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Scottish snowdrops

As I approach 30 I realise I’m turning more and more into my Mum. One symptom is a desire to seek out the best of nature in every season, which in the UK in February is snowdrops. 280 more words


The Celtic Isles

I constantly read and hear the term ‘The British Isles’ employed to describe the islands of both Ireland and Britain. This is a colonial misnomer. Ireland is not, never was and never will be British regardless of the wizened wishes of a discontented minority upon the island of Ireland. 142 more words

Political And Social Commentary

Book review: 'Notes from a Small Island' by Bill Bryson

Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was the second of Bryson’s I read after first enjoying his short book on Shakespeare. 556 more words

Book Review

The Isle of Man: Peel, The Sound and Niarbyl Bay

On our first visit to the Isle of Man we tried out each of the island’s antiquated modes of transport and discovered some of its quirks. 750 more words