Pancake Sunday

It's still lockdown here. We've been in lockdown since Christmas. I was sure back then that restrictions would be relaxed in January. How wrong was I? We have had to cancel our April holiday. This is the same April holiday we cancelled last year in April - we moved it to this April. Now we've… Continue reading Pancake Sunday

A bumblebee, extraordinary changes for the UK, and thoughts on mother’s day for the most abused of all mothers

I got stung by a bumblebee yesterday for the first time in my life. Since all our usual Saturday activities were cancelled I took the opportunity to do some gardening and as I put on my gardening gloves I felt a sharp prick. Thinking it was a spider (I'm terrified of spiders and yes I… Continue reading A bumblebee, extraordinary changes for the UK, and thoughts on mother’s day for the most abused of all mothers

How much do cows fart?

I found this two-minute clip on Grist which shows how much cows fart in 2 hours. Spoiler: A lot! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlpiiMM2Vdg   A paper was published in Nature Climate Change in October 2015¬†which finds the temperature increase for parts of the Middle East is projected to exceed the level which humans can tolerate by the end… Continue reading How much do cows fart?

Castle Fraser

We went to another castle yesterday, Castle¬†Fraser, which is about 16 miles west of Aberdeen. It's a Scottish baronial castle built in the 15th century. Like all of the castles we've visited so far it is surrounded by gardens and woods with lots of lovely walks. There was also a wonderful children's playground which was… Continue reading Castle Fraser