Category Archives: Blogging for fun

March 27th – Climbed the flowering puya chilnesis in the Great Glasshouse at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Took me a few hours to battle with the razor sharp leaves at ground level then even longer to climb up to the flowers in order to get a good view, but I finally made it and got documentary evidence!

puya chilensis

Did you know that this plant is often called ‘the sheep eater’ as its razor sharp leaves ensnare sheep which then starve to death and then rot down in order to provide the plant with nutrients? It’s not a very pleasant story, but it’s definitely interesting! I’m glad I managed to escape the leaves otherwise the plant would have to be dubbed ‘the LEGO eater’ instead!




Introducing… Dr Lara Melody Jones, LEGO Academic

Lara is a new addition to the Regency Restoration Team and can often be found hanging around plants and areas of historical interest at The National Botanic Garden of Wales.


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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award; nomination by petrel41!

First of all I would like to say a massive thank you to petrel41, author of Dear Kitty. Some blog, for my nomination. I logged into WordPress this morning to find a notification and I have to say it’s a little bit of sunshine in a few days of silly doom and gloom – so thank you for that too!


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#BlogArch Number One

An archaeology blogging carnival?! How could I read that and walk away without contributing (albeit slightly late; Alas!)? So, thanks to Doug’s Archaeology I have once again got my blog on and over the next few months leading up to the next SAA (Society for American Archaeology) conference I will be writing little blogettes about my journey through creating and writing an archaeo-blog.

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