The Long-Nosed Potoroo

I recently came face-to-face with a Long-Nosed Potoroo in London Zoo and rather took to it. The Long-Nosed Potoroo lives in Tasmania and it’s nocturnal. It was the first Australian animal to be officially described (in 1789). And it’s sometimes…

Cat Sends Email

Bollinger regularly sends emails by sitting on my laptop keyboard or prodding “enter” with her paw. She frequently sends my emails before I’ve finished writing them. Boll has a thing about office equipment and used to sit on my fax…

Noise Pollution

A company director from Derbyshire England was recently convicted after threatening a bell-ringer. He lived near a church and claimed the bell-ringing was driving him mad and preventing his children from revising. As I write, a ghastly little man is…

Death Clock

I recall Hardy’s Tess of the Durbervilles commenting that, every year, we live through the date on which we’ll die, but we never know or notice it. An odd thought. If you do want to know the date, try the…