Kids, don’t try this at home

partial_eclipse.jpgSo, there I am, sitting on the sofa catching up on a few emails, when Shirls calls and says “can you see the sun?”

It turns out this isn’t a trick question, and minutes later I’m dashing around the house trying to find something I can look through to look at our latest partial eclipse.  It turns out that my viewing glasses from the last total eclipse have disappeared into piles of stuff so deep that it’ll take me until the next millennium to find them, so I end up improvising with several layers of film negatives (kids, don’t try this at home!).

I even managed to get a (very amateur) shot with the camera…

…perhaps I should be better prepared next time  😉