Bruce in the Land of Fire and Ice

Bruce definitely needed a woolly scarf for his week in chilly Iceland with one of the library humans.


He explored deep inside a glacier at Langjokull – only the humans had to wear crampons. Badgers were exempt!

Bruce pretended to be a Viking while his humans rode Icelandic horses along a lava trail. He then enjoyed a bowl of soup made from geo-thermally grown tomatoes. Amazing what you can grow in Iceland with natural heat from the ground!


The thermal pools and hot springs at Geysir were a bit too hot for Bruce! Ouch! So he cooled down a bit on a mini iceberg at Jokulsarlon  glacial lagoon. That’s more like it!!


Bruce admired Oraefajokull volcano at Hvannadalshnjukur (from a distance, just in case!) and watched Gullfoss waterfall from afar! He didn’t fancy getting too close to this amazingly beautiful and powerful waterfall.


Bruce enjoyed the view of the cheerfully multi-coloured buildings in Reykjavik from the top of the Hallgrimskirkja Cathedral before relaxing with a well-earned Icelandic beer! It’s been a busy week for this badger.


Watch this space … Bruce is off somewhere warmer in a few weeks time!!

A little trip to Cuba…

One of Bruce’s humans recently took a trip to Cuba, and for some reason she took Bruce with her!

img_20161110_105743584_hdr     I can see the plane!


Passport ready, off to Cuba we go!

Open top bus tour of Havana, with a helping hand from my human

15181281_10100830232471504_1824635840793741595_n   Spotted Che from the bus!


I found a place to rest on the bus


Spotted the Capitolia


In the Necropolis (Christopher Colombus Cemetery)


Ahh, a proper Cuban cigar 🙂


Taking some time out on the beach in Trinidad


Enjoying the music and the atmosphere in Trinidad


Che Mausoleum in Santa Clara


One last Cuba Libre before getting on the plane home


Bye bye Cuba, off home to the UK (and a nap in my human’s handbag!)

Have you met Bruce?

You know, the badger who suddenly seems more popular on Social Media than the library ever was?


Well, its actually thanks to the lovely folk in the library that we have Bruce, as he is a sponsored Badger. Librarians are endangered folk themselves so the team decided to start helping those animals who can’t quite speak up for themselves, unlike our rowdy librarians.

Bruce has been having adventures right here in the library and elsewhere, managing to sneak himself into the luggage of the librarians taking their well deserved summer holidays. You can catch up with his adventures on Instagram as buckslib_badger and Twitter as @BuckslibBadger.

You will see Bruce popping up across library publicity and you may even spot him out and about in the University.

Want a Selfie with Bruce? Just ask! He loves the attention so tweet him @BuckslibBadger and he will let you know if he’s around for a snap!