England seemed much more bearable this time. I think there were several reasons for this. Firstly, now that my family have all up and moved to Bournemouth, there are actually things to do when I’m visiting. About the only thing worth doing in Hyde Heath was getting a lift to Amersham station and a train to London. The second thing is that it was summer, which means the rain was slightly less frequent and it was pleasantly warm.

Mustelid mania

Sara’s parents have sent me the latest copy of Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, the magazine of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Why? Because the feature article in the latest issue is “The Slinky, Stinky Weasel Family”. It covers all the weasels found in Minnesota, from the smallest—called, appropriately enough, the Least Weasel—to the largest, the fearsome Wolverine. The good news for you is that it’s available online. They even have a full color PDF version featuring a weasel crossword!