I am always enchanted by Eric Brad’s articles on dog training at the same time as I feel a bit of a failure because I have never been able to train Morwen. I have always had Border Collies so have had a relatively easy life as they are very obedient and seem genetically inclined to […]
It’s that time of the year again – lambs gambolling in the fields but this year between my cataracts and wonky wrist I am just not prepared. In addition, they are a week earlier than usual. This is how it came about. Last year when I put the cat among the pigeons (i.e. the rams […]
The oases of Tozeur and Nefta were a revelation. There was so much undergrowth of other fruits beneath the huge date palms: there were bananas, almonds, plums and apricots and all this on the edge of the Salt pans and the desert. We traversed the Chott El Djerid – an area of salt marshes with […]
Our recent trip to Tunisia was not an outstanding success for us. True there was a small but pleasant group of people and as a quick all round insight into Tunisian life, the trip was quite satisfactory but the guide, not being an archaeologist, was not knowledgeable about Tunisian history especially the Roman/Phoenician sites. We […]
From Bread to Delicate Omelettes and Immunosuppressive Drugs. Julia McLean takes us on a journey through the UK, France, Italy as she explores the many uses of mold and fungi.
Through the filter of a preschooler, Julia McLean’s memories of World War II are an impressionable part of her childhood
Julia McLean provides a humorous snapshot of mushroom hunting in Normandy.
While sorting through the accumulated clutter in her house, Julia McLean sifts through memories.
Julia McLean writes about a cheese – the soft, smooth texture and the rich, creamy taste. Camembert, the history, the legend and a bit of advice on how to enjoy it
Julia McLean expresses her opinion about changes over the decades in television programming.