Apparently, it's traditional on this date to post a set of links to your best blog posts from the year. Well, I don't know about best, but here is a selection of the 2009 'Red Notebook' posts which I think best reflect my preferred blogging style, when I can find time to write.
An excellent Christmas present from my frankly gorgeous friend, Stense.
I find it interesting that the English language does not seem to have an equivalent word to philistine for people who are hostile or indifferent to science.
The other week, I came up with a frankly ridiculous hypothesis (I won't dignify it with the description 'theory') about starlings.
A seasonal photo of a robin, taken on my traditional Christmas Eve walk yesterday.