Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

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Wild raspberry

I created a guild on Habitica (new name for HabitRPG) called Venture Outside Your Lair. There were already guilds for serious exploring and walking and cycling and fitness, but I wanted something to encourage people (me especially) to get up off the computer and step outdoors for a while and get a bit of natural daylight and observe what is going on around.

Unfortunately, my venturing outdoors has been limited recently due to pushing on with proofreading and testing husband's book -- and the weather's not helping! -- but I did manage a walk the other day. Our blackberries are still not ready, but I came across some wild raspberries in a hedgerow. There weren't enough to pick and do anything with, so I left them for the birds and wild creatures.

Wild raspberry

Tomorrow, however, I am off to the National Eisteddfod. Despite having lived in Wales for 40 years, I've never been to this major cultural event. There are various reasons for that which are partly about the nature of the event itself, partly about just not liking crowds and traffic jams, and partly lack of time and anyone to go with, but I do feel I ought to go at least once and see what it's really like and, of course, spend a day practising speaking Welsh.

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