"Civilisation exists by geological consent.... subject to change without notice."
American Historian Will Durant (1885–1981)

Geology has been an interest, a passion, a career and now a hobby.

The range and beauty of intricate creatures and environments that existed in the past never ceases to entertain and amaze, and to learn how the past shaped the present gives a unique understanding of everything around us.

Geology has the almost unique aspect of being a science you can enjoy anywhere from the stunning coasts and mountains to the intricacies of the building stones on every building around us and often the very floors we are standing on

I trained as a geologist from an early age when I discovered fossils on the beach at Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, and then took it as an "O" level, "A" level and on into University at Leicester

Fossils are my passion, from Dinosaurs to microfossils, there is beauty in all forms, and the stories that the remains that are left can tell us is incredible. From fragmentary evidence we can build up whole life ( and death) stories

Within these pages you will often see rocks, fossils and minerals and I will endeavour to explain what they are and why I'm looking at them