Happy New Year… or is it?

On 31 December 2019, millions of people welcomed in the brand new decade with fireworks. However, do you really know the cost of these bright, celebratory displays to our environment?

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Kangaroo Dundee: saving orphaned joeys

I caught the end of a BBC documentary yesterday called Natural World and from what I could gather, it was about a man in Australia working to help orphaned kangaroos. Brolga, otherwise known as Chris Barns, first established a kangaroo rescue centre for joeys in Alice Springs in 2005. He rescues and cares for orphaned baby kangaroos by becoming their mum and letting them live in safety on the sanctuary, which he opened in 2011, with other rescued marsupials.

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Credit: Helen Orr

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There’s no place like home

#201: If you had the opportunity to live a nomadic life, traveling from place to place, would you do it? Do you need a home base? What makes a place β€œhome” to you?

Only for a short period of time as I don’t think I could manage living out if a bag for more than a few months! Whats makes a place a home, even though it sounds so superficial, is where my stuff is – my bed, my clothes, my family photos etc. My home base however, will always be where my family are. At the moment, we’re all only a 20 or so minute drive away from one another, which is lovely. Although when I move into London (which I’m desperately hoping will be before this year is out), the journey time will increase to around an hour – which is why I would never be able to love to Australia!