad events.

Meryl Streep joined the cast in the second season. Although Liane Moriarty never wrote a second book, she did write a novella to provide the producers with a basis for that season. David E Kelley wrote the scripts and Nicole, Liane and Reese acted as Executive Producers.

So What Now?

Nicole has announced that the team are back together, working on a third series of Big Little Lies. I am not sure if Liane wrote a treatment this time but it is likely she is involved. It is brilliant news and quite unexpected.

It will be exciting to see what happens to the Monteray 5 next. The award winning cast and crew should be able to brighten up our lives with more drama very soon.

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