If it should be…


If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this the last battle can’t be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don’t let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn’t want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they’ll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don’t grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We’ve been so close we two these years,
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.

For my dear friend Clare who lost her gorgeous brave Alice not too long ago.



Embed Tweets and YouTube Videos with the Media Explorer

The WordPress.com Blog

It’s easier than ever to add another dimension to your posts with embedded videos or tweets: announcing the Media Explorer, a new media curation tool that lets you add trending content from Twitter and YouTube without ever leaving your post editor!

To access the Media Explorer, simply click “Add Media” while editing a post, as you would to insert a photo. You’ll see a couple of new options below the familiar image tools: Insert Media The Twitter Explorer lets you find tweets by keyword or hashtag, by tweets to or from a specific user, and by geographic location — search for tweets using any of those parameters right in the same window: Insert Tweet Want eyewitness stories on some breaking news? You can pull tweets from people on the ground into your blog ASAP — the geographic search is the next best thing to having someone there: Twitter Geolocation The YouTube Explorer changes the way…

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Call of the wild – native species back from the brink and where you might see them…

Woodland Matters

Thanks to James  Waller for our latest guest blog. James is a writer, Green Party volunteer and supporter of environmental causes. He has recently rediscovered his connection with nature after living London for three years…

“Believe it or not, up until fairly recently, in ecological time, Britain was home to a much vaster array of impressive wild creatures. Some of these included top predators such as wolves, lynx, bear and wolverines, as well as different types of eagles and other birds of prey, wild boar, elk, beaver, and a variety of small mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects.

However, since the Neolithic revolution and the introduction of agriculture, subsequent waves of human expansion have gradually eroded their once pristine natural habitats and/or caused conflict with people. Thus their numbers massively declined, in many cases into extinction.

On a more positive note, over the last twenty years a variety of national conservation projects have…

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