Happy New Year to you all. I’m sure that, like us, you are glad to have waved goodbye to 2020.

During the pandemic, the rainbow has been used as a symbol of togetherness, hope and gratitude. So, for our first post of 2021, we’ve collected a selection of rainbow-themed links – we hope reading them will brighten your day.

If perhaps you’ve been setting intentions for the months ahead, here is some encouragement from Dr Maya Angelou,  

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

There’s lots of information about Dr Maya’s remarkable life, and more truly inspiring words here.

Dr Maya Angelou. Image with thanks to mayangelou.com

You can listen to a beautiful song called Enfys yn y glaw (Rainbow in the rain) by Welsh artist Kizzy Crawford here

In case the new year has you thinking about healthy eating, here’s an interesting discussion of the benefits of consuming a rainbow of fruits and vegetables, along with some delicious recipes.

Photo by Oleg Magni on Pexels.com

Although many museums and galleries are closed at the moment, the Color our Collections campaign means you can download free colouring pages and relax by creating your own multicoloured versions of the treasures they contain.

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Let’s close with some armchair travel to Cornwall in the west of the UK, which also gives us a chance to daydream about the Spring.

Photo by Sally Mitchell on Pexels.com

As look forward hopefully to what’s ahead in 2021 – designated as International Year of Peace and Trust by the UN – let’s all carry on supporting, uplifting and looking after each other.

Stay safe and well until we see you next time.

Claire and Sam

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