Today started off brilliantly, with a fascinating view of the eclipse. I set up a telescope in the back garden, and projected the image onto a piece of paper. There was quite a lot of cloud, so the image on the paper kept coming and going, but I managed to get a photo for the memory of the occasion. I felt that the bird life quietened down a little, but I had expected it to go a little darker than it did.
I was also delighted to receive a grant today from the Roger and Miriam Pilkington Charitable Trust, which gets me another step closer to Peru - Thank you.
Yesterday and today I have been doing my part time job, and I am also still working on various art projects (in the picture, I am working in charcoal), which I hope will generate further funds.
Photo by Angus Malmgren
I MANAGED TO REACH MY FUNDRAISING TARGET - a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me and helped make it possible for me to take part in this amazing adventure.
THANK YOU also to the following for grants and sponsorship:
The David Haydock Memorial Trust
The Hedley Foundation
The Lord Mayor's 800th Anniversary Awards Trust
The Roger and Miriam Pilkington Charitable Trust
The David St John Thomas Charitable Trust