World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day and I find it relevant to reflect on Creatureshire’s impact on the environment. This begs the question: what can I do to make my business more sustainable and lessen its footprint on our planet? One of the nagging questions I ask myself is how to deal with polymer clay. It…

World frog day

Today is world frog day. There are almost 7000 species of frogs around the world, most of them living in tropical rain forests. The European tree frog can be found across Europe in freshwater habitats. They are a nocturnal species that eats insects and other small creatures. They are quite small, weighing only 8.26 grams,…

Sperm whales :: Cachalotes

At a first glance Sperm whales may seem strange animals, with their large heads and bulky bodies. That, and their large size, is probably one of the reasons why they were seen as sea monsters. Yet, as most whales, they are incredibly social, living in small groups and as they grow older, keeping more to…

World Water Day :: Dia Mundial da Água

Today is World Water Day, an initiative from the United Nations to promote clean water and to celebrate all the good things it brings us. It is also a day to think about the challenges we face, like the lack of access to water, as well as pollution. Water provides all sorts of conditions for…

Quinta da Regaleira

When I was growing up I remember passing in front of Quinta da Regaleira and wonder about what was inside. From the outside walls there were hints of beautiful gardens and mysterious creatures. At that time the Palace was closed to the public and the first time I went in I was 15. I remember…