After taking some time out to visit some students last week, I was over the moon to get this thank-you note.
Anyone who knows me or reads this blog, will probably know how much I hark on about the joys of science and adventure.
When you graduate, a lot of people tell you that you need to join the real world. That you can’t necessarily expect to enjoy work because it’s work.
A chance to witter on about all the good bits!
"The urge to explore a wilderness is inseparable from the desire to help save it." - Michael Fay
This brief, but worthwhile self assessment has been doing the rounds recently since first being posted by Al Humphreys.
I spent this evening daydreaming about possible expeditions. Fittingly, in the pub just down the road from the Royal Geographical Society.
The Man Who Planted Trees tells the tale of Elzéard Bouffier, a solitary shepherd living in the foothills of the French Alps in the early 20th century..
If you're tired or hungry or fruitlessly laboring, it's easy to make mountains out of mole hills..
I often get asked why I go on expeditions. What's the point? Why put up with hardships and trials and bad days? Why go far away from the comforts of civilization and stability?
Watching the notifications of revision despair popping up from friends still at university, exam season is clearly upon us. I can barely believe that a year has flown past since I escaped the exam hall for good and set about putting it all to use.
Assuming you've managed to persuade a teacher to squeeze you in to the busy and dreaded curriculum, then you're currently ahead..