Black Crow Coffee St Pete, Fl

A Quick Stop at Black Crow Coffee St Pete

First Impressions Series They say first impressions last I had just finished up at an appointment near the Historic Northeast district of St Pete (FL) and found myself in dire need of some caffeine. As one does these days I plugged “coffee” into Waze and the options were many. One in particular though caught my eye.   Black Crow Coffee. Who’s eye wouldn’t it catch? Come … Continue reading A Quick Stop at Black Crow Coffee St Pete

A Day out at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

As part of my quest to see sanctuaries in Florida and around the world I managed to visit the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary in Palm Harbor, Florida. Now I must be upfront with you, I watched the news back in 2008 while in South Africa and they had a whole segment on this place and what they do for the primates no longer being able to … Continue reading A Day out at Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

A visit to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

I will state upfront that yes, I have heard the rumors, and yes I have read up on the history of this particular bird sanctuary. I’m not going to gloss nor go into detail over the gory details but rather send you off to google and you can read for yourself.  There is a lot of controversy regarding the previous owner and what he did … Continue reading A visit to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

Leopard Sudari Big Cat Rescue Tampa

A day out at the Big Cat Rescue

I was recently invited to visit the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa Florida for a tour of their facility. I’d heard a lot about them and jumped at the opportunity to experience it for myself. Susan, the head of Public Relations, was kind enough to show me around and give me a more in-depth view of the Sanctuary, what they do and the stories behind … Continue reading A day out at the Big Cat Rescue

Sharing Hurricane Irma

It’s surreal going through something you’ve so often seen on the news, I’ve lived in Florida now going on 8 years and we often have the watches for the hurricanes but they’ve always swung away. Not this time, no matter how much we spoke to the Weather Gods, prayed or told the weather man on the tv that he has it wrong and to go … Continue reading Sharing Hurricane Irma

America’s funniest town names… oh boy!

I choose Dead Horse, you? I said I was going to do this a little while ago and while chatting to a friend last night I decided that it is time. We went through a few of the strange place names in America and then he dropped the big one… the French town of Tampon – yeah you heard right! Ok breathe… phew… America is … Continue reading America’s funniest town names… oh boy!