Watched the eclipse of the moon on Saturday night. Skies cleared over Suffolk and the shadow of the Earth moved slowly over the moon. Tried to get the kids interested – they did watch but it was only an excuse to stay up late! It only turned a bit red (perhaps I went to bed too early) and I had to explain the mechanism to my daughter. I should have pointed her here, as my attempts to explain about the refraction of light were confusing at the least.

On another note, have received the designs for the cover of my poetry book, Signs, from the publishers. This is a print on demand collaboration with a local firm, Arima. It will be out by the summer, if I can stop fiddling with the poems. I am very pleased with the cover, type design and hope I can match their quality with my marketing skills.