Small Island, National Theatre

I read Andrea Levy’s seminal Windrush epic, Small Island, some time ago. I loved it. It stuck with me for some time afterwards. It perfectly captured the ‘longing’ part of belonging which is so integral to post-colonial identity when your roots originate outside Mother Britain herself. I don’t know how helpful my vague memories of […]

Cityread Writing Competition

When I said in the last blog that I’d been writing, I wasn’t lying – but it’s fair to say most of my output hasn’t made it off my hard drive for anything like public consumption. However. In April, an organisation called Cityread London ran a whole host of events across London using this year’s […]

War Horse

Bit of a gap in posting, eh? I’ve been doing bits of writing elsewhere but blogging is something I got out of the habit of doing regularly. Lately, though, I’ve had the urge to start up again, and having just moved the blog over onto a new hosting and updated the look and feel, now […]

Doing science

It’s been a while since I posted, and since I am currently taking a break (procrastinating) from a fisheries assessment, I thought I’d do a quick update. I haven’t got any brain space available for independent thought today outside that which is being used for work, so have an awesome and tangentially related to marine […]

Fishy Friday – The Good Fight

Last night was the first in the new series of Hugh’s Fish Fight, in which celebrity-chef-turned-environmentalist Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall attempts to rally us all to “Save Our Seas”. From what, exactly, do our seas need protection? Well, judging by last night’s content, the answer is “all fishing”. To be fair, the Charter on the Fish Fight […]