Australia’s Bushfires and Climate Change

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
Originally published on BarryNerhus.com Bushfires have always been a part of Australia’s natural environment. However, they typically have a positive role to play in the management of the continent’s ecology. Over the past two decades, bushfires have become more and more extensive. By December 2019, Australia has been experiencing a…

Limerick #5

There was an old man from Kent A rather mysterious gent The legend was told He turned lead into gold And gave alms wherever he went. Merlin wasn’t from Kent but I thought this illustration went well with the limerick 🙂 The Wizard Merlin Print is available in two sizes here: magickmermaid.com

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the ending of the Second World War, and the ending of the Holocaust. 2020 also marks the establishment of the United Nations, formed in response to atrocity crimes of the Holocaust and the Second World War, with the aim of building a world that is […]

Year of the Rat

25 January 2020-11 February 2021 marks the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. People born under this sign are said to be clever, industrious, diligent, successful and enjoy living peacefully. Needless to say, Porthos is celebrating!

How to Conserve Water

Originally posted on Barry Nerhus:
Originally published on BarryNerhus.com According to the EPA, the average American family of four goes through 400 gallons of water each day. That’s 100 gallons per person! Water is one of our planet’s most valuable resources, meaning that we need to become better about how we use it. By following…

R.I.P. Terry Jones

Terence Graham Parry Jones (1 February 1942 – 21 January 2020)[1][2][3] was a Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter, film director and historian. He was a member of the Monty Python comedy team. After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in English, Jones and writing partner Michael Palin (whom he met at Oxford) wrote and […]

Limerick #4

A baker from north Timbuktu Made award-winning tiramisu I tell you no lies She won every prize And then made some sweet pain perdu*. *Commonly known as French toast, pain perdu means “lost bread” in French. Best made with day-old bread. photo credit: Image by Andy Walther from Pixabay

An Exciting Honour

In October I was contacted by Below The Radar TV ,the award-winning current affairs/documentary/film programme from Northern Ireland on the BBC.  Their I Lár an Aonaigh Series presents a wide range of topics in the Irish language (with English subtitles). In Series 8-Episode 3, one of the segments is about Irish folk cures. They asked […]

Pray For Rain!

And pray for the firefighters! More than 2 dozen people and 1 billion birds and animals have perished in the Australian wildfires. Thousands of homes and acres of land have been destroyed. If you can, please donate to the charity of your choice. Every little bit helps. Photo credit: skeeze from pixabay

Limerick #3

There lived a green bird in a tree A magnificent warbler was he He sang day and night To all’s delight And then drank a large G&T. (or a “large pot of tea” in the family blog version) On a more serious note, some bird populations are diminishing or becoming extinct altogether due to habitat […]