The Dornish Effect

Ellaria Sand was a cool chick. Stylish, elegant, quick-witted and frank, everyone liked Ellaria. Well, everyone except Cersei. That was in Season 4, which by the way seems an awfully long time ago. Then she went back to Dorne, got a haircut and mutated into Super Bitch #1, possibly ousting Cersei from that dubious honour….

One Elephant is Killed Every 15 Minutes

Join the Movement. Help Save the Elephants. The Illegal Ivory Trade claims 36,000 elephants every year. That’s one every 15 minutes. At this rate none will be roaming in the wild in 2025. The price of Ivory has never been higher. It’s now more worth more than gold. Anyone who buys Ivory has blood on…

Game of Thrones S06: Daenerys Prisoner

A recent article on WinterIsComing.net entitled “What new image from Game of Thrones Season 6 intrigued fans most?” got me thinking. A captured Queen in a Dothraki tribunal was not what I expected. Daenerys looks exhausted, trapped. Questions come to mind: Who is the new Khal? Why is Daenerys a prisoner? And what will he…

Elephant & Rhino Orphans: Please Adopt Me

Every year in Africa, somewhere between thirty and forty thousand elephants are poached for their tusks. We’re talking about 140 elephants each day. Imagine your town with 140 murdered and mutilated bodies on a daily basis. Imagine a world when your children, and your children’s children, will look upon Africa’s wildlife as a thing of…

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, ears, mouth, eyes. It tasted so good. Fearless sea creatures,…

To Snow or Not To Snow

Kit Harington loves to rain on my parade. After months of silence, 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. Death however is an abstract concept on Game of Thrones. People come back, faces get recycled, bodies are ‘Frankenstein-ed’…

Game of Thrones: 5 Predictions

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…