Nature

Not quite what you were expecting…

puffins
Puffins on the Isle of May

I’m sorry. ‘Nature’ is a little bit misleading. I spent a long time deciding which word I should use for this section of my website and I am happy with the word ‘nature’ but I fully recognise that when you read it at first, you had visions of trees and flowers. Well, why not? That’s a beautiful image and I love those things.

I grew up in Scotland, surrounded by the most beautiful natural land and seascapes. One of the things I love about London is the amount of green space we have here! In fact, I live within a 5 minute walk of 3 different parks! My favourite has a duck pond and every week or so, I visit to see how the chicks and ducklings are doing! It’s probably my favourite place in London at the moment.

I am thinking instead of the Oxford dictionary’s second definition of nature.

“The basic or inherent features, character or qualities of something.”

The nature of humans. The way we act as individuals, as groups, in parliament, under pressure, when we live through our most joyful and darkest moments. And when we don’t live through them. I care about national and international politics, and the effects that leaders have on the world. I am a firm believer in democracy (even though I have now lost both of the momentus referendums that I have participated in!) and in raising awareness and improving the way that we are taught and made aware of political and socio-economic issues.

One thing that I have felt particularly passionate about in the light of our Brexit (don’t you hate that term? Couldn’t we have come up with something that sounded less tacky?) vote is my belief that we should consider and care about issues that do not directly affect us as individuals.

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