A Yorkshire lass, now living in Birmingham, UK. Wife, mother, home-based zoo keeper, fairtrade retailer, general idiot, aspiring writer. I love my hubby, our children, animals, hugs, the beauty of nature, good music, good organic food, witnessing acts of compassion and kindness, acceptance, fairness, a good book, warm sunny days, sploshy earth-enriching rainy days, snuggly cold days, Spain, meditation. I feel sadness when I see cruelty, poverty, neglect, indifference, violence, stubborn ignorance, intolerance, people I love being hurt, people I don’t know being hurt, mindless damage to people, animals and the planet. Blimey I sound all new-agey nicey nice. Heh! Perhaps not!