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Its late at night. Theres on one around. So why do I get the feeling that someone is following me. Watching my every move.

I look around again. And, again there is nothing there. Just the fog rolling off the sea. Making everything pale into the background. Softening the nosies of the night.

Thats all thats giving me the creeps, I try and tell myself.

I’ve walked this path home many times before, but never before have a felt this feeling of unease. I know the walk home from work as well as the abck of my hand. Theres the tree we used to climb as kids, often ending up falling out of it when we got a bit over confident.

There where only a couple of branches that could be used to pull yourself up with. And, once your up there if you werent careful one of the smaller branches would knock you down again.

Just three paces beyond the tree there should be the start of the bridge over the small river.

But where is it. I’m standing where it should be but there isnt a sign of it. I looked around but the mist was getting heavier, making it harder to see. Spinning around and walking a few paces more i still cant find the bridge.

A snap sounds behind me, with a whip of my neck i look behind me, too see only a white wall. Visability less then three feet. I cant even see the tree anymore, but i should have wandered back to it by now.

This night was getting weirder by the moment. Youd’ve thought I would be used to the fog around here. It happens most nights around here at this time of year. And, having grown up here i should still be able to find my way around. Lord knows i used to wander around here with my eyes closed just to see how well i remembered the area.

With a wet noise I fell down the bank of the river. Coming to a holt in the middle of the reeds along the waters edge. I lay there getting wet for a moment or two while i got my barings. Not all together sure about how I ended up here. I had been taking small steps to make sre something like this didnt happen.

I climbed back up the river bank, barely managing to avoid hitting the underside of the bridge.

Once I made the top of the bank I found that thefog had rolled back. Leaving the night cold and damp in its wake.

Fog doesnt normally work like that. Disappearing in a matter of a couple of seconds.

There was no one on the path that i had followed. But, i still felt like that there was someone watching me.

With a deep breath i ran the short distance home. Constantly looking behind me. Every time there wasn’t any sign of any one there.

I got home and after a quick fumble getting the key out of my bag and into the lock i managed to enter the house and shut the weird night outside where it belonged.

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Jubilee Woodlands.

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Too celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee the Woodlands trust is going to plant 100,000 trees in 460 acres of land.

It’s a better way to commemorate the Queens 60 years on the throne then just throwing a couple of parties and having a few special programmes about her time on the throne.

To help cover the cost of the trees and to keep their land protected the woodlands trust is selling off each tree for £20, which you can dedicate to any one you want.  Something that will last longer then you and your living love for that person. Not that I am naïve enough to think that it would stand forever. Sadly things don’t work out like that. But having these tress planted and dedicated to people to make somewhere nice for people to spend a day or just go for a short walk is a wonderful idea, and in a way brings nature closer to us.

There isn’t a limit on the number of trees you can have planted per house hold. You get a welcome pack through the post to let you know where your tree is planted, what type of tree it is and a certificate which tells you exactly what will be recorded for all of history in the royal ledger for the woodlands.

If you dont fancy spending £20 in one go on a tree you could get 21 copies of the Daily mail between now and the 6th march. Take the coupons, send them off and if your one of the lucky few selected at random you get to have your tree planted in their section of the woodland.  And have the chance to get more trees for the soecial offer price of £15 each. Or have a sapling sent to your address for you to plant.

Which is a good idea but if you dont have a garden you can plant a tree in not really useful. Plus it means buying the Daily Mail. Its one thing to read the odd articule online just to see what shite they are trying to peddle this week.

All though they do have a handy little link on their website to get 20% off the price of a years membership. Something I think my little man may like. An excuse to go places where he can get muddy and no one shout at him for it. Plus they will send him stickers through the post. which is what every three year old wants. lots of stickers to put everywhere.