It is part of the Sikh religion not to cut your hair. This is because historically when Muslims came to invade India, Sikh warriors kept their hair long in order to look scary. In addition, it is thought best to keep ones hair natural and to its full extent. Consequently, many Sikh ladies go and... Continue Reading →

Outlander book review

When Clair touches the standing stones in current day Scotland she is teleported back to 1745 Scotland. While, this part of the story is a fantasy the rest depicts ancient Scotland in what I thought to be a realistic light. You follow Clair's adventure journey through the Highlands. She meets lots of interesting characters falls... Continue Reading →

Winter is coming

As the freshly fallen snow crunched beneath my walking boots I took in a deep breath and admired the surroundings. It's not every day one gets to go on an eight mile mountain hike as part of their job. I felt so lucky to be in the great outdoors, with such a magnificent view. Today... Continue Reading →

The aftermath

Today for the first time I witnessed the result of the lake poisoning we have been doing this summer. Along the edge of the lake dead fish floated to the surface and many more were decomposing at the bottom of the lake. It is estimated that around 30,000 fish were killed in this project, but... Continue Reading →

Plenty of pumpkins

Pumpkin season is upon us here in the USA. ¬†Where I am staying the family has grown and harvested numerous pumpkins. The weather conditions are not the best for gardening - it is dry, very hot during the day and very cold at night. Nonetheless, the garden here is a success. We have been enjoying... Continue Reading →

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