The Changing Seasons – April 2019

The Changing Seasons – April 2019

The Changing Seasons post, inspired by the lovely Sarah at Secret Art Expedition and hosted by Su at Zimmerbitch.

I really want to know, how we are in May already?! Time travels so fast when you’re having fun!

I started April with a little creativity. I wish I hadn’t coloured the flower with pencils as I don’t really like using that medium, but I thought I would try. The second one, I used charcoal and pencil.

Things to do in free time
Flower using coloured pencils

Things to do in free time
Pencil and Charcoal drawing

I went to London with my sister. We went to Leicester Square and Covent Garden and sat in the sunshine enjoying a couple of beverages.

Then, we took to the tube to Camden Market. I’d never been there before and it is such a fun place to hang out. We didn’t realise it was a big as it was until we started exploring all the little alleyways. We ended up half a mile away from where we first sat. It really was a fabulous day out.

To keep fit, I like to run, so one week I set myself a running challenge and managed to run just short of a marathon – 38.79 km (24.1 miles). Mind you, it took me 5 days!

I started watching 2 brilliant programmes. The first is Our Planet with my favourite natural world presenter – David Attenborough. It is so utterly fantastic, it will make you stare at the wall and say out loud “Oh my God!” ( I do that a lot!)

It’s fascinating, it’s funny, and it’s awe-inspiring. Take the Blue Mannequin bird mating dance:

Then, there are scenes that are so very shocking, but necessary to bring awareness to what is happening to our planet and the consequences it has for every single creature (including us) that live on it:

The second programme is Earth From Space (the clue is in the name) – a mind-blowing view of earth from 7 km up. Satellites above show incredible colours, find new discoveries, and how the earth is affected by climate change. It is truly brilliant!

Have a fabulous May!

About The Changing Seasons

The Changing Seasons is a monthly challenge where bloggers around the world share what’s been happening in their month.

If you would like to join me and the others in this challenge, here are the guidelines:

The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic)

  • Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
  • Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them

The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):

  • Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
  • Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
  • Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.

33 Replies to “The Changing Seasons – April 2019”

  1. Like the pencil and charcoal drawing Gill and thank you for sharing the pictures from London. I never saw the red lips on the Amy Winehouse bronze up until Sue mentioned it. Last time I visited London was 17 years ago. Hope to go back in the near future. Love David Attenborough, too. I just watched your video clips and I am still finding hard to talk about the walruses. I couldn’t comment right away on Sarah blog either. But you did the right thing to show it. We need to see what we are doing to our planet and take action. Just hope it is not too late. Fingers crossed for that job.

    1. Thank you! Neither did I! It really was shocking. I think we all need to raise awareness and David Attenbourough has been doing it since he began! Pity people are only now starting to take notice, hopefully won’t be too late as you say. I got through to the next round, so fingers crossed!

      1. I’m a little pessimistic. It would take major changes and we all know how most people feel about changes! Happy to hear you got through to the next round Gill. Hopefully, this job is meant for you.

        1. Yay, I got the job!!! I started on 10th June. I’m the new learning and event coordinator. I am very happy as it is in the area I wanted to be. It’s strange being back in the 9-5 working world, but I’m enjoying it πŸ™‚ xx

  2. I’ve just watched the video clips you’ve shared here, and have to admit to still be in tears after watching the walruses jump into their death. It is very shocking but as you said – we need to see this. I knew that the polar bears are suffering from the lack of ice, but somehow oversaw what the walruses have to go through as well.
    The mating ritual of the blue mannequin birds is very sweet, and like you I love David Attenborough.
    Wishing you all the best for that job interview next week! xxx

    1. It’s horrendous isn’t it?! Not just that, it was the tiny piece of land they have to live on and they were getting trampled. It’s just shocking! Have you watched Our Planet? There are some nice things on it too, it’s a really great series! πŸ™‚ Thank you, it went well I think, so just waiting to hear πŸ™‚ xx

      1. It truly is, Gill. And no, I haven’t watched it yet, but am going to – David Attenborough is one of my heroes as well. πŸ™‚
        Will keep my fingers crossed for that joy – let us know how it went! xxx

        1. Thank you Sarah! I got through to the next round! yay! I am off to Portgual on Wednesday for a wedding and then have the 2nd round a week on friday! I hope I get it as it’s something I really want to do! xx

          1. That’s wonderful news! I will keep my fingers crossed for the second round!! Have a lovely time in Portugal! xxx

  3. I love Camden Market (as did my shopaholic son the last time we were in the UK). Please tell me the red lips on the Amy Winehouse bronze are a removable addition, and not somehow part of the statue. πŸ™

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