A red squirrel eats berries from a Yew tree , they are highly poisonous berries to humans or cattle as farmers will testify ,yet squirrels stomach these berries with impunity as evolution gave them a stomach that permits this to be digested , like pigs that eat food that is totally out of date and off , as again have stomach that can digest food unpalatable to other animals such as man
The Russian Orthodox Church still uses the old Julian calendar, so Christmas celebrations take place 13 days after everyone else, on 7 January. If you're determined to celebrate the festive season twice, head there now. Picture: ALAMY
New in: Ingela Arrhenius has produced a special Christmas nativity set of her popular nesting dolls. Perfect for a festive gift, or you can use them as a cool Christmas decoration in the home. Part of the Studio Matryoshka collection from OMM Design. from
Snowball Christmas Cookies (best ever) ~ Simply the BEST! Buttery, never dry, with plenty of walnuts for a scrumptious melt-in-your-mouth shortbread cookie (also known as Russian Teacakes or Mexican Wedding Cookies). Everyone will LOVE these classic Christmas cookies!