Flowers in the rain

It’s been a long winter. Even now, almost mid-June, Granny has got the heating on and I’ve been staring at dull grey skies. If like me you need a bit of sunshine in your life, you may have got frustrated by the grey, but take time to smell the roses. Genuinely, they’re flowering now, so … More Flowers in the rain

Beauty all around us

It’s January. January sucks. It’s still cold, it’s still dark early, Christmas is over and summer still seems far away. It’s easy to feel glum in January, that’s why today, with the sun shining, I decided to re-open my eyes to the world and make sure that I was appreciating the little things. Even mundane … More Beauty all around us

Good Will Hunting

I made it, I found all ten Williams that I was challenged to find and interviewed them to find out who they were, and why were they out and about in the royal wedding crowds. (Well, all apart from the two-year old) Without further ado, let me introduce Will, Will, Will, William, Will, Billy, William, … More Good Will Hunting

Staring into space

A few nights ago someone mentioned that it would be possible to see the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit over London. I made a note to remember to look out for it and then promptly forgot. The next evening someone posted a reminder on Twitter, and I tore myself away from watching Stevie Wonder … More Staring into space

Serene insignificance

I’ve just got back from a week in the Mojave desert on Nasa’s Spaceward Bound programme. The idea is that a bunch of teachers and post-grads get the chance to work alongside some top class scientists and feel inspired to follow similar paths, or to inspire the next generation of scientists. We did a whole … More Serene insignificance