Stick insects

Stick insect picture.

By Katie I recently went to a big home schooling meeting with my mum for a few days in the Ardeche, in France.  We went there in our campervan.  We drove through the Auvergne where there are lots of volcanos and then Ardeche which is famous for chestnuts.  I didn’t know this before but because […]

You can help a REAL Elephant today……yep, today. A real elephant.

By Jen …..or tomorrow morning over breakfast. Or at lunch time. If you’ve never been involved in crowd-funding before, where ordinary people make extraordinary things happen, you just click on this green link. And tadaaaa, you’ve helped buy a little bit of land to rehome an elephant. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/building-a-retirement-home-for-elephants-in-europe/ Most of us love elephants. Most of […]

Europe’s first Elephant Sanctuary

By Jen This rural sleepy region in France has an older population. Sprightly octogenarians can be seen out chopping wood in the winter, or in the fields rounding up cows in the summer. The air is clean, there are more cows than people. There’s a back-to-nature traditional approach to life. And more retirees are on […]

Japan: What a tuna looks like and how to buy one.

Unless you want to accidentally acquire a hundred grand’s worth of tuna, keep control of any fingers prone to waggling or wandering at the Tokyo Tuna Auction. The Tsukiji fish market is the largest in the world. It’s estimated that 17% of the world’s caught fish pass through its gates. My cod! It has been […]