What is folklore and why is it important

You will probably have heard of folktales or traditional stories. They are usually about real life events or imaginary creatures who live in nature. But they are not all that folklore is about.
Folklore encompases all the traditional beliefs, customs, tales, dances and sayings of a group of people. It’s passed down through generations and is often handed down orally.

Photo collection: sheep

I hope you enjoy this third mini digital scrapbook, this time all about sheep. They are beautiful and intelligent animals that have been part of human life for thousands of years.
Feel free to use any of the images or information as inspiration for creating. And, please, share with me if you do. Or, enjoy the photos with a cup of tea.

Photo collection: lightning

Another photo mini digital scrapbook. I really like these. As with the previous one dedicated to daffodils, these are a simple way to appreciate the little things.
Feel free to use them as inspiration for creating something if you feel inspired to. Otherwise, just enjoy the photos themselves.

Eating and cooking in spring

Flowers, cool breeze, butterflies, more flowers, and for the unlucky: seasonal allergies! Spring is here and that means food is changing. Gone are the heavy stews that kept us warm through winter and fresh salads start to slowly creep in.
Even though the thought of Spring usually brings to mind fields of flowers and green shoots, the amount of fruit and vegetables available is not a lot. Flowers haven’t yet turned to fruit and most of those green shoots are not yet ready to be picked, but there are some interesting things around.

10 beautiful quotes about spring

Spring is almost here, just 2 days to go. What better way to share the beauty and new life this new season brings with it than by sharing a collection of quotes.
Feel free to download and share on social media, but don’t forget to credit!

Photo collection: daffodils

These photo collections or mini digital scrapbooks are meant as a way to help everyone slow down and appreciate different aspects of nature and life in general. It could serve as inspiration to create something or just as a 5-minute break while you have a cup of tea.
Sometimes photos will come from stock photograph sources, sometimes they will be mine, and sometimes they will be a combination.
Hope you enjoy this little collection of daffodils.

The benefits of living through the seasons

Living through the seasons is what all our ancestors used to do. Depending on the weather, the food available would change and their activities would change as well. With most people living in cities and having a somewhat stable routine throughout the year, following the seasons is not common anymore, other than changing your wardrobe and turning on or off your heating and cooling systems. But, there are benefits to following the seasonal changes as they come even if you live a traditional 21st century lifestyle.
I live in the South of the UK where we have 4 very distinct seasons. When I talk about summer, autumn, winter and spring, I am mostly referring to those as they exist here. But that doesn’t mean that what I am writing about here can’t be applied to other places with hotter or warmer weather, as long as you adapt things to your particular climate and the specific rhythms that come from it.