Castles & Animals: A trip to Dudley Zoo

The sun is shining brightly, there is a warm summer breeze swirling the fabric of my dress, and I am moving slowly through the air as adorable fluffy monkeys play on the hillside below my dangling feet…. “Hundreds of exotic and endangered animals inhabit an ancient wooded hillside, with a rich geological history, around the ruins of…

2019 Reflections & 2020 Goals

Happy New Year! 2020 – a whole new decade. The year of the rat. January always gets me into a reflecting sort of a mood, so I thought I would start off this decade my thinking about how my 2019 went, and making plans for Fluffy Jellyfish in 2020. What happened in 2019? The year…

The Giant Lanterns of China at Edinburgh Zoo: Lost Worlds

“Be transported back to a time where roar-some, weird and wonderful creatures roamed the Earth. Discover 570 million years of wildlife, from when the origins of life appeared as a dazzling array of tiny microbes, to a world where dinosaurs were born and the ice age gave way to the forgotten giants of the animal…

Crabs, Shrimps, and Jellyfish: A Wander Along Longniddry Beach

Today I wanted to take you on my ocean journey and share my video blog, and some photos from my recent wander along the seashore at Longniddry. It was a beautiful sunny autumn day, and I just wanted to share with you a little bit of bliss…     Always take the time to enjoy…

#TBT – Deer & Ducks: A Trip to Beecraigs Country Park

This adventure is a throwback to 2013 to our little family weekend wander through Beecraigs Country Park… “The woodland at Beecraigs Country Park is carefully managed by the council to provide a fantastic resource for local residents to enjoy our stunning natural environment. We balance the needs of retaining woodland areas to provide shelter for…

Sunshine, Swans, and Family: A Wander Along Arthur’s Seat

There is not much that is better than a family walk on a sunny winter’s day in a beautiful natural location… Arthur’s Seat is one of Edinburgh’s most beautiful landmarks. The craggy summit hosts stunning views of Edinburgh, and beyond in all directions, and the extensive parkland surrounding it is a breath of calm from…

My Pets: Praying Mantis Enclosure Build for Nebula

Gamora‘s empty enclosure has been sat on my shelf looking sad and empty for the past few weeks. I upgraded her to an Exo Terra because I wanted to constantly have life flourishing within this little enclosure… so… it’s time for a new enclosure upgrade!! This time round, I have decided to make the enclosure…

Conventions: A trip to The Birmingham Entomological Show 2019

“We are back at Edgbaston Cricket Ground for another superb entomological show. This will feature a huge range of both live and papered specimens of tarantulas, beetles, moths, butterflies, katydids and stick insects as well as a host of other species. A full range of equipment will also be available including housing, moth traps, books,…

My Pets: Giant African Millipedes

“The Midland Entomological Fayre is held twice yearly and is a great friendly show for all ages. There is a huge amount of livestock / dried and mounted specimens of butterflies, moths, tarantulas, beetles, stick insects etc as well as books and equipment. There is a host of well recognised traders and collectors as well…

Feathers & Flying: A S&D Falconry Experience

Our adventure with S&D Falconry was a fantastic flying experience where we were able to learn all about five beautiful birds of prey. We were lucky enough to be able to fly these majestic birds, watch them perform incredible flying demonstrations, and enjoy listening to their history.

Jewellery & Animals: A Trip to Hellabrunn Zoo

The natural beauty was breathtaking, and the habitats for the animals were better than anywhere I have visited before. I was so so impressed. If you are in the Munich area, Hellabrunn Zoo is a must visit destination.

My Pets: Gamora the Praying Mantis has an Exo Terra Enclosure Upgrade

In today’s video I am showing you how I upgraded Gamora, my Giant Rainforest Praying Mantis (Hierodula majuscula), from her smaller acrylic tank into a much more suitable Exoterra… basically like me moving from my terrible student flat, into an actual adult human’s house!!! 😂     I hope you enjoy this video! What do…

My Pets: Meet My Animal Family

This week’s video is an introduction to my animal family! I really hope you enjoy meeting all of my pets, and I can’t wait to share more videos with you all about these amazing critters that share my home!! Click through the video above to check it out on YouTube where you can hit the…

My Art: Cat-Spotting Feline Encounters Archive

I have made a zine all about cat-spotting!!! I am super-excited to share with you my new zine from my other ego Chloe Henderson as it is all about cats!!! For those of you that are reading this and thinking “what the heck is a zine?!” A zine is like a non-commercial, non-professional magazine… but…

The Giant Lanterns of China at Edinburgh Zoo: Myths & Legends

There was a great atmosphere of excitement, and merriment as we made our way round the zoo, and it was wonderful to see the public engaging in animal conservation stories through the beauty of the lanterns, as well as the fascinating faerytales behind the more fantastical creatures… “The Giant Lanterns of China return to Edinburgh…

I Am A Happy Fluffy Jellyfish: A trip to SEA LIFE London Aquarium

My favourite exhibit was the jellyfish… obviously! There were a lot of species on display, more than I had ever seen before, and with the use of colour-changing lights they looked even more beguiling. I wandered around in these rooms for so long even Stuart was starting to get bored!!

Valentine’s & Self-Care: A trip to The Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

Akin to all animal parks, Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park plays an important role in conservation by breeding animals at risk of extinction in the wild. They work with other animal centres to generate, and maintain, healthy populations of endangered species. Through education with the centre, and events organised by the park, they are a great resource for raising awareness of the threats to endangered species and the environments they live in.

Over the Rainbow Bridge: Bailey the Best Dog in the World

Today I have some sad news to share with you. While I was home in January, the best dog in the world passed away. Bailey Henderson you are so so missed. If you have been following this blog, you might remember a few months ago I introduced you to Bailey, and told you all about how…