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Life and Death of Nature’s Poet Robert Burns

Robert Burns, was born into farming on January 25th, 1759 in Ayrshire. He was to become Scotland’s most celebrated writer. Living a short yet complex life, Robert Burns called various parts of Scotland his home. He grew up on a farm in Alloway with his father from Kincardineshire, mother from Culzean and six siblings. Working… Continue reading Life and Death of Nature’s Poet Robert Burns

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Robert Burns: The Wounded Hare

Robert Burns was inspired by nature, often referred to as ‘Nature’s Poet’ The Wounded Hare is another example of this. Wounded in the Field in Watercolour The Wounded Hare was written by Robert Burns after he saw an injured hare limping after a man had tried to shoot it. Burns absorbed the animals, nature and… Continue reading Robert Burns: The Wounded Hare

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Robert Burns: To A Mouse

Nature’s Poet Robert Burns was inspired by nature, writing ‘To A Mouse’ after disturbing one in her nest whilst ploughing. Written in the November of 1785, using a similar style as ‘To a Louse’ or ‘To a Haggis’, the poet starts as a speaker talking to the mouse he has just disturbed whilst ploughing a… Continue reading Robert Burns: To A Mouse

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Robert Burns: A Red Red Rose

Often referred to as ‘Nature’s Poet’, Scotland’s Robert Burns took inspiration from the world, people and nature that surrounded him. Turning his surroundings into stanzas of poems or lyrics of songs. Some were adaptions of other works or have since been adapted by others. Whilst writing the song ‘Red Red Rose’ in 1794, Burns used… Continue reading Robert Burns: A Red Red Rose

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More IMAX Movies to be Released During July

IMAX are releasing more of their nature and science documentaries that can be seen on American platform Hulu throughout July. As IMAX continue to connect with viewers in extraordinary ways through science, nature and film, more of their documentaries are to be streamed on Hulu this month. Titles include ‘China: The Panda Adventure’ and ‘The… Continue reading More IMAX Movies to be Released During July

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This Summer is Bringing IMAX Films to Hulu

IMAX Corporation have announced that a collection of their documentaries are to be shown exclusively on Hulu over this summer. Innovative filmmakers IMAX are recognised globally for their experiences that have viewers sitting on the edge of their seat. For summer 2020, a collection of these will be streamed via American platform Hulu.   The… Continue reading This Summer is Bringing IMAX Films to Hulu

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Dusk and Dawn: The Sweet Tower Park

A walk around a nearby park full of natural springtime beauty and wildlife for my last early morning lockdown outing. This is to be my last Dusk and Dawn outing as the restrictions are about to be eased once again. Allowing everyone except those in the elderly category to be out for all but 3… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn: The Sweet Tower Park

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Dusk and Dawn: Into the Hills of Mont-Roig

A short rocky hillside hike with caves and the devil’s stairs saw me returning to the car by torch light. With the newer regulations allowing for more freedom of movement it wasn’t long before I found myself driving across to those mountains that I’m so used to being in. As time restrictions still apply and… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn: Into the Hills of Mont-Roig

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New Study Hopes to Link Nature to Wellbeing

A new study funded by REI Co-op aims to link time spent outdoors with nature to human wellbeing. American adventure travel company REI Co-op has donated $150,000 to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The aim is for their researchers to conduct a national study which will hopefully link time spent outdoors to physical,… Continue reading New Study Hopes to Link Nature to Wellbeing

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Autumn in Porto

A riverside walk with an insight to the nature and traditions that surround Portugal's city of Porto. Walking over the Ponte Luís I bridge, leaving our downtown Porto room behind, we took the southern bank of the Douro River, passing by the familiar port caves, in favour of what laid beyond. Heading in the direction… Continue reading Autumn in Porto