Expect the Unexpected

News over the last week has been filled with the eruption and ensuing ash cloud from the volcano Eyjafjallajokull (Yes apparently that’s its name!) in Iceland. The volcano has of course had significant impact on the communities and farmers surrounding it particularly those downwind and images have shown the ground covered in several inches of more »


Writing posts for this blog is a mixed bag. The international news is followed closely for examples of hazards and disasters. In a certain sense therefore, one is pleased when there is a new occurrence that provides a basis for something to write. At the same time however these reports generally reflect misfortune and/or disaster more »