As Exotic Pets Increase in Popularity, Neglect is a Growing Problem
The RSPCA Reptile Rescue, in the south of England, opened in 2007 after it became apparent there was a need for a safe haven for unwanted and stray reptiles. Since then, hundreds of reptiles have been rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed throughout the country.
30 Years to Publication
I was just 16 when I penned the first draft of ‘Pestilence’. It was 1990, and I wanted to be a novelist. Inspired by the success of James Herbert’s Rats and similar stories around at that time, I wanted to create a deadly threat that would bring about the end of the world.
Children Learn About Tudor Plants, Traditions and Gardening
Trerice is an impressive National Trust property in Cornwall, England, dating back to the Tudor period and the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The liveliness and cultural significance of the times is reflected in the visitor experience today, as occasional displays of Tudor music echo around the quiet surroundings of the country estate. Volunteers recreate the atmosphere of times past, by encouraging visitors to dress up, play Elizabethan games, and get into role play!
A Community Garden Brings History to Life at Hughenden Manor
Hughenden Manor in Buckinghamshire, England, was home to former Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli in the 19th century. Today, school children tend to the plots in the kitchen garden and it’s become a vibrant learning experience for community groups too.
Prone to Saying the Wrong Thing? Got a Struggling Child?
Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman is a bestseller which I was fairly late to discover, but it’s worth a read if you want to understand your social experiences, develop greater emotional intelligence, or perhaps improve your own or your child’s prospects in life.
The Dancing Boxer From England
Jackie and her dancing dog, Tippy Toes appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009, before being knocked out in the semi-finals. Tippy Toes was just one year old at the time and was distracted by the stage which vibrated with the loud, unfamiliar music, chosen by producers. Jackie was disappointed that their performance was not as good as it might have been.