Welcome to my new blog! I’ve started this blog to take part in National Blog Posting Month 2016 or NaBloPoMo. I’ve never had a blog before so we’ll see how it goes. The name of the blog ‘Tinsel on Dinosaurs’ comes from a quote by JF Campbell, ‘Messing with fairy tales is like putting tinsel on a dinosaur.’ A collector of Scottish tales, he believed they should be reproduced verbatim, no messing around, adding bits, taking them away, cleaning up the language etc. The quote combines two of my favourite things, stories and natural history as well as having some wonderful imagery. Also, because we’ve just met I should add – I totally disagree.