Before moving to live here in Lapland, I managed Chippenham Fen National Nature Reserve where we spent much time, money and effort to re-establish a plant called “Grass of Parnassus Parnassia palustris”
which grew there until the late 1980´s, but we never succeeded in getting it back again.
Here it grows very commonly. We even have it along the edges of the track to our house (the above picture is taken at the edge of our track).
I have only noticed it growing there because we bought Kelly her first cycle and we now go out with her at least twice a day.
It’s not been an easy time for Kelly during the last few days, because she has thrown her dummies in the river, to give to the baby fish!! and now has to sleep without her dummy.
Kelly enjoys fishing, though soon gets bored when she does not catch anything.
I have mad her up a special fishing set. The rod is really an ice fishing rod and i bought a small reel for it.
It works so well that I have one myself now, as with my back problem it is not so easy to cast a full size rod. I cannot cast so far out, but as many of the fish are nearer to the edge, this is not a problem. I have caught 2 1kg Rainbow trout with this set-up.
My dad has settled in now and is really enjoying spending time with Kelly and the rest of the family.