When I was a child we often took in small hedgehogs that still weren’t in hibernation at this time of the year. I have a distinct memory of one hedgehog running around in the living room under the Christmas tree on Christmas Day, he had never gone into hibernation.
I confess the odd time I do like to treat myself to a nice bunch of flowers, just like this, on a Monday or Tuesday maybe. Or of course sometimes they come as an unexpected surprise also.
I always assumed flowers are grown somewhere in a greenhouse down the road, flowers are perishable after all. Continue reading “Where have all the flowers gone (or rather: Where do all the flowers come from?)”
Today I’ve decided to make a stranger’s day a little better. On the commute back home from work, in a train full of downbeat and sad looking people I picked my victim (a particularly stressed looking woman). Continue reading “Make somebody else’s day – pay a compliment to a stranger”
So I’ve done it. My experiment of the week to make the world or my community a slightly better place. I’ve gone out into the park close-by, a shopping bag to hide a small garden trowel. I halfway expected people to stop me, to question what I was doing. All the evening time dog walkers and joggers. But nothing happened as I kneeled down at the far side of the park, there where the evening sun lingers the longest and shines against the rough stone wall.