“I will read one book per month between 01/01/2017 & 01/12/2017”

Charity: WNF,Geef jij de gorilla een veilig bos?

hero Hilde Heyer

This is the Charity Project of my choice!

Geef jij de gorilla een veilig bos?

De oostelijke laaglandgorilla wordt van alle kanten bedreigd. De laatste twintig jaar is de populatie met drie kwart afgenomen. Voornaamste oorzaken zijn mijnbouw en stroperij. Maar we kunnen met z’n allen echt iets doen!

Voor 250 euro kunnen we de rangers die de gorilla’s beschermen, voorzien van een nauwkeurig GPS-systeem. Hiermee kunnen zij gorilla’s in de gaten houden en sneller ter plekke zijn als er stropers worden gespot. Met de twintig GPS-toestellen die wij aan de rangers willen doneren, zal het bos een stuk veiliger worden!


Learn more about this charity project


THIS GREAT CHARITY IS organised by the fine people of WNF


I am a bit in a hurry, therefore today I share the summary of my June read from Goodreads. I spent June with Fiona Melroses "Midwinter". And as it says on the book cover: " A hauntingly beautiful novel". I recommend it for autumn or winter, though ;)


"Father and Son, Landyn and Vale Midwinter, are men of the land. Suffolk farmers. Times are hard and they struggle to sustain their property, their livelihood and their heritage in the face of competition from big business.

But an even bigger, more brutal fight is brewing: a fight between each other, about the horrible death of Cecelia, beloved wife and mother, in Zambia ten years earlier. A past they have both refused to confront until now.

Over the course of a particularly mauling Suffolk winter, Landyn and Vale grapple with their memories and their pain, raking over what remains of their fragile family unit, constantly at odds and under threat of falling apart forever. While Vale makes increasingly desperate decisions, Landyn retreats, finding solace in the land, his animals - and a fox who haunts the farm and seems to bring with her both comfort and protection.

Alive to language and nature, Midwinter is a novel about guilt, blame and lost opportunities. Ultimately it is a story about love and the lengths we will go to find our way home."