Rough week

November 15, 2018

On Tuesday last week Chai Latte discovered loo roll. We had to clean up the confetti in the living room. On Wednesday morning I slipped in the shower and fell right out of the tub, grabbing at the shower head as I went down. For a second I thought I was going to break my neck on the washbasin, but I landed on the bathmat instead and just bruised my hip. I…

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Photos of the week: Chai

We have a new member of the family. Chai arrived on Tuesday evening. We don’t know her parentage or exact age because she’s a found cat. To be precise, she was found by the neighbours of a friend of a friend. Luckily for her and luckily for us, I’d been asking around for kittens in need of a home. Everyone’s happy. It’s been a busy week, but this morning we…

October 21, 2018
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Photo of the week: the zodiacal light

October 16, 2018

It’s a funny thing, but the photos look very different on the desktop computer to the laptop – I hope this looks reasonable on your computer or phone.. You can only ever see the zodiacal light in really dark places, in the east about an hour before dawn, or in the west an hour after sunset. I took this photo from my balcony. It’s caused by dust in the plane…

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Photos of the Week: Fuencaliente Salt Works

Fuencaliente Salt works, La Palma Island
October 7, 2018

I spent much of the week helping out with a peer review of La Palma’s dark skies and astrotourism, run by Interreg Europe. A group of two people from each place visits each place in turn to look at what local people are doing and to suggest improvements. My role was translating and tour guiding. It was fun, but tiring. On Tuesday the group finished up at El jardin de…

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