I write this short blog post in the seat of a taxi heading to Manchester airport. Gosh what an early morning! I am heading off to Nicaragua to study a volcano called Masaya and as ever on these trips I shall be blogging about the journey and the science that we are doing. I will also be doing a series of videos too, which I think I want to call "a diary of a volcanologist". So here is the first one, more from me soon!