Thought you guys would be pleased to hear that my nonna (grandmother) called me up earlier this week and asked to borrow a set of my HP books; she’s now almost done Chamber of Secrets and according to her friend she “wouldn’t stop talking about it so she must really like it”. Today I signed her up for Pottermore; she wanted to be sorted into Gryffindor and said “I don’t like that Malfoy boy” upon being sorted into Slytherin but I told her that I was in Slytherin etc and by the time she left, she embraced the snake and even wanted to steal my scarf. She also made me promise to come over and watch the movies with her. Goes to show that you’re never too old to enjoy some Harry Potter!- Bella 


“Harry, you’re a Victoria’s Secret angel” - 29/03


Cape porcupine (Hystrix africaeaustralis)

The Cape porcupine is a species of Old World porcupine native to central and southern Africa. Cape porcupines are the largest rodents in southern Africa and also the world’s largest porcupines. They measure 63 to 81 centimetres long from the head to the base of the tail, with the tail adding a further 11–20 centimetres. Cape porcupines eat mostly plant material: fruits, roots, tubers, bulbs, and bark. Cape porcupines are nocturnal and monogamous, typically living as mated pairs of adults, caring for any young together.  When attacked, the porcupine freezes. If cornered, it turns vicious and charges to stab its attacker with its quills.

photo credits: zoochat, estelleneltaxidermy, biolib, zooborns