Bumble

20 Jul 19
B Bumbles On

Having lived with some form of mental illness for over 15 years I always presumed certain ailments were unrelated and I was just unlucky. Or so my depression would have me believe, deserving of pain. However, the last year or so I have been reading a fair amount of research stating certain percentages of the […]

20 Jul 19
Too bleak and beautiful

done! a fair exchange:
I gave up my trekking pole
the trail offered rain

20 Jul 19
A Way To Garden

WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE about primroses? I felt that way even before I read Elizabeth Lawson’s deep-dive social and cultural history of the genus in her new book, “Primrose,” part of a botanical series from London-based Reaktion Books. Elizabeth Lawson is a naturalist and writer from Ithaca, NY, with a doctorate in botany. She’s also […]

20 Jul 19
No Time For Wine

The baby was up most of the night but it ended up being a blessing in disguise.  My husband took care of her most of the morning, and now as they are both catching up on sleep, I am outside watching the bumble bees and butterflies do their morning chores among the flowers. It’s moving […]

20 Jul 19
Pixels And Pronouns

This week the photography club took a trip to the Lavender Fields in Ickleford, near Hitchin, Hertfordshire. We chose a very hot day, but the lavender looked good, the bees were humming and the occasional splash of red from the poppies added to the scene. From a selfish photographers perspective, it was quite crowded but […]

20 Jul 19
Recon Federation of Club Penguin

Commander Prior Bumble has opened an official PO Box for the Recon Federation of Club Penguin. “Our soldiers have the right to submit official documents and letters physically to their army,” said Prior. “This address goes directly to me and adds a level of seriousness to our organization.” Prior reminds the readers that P.O. boxes […]

20 Jul 19
Jill Michelle Art

A lovely little hedgehog looks inquisitively at a bumble bee on a daisy as he strolls through the undergrowth in this quaint and pretty illustrative design.

 

20 Jul 19
Jill Michelle Art

A lovely little hedgehog looks inquisitively at a bumble bee on a daisy as he strolls through the undergrowth in this quaint and pretty illustrative design.

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20 Jul 19

So I decided to give dating a rest for a month. I was getting bored of the swiping left and right, the sending a message and either getting no message back or being unmatched. Or if you was lucky to get a message they would send one message then never message again. If there are […]

20 Jul 19
Bumble Bee CES

The Neuron Queen was designed as the ultimate CES device for dedicated Clinic, University and home users who want access to all the Brain Wave Frequencies between 0.5Hz to 1500Hz+

G6 Version allows the use of the standard electrode pads PLUS electrode ear-clips either individually or combined for ultimate 4 point cranial stimulation. It also has combined the main console On / Off switch with the Frequency control into one control dial, allowing for more simplistic use.

It is intended for everyday usage in homes, clinics, universities and for experimental brain hackers. It also comes with an internal 9V battery compartment just in case you need to take it away with you on trips, camping etc where mains power may not be available. Built from tough ABS 3D printed material.

Free shipping (Airmail with tracking world wide)

20 Jul 19
Running Milestones

Back on the trendy fitness bandwagon, this month Hollie and I tried out Psycle.  Now I’ve done spinning classes before, but this promised something a bit more.  I follow a few spin-queens on Instagram and I’ve also seen the movie (I Feel Pretty), and I was excited for the experience.

20 Jul 19
Social Attraction Site

Love, Or Something Like It In Love, Or Something Like It, our new Metro.co.uk series, we’re on a quest to find true love. Covering everything from mating, dating and procreating to lust and loss, we’ll be looking at what love is and how to find it in the present day. In the crowded members’ bar […]

20 Jul 19
Metro
[metro-fact-box title=”Love, Or Something Like It” colour=”pink” icon=”exclamation”] In Love, Or Something Like It, our new Metro.co.uk series, we’re on a quest to find true love. Covering everything from mating, dating and procreating to lust and loss, we’ll be looking at what love is and how to find it in the present day. [/metro-fact-box] In the crowded members’ bar of an agricultural show I was ducking behind my drunk friend, fighting to explain to her why I needed to hide. Across the dance floor, beer in hand, stood a man with whom I had spent a tedious first date at a medieval castle. I’d not expected to see him again – we lived at opposite ends of Wales – but with a small, sparse population and few young people, dating in the countryside is a small world. Although I grew up in Carmarthenshire, Wales, my first foray into the rural dating world didn’t come about until I moved back at 23. I soon realised that it was a world apart from the scene at my agricultural college, or the Jilly Cooper romance anticipated by my city-bound friends. Phone signal is patchy, and dates outside of pubs and the tourist season can be very isolated (Picture: Anna Bowen) The dating narratives of millennial memoirs and magazine columns centre around Uber rides and pop-up restaurants and cocktails on rooftop terraces, so much so that it can be easy to forget that singletons in rural areas are also swiping right and left, and being set up by their friends, in the hope of finding love (or something like it). Despite the supposed bucolic idyll of country life, the dating scene can still be cruel, tedious, and exhausting in equal measures. I know people who log on to Tinder to a message telling them they have exhausted all potential matches in their catchment area, regardless of the range of their searches. It’s not uncommon to date someone who has previously dated your friends. You are more likely to receive a reference for someone before you meet – news travels fast and anyone with a bad reputation will bear a red flag – though even if a prospective match is unknown there are other issues. I don’t know any women who have retained their surname after marrying, although a few vets have kept theirs professionally (Picture: Anna Bowen) Phone signal is patchy, and dates outside of pubs and the tourist season can be very isolated. I had a policy of telling my brother where I was going and with whom – without the protection of a crowd of people and 3G it seemed too risky to meet strangers without a plan. Rural communities also love gossip, which means that years after a short-lived relationship you will still be linked to that person. I once turned up to a work meeting and was asked ‘Didn’t you date X three or four years ago? You were one of the ones we never met!’ We’d been on a handful of dates but it was enough to be remembered in a county where people deep dive into the minutiae of their social network. Before meeting my boyfriend on Bumble I had mostly dated men who were friends of friends, usually met at parties. His profile photo looked familiar, and I soon found out that we had met a few months earlier at a work event. It can be very easy in the countryside to become immersed in local life and industries; I wanted someone with an open mind and a broad outlook, my boyfriend has both. Finding out that he binged podcasts on a wide range of subjects, and that he didn’t subscribe to rigid gender stereotypes made him a keeper. Pub suppers were spent avoiding eye contact with an acquaintance at the bar (Picture: Anna Bowen) Still, we spent our first date at a local beach overlooked by someone I knew who was out cantering her pony through the waves. That’s dating in the countryside in a nutshell: it brings its own unique challenges, and takes an acquired sense of humour, but at heart it’s the same messy, wavering quest for love as anywhere else. In a smaller community with fewer young people it may be that scarcity makes people work harder at their relationships, but I’d like to think that the ethos of country life, which typically revolves around hard work and a certain amount of loyalty, ensures that the majority aren’t looking for a quick win. [metro-zone-post-strip] And young people in the countryside are as busy as their counterparts in urban areas: jobs are still stressful; hours can be long, and often irregular or seasonal in farming and tourism industries; people pack out their evenings with PT sessions, socialising, side hustles, caring, and aimless scrolling through Instagram. Dating still has to fit around life, rather than being a substitute for it. The logistics of maintaining a relationship in the country may have made me a little more realistic, and perhaps a little less romantic as a result. Though perhaps it’s harder to get jaded when you look out at the changing seasons marked by harvest and newborn lambs and the first cows turned out to grass, rather than herds of humans migrating through grey streets. Rural life is marked by the endless cycle of nature, and whatever happens in love, subconsciously you know that the fallow of winter will always be followed by the new life of spring. Last week in Love, Or Something Like It: Being a matchmaker has taught me what true love really is [metro-fact-box title=”Write for Love, Or Something Like It” colour=”pink” icon=”no-icon”] Love, Or Something Like It is a brand new series for Metro.co.uk, published every Saturday. If you have a love story to share, email rosy.edwards@metro.co.uk [/metro-fact-box] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/11/love-or-something-like-it-what-15k-tinder-matches-has-taught-me-about-true-love-9418260/” title=”What 15k Tinder matches has taught me about true love”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/08/cats-taught-true-love-man-9780831/” title=”My cats have taught me more about true love than any man”] [metro-link url=”https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/29/im-marrying-below-my-expectations-and-i-couldnt-be-happier-10067157/” title=”I’m marrying below my expectations and I couldn’t be happier”]
20 Jul 19
#BSU

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20 Jul 19
Shruti Divecha

This article was first published in Kidsstoppress. Everyone has heard of the proverb “a family that eats together, stays together.” But when it comes to getting your little one to eat salads and veggies at the table, everything goes spiralling down the drain. From sneaky inclusions in other foods, bribing, constant cajoling, to even resorting […]