Collecting animals and collective nouns

Over my travels I have been lucky to see some amazing nature which, rather surprisingly, has awakened an old interest in collective nouns. Recently I have been able to add: A charm of hummingbirds A flamboyance of flamingoes An ostentation of peacocks A kaleidoscope of butterflies A fluther of jellyfish A swarm of incessant insects... Continue Reading →

Edinburgh Fringe 2016 in Figures

The Edinburgh fringe festival officially started at the weekend. Here are some figures and an infographic, ‘cos nothing says “cool” like statistics in pictorial form! Number of Performances: 50,266 Shows: 3,269 Days it will take to see all the shows: 409 (1 year and 1 month) Day & nights it will take to see all... Continue Reading →

Oh Makita you will never know…

Saw this van in the morning and had an Elton John song in my head for the rest of the day.  Feeling for anyone who works with electric tools, it must be a nightmare! "Oh Makita You will never know anything about my home I'll never know how good it feels to hold you Makita... Continue Reading →

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