Launching snow

Snow in the UK does not compare at all to snow in, say, France, New Zealand or Canada; but when it does come and actually sticks, the nation really does try to make the most of it. So, it snowed in London on Saturday 4th February.  By the time I was off to bed, it … Continue reading

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Ask For Evidence

I don’t know about you but when I’m seeking advice on something, I’m looking for someone who is experienced and knowledgeable about the subject that I need help with.  The criteria for the type of person I turn to normally stops at that, however, the quality of the advice can be jeopardised based on whether … Continue reading

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Before it’s too late.

The weekend just passed brought the news of great tragedy; the sickening horrendous massacre in Norway and the sad loss of yet another beautifully talented, young artist, Amy Winehouse aged just 27.  I want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to all lives lost in the massacre and my deepest condolences go to all … Continue reading

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Funding’s Too Tight To Mention

You may or may not have read the recent blogposts by Ed Yong, in which he lists and donates £3 to the authors in his top ten favourite blogposts of the month and provides PayPal buttons for his readers to do the same, if they wish.   This is all part of his “Science Writer … Continue reading

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Zoom Zoom Moon

I absolutely love photography and, for Christmas, I got a new 300mm zoom lens for my Nikon D5000.  I also have a new-found love in astronomy, so I’ve started to combine these two passions of mine. I’ve had this iPhone app for a while now and I was so excited to read on there that … Continue reading

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Stupid Scientology?!

Yesterday an incredible twitter trend emanated from the story of a Councillor based in Wales (John Dixon) who, over a year ago, tweeted: “I didn’t know the Scientologists had a church on Tottenham Court Road. Just hurried past in case the stupid rubs off.” ….and now he faces disciplinary action in what was deemed a … Continue reading

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Facebook ghosts

There was an article published yesterday in the New York Times that discussed the management of Facebook user accounts after they had passed away (see here).  Apparently, as the article explains, more and more over 65 year olds are signing up to the social networking site.  Due to this age group having the highest mortality … Continue reading

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Done with Dyson!!

Right, that’s it….the Dyson is out to get me!! I’m not a big fan of housework at the best of times and I like to get it over and done with as quickly as possible.  Tell me, why on earth has my Dyson got a fan at the front that blows out air, thus whirl-winding … Continue reading

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Magic, Magnets or Illusion?

Have you ever heard of the Magic Hill in the Cooley Mountains, County Louth in Ireland? Years ago when my mum was telling me stories of her trip to Ireland, one in particular fuelled my interest and it was the one about this hill.  Apparently, as the name has hinted, it is a very extraordinary … Continue reading

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and so it begins….

So here I am, I’ve actually started blogging!! To answer your question of what this is all about, I attended two meetings this week, Wesminster Skeptics on Monday, with speaker Simon Perry and the Science Blogging Talkfest on Thursday, with the amazing panellists Petra Boynton , Mark Henderson, Jon Butterworth, Alok Jha, Andy Lewis and … Continue reading

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