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Anew

Hi blog. Here I am again after yet another long absence from the keyboard. One excuse this time is that my old faithful 2011 model Dynabook suddenly died one morning in late December – I suspect a component on the … Continue reading

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Along Came A Spider

Hi blog.   Avid readers (surely there are one or two of you out there…) might remember that I promised one day I would write a post on a certain spider.  Well, that day has come.   I’ve written up … Continue reading

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Faceoff

An orb-weaver spider has set up home in the mandarin tree in our tiny garden.  Praying mantises also take advantage of the greenery and the insects it attracts. What happens when two ambush hunters meet?           … Continue reading

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Her Ladyship

Great horns she had, and behind her short stalk-like neck was her huge swollen body, a vast bloated bag, swaying and sagging between her legs; its great bulk was black, blotched with livid marks, but the belly underneath was pale … Continue reading

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