Thoughts & rambles

Return of the swallows

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Thoughts & rambles

Every year these swift and agile fliers return to my parents house in Wales, putting on an impressive airshow around the barn - circling, swooping, and dive-bombing to signify their arrival.

Every year these swift and agile fliers return to my parents house in Wales, putting on an impressive airshow around the barn - circling, swooping, and dive-bombing to signify their arrival.

My love for swallows comes from my dad. We have grown up with them from a young age.

James winning an award - spontaneously grabbing a video camera to capture a photograph of a swallow feeding its chick amongst the barn rafters. This marks both the end of their 9,000 mile journey from South Africa and (in our household at least) the official start of Spring. Spring – all its wondrous sounds, smells, facets and colours.

With their glossy-blue-black feathers, red throats and iconic tail streamers, these birds aren’t just a sign of the beginning of spring - they are a sign of good luck! It’s said that swallows bring happiness to places where they build their half-cup nests out of mud, and to remove a swallows nest is said to bring sadness and loss into a home. So be nice, and enjoy the swallows!

Plane free skies - global lockdown.

Every year these swift and agile fliers return to my parents house in Wales, putting on an impressive airshow around the barn - circling, swooping, and dive-bombing to signify their arrival. This marks both the end of their 9,000 mile journey from South Africa and the official start of Spring. Spring – all its wondrous sounds, smells, facets and colours!

Whether you are with your family or apart, please remember that soon, the dark times will pass. And together we will be once more. Stay safe, happy Easter.

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