Category Archives: Nature

Salad Days


It’s a Leo thing apparently; the trait I have of leaving some things to the last possible minute. At school even with all the holidays to do my homework, it would still be done Sunday night before term started again. … Continue reading

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The Cork Oak


The closest many people ever get to a Cork Oak tree will be when handling a cork from a newly opened bottle of wine or removing the stopper of an olive oil bottle. It’s amazing to think that these cork … Continue reading

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Still space to be amazed


With the world seemingly shrinking as communication and travel becomes easier and faster it’s refreshing to know we can still be amazed by this beautiful blue planet we inhabit. Only last week scientists announced the discovery of a canyon in … Continue reading

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Important advice


How to plant a tree, civvy street version; in autumn dig a hole, putting compost or mulch at the bottom, carefully place the tree in the hole making sure the roots are untangled to enable them to grow to anchor … Continue reading

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Boing Spring has Sprung


For many visitors to Almeria the baking hot summer months are the only time they experience this beautiful region. By then the sun has done its work and all the spring flowers and grasses have been scorched brown and other … Continue reading

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People Power


2012  ended with the Mayan prophecy luckily unfulfilled; yet just a few weeks later a meteorite the size of a double decker bus exploded above Siberia injuring hundreds. A few hours later and the spin of the Earth would have … Continue reading

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A Parakeet in the Palm Tree


Chris Stewart’s works are known to many readers; Driving over Lemons was his first book and I read it back in 2004 whilst searching for a home in Andalucía. I still smile when fruit is lying on the road and … Continue reading

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