Self-educating and takeaway coffee

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Hello from a rainy and grey Bury St. Edmunds. However, I actually prefer Sundays to be a little grey because I find rain very relaxing. I don´t mind walking out in the rain as long as I´m warm and have my blue raincoat on.

Gillian and I have been “out and about” today. G booked a slot to visit one of the gardens centres here in Bury, they have 50% off everything and we were wondering if they might be closing down. I really wanted to just get out of the house so I was glad to go with her, even if I overslept and had only 10 minuets to get into the car. Haha. Well, I actually managed it well. Strange how little time you need in the bathroom the older you get. It´s actually a little worrying.

After the garden centre, we bought takeaway coffee from Wrights. I do love the concept and coffee but they never seem to have ANY glutenfree cakes or bread. I have asked about it for half a year now. Haha. But no, no glutenfree stuff. Oh well, I guess just being open and being busy is enough for anyone right now.

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dark chocolate with oat milk, yum

Anyhow. We found a few goodies. I found a book about wildflowers. I´ve been wanting a proper book about wildflowers in the UK. Good to finally have something concrete to look in. Although I think there must be a genius app out there which allows you to take a picture of a plant which then tells you exactly what it is. Just like the wine app, Vivino. Hehe. Any ideas or recommendations?

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I´ve been spending the afternoon reading up on wildflowers in the Uk and what is okay to pick. I don´t want to encourage anything that’s not legal. However, it seems like it is okay to pick wildflowers as long as you follow a few rules. I´ll do a blogpost or vlog about it later. It seems very straight forward and I´m very glad I haven’t committed any major crimes yet! haha.

Well, it´s dinner time now. I´m going to sacrifice an episode of Greys Anatomy so that I can learn about how to make Youtube videos on Youtube. Yes, it´s getting serious. Love how knowledge is so available. Love learning new things. Do you commit to learning something new every day? Or almost every day?

Marie xx

15 Comments

  1. Love all your stuff. You tube is my next thing I am working on too. Stephanie and Michael are good inspiring you tubers. It’s only natural for you to follow them.

  2. I don’t think you are allowed to pick wild Bluebells anymore and I’m not sure about wild Orchids either. Looks like a lovely book though.

  3. Hi Maddie yeah your own you tube would be great 😊 follow on from dick and angel strawbidge Steph Mikey etc

    1. Hi! Oh thanks. You can find the link on the top of my blog here. There will be more videos coming out soon. Just need to figure out how to do them properly! hehe x

  4. I love reading your beautiful blog. You inspired me recently with a comment about romancing yourself ! I’m glad you are enjoying your new book, I heard inaturalist is the app you need although I haven’t used it myself xx

    1. Hello Gill! Thank you so much. Glad my blog is appriciated. Sometimes I forget that people read It at all. Hehe! Romancing yourself, loving yourself. So important. I think If your ever going to truly love someone else you need to do that with yourself first. Its not easy but its worth fighting for. I’ll look the app out. Thank you so much! 🥰 xx

  5. Hi Marie, have you tried plantsnap app for identifying flowers. Your flower arrangements are beautiful. Love your bangs too btw.

  6. Beautiful. I did go back to the posts around when you went to La Lande and put them through a translator so I could understand the why and how you ended up in France. Sweet kismet and lagniappe that you ended up there and many of us met you. Thank you for your honesty and lovely photos.
    You have succeeded at inspiring!

    1. Aah your’e so lovely. Thank you. If you want to hear more about It I answered these questions in my previous Q&A on my Instagram profile mariewiik1. You can find them in my highlights, «Q&A». Have a lovely day xx

  7. In Canada I used Plantnet Plant Identification app. We live near a large forest with lots of paths and many of the plants have berries. I wanted to know what they all were in case my 2 year old ate any (because they will secretly put everything in their mouth). It worked very well for me. Good luck!

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