Liberation

Trudging to work this morning, in the pitch black and freezing cold, my thoughts turned initially to the fact that tomorrow is Liberation Day, and being a public holiday here in the Falklands, I wouldn't be making the same journey tomorrow but would instead be enjoying a lie in. Then I began to think about … Continue reading Liberation

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Kidney Island- lacking in the best ways

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

How to look an albatross in the eye (Part 1)

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)

How to look an albatross in the eye (Part 2)

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)

Tomatoes, Wind and the Final Spin

Looking back over the last 12 months it is incredible to think of how much has changed in our lives, especially the children’s lives for whom a year is a third, fifth or seventh of their entire life’s experience. Zoe and the children touched down in the Falklands a year ago yesterday to join me … Continue reading Tomatoes, Wind and the Final Spin