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N is for Nutria

Nutria    noun

Oxford Dictionary definition:  coypu fur

Our definition:   Nutria (also called coypu) are large, rodents who are more agile in the water than on land. 234 more words


Decize, Fleury-sur-Loire, Nevers. Oh and Coypu!

The temperatures have finally come down, although it’s only a temporary reprieve. Later this week we are expecting late 30°s again. The hot dry weather is having an impact on the water levels of the canals. 660 more words

Canal Boat

Reflecting on 6 months in Houston - Happy Independence Day

It’s the 4th of July – American Independence day. And we’re celebrating with them – 6 months independently living in the USA.

When we first learned we would be coming to Houston, we had mixed feelings. 1,448 more words


Hare he goes again.

The morning constitutional consists of a 45 minute walk around one of the big fields, depending on which one is fallow.

Our favourite field is this one: 388 more words


Reports of giant rats (exaggerated, as usual)

The Mirror had this charming story of a retiree in the resort town of Torquay who spotted some “giant” rats in a parking lot. He even provided some pictures. 188 more words

Caumont lake

The lake calls at end of day

words replaced by rustling leaves

thoughts clarified in reflective waters

emotions stilled with hues of green

hope restored as clouds drift on… 139 more words