All about seals, sea lions and walruses

All about seals, sea lions and walruses

There are many different types of seal – Seal (the famous singer), seal (the semi-aquatic marine mammal) and seal (the seal around a shower door). Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s the marine mammal that we’re looking at here. A harbour seal, swimming around. Photo: Tony...
Hand gestures from around the world

Hand gestures from around the world

What could be more universal than a thumbs up? Everyone from Michelle Tanner in Full House, to BB-8 in Star Wars knows it’s the best way to show your support, even when you can only speak in buzzes and whistles. But it turns out that hand gestures aren’t...
4 facts about whales you may not know

4 facts about whales you may not know

By now, you should all be familiar with my fascination with the creatures of the deep. While we’ve covered orcas recently, I thought it was about time we talked about some other members of the whale family. Ranging from underwater unicorns to cunning hunters who...
Throat singing: What it is and how to do it

Throat singing: What it is and how to do it

Last Sunday I watched Joanna Lumley’s ‘Trans-Siberian Adventure’ on ITV (it will come as no surprise that I love a travel program, will it?) And I have now decided that I will do away with my next holiday to Spain and go to Mongolia instead. It looks...