Europeans discover Easter Island – 5 April 1722Read more
The rise and fall of Easter Island is a parable for our times; a warning from history of what happens when…
In praise of iguanas!Read more
Green iguanas, Galapagos land iguanas and marine iguanas all have their own exquisite beauty, evolved over millions of years if you stop to take a closer look.
Galapagos: all the fun of the fish marketRead more
There is so much fun to be had watching wildlife at the fish market in Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos: pelicans, sea lions, frigatebirds.
The death of Jane Digby – 11 August 18811 CommentRead more
Here’s a bodice-ripping love story of sex and adventure: the story of Jane Elizabeth Digby, Lady Ellenborough. She died on…
Scilly AutomaticRead more
Where is Scilly Automatic? In June we had a lovely holiday in the Isles of Scilly. You can read about…
The Isles of ScillyRead more
In June we took the 20 minute flight from Land’s End to the Isles of Scilly. Ever since visiting as a 13-year old, Jane has seen the islands as a little slice of paradise, just 28 miles from mainland Britain.
Guns ‘n’ roses: the murder of Joan Root – 13 January 2006No CommentsRead more
On this day in 2006, 69-year-old Joan Root lay alone bleeding to death from gunshot wounds at her home on…
Birding in The GambiaRead more
170 different species in just 10 days! Last week, just as the birds fly south to escape the British winter,…
A visit to Hockney’s East YorkshireNo CommentsRead more
Did you see the exhibition of David Hockney’s paintings at the Royal Academy earlier this year? Many of the pictures…
The death of Captain James Cook – 14 February 1779No CommentsRead more
“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” Whatever…
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