Monday, 27 April 2015


"A wise parent humours the desire for independent action so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease."

(Elizabeth Gaskell)

"In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up , there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice."

(Charles Dickens)

Monday, 20 April 2015

The New Forest

"Leaves turn to soil beneath my feet. Thus it is, trees eat themselves."

(David Mitchell)

"I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do."

(Willa Cather)

Friday, 3 April 2015

The New Forest

"He that planteth a tree is a servant of god, he provideth a kindness for many generations, and faces that he hath not seen shall bless him."

(Henry van Dyke)

"It was very sad under the trees. Although the spring was well adsvanced in the deep shade there was nothing but death rotton leaves, grey and white fungi and over everything a funeral hush."

(Nathanael West)