A Difficult Time

Hey guys,

By now you’re used to me disappearing for a bit, one reason or another has lead to me taking breaks from the internet many times before. This break has been pretty short, but it might happen again and I wanted to pre-warn you guys this time as there’s a sad reason.

My cat, Tigger, who is 13 years old, has been diagnosed with kidney failure. We thought we would have some time with her, but sadly last week we had to rush her to the vets and her potassium levels are really low. We don’t think she’ll be here too much longer, we don’t want her to be in pain.

I know that with the pandemic currently going on that a lot more people have a lot worse issues than me right now, but Tigger is a part of our family and it’s been devastating to watch her decline. So far she’s hanging on. I’ll try keep you guys updated about it but if I drop off grid that is probably the reason why.


I pre-schedule a lot of my blog posts, and a few of my YouTube videos. So there’ll be some stuff still popping up. But thank you with sticking with me and hopefully we’ll all be in happier times in the not-so-distant future.



Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall

I had been spotting this in bookshops for over a year before I read it. Obviously, the word geography caught my eye every time (I have a BSc in Geography) and I was so so tempted but for some reason I never bought it. In the end, one of my friends off of my Geology masters had the book and allowed me to borrow it. I then hoarded it for a bit until Non-Fiction November came around, and now I had no excuse for putting it off anymore.

This book covers how the physical geography of our planet has influenced the political lines that are present today. How waterways can increase trade capabilities, how the US was so easily made into one large country (at the expense of the natives already living there) and why Africa isn’t as developed as other areas in the world as well as much more.

It goes into the impact that geography has had historically on politics, as well as what is happening in the present (Russia anyone?) and how the future is likely to progress, still being restricted by the world around us. An incredibly interesting read and one I’m glad I finally got around to! 4.5/5*