Blog for December

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December Greetings!

This is the month of goodwill, and I would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit my blog of quotes and the monthly greeting!

I want also to apologise for not visiting all of my WordPress colleagues in the last couple of months.

As the weeks have passed I have to admit defeat. I havent managed any reciprocation since October, and I think I will have to rebegin from now. The backlog is terrifying! I love all your blogs – such a variety of creative inspiration and soulful life experiences, but I rarely sit at the computer properly. Dashing off quick ‘like’ clicks on a phone is not a rewarding or useful experience.

Do you find social media is actually a bit of a monster?

I continue to pursue the life of a writer with a conservation conscience, and to question the reason for keeping up a blog!

Maybe in 2017 I will post a little more of my writing, whilst upholding the transference of wisdom in the Friday quotes!

So here is my big hopeless LIKEBACK and BIG THANKYOU to all who visit here. And I wish you all a very merry Christmas!!

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Consequences 1: Burt on a Friday

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A new year has begun – so let’s tweak the Friday quotes – to spice it up in 2016 let’s play the old game of consequences, or whatever you call it over the Ocean?!

Each Friday quote should link…and off we go – I’ll begin!

(If you want to join in, just add one in a comment, and I will pick it up and carry on from there…)

‘…all that happens leaves its traces upon the earth by nightfall…’

Isabel Burt, TOXICS 

2016 Blog of January!

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Happy New Year!

And welcome if you have discovered my blog for the first time. It is a very casual mix as described in the heading, of all things I love: Life, wildlife, and booklife!

I am a children/ young adults author, and am currently working on a non-fantasy fiction with an ecological theme and plenty of fireworks! For news of my latest novel release please keep an eye out here, or on my Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/IsabelBurtNovels/

There are tabs for reviews, novel blurbs and all you may desire from my home page. I hope you enjoy browsing. As to this blog, well, once a month I sit down and post a little something here. There is so much noise online, I think this is enough for me, and hopefully for my followers. Please take a look at those I follow – there are some wonderful creative and spiritual inspirations amongst them.

Once a week I post a quotation – each with its own different emphasis.

I hope they raise a Friday smile, or dream, to cheer your week-end. Today is Friday so I am posting my monthly blog and quote on the same day – let’s see what happens! Please feel free to comment on the quotes…

See you in February, I’m off to the Treetops!

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Blog of November

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There is a French quote : ‘Plus ca change (plus c’est la meme chose)’

The best translation of its meaning I found is that it is ‘used to express resigned acknowledgement of the fundamental immutability of human nature and institutions.’

So I will give my Friday quote a little direction henceforth – my aim is to show this quote in the literature that I love. From children’s literature, to plays, poetry, and philosophy. To show not only it working within the words, but in the writing community.

What was once said by Aristotle can probably be found in a version of its time in the latest kindle bestseller.

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BLOG OF JULY

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When I was tagging this blog, I realised the tags represent some of the themes in TOXICS, and its sequel, OCEANS.

Adventure – Alternative worlds – Life – Lovers of mystical worlds – Nature – Fantasy for children – Ecofiction – Felicity and Reuben – Conservation –

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I joined the PDSA at a very young age – illicitly using my pocket money – and my bemused mother would pass me my membership envelopes from the small animal care organisation, trying to understand her strange child!  IMG_0296

I have continued, by adopting animals, and educating my children. We have supported a variety of wildlife. Adopted through three conservation establishments, and adored by my children. Although my human children have all but left the nest, their sister, Sonje, is still protected, and learning to survive in the wild, a step at a time.

Wildlife conservation, and therefore the protection of their habitat, and then by definition our ecosystems, is, I accept, an incredibly difficult balance, but the survival of humans must share itself with the survival of animals, and our global habitat! How can we not care to support that aim, in whatever way we can?

Only a very stupid creature would destroy its very life-source, wouldn’t it?

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In Toxics and Oceans, the Old World is threatened by ignorance.

I have a magnet on my fridge that says to me ‘ Relax – all the worries of the world are not yours to bear.’ No, we can’t solve the world, only something greater than us could do that. But one man or woman with a dream can change many things. For us, and for our wildlife.

If you want to know more about the wonderful people who strive for a better world for our friends, please click on the links below, and warm your heart. Maybe you will be moved to help, in a way that you feel is right for you.

Have a lovely July.

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Durrell Wildlife Trust

Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

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