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Country diary: hand-feeding robins is better than swimming with dolphins

<p><strong>Blashford Lakes, Hampshire:</strong> My local nature reserve, and especially the robins, have turned my life around following a mental breakdown</p><p>The robin has the all-round package: it has a sweet song, a cheekiness that captures our hearts, and a simple beauty that’s made it a fixture of Christmas cards for generations. And it was robins that got me out of bed during the darkest time of my life – a mental breakdown that meant I was off work and admitted to hospital.</p><p>When I was discharged, anxiety and paranoia made me scared to even leave my home. However, my doctor knew of my love of nature and photography, and she suggested I take short walks down to Bournemouth Gardens, then write in a diary what I saw and how I felt.</p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/15/country-diary-hand-feeding-robins-is-better-than-swimming-with-dolphins">Continue reading...</a>

Blashford Lakes, Hampshire: My local nature reserve, and especially the robins, have turned my life around following a mental breakdown

The robin has the all-round package: it has a sweet song, a cheekiness that captures our hearts, and a simple beauty that’s made it a fixture of Christmas cards for generations. And it was robins that got me out of bed during the darkest time of my life – a mental breakdown that meant I was off work and admitted to hospital.

When I was discharged, anxiety and paranoia made me scared to even leave my home. However, my doctor knew of my love of nature and photography, and she suggested I take short walks down to Bournemouth Gardens, then write in a diary what I saw and how I felt.

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