Author Archives: Spuggy

European microstates and special territories, ranked by their suitability for dinosaur smuggling

(exceptionally mild spoilers for Jurassic World Dominion, a movie I myself have not seen, follow) In the latest Jurassic World movie, genetically-modified dinosaurs – having escaped the island – are sold at a black market bazaar to depraved billionaires who … Continue reading

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How to hear the heartbeat on an ultrasound print

When you get an ultrasound during pregnancy, one of the things the doctor or tech will check is your baby’s heartbeat using something called “Doppler ultrasound”. Depending on the type of check-up you get, the ultrasound image they give you … Continue reading

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Electric cargo trike review (Babboe Curve Mountain)

Like a lot of people, the pandemic has got me thinking about how I get around. Because we live in the middle of Frankfurt, a car never made sense for us, so we did everything either or foot or by … Continue reading

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Newsletter crossword 3

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Nature Crossword – Araucarian Word Ladder

Long time since I posted a crossword here! So, this isn’t just any old crossword. This is based on a format originally invented by Araucaria* which I absolutely love: the word ladder crossword. Rules are fairly simple: Each answer is … Continue reading

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Recipe: Spooky Halloween eyeball tarts

A really easy Halloween recipe for delicious (and actually rather healthy) fruit tarts with a spooky twist. Ingredients (makes 12): 250g jarred balled pears or lychees 1 tube of Smarties or similar colourful chocolate circles 1 food-safe black cake decorating … Continue reading

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Recipe: Beef tea OR chunky beef soup

Unfortunately Dove has been down with a cold this week. To ease her suffering, I cooked her this soup. You can stop halfway through to produce a delicious warming beef tea, or do both halves to produce a chunky stew-like … Continue reading

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Recipe: Broccoli and Stilton Soup

It’s been a while since we put a recipe up, but I managed to bring back a block of stilton cheese to Germany and this soup turned out too good not to share. Ingredients 1 large head or 2 medium … Continue reading

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