Crocodiles and Tortoises: La Vanille Nature Park

What a fabulous place, a tropical hideaway. Even if you’re not interested in animals, you’ll enjoy the rainforest ambience, the walking trails through the lush fog of trees, and the music from various exotic bird calls. La Vanille Nature Park in Mauritius is home to some very old tortoises and various other animals, including farm […]

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Carreg Cennen Castle Carmarthenshire

When in Wales, you never get tired of castles, so here’s another magnificent beauty, Carreg Cennen Castle, in Carmarthenshire near the River Cennen.  Building began around the fourth century, yet it’s ruins are incredibly well preserved, and majestic. It’s a steep walk, great for the legs and the views are worth every step. “One of the […]

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A Rainy Day in Dartmoor

Moody pictures from a rainy drive through Dartmoor. Dartmoor falls under Plymouth, and is known to most as one of the UK’s most beautiful expanses of landscape beauty. Driving along the scenic narrow roads, we passed Dartmoor prison,  I wondered if the inmates got to enjoy the views! Apparently the prison holds low category offenders […]

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Time For A Cuppa

Watched Bridget Jones’ Baby the other night – I didn’t realise Bridget was being played by the same actress, her face looks completely different in the film – is that prosthetics, age or surgery?? I saw a man walking down the street with his dog the other day, the dog abruptly decided to just lay down […]

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Bird Talk

Why is it I never notice birds at home but as soon as I’m on holiday they ‘suddenly appear’ and become really interesting?

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The Penguin Lessons, A True Story

If it wasn’t for the fact that I adore penguins, and that this is a true story, I would never have bought this book. Ever since watching ‘The March of The Penguins’ years ago, I have been won over by penguins, their cuteness and similarities to humans. I was intrigued to hear a story about a […]

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Wild Thing! Barbados

At one with nature It was like walking through a scene in a fairytale. Monkey’s swinging all over the place, various animals wandering around you as you take in everything the reserve has to offer. Please watch your step, and don’t tread on any passing turtles like I almost did, they are everywhere, and will […]

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Under The Sea: Sea Life London Aquarium

Given my obsession with fish and aquariums, it will come as no surprise that the London Aquarium is an old favourite of mine. Does anyone else feel like they’re in one of the ‘Alien’ film spaceships when you walk through Westminster tube station, it looks/feels very space-age-esk!!! Take Exit 1 and turn left- cross at […]

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