Learn Japanese - Body Parts 1

by Gareth, October 26, 2015

Some fun flashcards to help study body parts in Japanese. Learn the Kanji as well as the Hiragana. This is the first set of five cards. More to come, have fun.

African Bites - Mongooses

by Heather, January 31, 2015

We sometimes have a group of Banded Mongooses in our garden. They live in the small game park next to our house, but they sometimes visit us to dig in our lawn. They are looking for beetles, grubs and perhaps termites, to eat. They do not dig very deeply, but when they are finished eating, they leave lots of little holes all over our garden.They live in groups, usually numbering more than 20, and sometimes they can be very big groups. They are very quick-witted animals, keep a watchful eye out for any danger, and if any is noticed, warn each other with chirping sounds. They often stand up on their back legs to have a look around. They live in burrows, and they dive into them quickly if there is a threat to them.

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by Gareth, December 15, 2014

African Bites - Roofing Grass

by Heather, November 26, 2014

In the savannah or grassland areas of Africa most houses in the countryside have roofs made of a wooden frames covered with grass. This is because the grass and wood are a cheap, and sometimes free, resource, and if the roofs are carefully constructed they can last as long as twenty years. In Zimbabwe there are some parts of the country where the grass is very suitable for thatching. Women are usually in charge of cutting the grass, and after the grass is reaped, it is put into bundles, tied with string, and sold, usually for about US1$ a bundle. The grass is cut during our cool dry season, mostly after the first frost, so that the grass is dried out properly. The grass is laid over a wooden frame and tied on with twine, being combed or smoothed at the same time.


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