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Naturally Speaking

Ch-Ch-Changes…

I have to admit to being a conservative where places I love are concerned. Usually I need them to stay exactly the same for my own peace of mind, so that if a new building goes up or an old tree comes down I feel personally affronted. You can imagine my outrage when we came back from abroad to find the access to Horseshoe Bay closed because of renovations. Horseshoe Bay, we were told, was to have a brand new…


Pets

Claws, Paws, Feathers and Fur: Are Toads Poisonous to Your Pet?

The marine or giant toad (Bufo marinus) is the only species of toad found in Bermuda, and is altogether an impressive amphibian. While most amphibians have porous skin that must be kept moist to allow them to breathe, the marine…


Nature

Claws, Paws, Feathers and Fur: 10 Cool Things about Turtles

Turtles have existed for longer than humans have. The first animals from the order Testudines have been around for at least 157 million years; much earlier than the first snakes and crocodilians. Turtles drifted in currents with and Liopleurodon and…


Naturally Speaking

He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not

I have to confess that after all these years my home has been in Bermuda, I still miss the wild flowers of my childhood, immortalised in Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies. Every February and March I have a longing for…


Home

DIY Sea Glass Frame

What better way to showcase your summertime fun than in a frame with a fun DIY twist - using sea glass and sea shells? This simple project is exceptionally easy to pull off but takes a few days to complete…

Garden

Great Gardens

Water is a pretty hot topic. Of late, there has either been too much or too little. Bermuda has recently experienced flooding from extreme weather events and this trend is likely to continue. There are four ways homeowners can make…