I’m releasing weekly insect-based recipe videos!

With my ongoing project exploring insects as a food source, for our health and the planet's, I've been doing a lot of research into current attitudes towards this food source in the Western world. Whilst it's amazing to see more conversation, more companies developing insect-based food items and slightly more understanding around the benefits, I…

I discovered an amazing sustainable skincare brand!

Hey guys! If you've been following me for a while then you'll know that I've been slowly transitioning as many household products as possible over to natural, sustainable ones. I say "slowly" because the worst thing you can do when moving to a more eco lifestyle is to throw out all of your existing products…

I got my family to try eating insects!

As part of my ongoing project exploring insects as a food source, for our health and the planet's, I got my family to try eating insects. Yes, everyone was slightly drunk. Yes, it was a very hectic production. And yes, it included someone knowing red wine up the white walls (not in the video!). But…

The secrets they don’t tell you on Black Friday

The excitement, the franticness, the thrill. The shiny new purchases from the haul that you got at such a big discount you bought twice what you normally would. What started as the first day of the shopping season in America following Thanksgiving, Black Friday has now turned into a global discount shopping event so prominent…

Photographers Against Wildlife Crime

When passionate people come together to fight against injustice, whilst speaking out for those who cannot speak for themselves, great change can be achieved - that’s what I thought whilst perusing the pages of the latest wildlife photography masterpiece ‘Photographers Against Wildlife Crime’. The book is a collection of photographs from an international group of…

What is the Illegal Wildlife Trade?

The figures for the number of rhinos that were poached in South Africa in 2017 have just been released. With all of the increased awareness, education and understanding of just how few of these iconic animals the world has left, rhino poaching numbers should have decreased - right? Well, in fact they have - by…

David Attenborough & the empire of the ants

If you’ve read my blog before you’ll probably know that I’m a huge lover of all things insect-related, and people often ask me why. Well this month saw David Attenborough explaining a little bit about why the insect world is so utterly fascinating in a new documentary called ‘David Attenborough and the Empire of the…

How to achieve your 2018 goals

As 2018 commences, that perfect time for making New Year’s resolutions begins. The classic time when we all set good intentions with positive thoughts, only to find that a few months/weeks/days down the line we realise our resolutions were a little unrealistic or we’ve only seen them as a ‘January thing’. I’m happy to say…

How is losing insects affecting us?

What’s the news? Do you remember driving 70mph down the motorway and having to activate your windscreen wipers every now and then with an added spray of screenwash...not due to anything other than trying to get those pesky insects off your windscreen? Now think back, can you remember the last time that you had to…

International Vulture Awareness Day

When most people think of vultures, they envisage giant, feathered, dirty scavengers, the characters from the Lion King hanging around on the branch without really contributing much, and big scary birds to be afraid of. But vultures are in fact hugely important to a healthy ecosystem, and keep everything in balance in the natural world.…

What is plastic really doing to our oceans?

As I settled down to watch the new Netflix documentary ‘Chasing Coral’, the follow up to ‘Chasing Ice’ I was feeling a little apprehensive about what I would learn. I knew one thing for sure, I was very excited to see the acclaimed camera skills, stunning colours of the ocean, and fascinating sea creatures, but…

What you should do if you find a baby bird

This is Troy the tawny owl. I recently had the opportunity to meet Troy and hear his very valuable story about how he came to be a resident at a bird conservation facility called the Hawk Conservancy Trust. Troy was found by a member of the public when he was a young chick. Upon finding…