This week's been tinged with sadness, first with the realisation that over 10 million people in Somalia and surrounding areas are desperate for food and water after a state of famine was declared last Wednesday after the drought which has swept across Africa; second with the tragic events which have occurred in Norway where 91people were killed both due to shootings and a bomb; and third the death of Amy Winehouse.
All of these events are extremely shocking, but I was so disappointed with the number of people comparing which incidents were more important. Any death is a sad and terrible loss and time for the friends and family of the victims and those involved, and seeing some of the downright cruel and nasty things being posted on Twitter and Facebook, I was shocked and disgusted with the way people are treating this. All I have to say on the matter is; that my thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of both the drought in Africa and the massacre in Norway, and my thoughts and prayers are also with the friends and family of Amy Winehouse too.
So to lighten the mood, I have some photos from my stay with Nana this past week.
I hope you enjoy them and as always, click the photo for a larger view!
One of the 3 squirrels we saw eating the nuts in the tree right outside my Nana's house
A squirrel reaching for a nut, sorry if this one's blurry
Nana and I even visited the Air Field briefly and saw several planes take off and land
Nana's mini-garden as she doesn't have a proper garden, but she makes the most of the patch of grass outside her house by planting these lovely, coral pink flowers
Some gorgeous white flowers I found while out walking with Nana
Waiting for Nana on her porch in the blue scarf she gave me, thank you Nana!
Some pretty buttercups we found while walking, in the same place the white flowers were!
Sitting in the sunshine with Nana, topping up on vitamin D
Another photo of the airfield and the lovely, blue skies overhead
Some lovely blackberries we found on this huge blackberry bush
Amazing, jungle-like plants at this cute,little gardens we walked through with my Nana and my Uncle. They had similar plants at the Gardens of Heligan too.
Lovely purple flowers blooming in the field we walked through with Nana