Birds

Birds I saw this week during morning coffee: A bluish kingfisher (!!) perched on the telephone wire (tried snapping a photo but I was too far); A small red-breasted bird, gathering dried bamboo leaves; Our regular visitors, the olive-backed sunbirds,…


Pig in a poke

Pig in a poke — a phrase that’s been around since the Middle Ages (!), related to the expression ‘letting the cat out of the bag’, has many equivalents in different languages, and the name of the game show on…


UK symbols

National emblems — England has the rose, Ireland has the shamrock, Scotland has the thistle, and Wales has the leek. Plz to be noting that the magical unicorn is Scotland’s national animal.