Mr Blue Sky

Mr Blue Sky

What a gorgeous July morning in the south of the UK. Looking up, I'm struck by both the wonder of the universe and man's impact on our corner of it. The blue colour is caused by the fact that blue light (which has a shorter wavelength than red) is scattered...

How to get writing done

Buy any book on writing (including Stephen King's excellent "On Writing") and you'll hear the same thing trotted out time and again – make writing every day a habit.Now, I agree wholeheartedly with this, however, there are two ways to make this...
Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish

I’ve always been fascinated by cuttlefish. Their calcium carbonate internal “shells” were once a common sight on Southsea beach (on England’s south coast where I lived when my girls were young) and were collected and used to keep our budgies...