World Shuttlecock Accuracy Championships – 4

Excerpt from the book Sports the Olympics Forgot This book describes 40 sports that ought to be played but aren’t, because I made them up. ======== The smash return contest is also played with the same gutter around the singles court. The national coach of the Indonesian team smashes the shuttle at each contestant twenty timesContinue reading “World Shuttlecock Accuracy Championships – 4”

Mad Paddling – 2

Excerpt from the book Sports the Olympics Forgot This book describes 40 sports that ought to be played but aren’t, because I made them up. ============== The event started when a cricket team set off on a paddling holiday in the Whit Sunday islands and brought along their cricket bats for a few games of beachContinue reading “Mad Paddling – 2”

My new book

The fifth Inspector Knowles book is now available here – entitled the Melton Lazars Mystery. A bookseller is killed with a cricket bat. Inspector Colin Knowles was developing feelings for the bookseller, but he has to put those to one side, so he can investigate her death along with his sidekick Detective Sergeant Rod Barnes.Continue reading “My new book”

Fruit Falcon – 2

The fruits of the chenet grow in bunches on trees, which grow up to 30m high. The Falcon flies past the tree at high speed and snatches one or two of the ovoid-shaped fruit in its talons before landing on a branch. It cuts open the rigid skin of the chenet and peels it off,Continue reading “Fruit Falcon – 2”

The Fruit Falcon of St Lucia – 1

The Fruit Falcon of St Lucia is unique in the Falco genus in being the only one that hunts for fruit, although the bird’s hunting methods resemble those of the other members of the genus. The falcon stands about a foot high, with a wingspan of approximately 18 inches. The fruit of the ackee growsContinue reading “The Fruit Falcon of St Lucia – 1”