Snow Shapes

If you look closely, snowflakes may look like six-pointed stars. But do you know that they come in even more shapes? Here are some of them! (more…)


When I decided to visit Russia in January, in the coldest part of winter, no one was more shocked than my Russian friends. “You do realise Russia is in the northern hemisphere?” one asked, convinced I’d got mixed up. “Change your ticket come in July.”


Christmas is celebrated across the world in swathes of red, green and white. In this edition, we look at the origins of some of the icons of Christmas, or is that ‘Xmas’? (more…)