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Saturday, 13 August 2011

August 2011 Riots in England - children need discipline and hope!

I have been listening to BBC Radio 2 for the past two days to find out the news on the riots. Listening to Police Officer Norman Brenning, he made a very good point saying that a lot of us have come from Council Estates because of lack of money, and never, ever did what some of these teens and adults have done. I know plenty of people that have had really tough, sad childhoods but still come out the other end as good, honest, hard working citizen. I personally don't want to see guns and knives on our streets! I would like children to grow up respecting our community and taking pride in it. No more rubbish in the rivers etc!

I just found this video on You Tube. It reminds me of the days when I used to work in London and travel back to stay with my Nan. I  used to walk to and from my Nan's in Farningham through Eynsford to Eynsford Train Station every day to get to work. Quite a walk in high heels! My wage was only £25 a week. I worked long hours, up at 6.00 am and back home at 7.30/8.00 pm if I was lucky. But I was determined to get the wage promised to me if I worked hard, which I did. I look at Eynsford and compare it to where I live now and feel quite sad, that the respect for our river is not the same here by the young kids, teens and some adults. Sad that our community had to get together to clean our river out and they still go on throwing rubbish and destroying things.

I have borrowed some pictures from the Internet of Farnigham Village. Hopefully if I can ever get my partners old phone working I will be able to retrieve photographs of the village I took a few years ago. My Uncle had a family Butcher Shop in the village called Eddie Bainbridge Family Butchers. Sadly he died of cancer this year.

The moral to this story is that I would like children to grow up with morals and discipline. It would be nice if they took pride in their community and kept it clean. Rivers are beautiful places there is no excuse to throw rubbish in and spoil it for the whole community. I really hope the local school sports field and butterfly meadow will be saved. The butterfly meadow could teach children the value of life and our environment by letting them breed butterflies, study them and set them free! Children need discipline and hope! Note. The Large skipper I am sure is actually the Lulworth skipper a rare butterfly!

Reverent Richard Taylor also made a good point. He has saved 75% of offenders from drug related crimes. I feel prison is just a holiday camp, especially as they get XBox and drugs. They would be better off having the bible bashed at them and their drugs taken away. I think it is worth a try as he obviously knows his stuff!

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Friday, 12 August 2011



Rhedodd Little Berry tu allan i'r ysgol crio. Gwaeddodd hi "peidiwch â gwerthu ein hysgol ddôl glöyn byw." Ailadrodd y geiriau hyn drosodd a throsodd tan ei diferion dagrau wedi dioddef llifogydd ei llygaid y gallai mwyach gweld. Fel ei breichiau cyffwrdd y glaswellt hir a blodau gwyllt ei bod yn teimlo ymdeimlad o rhwydd. Edrych yn ôl ar ei ffrindiau a oedd hefyd yn crio, fe fuodd hi'n am eiliad a dechrau sibrwd "peidiwch â phoeni fy ffrindiau glöyn byw, byddaf yn arbed.

Gweledigaeth o liw ysgubo y ddôl gan fod y glöynnod byw cylch y ferch fach ac yn hedfan o amgylch ei un ar y tro. Mae hi'n dechrau teimlo'n benysgafn ac yn colli ei statws. Yn sydyn roedd yn unrhyw le i gael eu gweld

Mae'r plant yn rhedeg ar y ddôl i chwilio am ei, galw ei henw. Ond gallai nid sibrwd neu unrhyw symudiad cael ei glywed. Yna, cyn eu llygaid yn gweld miloedd o ieir bach yr haf yn ymddangos o'r glaswellt hir. Roedd fel pe baent yn tynnu rhywbeth. "Nid yw hynny'n rhywbeth Ocean cried sy'n cael ei Berry." Beautiful ochneidiodd Holly gan ei sylwi oedd y blodyn Blackberry Berry gwisgo gwisg yn awr

Gan fod y gloÿnnod byw Berry hedfan yn uchel uwchben y glöyn byw ysgol ddôl, ei hadenydd gwyn newydd shimmered yn y golau a chwerthin hi "gallant gymryd ein dolydd glöyn byw, ond ni fyddant yn dinistrio ein ieir bach yr haf." Oddi ar y maent yn hedfan yn gadael y lindys a'r wyau ieir bach yr haf y tu ôl iddynt.

I would like to give a big thank you to Joshua a school teacher in Wales for translating my story into Welsh for me. Joshua teaches Welsh in an English school. All I need now is for someone to speak it. I very much hope to learn Welsh, but need a lot of support as I do suffer from dyslexia and find English difficult, but I get by. One thing that would make me really happy would be to see the local Welsh School and English School sharing their sports field and butterfly  meadow like they used to. And the Welsh children helping the English speaking children to speak Welsh! The English School does teach Welsh too.

I have managed to learn a few Welsh vegetable words and one of them is moron, Welsh for carrot. My little girl has drawn some amazing little vegetable pirates for me to help me learn Welsh. I find putting drawings to words easier to learn, because it is fun. Maybe someone could help me out with little Welsh voices?

Here are some more of my little girls drawings, which I would love to animate with Welsh words like Moron the Welsh Carrot. I believe with help and support I could create something amazing with children's drawings and voices. Bryniago School needs a new canteen, it would be wonderful if these little characters and others could achieve that for them. If I could only get the support, like Joshua has shown me. He thinks it is amazing that I wish to learn Welsh.

The little story School children cried don't sell our butterfly meadow is a not for profit story in the hope our children get to keep their sports field, and butterfly meadow and of course learn about butterflies and bumble bees and how important they are. This year we have photographed a butterfly cocoon on the meadow and lots of different butterflies, even some rare ones. I believe the large skipper is actually the Lulworth skipper, which needs protection.

With all the riots in the UK by young teens and adults I think it is very important our children grow up having a real childhood and values. Most children are not allowed out these days for safety reasons, so that is why they need sports fields and butterfly and bumble bee meadows. The sports field gives those children who struggle in class a chance to shine with the sports they are good at. Instead of feeling useless by our society, which sadly can happen for those who cannot keep up with other children in the classroom. I have a little girl who hates reading, but she is one amazing little artist. I would like to see more art in school to help her to shine too. This is important as I did have to get her moved to another class and thankfully the stress and unhappiness was taken away. So doing the little Welsh to English project would help her too, learning a fun way. The butterfly and bumble bee meadow shows children not to be afraid of pretty insects that we so need in our environment to keep our big world ticking. They should be breeding butterflies, studying them and setting them free onto their butterfly and bumble bee meadow. This will give them some sense of importance and maybe then they will grow up and think twice about destroying our world. We all need hope, and sadly for people who struggle in school that is taken away from them, because if you don't pass your exams you are not accepted by society as a hard working or one world I hate "bright" person. Well I have no exams, not one. This is not because I am lazy. This is because my Mother has been ill all my life, in and out of hospitals and I suffered very badly with Asthma, lots of time off school. When I was at school they had some strange way of teaching reading and writing, I think they called it ITA or something like that. Basically it put me well behind and having dyslexia did not help either, in those days it was not recognised.  My message to children today, is never give up. I own my own home because I worked damn hard to achieve what I have in life. I worked my way from receptionist to MD's secretary, through pure hard work and determination. And lucky for me I had a boss that saw the fight in me to achieve and gave me that opportunity. This is what is lacking now in our World the chance to achieve with no qualifications! The one thing that holds me back now, which I am proud of is my little girl. I want to be the best Mum she can have, so that is why I have made a sacrifice to be at home and just do a part time job until I can get myself off the ground when she is older. Then hopefully I will be able to help others get on their feet with jobs that have struggled at school and don't have qualifications, but lots of talent which needs to shine. For our children to grow up happy I believe Mum's should have more opportunities with well paid jobs working from home. So they can be there for their children and give them the love and support they so need. When families split up it does effect the child, but sometimes it just cannot be helped and for all those single Mum's and Dad's I hope you are getting the support you need, as you deserve it!

Before I go, if you believe children deserve a real childhood and a sports field. If you would like them to grow up learning about the importance of nature, instead of destroying things. Please join the Facebook group called Help save Pontarddulais Primary school field

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Holly blue butterfly mask - Sylvanian families bling costume

Yesterday my little girl asked me "Mummy, can I please have some material." The little costumes she created were so cute I had to show them off. She calls them the Bling, Bings who are off saving our butterflies. Here is one of the Bling, Blings wearing a very cute black outfit with stars. I adore the little hat and the purple belt.

I made the Holly blue butterfly mask. This is one of the butterflies from our school butterfly meadow.

If you want to attract butterflies to your garden make sure you have food for the caterpillars and butterflies. Our local school has brambles and holly for the butterflies and holly and ivy for the caterpillars. If you love butterflies and want to support us by saving our school butterfly meadow please join the Facebook group called Help save Pontarddulais Primary School Field

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Orlando Bloom saves UK butterflies for our children - will he help save our school butterfly meadow?

Orlando Bloom (Hollywood star) has recently become a father. He believes, like I do, that children should learn about butterflies and not be frightened of insects. He is correct a lot of children are frightened of insects because of their parents. Especially our lovely little bumble bees that needs our help too. He has sponsored Crystal, the Small Miracle, a children's book about butterflies. What better way to learn about butterflies than at school by breeding them, studying them and letting them free on school butterfly meadows, like ours! Good for our children and environment. 

The two school children above are happily looking at two butterflies sitting on their school butterfly meadow. I have applied butterfly masks to protect their identity. Below the two children chase the butterflies, what a beautiful and happy sight!

A school butterfly meadow to be proud of! Full of rare butterflies and butterfly cocoons. So why are they selling it? And why is there no help to save it from the people who are meant to love butterflies? 

Here are just a few butterflies and a butterfly cocoon photographed on the school butterfly meadow. I believe I named the large skipper incorrectly. It looks like a Lulworth skipper (rare butterfly.)

Here is the butterfly cocoon. Anyone know what butterfly this is? And is the white butterfly named correctly? It looks different to the Green-veined white butterfly in the garden magazine!

I am disappointed with the Butterfly Conservation and Marks and Spencers for their lack of support in saving our school butterfly meadow! But then this is exactly how some rich people behave. I bet if I was someone rich or famous it would be a different story! But at least fairy artist Josephine Wall knows how important our butterfly meadow is and has sent us her well wishes. She really does love butterflies!

Good children get nothing! Naughty kids get a taxi to school, free dinners and free days out.  Children that behave in our society get their school butterfly meadow and sports field taken away from them. The problem with our World is that a lot of rich people that I have met care about one thing, and that is money! They brag about their £1000 or $1,000 bottle of wine and then in the next breath they don't want to give someone on a low salary a decent wage or pay them properly for something they have made. I could tell you some true stories about some rich people that will shock you! Our good children don't stand a chance in our world today! They are made to grow up too quickly. It is study, study from the day they are in the womb. When do they get to play? Here is my little not for profit story about our school butterfly meadow! With pictures of our butterflies!

My little girl loves to draw, hates to read and finds school work hard! School is a competition, if you are not good at something then you can get made fun of. Like she has sadly experienced in the past! This is why we need school sports fields and butterfly meadows. Children that struggle with school work need something positive in their life to make them feel good about themselves. The sports field and arts and crafts are very important in any school! This will stop them loosing their way and getting in trouble! And if only the UK Businesses paid decent wages to keep up with the cost of living, maybe then we would see a change in our society. There are people that put up and shut up on low salaries and people that just refuse to work. I would like to see a fair society that gives the less fortunate hope and makes those who cause problems pay with community service or prison. I know people that have been through the mills, but have still come out the other side as a good law abiding citizen so there are no excuses for bad behaviour! And I may be dyslexic but that does not mean I have no talents. I got to MD's secretary through sheer hard work and determination. Now all the qualifications have come in, it has put me out of work in that field, because courses costs money! As far as I am concerned our world is run by people who simply have no idea what it is like to struggle financially. The stress involved and the sheer frustration of having doors slammed in your face. Some wealthy people love the control they have and sleep well at night not caring if their staff struggle to survive on the low salaries they pay!   While they swan around with their millions and billions. Our children need hope, change and to learn that being naughty does not pay! And does not get you heard! Riots destroy our Country and effect the poor, hard working person not the rich person. The riots need to stop as it will destroy our economy all together.

Here are some of the school children having lots of fun in the school butterfly meadow after school. Important don't you think seeing as they don't get the freedom we used to when we were kids. Children need fun in life.

This is my little girl drawing a bumblebee on her wellington boots. I have taught her how to make a bumblebee house and we have gone to the garden centre to learn about all the different plants we need in our garden to attract bumblebees and butterflies. Our schools are the perfect place for butterfly meadows because they have no harmful pesticides that kill nature! As for my business that is not trading, lack of support there too!

Please support us and join our group on Facebook called Help save Pontarddulais Primary School field

The photo of the little bumble bee is one I saved with watered down honey. I got stung as a child by trying to save my sister. Instead of saving her I got stung and the poor bumble bee died. So I try and save them if I can to make up for that one that died when I was a little girl.

Here is the story on Orlando Bloom and why he loves butterflies. I wonder what he will think about our butterfly meadow being sold off and the lack of support we are getting?


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Sunday, 7 August 2011

Josephine Wall message wishing us luck saving our school butterfly meadow

Here is a beautiful Butterfly Goddess card Josephine Wall sent me (Peacock butterfly.) Her message wishes us luck with saving the school butterfly meadow. As you will no doubt be aware she loves butterflies too, which shows in her amazing fairy art!

Below you can read the message Josephine Wall sent me, I hope it brings us lots of fairy luck to save our butterflies and school butterfly meadow:

Dear Sharon
At the moment unfortunately there is no card of 'Up and away' so I am sending you another butterfly card instead (the butterfly Goddess is my sister!) As you know I love butterflies so of course I hope your butterfly meadow will be saved for future generations. Good luck with your endeavour. Bob and I send love to all of you and especially your little girl. Light and peace from Josephine

It means so much that Josephine Wall  has taken time out of her very busy schedule to send us this lovely card, which shows that she really does love and appreciate our butterflies with her very special message. If only we had the same sort of compassion and dedication from the other people I have contacted! It is not just the butterfly meadow we wish to save but the school sports field too for our children, which in reality is not a lot to ask considering it would benefit two schools.

If you would like to save our butterflies and butterfly meadow please join the Facebook Group: Help save Pontarddulais Primary school field

Maybe you could send a letter to the Council for us. Both addresses are on the Facebook Group.

Before I go, if you are a fairy fan and have not yet seen some of Josephine Wall's art work you must visit her website. She is based in Dorset, so you have a good chance of seeing her in her shop on a Wednesday or Saturday. Also a lot of her work is on show at the Enchanted Manor in the Isle of Wight.

Fairy and fantasy artist Josephine Wall UK

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