Gardens as habitat for wildlife

There's still no sign of the elusive hedgehogs. I have no idea whether they're still in our garden or not. Hedgehogs can travel up to 2 miles in one night so probably they're not but I hope they visit us from time-to-time. I continue to put food out for them along with the wildlife camera… Continue reading Gardens as habitat for wildlife

Crochet swimsuit, redcurrant jam, and an old video of Elizabeth

I crocheted myself a pair of bathers. I'm not sure whether I'll wear them in public. The colour matches my skin a bit too closely and makes it look like I'm wearing nothing. It was fun to make though. Yesterday I picked some redcurrants and stewed them up to make jam. I used water, redcurrants,… Continue reading Crochet swimsuit, redcurrant jam, and an old video of Elizabeth

Global climate strikes

The global climate strikes begin tomorrow. The Aberdeen event is at Marischal College tomorrow at 11am. I will be there along with Ben and the kids. You can use the map at to find your local event. I am lucky that my employer is supporting me in attending this event otherwise I'd need to… Continue reading Global climate strikes

I’m on TV!

This morning I was interviewed by John Parkinson from WordPress TV about what WordPress means to me. Is this my stepping stone to a part on Doctor Who? I probably should have brushed my hair a bit better first. John interviews people who attend WordCamps. He has other great interviews on the site.

Scientific consensus and arguments from authority

A British science journalist who posts to YouTube under the handle Potholer54 has released another video and it's just as entertaining and informative as all his others. In it he demonstrates how to pick fact from bullshit with a funny commentary. Why are people so easily duped? A couple of times recently I've received some scam calls… Continue reading Scientific consensus and arguments from authority