I love an e-newsletter or email alert. Well mostly. Like a lot of you I subscribe to many different news alerts to try and keep on top of the latest thoughts and ideas that could affect our members. And probably like many of you I delete many almost instantly after a 5-10 second glance to see if there is anything of interest.
We've mentioned it a few times but 2017 is a special year for the Institute of Quarrying, after all its not every year you get to celebrate a birthday as momentous as being 100 years old!
The news that bearded tits have been bred for the first time in Nottinghamshire has caused a few childish reactions in the IQ office. Despite the smutty humour behind the name of these pretty little creatures, the story behind the announcement demonstrates how the quarrying industry actively works with the natural environment with far reaching benefits.
Our weekly blog post has been slightly delayed this week because the IQ team has been out in Dubai for the Mining Show 2016.
As the first ever National Minerals Week comes to a close, we wanted to do something different to showcase the beauty of the little known mineral used in this logo, bismuth.
My Facebook feed is full of posts telling me there’s only 11 Mondays, or just 78 more sleeps, till Christmas. I often wonder what response the poster is trying to illicit, I can’t get excited by how near Christmas is as there is too much to look forward to before we get to a jolly man in a red suit paying a visit. Nor does it inspire panic, as there is always time to enjoy the all the trappings of the festive season when it does finally arrive. I guess all I really think about when I see these posts is where the heck has the year gone?