I love astronomy. I also bought a microscope at Christmas and this re-introduced me to my love of microscopy. Together, they have have both reminded me of my childhood passion for the natural world and I realise it hasn’t gone away. My childhood hero’s were people like David Bellamy and David Attenborough and Patrick Moore. These individuals presented TV shows that excited my interested primarily in the science of the world around us. There is a now new area on this blog for members like myself to add all that excites them about the natural world. When entering such blog entries, please categorise as “natural world”. These items do not have to directly relate to astronomy or microscopy or optics but should be educational and demo state your enthusiasm and excitement!