Category Archives: Animals

First Lambs

Even though the sky’s a persistent gloomy grey and the rain just keeps on coming, Spring is evident everywhere in our part of Somerset.  The trees have their first, delicate greenery and daffodils sit beneath many of them in billowy, … Continue reading

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When Charlie met Razzy

Are cats afraid of snakes? Are snakes afraid of cats? Who knows, but this is the moment when our Royal Python came face to face with one of our cats. Neither seemed worried by the other, even when Charlie (cat) tried to … Continue reading

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Wanted: Scorpion Expert

Whilst its always good to interact with birds, animals and people whilst on vacation, some interactions are better than others.  This little fellow was having a doze in a shirt that had been left outside on our patio.  Unfortunately, he … Continue reading

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Wild Parenting

As any parent knows, the worst thing you can say to a child is “If you do X, I will buy Y”, because at some point you have to make good on your promises. Having indulged in this mad behaviour, … Continue reading

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Why Would I Take My Child Hunting?

Hunting. The very word instantly polarises opinion and puts people on one side or another of a great divide. But then I’m not sure that things are quite so black and white as they might seem at first hand. Take … Continue reading

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The Dark Side

When visiting other parts of the world, a tourist is often presented with challenging sights, which are not welcome to his or her way of thinking. Yesterday, on our trip to Cancun, we saw a little, emaciated pony. The pony … Continue reading

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Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane?

No, actually, it’s a ?? I found this little beastie sitting next to my sun lounger. The picture is slightly blurred, because the bug wouldn’t sit still and I’m fairly inept with the camera and it’s many settings (point and … Continue reading

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Take a Tennis Racquet to Breakfast

The hotel where we’re staying is great. Food, room, beach, pool, staff. All lovely. However, thieves are at work on a daily basis. Yes, folks. Be prepared to have the food stolen out of your mouths, if you dare to … Continue reading

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This is probably the biggest snake I have ever seen. It has the most amazing markings. I’m not an expert in keeping snakes, but I think it should be in a bigger enclosure (I hate to see animals in cages, … Continue reading

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