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A Peacock Guide

A Peacock Guide. I was quite inspired as you can imagine and surprised when we as a family came very close to a lone lion, a peacock and a wild pony. 93 more words

Creative Writing

Who Was Here? Discovering Wild Animal Tracks

“A hunter traveling by full moon’s glow

left paw tracks in fresh forest snow.”

For some reason, the spring has brought a fascination with books about animal tracks.   246 more words


Simplicity by Edward de Bono : A review

A book that lived up to its name. It was simple and effective. There were about 10 ‘rules’ of simplicity outlined throughout the book. Combined with ample examples it was a stupendous effort to explain the concept of ‘Simplifying’ (or in de Bono’s words, … 464 more words


Gardening in Eden

Gardening in Eden, by Arthur Vanderbilt, is a book of joyous illuminations.

Arthur Vanderbilt manages to bring us a book that is filled with the glory of gardening. 194 more words

Book Reviews

Picturebook Biographies on Artists

The recent trend of high-quality picturebook biographies is one that I hope will continue, since there’s nothing more edifying than learning about the inspiring lives of real people. 319 more words

Children's Books

American Literature Month: (One From the Archive) 'I Never Knew That About New York' by Christopher Winn ****

First published in July 2013.  (Not literature, per se, but fitting).

I’m sure that I speak for many when I say that New York is one of my favourite cities.  506 more words

Phrases that we can Retire

By Chuck Howe

Party Hard – Face it, you party pretty weak these days anyway…

Cancer Sticks – Come on, you’re going to give Emphyzema a complex. 307 more words