I volunteer for East Sussex Reptile and Amphibian Society (E.S.R.A.S) in my spare time, as both a show hand, committee member and their main newsletter editor, helped out by the lovely Mick Taylor.

It’s honestly one of the best experiences of my entire life, because I can help raise money for beautiful animals and help people tackle their phobias. It’s incredibly rewarding for me, as I have access to many opportunities that I would otherwise miss out om like going to Kempton and Doncaster Reptile expo’s, meeting members of the Federation of British Herpetologists such as the leader, Chris Newman and the chance to grow in confidence. Without the skills I have learnt from attending the educational shows we display at, I would not have become as confident within myself and my writing abilities.

I’ve learnt how to interact with a range of ages and even with those facing disabilities, and I’m proud to say that through doing that I’ve grown as a person and may have even made some people happy. That makes it incredibly worthwhile for me!

If you have any interest in coming to a meeting, please feel free to do so! We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at Falmer Village hall from 7.30pm onwards. You’re likely to see some of these faces!

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Visit the website to see pictures of the shows we’ve done (including one for the BBC in conjunction with the popular Wild and Deadly show), to find out more about membership, the committee and many more things!




I’m planning a new section of this blog, called “Why I Hate”. Each one will focus on why I hate certain things, peoples, groups, genres and pretty much anything else I dislike. Please be aware this is just supposed to be a humorous piece, but will contain my own opinions. If you don’t agree with them, please comment and tell me why – but don’t start purposefully spreading hateful messages or abuse about my own opinions – that is not the way to get me to change my opinions, but if you can give me a well reasoned argument about your opinion, I may just change my mind.

Thanks guys 🙂

Perfect Peaceful Soundtrack

I’ve been searching for the perfect soundtrack for the background that will make me feel calm and add some ambiance, so after months of trawling through Youtube (Oh, the hardship!) and Soundcloud and just about every video game that I love, I’ve come up with this so far.

  1. Kids Will Be Skeletons by Mogwai – this was discovered from the Life is Strange game soundtrack, and if you haven’t played that game I highly recommend it for the stunning visuals and relatable teen characters. If not for that, for the lovingly constructed soundtrack I have fallen in love with. This song has no vocals, but a lovely instrumental background which reminds me of nature in the early evening.
  2. Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran – everyone loves Ed Sheeran whether or not they are willing to admit it, because this talented ginger has a habit of releasing songs that tug on your heartstrings.
  3. Mountains by Message to Bears –
  4. Lost Boy by Ruth B – the simple piano backing accompanies the very sweet and tender voice of Ruth B singing a song that is calming and relatable “Neverland, I love you so, You are now my home sweet home. Forever a lost boy at last”
  5. Obstacles by Syd Matters – This song may just be poignant to me because of the points it’s played at during the game, so it has a very special and melancholy meaning for me. It still makes me smile though, it conjures up so many nostalgic memories for me due to the lyrics – which I won’t spoil for you.
  6. Crosses by Jose González – his voice is so peaceful and beautiful that I can’t help but drift away when I hear it, and I think that speaks for itself
  7.  To All of You by Syd Matters – Syd enters this list once again, with another truly calming but slightly more upbeat song. This song has very meaningful lyrics if you tune into them but the low drawling of his voice makes it so that you don’t have to pay attention if you don’t want to.

As of 10/03/2016