When I first moved up to Cumbria I spent a lot of time taking video footage as well as photos to remember that summer, and while going through them recently I thought it would be fun to take snapshots of the videos and make a little collage to share here with you all, as a fond reminder of the good things. The world feels like a strange place at the moment and there is a lot going on which has left me feeling disheartened and less optimistic than I usually am, which is not like me, and I have been trying hard not to let the events of the world get the best of me, but many things are weighing heavy on my heart at the moment.
So, in reaction I have been channeling my time and energy into what I love the most, whilst signing petitions, adding my voice to thousands concerned and looking at ways I can donate to help organisations like the NRDC and the UCLA who are protecting both the environment and basic human rights – I have been so heartened by the support and protest I’ve been seeing online and offline too, so I am hoping that love and hope will win over in the end. Seeing these kinds of events unfold from the UK is worrying, and it has me concerned about our own future here post-Brexit. I can only hope that things work out for the best. I’ve also been re-watching the entire series of The Mighty Boosh, and it’s the exact kind of whimsical escapism I need right now. So making a nature collage of my first summer in Cumbria felt like a good move, in-between everything else, and I hope these images provide some solace for anyone who needs a break at the moment too.
(I apologise if this post was a little longer than what I usually share on Wordless Wednesday, as I try to keep these posts a bit shorter, but I felt like I needed to say something in light of recent events, and provide some solace. As always if anyone is struggling, I am more than happy to be a shoulder to cry on, or someone to vent at, so just send me an email.)
Linking up with Sue for (Almost) Wordless Wednesday.
Hope you’re all having a good week so far and are all looking after yourselves.