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Why Costa Rica Has All The Sunshine You’d Ever Need

March 22nd, 2024
Why Costa Rica Has All The Sunshine You’d Ever Need

It’s a few years ago, and I’m a quarter of the way through a year I’ll spend in Costa Rica - and it looks like there’s something wrong with the sun.

I arrived here after fleeing a bitter English February, and the temperature was something of a shock.

Can Scotland Save Its Hairy Highland Cows?

February 22nd, 2024
Can Scotland Save Its Hairy Highland Cows?

I first encountered a Highland Cow in a lonely field in Orkney - and my first thought was, “Oh, hello. What are YOU doing here?”

He wasn’t the only cow in sight, but Doug (a name I gave him after a guy I knew at school with very long hair) was the only cow who looked like that.

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