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Switzerland

July 31, 2014

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Chocolate, cheese and cows just some of the things Switzerland is famed for. I experienced all three in equal measure during my trip a few weeks ago. Staying in the beautiful area of Neuchâtel and La Chaux-de-Fonds I was fortunate to wake up to the gentle chiming of cow bells and chirping birds. The Jura […]

Nénette – Paris zoo’s oldest Madame

February 14, 2011

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She’s an ageing red-head, who’s had three “husbands” and four kids, but Nénette’s life is far from fulfilled. Unlike most Parisian women her age, she is not a lady of leisure, she is in fact a prisoner in her own home. The 40-year orangutan is the subject of the latest documentary by Nicolas Philibert, famed for […]

Brass Monkey

January 18, 2011

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If I had my way I’d be travelling right now. Not on holiday, or to visit people, but like a Nomad around Africa, Asia and the Americas filming monkeys and apes till the cows come home. Sadly lack of funds and not a cow in sight means I have to make do with what’s practical […]