Squee Monday: Baby bats

Baby bat ith its teddy bear.
October 29, 2017

Yes, I’m a day late. So shoot me. It’s been a very busy week. I find bats interesting but I never thought of them as cute until I saw pictures of baby bats. But of course, they’re baby mammals, and most baby mammals are cute. What with drinking milk and enjoying a cuddle. This one even has a teddy bear.


Getting knocked off course.

October 25, 2017

For admin reasons, there’ll be no tourist visits to the observatory until January at the earliest. Luckily for me, it’s the cruise ship season, and I’ll get work guiding bus excursions, but it’ll be less work than usual. So that’s more time for writing, yes? It should be, but my days seem overfull with little to no writing getting done, although I’m working on a short story called, “The Queen’s…


Squee Sunday: Sugar gliders

Sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps) are small nocturnal marsupials. They live in forests in Australia, Indonesia and New Guinea. As the name suggests, they like to glide. It’s a good way to get from one tree to another without exhausting your tiny self going all the way down to the ground and back up. It also avoids the predators on the way. Not to mention leaving them behind looking silly as…

October 22, 2017

Squee Sunday: Sand Cats

October 15, 2017

I only recently heard of sand cats. They’re a species (Felis margarita) of small cats which live in the desserts of Central Asia, the middle east and North Africa. And as you can see, they¡re adorable.        


Squee Sunday: Baby gecko

October 8, 2017

For once, I took the photos myself. We’ve had a gecko living in our sitting room for a month or so. S/he is mostly invisible, hiding behind pictures or furniture, but coming our in the late evening. Inevitably s/he leaves a little – um – manure on the walls, but we don’t mind because a) it’s easily cleaned, b) s/he is seriously cute and c) s/he mostly seems to eat…


Squee Sunday: Baby Rabbits

October 1, 2017

I need a break from politics. It’s Squee time. Of course baby rabbits are very squee-worthy. And we have to have a kitten too. And of course there’s the famous Monty Python rabbit: Everyone knows rabbits are harmless right? We’ll here’s how one mummy rabbit reacts when she finds a snake trying to suffocate her baby: