The Cassowary’s Daughter

The Cassowary’s Daughter

Deep in the forest, high up in the mountains of New Guinea, a huge bird strides confidently through the undergrowth. Foraging here and there for seeds and fruit and insects, the cassowary is the queen of the forest, the biggest creature in this ecosystem. She doesn’t...
Hands in the dirt

Hands in the dirt

I love putting my hands into beautiful, living soil. It’s an amazing, grounding, energetic feeling. I enjoy other aspects of gardening: caring for plants, building compost heaps, harvesting and eating the bounty. But getting my hands in the dirt gives me a feeling of...
Dorothy and her ancestors

Dorothy and her ancestors

This post is about my English grandmother, Dorothy Bulmer, nee Dorothy Hermon Hughes. Dorothy was born in Bangor in 1897. My father, Ralph Bulmer, was her eldest son. Dorothy was very proud of her ancestors. Thanks to her, I know a fair amount about my family tree....