This was a blog that I ran from 2012 to 2019. It’s on hiatus at the moment and I may get back to it one day but for now, I just hope you enjoy my posts from the past.



27 responses to “About

  1. This phrase- “written by pixies chained to a keyboard and fed on cheese rind, apricots and dew” -caught my imagination and made me decide to follow you and see what you write!

  2. Thanks! It’s still in need of a home page graphic, and there’s a bit of tweaking to do, but it’s almost there.

    I love your section on Cryptobiology. As a biologist, I’ve always been fascinated by that subject. I was a member of a cryptobiology society a while ago, and even subscribed for a time to the journal “Cryptobiology.” I don’t know if it’s still in print. I think it’s entirely plausible that mokele-mbembe could exist.

    • Yeah. Why not? If giant crocodiles can survive for millions of years and still be lurking in the swamps of Africa and Australia, why not some form of dinosaur? I haven’t done anything on cryptobiology for a while, but I do have another blog in the pipeline… I think it’s fascinating!

  3. Hi Alistair, I was new to blogging last year and I guess I have explored hundreds of different blogs over the year – people who live in Spain, writers, photographers, foodies, book reviewers and some I struggle to define! That’s a lot of reading. And you too have read my blog, in its first year, when I was finding my way. So as a big THANK YOU for your support, I’d like to nominate you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award.
    Please click below to read more about the award:-
    Please accept this message as a gesture of gratitude, so if you don’t want to follow the award’s rules then that’s fine too!
    Many thanks, and Happy Blogging in 2014.

  4. Hey there, Alastair! Just popping by to say hello and to apologize for not coming by sooner for a chat after your unveiling of Duke’s pictures. Again, those truly are very well done. It was nice to see one again today.

    Looks like a fine drink you have there! What is it? Mostly tequlia for me, but a nice ale from time to time suits a certain mood. And when that doesn’t, go straight to the vodka or gin, I say. 🙂

    Enjoy your day! Great to finally meet you and have a look around. I shall relieve you from replying any more than you have to, but I do want to have a sincere look around over our holiday weekend.


    • Hello Audrey! I hope you’re enjoying Thanksgiving. I was lucky enough to be invited to a family thanksgiving dinner when I lived in PA and it was wonderful. I seem to remember the Detroit Lions were playing on TV… It was the pumpkin pie that I liked best.
      That drink in my hand is a pint of Guinness, which I am drinking in a pub in Oxford, all in the name of research, you know!

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