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To boldly go where no primate has been before

May 28, 2011

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Exactly 52 years ago today mankind decided to boldly go where no man had been before. Except it wasn’t man who embarked on this mission but his nearest cousin. During the 1950’s astronauts still hadn’t travelled beyond the earth’s atmosphere. There were concerns among scientists about the effects of prolonged weightlessness; and so began the […]

Bolivian gang causes a stir at London Zoo

April 8, 2011

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Any self-respecting fashionista will know that an outfit on a bright sunny day just isn’t complete without a pair of shades to keep you cool. Yes ok and the obvious reason –  to stop you squinting like Mr Magoo!   The one-size-fits-all rule however, does not apply to these mischievous black-capped (or Bolivian) squirrel monkeys at […]

King Pong

February 25, 2011

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The Northerner thinks I have an OCD about hygiene, I like to think it’s an endearing foible. Smelling nice is important to me. On my birthday I was given lots of lovely body and bath stuff; thankfully nobody brought any sticks to the party (see blogpost Hello Dolly!). I love using exotic scented showergels and […]