WYLDE Moonboard

The sunflower is a symbol of peace and optimism and the national flower of Ukraine. It has inspired this month’s Moonboard as we chose photos of hope and love that have been taken during the conflict, as well as things closer to home that have given the WYLDE MOON office a much-needed boost.
Love will always conquer.

@thetimes

Visions of love and hope as Ukrainian soldiers Leysa and Valeriy wed against the backdrop of war.

@kyivpost

So many of you have written to us about Luke Jerram’s famous touring artwork ‘Museum of the Moon’. Catch it if you can. Thanks to Susan King for these awesome photos taken in Exeter Cathedral.

Her dreams were wylde and her heart was free.
Her thoughts were wylde and her mind was free.
Her hopes were wylde and her soul was free.
Be wylde, be free, be all you can be.

An Ode to the Wylde – Kelly Willoughby

We love this Vogue cover of Naomi Campbell and her ‘biggest blessing’. Beautiful.

NEED A MOOD BOOST?

Read about these 60 inspirational women who have changed the world in a variety of fields. For girls, it can be hard to identify role models in our society. This book will help and inspire women everywhere, of all ages, to realise their hopes and ambitions. £27.51.

Need some vodka inspiration? Try the Passionate About Vodka cocktail.

Passionate About Vodka
Ingredients

60ml Vodka
1 tbs Agave Syrup
3 tbs of Passion Fruit (taken from 2 to 3 whole Passion Fruits)
1 Lime, cut into wedges and slightly squeezed
Ice Cubes and Mint to garnish

Method

Combine the Agave Syrup, Passion Fruit pulp and Vodka over Ice Cubes in a tall cocktail glass.

Add Lime Wedges, squeeze gently to release the juice, and stir well to combine.

Finally, garnish with a sprig of Mint, sit back and enjoy!

“Taras cries when he says farewell to his son Matviy. His wife Kristina has written a heart on the train door. Together with the couple’s other son, eight year old Ustyna, she is leaving for Poland. Taras is forced to stay behind.

No men between the age of 18 and 60 are allowed to leave the country. They are expected to fight the Russian invasion. The departing trains are packed, way beyond their limit, with women and children – leaving devastated fathers in their wake. Fathers that head for the frontlines.

Almost one million people, so far, have fled Ukraine and according to estimates from the UN the number can reach five million.” @paul_hansen64

We are so grateful to award-winning Swedish photojournalist, Paul Hansen for allowing us to share his work on our March Edition cover, to raise awareness of what is happening on the ground in Ukraine. As a staff photographer for the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, Paul covers events whether it is in Haiti, Bosnia, Afghanistan – or back home in Sweden, and there is always one common denominator that links his work together; empathy.

@Paul_hansen64

www.paulhansenphotojournalism.com

When we can’t seem to find the words, Charlie Mackesy’s powerful yet comforting illustrations always seem to find the perfect way to articulate what adults and children may be struggling to understand.

Many find great comfort in numerology, which looks at the power of numbers in our everyday lives and the numbers that are special to you. Try reading Angel Numbers by Kyle Gray. £9.99
Vodka with a difference…

Black Cow Vodka, the world’s first pure milk vodka from Dorset cows. Sounds strange, tastes delicious. £24.99.

Dima’s vodka, made in Ukraine. They also make cocktails and if you buy four, 100% of proceeds goes to Ukranian charities. Vodka and cocktail £35.

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.

Desmond Tutu

The world applauded the courage of 77 year old Yelena Ospiova a Russian protestor against the war in Ukraine. She was arrested for holding placards that included the message, ‘Soldier, drop your weapon and you will be a true hero.’ As a baby she had survived the Nazi siege of Leningrad.

@aperegarom

I was so honoured to be part of this bank of female empowerment to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022.

She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
“Winter is dead.”

Daffodowndilly – A.A.Milne

Already on the edge of our seats for the next episode of ‘Killing Eve’. How brilliant are Sandra Oh and Jodi Comer.

A spritz of spring and the scent of a candle lifted our spirits.

Chase Vodka, not only made in Britain but packaged in a special union jack tin. £38.

Pincer Botanical Vodka, made in Scotland with an infusion of Milk Thistle. The latter is said to help a hangover – could be useful! £24.99.

DEC charities and their local partners are in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries providing food, water, shelter and medical assistance.

Learn how you can help.

We all gasped at the bravery of Russian journalist Marina Ovsyannikova who protested against the war on live TV.

© Channel One

If hope were a photograph…welcome home Nazanin.
All proceeds from @annabelsmayfair party paying tribute to the legendary Studio 54 went to @unrefugeesuk.

Covid finally got me… thank you Nurse Bailey.

When Chester was having a wobble before bed, Bailey instinctively snuggled up alongside him and they both fell asleep.

Love will always conquer.

@thetimes

Visions of love and hope as Ukrainian soldiers Leysa and Valeriy wed against the backdrop of war.

@kyivpost

We all gasped at the bravery of Russian journalist Marina Ovsyannikova who protested against the war on live TV.


© Channel One

If hope were a photograph…welcome home Nazanin.

She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
“Winter is dead.”

Daffodowndilly – A.A.Milne

So many of you have written to us about Luke Jerram’s famous touring artwork ‘Museum of the Moon’. Catch it if you can. Thanks to Susan King for these awesome photos taken in Exeter Cathedral.

Her dreams were wylde and her heart was free.
Her thoughts were wylde and her mind was free.
Her hopes were wylde and her soul was free.
Be wylde, be free, be all you can be.

An Ode to the Wylde – Kelly Willoughby

We love this Vogue cover of Naomi Campbell and her ‘biggest blessing’. Beautiful.

Covid finally got me… thank you Nurse Bailey.

When Chester was having a wobble before bed, Bailey instinctively snuggled up alongside him and they both fell asleep.
Already on the edge of our seats for the next episode of ‘Killing Eve’. How brilliant are Sandra Oh and Jodi Comer.
Vodka with a difference…

Pincer Botanical Vodka, made in Scotland with an infusion of Milk Thistle. The latter is said to help a hangover – could be useful! £24.99.

Need some vodka inspiration? Try the Passionate About Vodka cocktail.

Passionate About Vodka
Ingredients

60ml Vodka
1 tbs Agave Syrup
3 tbs of Passion Fruit (taken from 2 to 3 whole Passion Fruits)
1 Lime, cut into wedges and slightly squeezed
Ice Cubes and Mint to garnish

Method

Combine the Agave Syrup, Passion Fruit pulp and Vodka over Ice Cubes in a tall cocktail glass.

Add Lime Wedges, squeeze gently to release the juice, and stir well to combine.

Finally, garnish with a sprig of Mint, sit back and enjoy!

“Taras cries when he says farewell to his son Matviy. His wife Kristina has written a heart on the train door. Together with the couple’s other son, eight year old Ustyna, she is leaving for Poland. Taras is forced to stay behind.

No men between the age of 18 and 60 are allowed to leave the country. They are expected to fight the Russian invasion. The departing trains are packed, way beyond their limit, with women and children – leaving devastated fathers in their wake. Fathers that head for the frontlines.

Almost one million people, so far, have fled Ukraine and according to estimates from the UN the number can reach five million.” @paul_hansen64

We are so grateful to award-winning Swedish photojournalist, Paul Hansen for allowing us to share his work on our March Edition cover, to raise awareness of what is happening on the ground in Ukraine. As a staff photographer for the daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, Paul covers events whether it is in Haiti, Bosnia, Afghanistan – or back home in Sweden, and there is always one common denominator that links his work together; empathy.

@Paul_hansen64

www.paulhansenphotojournalism.com

DEC charities and their local partners are in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries providing food, water, shelter and medical assistance.

Learn how you can help.

The world applauded the courage of 77 year old Yelena Ospiova a Russian protestor against the war in Ukraine. She was arrested for holding placards that included the message, ‘Soldier, drop your weapon and you will be a true hero.’ As a baby she had survived the Nazi siege of Leningrad.

@aperegarom

When we can’t seem to find the words, Charlie Mackesy’s powerful yet comforting illustrations always seem to find the perfect way to articulate what adults and children may be struggling to understand.

Many find great comfort in numerology, which looks at the power of numbers in our everyday lives and the numbers that are special to you. Try reading Angel Numbers by Kyle Gray. £9.99

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.

Desmond Tutu

NEED A MOOD BOOST?

Read about these 60 inspirational women who have changed the world in a variety of fields. For girls, it can be hard to identify role models in our society. This book will help and inspire women everywhere, of all ages, to realise their hopes and ambitions. £27.51.

I was so honoured to be part of this bank of female empowerment to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022.

A spritz of spring and the scent of a candle lifted our spirits.

All proceeds from @annabelsmayfair party paying tribute to the legendary Studio 54 went to @unrefugeesuk.

Chase Vodka, not only made in Britain but packaged in a special union jack tin. £38.

Dima’s vodka, made in Ukraine. They also make cocktails and if you buy four, 100% of proceeds goes to Ukranian charities. Vodka and cocktail £35.

Black Cow Vodka, the world’s first pure milk vodka from Dorset cows. Sounds strange, tastes delicious. £24.99.