Friday, 27 February 2015

Birds in Selsey.

A few weeks ago we visited old friends in Selsey, apart from the wonderful hot tub in their garden we found spoonbills, a first for me, and this time avocets and yellow hammers. I've seen avocets in Namibia, but never here although it seems they're often here. We should see even more birds since the new wetland area has been flooded.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Ebola virus disease

Ebola is mostly out of the news and forgotten, but this video gives a rather different perspective on not dying from it,The-Ebola-survivors-saving-lives is sad and heartwarming at the same time. It was one of the links on the FutureLearn Ebola MOOC.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Laura M.A.

Laura's now successfully completed her MA, they all had a wonderful show in Islington, her pictures are amazing, but as I might be a little biased you can look at them for yourselves. Have a wander round some more of her art, it's all so detailed.
To celebrate all the many hours of hard work they've put in, I made a cake for the family day yesterday. It's the first time for ages I've had a really big one to do, all the classic illustrations of course, and a little nod to Laura.

She's made some lovely friends there, sadly none locally, so I wish them all the very best for the future in their various corners of Europe. Fjords and Giants Causeway here I come!