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Things you probably didn't know about moths and butterflies

Things you probably didn’t know about moths and butterflies

Spring has finally sprung, and what clearer sign of this can there be than the sight of butterflies drifting around the garden, gathering nectar? Well, I guess bees making a comeback (which I’m sure I’ll cover in the near future) and daffodils emerging.

Everything you've always wanted to know about coconuts

Coconuts: What are they and what do they do?

Over 62 million tonnes of coconuts are grown worldwide every year and, if you think that sounds like an awful lot of Malibu and Bountys, it just shows how little you must know about them.

8 unusual dishes from around the world

8 unusual dishes from around the world

After a hard day at work, I do love to get home, pop the kettle on and make some dinner. I don’t tend to follow specific recipes as I’m pretty experimental in the kitchen. I’m a strong believer in the “chuck it in and see if it works” style of cooking.

Everything you've always wanted to know about liquorice

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about liquorice

Once, in Iceland, I joyfully bit into my first mystery bar and found… liquorice. Liquorice pieces within the chocolate bar. The horror.

Creepy-crawly cuisine: Edible insects from around the world

Creepy-crawly cuisine: Edible insects from around the world

I’m a very fussy eater. Unless I’ve eaten something before, and enjoyed it, there’s a strong chance I’ll just stare at it suspiciously for a few seconds, before slowly pushing the plate or bowl away from me.

Great apes: What's so great about them?

Great apes: What’s so great about them?

The great apes will always hold a special place in my heart. They’re so close to human, I find them fascinating. I usually find myself siding with them during The Planet of the Apes films.

Unusual place names from around the world

Unusual place names from around the world

It must be hard to come up with a great name for a place on the spur of the moment, but some of the places on this list show that, sometimes, it might be best to spend a bit more time thinking about it.