Friday Links: Amigurumi, Gaelic Kung Fu Panda, Birds

Last spring I accidentally started a ‘series’ of flower photos on Twitter and called it #MorningWalkBlooms. I think I’m going to do it this year too. Just noticing and taking pictures of flowers I see on my morning walks with Blake. A clump of bright daffodils really can brighten your day!

Hope you have a lovely weekend! x

* Just FYI: this post has a couple of Bookshop.org affiliate links which means that I get a tiny percentage of the sale if you use my link. At no extra cost to you.

National Trust: “During the next five years, we’ll be helping to plant circles of blossom trees in cities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.” Such a lovely idea! {via}

Scaling Amigurumi: a crochet investigation. My friend June is a big ol’ crochet geek. :-D Love It.

How to Turn Off Conversation View in Gmail.

I think I have mentioned that I’ve been learning Scottish Gaelic on Duolingo? I’m enjoying it even if it’s a bit slow. Or maybe I’m a bit slow? A year ago, I knew one word (Sláinte = cheers) in Gaelic, now I know lots of words. Which is very exciting! I get outright giddy when I understand whole entire tweets in Gaelic without resorting to Google Translate! :-D

Well, BBC Alba have a bunch of animated stuff that has been dubbed so if you’re learning Gaelic too maybe check it out. I’m definitely going to watch a bit of Kung Fu Panda in Gaelic!

History in Photographs: Black Civil Rights Activists from the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Dark-eyed Junco bird. Follow @JocAPhotography on Twitter for lots more beautiful bird photography.

The big lie about talent is that it’s something innately already there, something ‘natural’, rather than something that comes from doing something so many times, at such a self-punishing and tiring level, that you can’t fail to finally be half-decent at it.@cox_tom So very much agree with this.

The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women’s Lives, 1660-1900. This book sounds interesting.*

As does this one: Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500 -1800.*

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