Author: Annicola

Green Bridge of Wales 5156

Blowing a hoolie/hooley

How often do we use an expression, knowing what it means, but never quite knowing why it means that. During the past week, it has been blowing a hoolie.  The sound of the...

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magpie

The Magpie’s nidopallium

Sometimes you’re reading something and come across a word you’ve never seen before. The Eurasian magpie is considered to be among the brightest of birds, and even among the most intelligent of all...

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Berries ripe for eating

An autumn glut of Sea Buckthorn berries

The smell was sweet and sickly, infused with alcohol, and difficult to escape. We tracked it down to sea buckthorn berries, bright orange, over-ripe and ready for eating after the early November frosts....

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