18th May, 2020 – When in Disgrace with Fortune

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,/ I all alone beweep my outcast state...

Hello from Suffolk. Here's five minutes of civilised calm recorded in the peace of the English countryside. With a sonnet by William Shakespeare.

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Wilding: The return of nature to a British farm by Isabella Tree

On this day: 18 May 1742, Lionel Lukin, inventor of the "unsinkable" lifeboat born in Great Dunmow, Essex

On this day: 18 May 1830, Edwin Beard Budding, inventor of the lawnmower, goes into business with John Ferrabee in Stroud, Gloucestershire to produce lawnmowers commercially

If you need some music to wake you up – how about When it Rains, it Pours by Luke Combs:

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