I lost my twin brother Paul to sudden infant death when we were four and a half months old. Our family had nicknamed us Bear and Lamb; a reflection both of the noises we made and of our characters. I was Bear; growly and gregarious, while Paul was gentle and placid. We didn't share a … Continue reading My Brother Paul
On Wednesday evening I had the chance to visit Kidney Island which is a pest-free tussac island about 45 minutes from Stanley by boat. It's a government owned and managed nature reserve and designated Important Bird Area (IBA). Being pest free it is regularly monitored to ensure there have been no incursions of rats or … Continue reading Kidney Island- lacking in the best ways
5 minutes before my first proper job interview (by which I mean post-university) I found myself in a waiting room in Kensington, staring at a picture on the wall. The picture showed black-browed albatrosses in flight. I thought them to be the most beautiful birds I had ever seen, and promised myself that one day … Continue reading How to look an albatross in the eye (Part 1)
Here's a treat for you; I have written about horses arses, and Donald Trump all in the same post, but it's not what you think... If you missed the first part of this story you can read it here. Falklands Conservation visit Steeple Jason a couple of times each year to conduct research and seabird … Continue reading How to look an albatross in the eye (Part 2)
By 'eck, it's been a while since I posted anything on here, but New Year, new resolutions and all that, fresh start. It's been another lovely day today so we decided to make the most of it and head down to the lighthouse for dinner. We chucked the trangia, a bag of pasta, the kids … Continue reading The Elephant Who Came To Tea
This is a post-dated post. Let me explain. I started the following post on my Nan's 100th birthday but didn't get to finish it. I promptly forgot all about it until I found this draft. It's a precious memory and so I thought it was worth finishing, even though it's well over a year late! … Continue reading A Centenarian, A Tractor And The Wonders Of Skype
Today is the last day of the school holidays and Oli, Rosie & Jack have finally slotted into the chilled holiday mood. Typical because tomorrow morning it will be back to school and we will be hurrying them out of bed, forcing breakfast down their gullets and ushering them out the door before they know … Continue reading Lunch Boxes, Bath & Bed.