Daddy’s Little Pirate

Something's been on my mind lately - building up over the past few weeks, no doubt made more acute by seeing my one-year-old niece whilst visiting my family earlier this month. My brother and my sister in law are amazing parents, and I know that she'll grow up confident, independent and very loved. But not …

The End of an Era

Okay, that's a bit on the narcissistic side, but it really is a huge thing for me - after nearly six years at Walsall Council working as Senior Countryside Ranger, I'm moving on to pastures new. It is very difficult to take the decision to leave a job that you love, but I had my …

Black Hole Sun

Yesterday I did something awesome, and I hope you did it too.  There were at least 5-600 people gathered up on Barr Beacon at 8.30am for the Solar Eclipse, and it was one of the most successful astronomy events yet on Barr Beacon.  I want to start by saying what an amazing atmosphere it was, …