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An avid tea-drinker who likes nutmeg in her coffee and warm lavender-scented quilts. She knits, crochets and partakes in random acts of craftiness (and kindness). She likes obscure works of literature, philosophy and the idea that her mind exists separately from her body. She enjoys moving furniture around, literary criticism and baking bread. She writes haiku about nettles, would like to swim with seals and become completely self-sufficient. She writes as if her life depends on it, listens to beautiful music, and loves her darling husband Mr. VP.

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Friday 1 May 2015

Fulmars On the Wing

What a way to welcome May into being!  Despite being fairly exhausted after a busy day, it seemed a waste to miss an evening walk as the sun was shining and it wasn’t too cold.  We opted to drive a little further and visit a ‘special’ beach and we are so glad that we did!  The sea was almost at its lowest and had exposed a whole swathe of pools and seaweed-encrusted rocks.  I was really pleased to see that the fulmars that I mentioned here hadn’t disappeared after all (the second time we visited all of the nests were empty and we thought they’d been scared off by something) but were back in even larger numbers than before.  It was amazing to see that they had survived and even more amazing to witness one fulmar on the wing, as they are known to do, riding the thermals that rise in front of the rocky cliff-face. I couldn’t contain my excitement as I stood there watching the fulmar glide overhead, doing aerial acrobatic displays.

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