The Seer’s Stone

September 12, 2017

Twelve adventures for children under La Palma’s amazing starry sky. by Sheila Crosby (Children’s fiction, paperback, 148 pages, A5) Take a journey through La Palma’s turbulent past, into its present and out into the exciting future. Chedey will tell you how his world collapsed when the Spanish conquered the Island in 1493, Althay will explain what happened when the volcano erupted, Daida shares her visit from an extraterrestrial and Leyre…

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Polishing the Goat

I got back from Lanzarote last night. I managed to get the suitcase unpacked and the washing machine on yesterday, but my To Do list today was quite long. Clean out old food from the fridge Buy more food Laundry Get to a cash point Polish the goat Phone friend Send August invoice for tour guiding Polish the goat? No, I don’t have a new pet, or a new bronze…

September 5, 2017
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Squee Sunday: Sifakas

Two silky sifakas
September 3, 2017

There are somewhere between 100 and 1,000 Silky Sifakas (Propithecus candidus) living in the wild. Sifakas are a family of lemurs, and all lemurs come from Madagascar. They’re so well adapted to life in the trees that they can only move on the ground by hopping.

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Lanzarote

Cesar Manrique's last house at Haria, Lanzarote
August 30, 2017

I’m on holiday in Orzola, in the north of Lanzarote. I spent the first day and a half just chilling, writing and critiquing for friends, but this morning I got up early to explore. I drove up to Mirador del Rio in time for the sunrise, but the viewpoint itself was closed due to a strike. At the time I didn’t realise what I was missing. I did get a…

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