Have you ever heard of the Carbon Cycle? Well in my case it started in my academic and business life in my late teens and has continued to this present day. Let me explain. My academic career started in the Department of Organic Chemistry, Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland and I just loved it. I had a fabulous boss, a real lady, Dr Barbara Auret and my main job was in making rare organic chemicals to be used by PHD students in their work.