Volcano adventure #3

It was the third and final visit to the volcano in Iceland which proved to be most spectacular. After carefully monitoring the live webcam, we could see that lava was spewing out and so we once again made our way up to the site. I’ve taught volcano geography lessons at secondary schools for twenty yearsContinue reading “Volcano adventure #3”

Volcano adventure #2

There’s no doubt that the erupting volcano in Iceland will bring a much needed boost to the country’s economy. Lots of jobs are benefiting – and being created – because of the lava flowing to the east of Grindavik. From the helicopter pilots charging a fortune for a flight over the crater to the restaurantContinue reading “Volcano adventure #2”

Volcano Adventure #1

As soon as I saw the volcano erupting in Iceland at the start of the year and people getting a good peek at its incredible lava flows, I was itching to go. Covid-19 had other plans, though, and lockdown meant there was little chance due to restrictions at international borders and the resulting lack ofContinue reading “Volcano Adventure #1”

How to become a world champion

Becoming the leading competitor in your chosen sport sprint necessarily require rich parents investing in lessons and world class equipment. It might not even include all that much talent on your behalf. It all depends what your chosen event is. A few years ago I entered the World Conker Championship in England and wasn’t allContinue reading “How to become a world champion”

When there’s no vet on the island…

It seems such a simple and straight thing for those of us living on the mainland. If your dog gets ill, you can take it to the vet to get help, or contact a charity to help out. On an island as small as Eigg, though, there aren’t facilities like a supermarket let alone aContinue reading “When there’s no vet on the island…”

Treasured Islands

When the advance copies of a new publication pop along in the post, the excitement is high as the box gets ripped open. It’s been months since I penned the last words of Treasured Islands and since then the editors and designers have been busy. So much time passes from the end of the writtenContinue reading “Treasured Islands”