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Country diary: my swim with a bloodthirsty hanger-on

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A good September day can feel more like true summer than any other time of year, and this sunny, sultry Sunday in the Patterdale valley is an excellent example. The landscape has eased into a settled maturity: the hed...

Country diary: vignettes of life across the moor

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In late summer warmth, sheep lie in the shade of stunted hawthorns. Others meander past dried-up hollows, granite moorstone covered in sun-crisped lichens and stonecrop, and coarse grasses and prickly gorse, towards f...

Jong land dagboek: searching for an adder with my eagle eyes

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As a trainee zoologist, I love all animals, but I really love snakes! I’d never seen a wild adder, so when we went on an adventure to Colne Pointe nature reserve in Essex – which is famous for its adders – I felt fizz...

‘I feel helpless, useless and hopeless’: diary of an Afghan evacuee

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Mursal Rasa Jamili, a 23-year-old final-year university student and English teacher in Kabul, was evacuated to the UK with her two sisters. Here she explains what happened during her last days in Afghanistan. Sunday 2...

Jong land dagboek: welcome to the world of mini-beasts!

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Imagine you are shrinking, becoming so small that the grass towers over you. Welcome to the territory … of mini-beasts! Wandering down my garden, I feel the summer sun on my face. I crouch down, watching universes und...

Tokyo diary: so much for the ‘good news Games’

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It was a rough week for Britain’s Tom Bosworth, who came 25th in the 20km race-walk. He called it his “worst performance in a British vest”. He also became a target on Japanese social media after complaining about bei...

Jong land dagboek: what’s up with the ladybird?

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It’s a mild, sunny day and I’m helping in the garden – which means keeping everyone company and chatting away, like the pretty robin that always comes looking for a treat whenever somebody is gardening. The incessant ...

Kunstenaarskilderye van papawers bied 'n visuele dagboek van die pandemie

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On one level they are hundreds of joyful, geestelike opheffende skilderye van papawers. Maar vir die kunstenaar Brian Clarke is dit ook 'n soort dagboek van die pandemie - die hoogtepunte, die laagtepunte, die verlies en die hoop. Clarke is best...

Jong land dagboek: oorweeg die dunnock, die mossie in vermomming

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Oorweeg die dunnock. Hierdie saggeaarde, sagte en veeragtige voël vlieg ongemerk rond, ongesiens, om die oorblywende sade van ander gulsige voëls op te ruim. Dit kamoefleer met die aarde, vasgebind in sy skoonheid. Die mossie en eendjie ...

Tokyo diary: South Korea and Japan turn back the clock

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With early coverage of the Games inevitably focused on coronavirus, geopolitical tensions have barely had a look-in. But South Korea and its former colonial ruler Japan are doing their best to revive the Olympic trad...

Jonathan Coe on The Rotters’ Club: ‘My diary provided endless material, but I didn’t like the person I was’

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Van 1972-79, I was a pupil at King Edward’s school, Birmingham. It was at that time a direct grant school, which meant that although most of the places (including mine) were not fee-paying, it had all the trappings o...

Country diary: banking on a beetle bonanza

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I’m used to spotting the most conspicuous and charismatic species in my garden – stag beetles, common cockchafers, seven-spot and harlequin ladybirds – but in the past few weeks something else has been happening. Earl...

Where Is Anne Frank? review – Holocaust diary imaginatively rebooted for the YA generation

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The story of Anne Frank and her diary is retold in this fervent, heartfelt and visually wonderful animated film from Israeli director Ari Folman, who made his name with the animated historical satire Waltz With Bashir...

Country diary: what’s behind this silken grey cloud?

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It’s an untimely Halloween prank, sekerlik. I’m walking the tracks and paths where I live, grateful to be clearing my head after going out last night – I’m out of practice. Yet my fuzzy brain is not imagining things. A ...

The room where it happened: Giles Terera’s backstage Hamilton diary

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This morning we did Non-Stop, which ends the first half of the show. A lot of words. Jamael Westman wasn’t there when I arrived. Katy Bryant, our company manager, made an announcement that Jam’s partner had gone into l...

Nature takes care of the vole ‘plague’: Country diary, 10 Junie 1921

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CumberlandThere are so many field voles in this part of Cumberland that they are practically a “plague”; the inhabitants call them mice and short-tailed field-mouse is a common name for this stumpy little pest. Many y...

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