Bioluminescent Jelly

In only a couple of weeks, for the first time EVER in 21 years, I am going on holiday. I’m going to Corfu with my girlfriend. I cannot wait. Unfortunately, however, I am not entirely sure what to pack, other than my passport and EHIC card.

*Opens Google in a new tab*


Another beach day today. It would be fair enough to say that I am a little burnt, but not too bad (especially in comparison to some of the grockels* who look like ripened tomatoes).

In the sea at the moment, and every other year recently come to think of it, are small jellyfish-like creatures called “Ctenophoroa”. These particularly impress me as they are bioluminescent, and shimmer all the colours of the rainbow in the bright sun. I will attach a picture below (not mine).

Ctenophora [Alexander Semenov]
Ctenophora [Alexander Semenov]

Aftersun (Vaseline Intensive Care Essential Healing) liberally applied and I am off to sleep.


Sun and The Great British Takeaway

Woke up late – annoying (I don’t like wasting time).

Decided to entertain the suggestion of smashing golf balls into oblivion at the local driving range with my brother and a friend. At first, I was sceptical as to how much (or little) fun this would be – turns out, quite a lot. Later, we went into Woolacombe (a local village where I grew up), the sun was out and I was amazed by how clear and calm the sea was. Some locals are not impressed, however, as usually the spin-off with good weather is no surf.

Barricane Beach


Started a new job after this at 1600 at a local fish and chip shop run by friends. I’m not entirely familiar with their parents, so the first thing I do is introduce my self with “Hey, I’m James, you must be Jo” (names changed for confidentiality). “No, no, I’m Laura”.

Excellent, well done.