Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tim Binnall.

From Monday, the interview I did with Tim Binnall just beofre Christmas will be available for download from his website. Tim's a really good guy, and I very much enjoy being on his show. I hope you get an opportunity to download it and listen. If anyone has any questions about the Mande-Burung expedition , or anything else I have done, or intend to do,please feel free to mail me at, you can post a comment on the website.
I wonder if any of the `predictions` I made on Tim's show about the outcome of the expedition results, will come true? Time will tell.............
I had a really great week this week.Here's hoping next week will be awesome.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Good news from Garo.

I have just received a mail from Dipu .I am pleased to say that all the team are well, and that the situation in Garo is slowly returning to normal.Great news ,and a big relief.
I had a dose of that bloody flu this week, and it has been crappy.I mean, flu is bad enough, but why do your eyelids have to ache on top of everything else?That is seriously wrong;its not as if you can stop blinking is it?
January is a dour month anyway.I wish I was out there, exploring, rather than sitting here skint ,in Manchester!Enough moaning.
Anyway, I have bought a hydrophone this week, which will be extremely useful obviously for listening to aquatic creatures.I have begun to plan when I will be using it.I also had two really good pieces of news.Unfortunately, I can't give any detail about either of them as yet, but I am looking forward to being able to talk about at least one of them fairly soon!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thinking of my friends in the Garo Hills.

Last night, I recieved some worrying news from Dipu Marak.Apparently, there has been what he described as `communal fighting ` ,between the Garo people, and the Rabha, from Assam. As a result, the Garo border is closed, people have been killed and shops and vehicles burnt out. As things stand today ,the team who accompanied us on the expedition are all o.k. My thoughts are with them..........

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

A happy New Year to you all!

I had a great time at a club called `Fresh` in Macclesfield,where my mate Keith (who came to Sumatra ,Norway, and Loch Ness with me), is a D.J. Keith was telling me that the week before ,one of the barmaids,a very pretty girl of about 20 ,came over to him with an unexpected proposition."Keith ,"she said, "As I know your not working in the club on New Year's Eve, have you made any plans ?" "No" said Keith, excitedly, "great ", said the girl,"only my mum isn't doing anything either, and I thought you might like to go on a blind date with her!!"
You've still got it mate.After all, Mum's know best !

I'm gonna go onto the rugged moorland around Kinderscout ,which is in the Peak District tomorrow.Looking forward to it. Maybe I should take Keith?