The biscuit tin shouldn't be handy...move it about a bit! - Mary Berry

Knickers

By the time I reached the last cave in a series of fascinating caverns at Wookey Hole, Wells, I found myself flanked by two ladies in their seventies. Within 15 minutes of us meeting, one had told me she was having an affair and the other admitted she never wears knickers.

Titan arum

The Titan arum is a flower of epic proportions. It can grow up to 3 metres in height and is the largest (unbranched) inflorescence, or flower, in the world.

Happiness is…

Happiness is: when you're in a fogou and the moss is phosphorescent! ...and when you say to some innocent ramblers "Get out. My fogou."

Human kind

Most ‘Westerners’ who have been to the likes of Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar will tell you that the people there are more friendly, welcoming, generous and kind than the citizens of their home countries; and as I neared the end of my 18 weeks backpacking in India and South East Asia, I wrongly made a... Continue Reading →

Life’s little surprises

Just when you think it’s all going swimmingly, life tends to throw a curveball your way to keep you on your toes. Even those little surprises, simply because you weren’t expecting them, can rejuvenate or ruin your mood for the day. I don’t believe in ‘fate’ or ‘destiny’ but ‘karma’ has a funny way of... Continue Reading →

Life’s little surprises come in all shapes and sizes -Becky Jo

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