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The Maison Des Girrafes Caption Competition #67

Here’s a snap I took this morning in the Vestibule des Girrafes, featuring Emma the until recently pissed-off Siamese Cat, and Heidi the Dog. Now, normally, I’d invite captions, and you may submit some if you wish. However, to make … Continue reading

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Another Mystery Bone For You To Identify

A while ago I posted a beachcombing of a bone found on the East Beach at Cromer, which my Friend Mr P. V. of Lewisham (who regularly entertains such images in his blog, Zygoma) identified as the humerus of a … Continue reading

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It Has Not Escaped Our Notice Special Double Issue

Dr R. W. of Toronto sends this image, with the rider “I’m sure there’s a joke in this photo somewhere. I’m equally sure that I don’t know what it is.” And in other news, Canis Primus Croxorum found this sign … Continue reading

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You’ll both know by now that we’re very fond of animals here at the Maison des Girrafes. At the moment we have two dogs, four cats, a rabbit, thirteen hens, two snakes, five freshwater tropical fish and an axolotl.¬†We’ve previously … Continue reading

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Build II

For those few of you who care about this sort of thing – and because I promised I’d keep you informed – here is an update on the ongoing conversion of the Maison des Girrafes into a Palazzo. But first, … Continue reading

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Yet Another Mystery Fish For You To Identify

The deeps really are yielding their secrets at the moment. First there was this. Then there was this. And today there was this. Here is the whole thing, stem to stern – it’s about 30cm long. And here is a … Continue reading

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Another Mystery Fish For You To Identify

Here’s a fishy tail I found on Cromer beach today. Here’s a detail. The skin is very rough, and those spines are wickedly sharp – they look (and feel) like the thorns on a rose bush, and thereby hangs a … Continue reading

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Things aren’t going entirely to plan. An irritating niggle is threatening my grand erection with flaccidity, but it’ll be sorted out – eventually. Mrs Crox locked herself out of her office, which occasioned some drama. And when I opened the … Continue reading

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I am extraordinarily lucky in being able to work some of the time at home. Today, after a drizzly start, the sun came out so that I could spend my lunch hour on the beach and, notwithstanding inasmuch as which, … Continue reading

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… is the title of a terrific album by 1970s beat combo Ritchie Blackmore and his Rhythm Rainbows. But I digress. The title of this post is a perhaps witty allusion to the properties of sap at this time of … Continue reading

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