Elephant & Rhino Orphans: Please Adopt Me

Every year in Africa, fifty thousand elephants are poached for their tusks. We’re talking about 140 elephants each day. South Africa is home to 80% of rhinos in the wild. In 2007, nine rhinos were poached, killed for their horns, for ivory and to concoct bogus medicinal powders. By 2008 that number had risen to…

Summer’s Child

We swam in the sea, diving deeper and deeper. Brown as berries with skin like copper glass. The cool water refreshed, healed, cleansed. It was our world and we loved it. We licked the salt, encrusted like sea snow, teeny tiny barnacles on our arms, lips, ears, mouth, eyes. It tasted so good. Fearless sea…

Game of Thrones: To Snow or Not to Snow

Kit Harington loves to rain on my parade. After months of silence, several sightings in Belfast and the Season 6 shoot, he still says he’s dead. Jon Snow is dead, gone to the dawgs, kicked the bucket. This is what he said on a morning show a couple of days ago. Death however is an…

Game of Thrones: 5 Predictions You Haven’t Heard Before

For the first time, GRR Martin book readers find themselves at an unprecedented disadvantage. They share the same “You Know Nothing” boat with humble mortals who only watch the TV show. The author, show runners, cast and crew are in the know. But they’re not telling. The rest of us are wandering around in the…

Three Idiots and A Funeral

I am not a bad person, I just have a warped sense of humour. If you’re anything like me you always laugh when disaster strikes, and tragedy turns into hilarity. Burying my parents was hilarious. I was about nineteen when Dad passed away, lost my Mum at twenty one. Funeral #1 I had no money…

Santorini Sunrise Sunset

I See Magic Every Day. I live on a beautiful island in a beautiful country. No season is the same, no sunset is the same and everywhere you go it looks different. Colours change – Springtime Pastel, Summer Gold, Autumn Fantasy. Winter is darker, more sombre – Curl up on your sofa with a hot chocolate time of year, another…