Country Profile: Andorra

Population Size: 77,246 Area: 468 km² (181 sq mi) Main language(s): Catalan Primary religion(s): Roman Catholic Life expectancy: 82.8 (male/female specifics hard to find) Geography: In the Pyrenees mountains: lots of valleys and peaks Current leader: Xavier Espot Zamora Bordering countries: France, Spain Stability: Strong Debt: No data

Country Profile: Algeria

Population Size: 43,053,054 Area: 2.382 million km² Main language(s): Algerian Arabic, Berber, French Primary religion(s): Sunni Islam Life expectancy: Male = 75.4, Female = 77.4 Geography: Mediterranean coastline, with a desert landscape Current leader: Abdelmadjid Tebboune Bordering countries: Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Libya, Tunisia. Across the water from Italy and Spain. Stability: Medium. Struggles withContinue reading “Country Profile: Algeria”

Book Preview!

Hey everyone, sorry I’ve not been posting much lately – a lot of things have been happening all at once, so it’s been difficult to find time to write about the news as well. On the plus side, I’ve finished writing my book! It’s a small book, but hell, it’s a book! The Garden JournalContinue reading “Book Preview!”

The Garden Journal

When I was a kid, I was raised to love the land. My family would go on walks whenever we could, and mum and dad would point out all the plants you can use: cleavers, comfrey, gorse…plants that are often mislabelled as weeds, pests and useless are actually remarkably good for us. Meanwhile, plants liveContinue reading “The Garden Journal”

Difficult Times

My other half left for basic training a week and a half ago. Today he was sent into isolation for what he thinks is just a cold…in a shared living area with people who have shown coronavirus symptoms. Worldwide people have lost their jobs, companies have closed down, and many have died. So all inContinue reading “Difficult Times”

Elbit Systems and Our Security

Have you ever heard of Elbit Systems? They’re one of the world’s top defensive technology systems, covering products such as surveillance tech, unmanned aircraft, and cyber defences. They primarily sell to the US, Europe and their allies, though in recent years they have increased trade with countries in the Asia Pacific. With the rise inContinue reading “Elbit Systems and Our Security”

Argentinian Crisis – A Financial Quandary

When you think of Argentina, what do you associate it with? I always think amazing steaks! Argentinian steaks are so good, it’s unbelievable. And I would have thought that for a country that can export such a costly product, their economy would be stable. Maybe not brilliant, but okay. Turns out, I was wrong. ArgentinaContinue reading “Argentinian Crisis – A Financial Quandary”

Is Filial Piety Still A Thing?

For myself, yes. Personally, I grew up in a very working class neighbourhood. Everyone who could work did, taking it in turns to look after us children. Mum and dad weren’t married, and didn’t live together, so she counted as a single mum. The same could be said for my sister, who had her firstContinue reading “Is Filial Piety Still A Thing?”

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