As of February 2016, after 416 posts, and over six and a half years of blogging, I'm taking a break.
I've explained why here. There's plenty of past posts to read, though - hope you enjoy them !
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Why do so many deer get hit by cars ?


It is still very wintery here in Scotland which makes it difficult to drive or even walk about without slipping over. If you're a deer, it's very tough. To find food you might have to search new areas, and that can mean crossing roads and getting run over.

Yellowhammers and other cool birds


The last ten days have been absolutely terrible with snow here in Scotland. Last winter was bad, but this one looks worse. My school was closed all last week, and on Monday my mum had to sleep at her work because she couldn't get home. Last night was -19c in my village, which I think was the coldest place in Scotland, and the night before that was -18c.

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