Hi, I’m Sally. A geeky country girl raised on the woods, open fields and stunning wildlife of the East Anglian countryside, alongside a large pack of dogs. Horses, chickens and cats also featured. I turned my back on all this to study History & Law at uni in the depths of Cornwall but realising my mistake, later took on an MSc in Environment, Science and Society at UCL. I’m now a campaigner at the Woodland Trust, in Lincolnshire, working to protect the UK’s ancient woods. I’m personally on a journey to living an eco-friendly and wild life as possible. I love writing about the wonder of nature and showing others how easy it can be to make a real difference. If you’re interested in working with me I’d love to hear from you, use the form below.
When I’m not attempting to save the world, you can find me horse-riding, playing board games, daydreaming about Cornwall or looking for new adventures.
A Blighted Star is a blog exploring how to live a greener and wilder life for health, happiness and the planet. There are so many ways, big and small, we can make a real difference for the world and its diversity. This blog shares thoughts, tips and discoveries on living green and connecting with nature. Follow this blog by clicking ‘follow‘ on the right hand side or follow on Twitter and Facebook.
It’s a quote from Thomas Hardy’s ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’. One of my absolute favourite books.
“”‘Tis because we be on a blighted star, and not a sound one, isn’t it, Tess?” murmured Abraham through his tears.”
When tragedy first strikes Tess’s poor family (that will set them on an ill-fated path) it’s what her younger brother asks. I think it applies quite fitfully to our planet. It may not be a star (as the naive maid Tess believes) but it is just as beautiful. Yet it is blighted by man’s exploitative activity. So the question made sense to me when thinking about environmental and world issues. Why does does this wonderful planet, its people and its wildlife suffer so? And, more importantly, what can we do about it?
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