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Since I’m no longer active on Facebook or Twitter I guess I just have to post a comment here.

I’ve been watching Strictly Come Dancing from its inception in 2004. I haven’t always watched from the first week, mostly because of work, but I’ve usually picked it up and watched as many episodes as possible as the weeks have gone on.

I’ve had my favourites and I’ve voted, voted, voted and voted again, and been disappointed when my favourite couple have left the show, unless they’ve gone through to the final, in which case I’ve cheered loudly. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

But this is the first time in all these years that I’ve cried at the departure of a couple….JJ and Amy are out of the competition. πŸ˜ͺπŸ˜ͺ

Could you find a more lovely couple anywhere!? It would be difficult.

JJ is that rare breed; a true gentleman. And Amy is just the loveliest young lady.

He’s been a joy to watch as he’s grown and developed into a stunning dancer, with his crowning glory; dancing the Charleston to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Perfect and just fab.U.lous!!!!

Last night I voted more for them than I’ve ever voted for any other couple. But sadly it wasn’t enough. My heart dropped with dismay when the red light fell πŸ˜”

The only good thing about them being in the dance-off was that we could watch that joyful dance one more time. πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒ

But sadly they were not saved. I love Jamie and Karen too and its really difficult at this stage of the competition because the couples have all developed so much and are all fabulous….like thousands of other SCD fans, I’d like to see them all go through to the final.

And so we say goodbye to JJ and Amy, I shall miss your beautiful presence next week…..you were my favourites.

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Today’s blog, written by NatureScot agriculture officer, Kirsten Brewster, details a new trial in Scotland, which gives incentives to farmers and crofters to manage flower-rich meadows, help vulnerable populations of wading birds thrive, restore peatlands, and manage other nature-rich areas. Hawthorn hedge and ox-eye daisies growing on a field margin. Β©Lorne Gill/NatureScot Piloting an Outcomes […]

A new way to benefit nature on farms and crofts

I enjoyed reading this article and thought I’d share it with you. I love the concept and applaud those farmers and crafters taking part. Hope it takes off across the UK

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My mother would have been 89 years old today. Except that she died when she was 52, about 3 years after this photo was taken.

My Mother and my daughter β€πŸ’—

I was 29 at the time and I remember thinking, as you do, that my Mother was quite old. Now that I’m 65 of course I realise that she wasn’t really.

I often wonder how our lives, my 3 sisters and mine, would have turned out if she hadn’t died so young. I’m almost certain that I would not have emigrated to the UK if she were still alive.

So even though she isn’t alive to celebrate her birthday, I still think about her every year and wish her a happy birthday wherever she may be.

You are still missed ❀❀

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