Carnival Of Creatures!

I took part in the Carnival of Creatures yesterday organised by my friends at Rising up Families MCR

We were protesting Climate Breakdown and Animal Extinction. Usually people think about animal extinction and they think or Tigers and Rhino’s. they don’t think about the insects and animals here in the UK.
They are just as important to our ecosystems. We have to look after them.
So different to the strikes, but so wonderful to be apart of it. To see so many people of all ages, especially children because we care about animals and the planet and we know that they are hurting and dieing and we don’t want that.

We dressed up as animals in danger of extinction. I went as a turtle and wore a crown I made from plastics that represent the plastics in the sea and oceans that are damaging ocean life. ( I took other people’s plastics as we use very little to no single use plastic.)

It was fun, but more importantly there were lots of people watching, asking about what we were doing – so it did raise awareness which is the main thing.

Why we marched!

My friend Dennis helping to Marshall and keep us safe.

The wishing tree was so beautiful, people of ages wrote what they wished for the planet and hung it on the tree. 💚

By the end I morphed into a butterfly.

Spring growing

The gardening hub has really started to grow. The unseasonable weather – hello climate change – has helped everything flourish but there has been a lot of unseasonable growing. Bulbs popping through and blooming earlier. And insects. There are so little of them, at the hub but also on my nature works. I’ve not seen any caterpillars where we usually do.

Most people I watch and celebrating the sun, but if you watch and listen to the earth hard enough you can see they are signs.

Purple Brocolli needed harvesting.

It was hard work. The roots were long and took alot if tugging to get out.

I brought home some Purple Broccolli and the flowers too as they are so pretty. And we harvested some rainbow chard.

Peas growing nicely.

Chives..I love the flowers.

The bulbs have died off in our guerrilla gardening section. We did do a little weeding but left lots along the canal fence for insects etc. We planted flowers for Bee’s.

Cumcumber seed planting.

Plotting the seed planting.

The weather keeps changing do much that we still water from the water butts whilst it’s raining, because when the sun comes back out again the earth dries up.

Its also been nice that some of the friends I made last year are back I also met the last who set up the Hub and started it all when it was just a patch of weeds and hard earth before they get a grant to out in the raised beds. I also learnt she was a labour council, and she said lots of kind words about me protesting and to keep going.

I’m also looking forward to the summer hub fayre on the 6th July. I’m making bracelets to sell and with mum’s help baking too, as we will have a stall and a money will go to the Hub so we can continue. I’m also going to make leaflets about the environment and climate change and hands those out too.

‘The world is dying’: youngsters strive for green future

Big thank you to Kel Nguyen for spreading awareness. I enjoyed being interviewed last week at the Fridays for Future protest in Manchester. You can see my interview below and read about our climate concerns and why we are protesting in Manchester.

Full post with all interviews.

Video by: Kel Nguyen

Climate Strike Number 3: Fridays for Future week 13.

I felt so happy yesterday for the support that was shown during the strike, and at how many people attended, especially because it was the half term holidays. This was my 13th week of protest and it has only made me more determined to keep going, and keep striking.

I was shy at first when we first arrived because I don’t do well in new situations, I get very nervous and a little anxious. So I sat near to where the youth speakers were and breathed deeply before I asked them if I could sing.

Although I was nervous, if you want to speak out at a strike, do a speech, poem, sing etc – don’t let fear stop you. Just do it. People need to hear what you have to say too. It is what YOU feel is important, and it matters!

I was nervous singing as well as chanting during the march part of the strike.

At first when I started chanting no one joined in, but gradually people started to and then we were all chanting together. It made me feel so excited and much more part of the whole strike and really changed the atmosphere. Even people on the streets as we passed clapped, on the street and in their cars. People came out of work/buildings to clap and cheer us on. It made me feel so good to have their support.

We did do a sit down protest too. We blocked off one of the main roads in Manchester for 10 minutes. The older youth strikers had organised this all with the police, so they were there to support us and make sure we stayed safe as we walked through traffic and I thanked them as we walked past and at the end of the strike.

I think this strike was a great success, even though my throat hurt from all the chanting 🙂

The next big strike will be on the 24th May. I will be in Manchester St Peters Square 12- 2pm again. you can find out where your local strike in the UK might be in this link.

There is also a families group that meet before at 11am for those with young children from birth. Rise Up Families Facebook Group!

If you cannot make a strike you can always Tweet your local MP. I Tweet mine every Friday. OR write them a letter. You can do that by using this link which makes it really easy to find out who your local MP is and write to the

I really hope you can make the next strike.

I will be back at the Fridays for Future Protest outside Manchester Town Hall next week as usual.

Joey and Zoe

Say hello to my friends Zoe and Joey.

I was given these 2 sweet pepper plants a few weeks back. Today I repotted them, especially as Zoe (the small plant) wasn’t as big as Joey.

At the moment they are still in the house. I take them outside when it’s been sunny and then bring them back indoors when it gets cooler in the evening.

I’m really hoping they give us some peppers, especially as peppers are one of the vegetables my big brother likes to cook with.