I have l’Interweb!

Though my sis is coming up and I’m looking after Kate’s cats this weekend so nothing for a few days but as of Monday I should be back in the game.



Moving House + No Internet at Home + Lots of Work = No Blogging.

Normal service will be resumed in June.



I’ll be honest – I was a little worried that I might not make it around (turns out using Wii Fit twice in four weeks doesn’t really constitute training) but I got round and in a none too shabby time!

I crossed the line at 1:06:51 so when the official times are published I’ll hopefully be sub 1:06 which I’m quite chuffed with (I was thinking I’d be closer to 1:15).

5-7 were something of a killer but I ran from 8 without stopping and my crossing the line song was Keine Melodien (MJ Lan Mix Extended Version).


Snow, part 1

Well the proper snow finally hit the Midlands which meant that school was cancelled! Somewhat miraculously my snowboard trousers still fit me so i finished off my Banoffee Pie for breakfast,  got wrapped up and went for a wander around Kenilworth in the snow:


All these things that I’ve done

I was thinking about things I’ve done that I generally forget I’ve done most of the time and though I’ve never really read any of those ‘100 Things to do before you Die’ type lists I imagine these are the sort of things that appear on them:

  • Flown a helicopter
  • Hugged a koala
  • Eaten Sashimi
  • Snorkelled the Great Barrier Reef
  • Been to the White House
  • Seen the Shrine of the Three Kings
  • Written a String Quartet
  • Stood on top of the World Trade Center
  • Been to a Pogues gig
  • Seen a whale in the wild
  • Flown over the Grand Canyon
  • Been to Uluru
  • Driven a tank
  • Stood on Table Mountain
  • Sailed a yacht
  • Been to Niagara Falls
  • Taught myself to play guitar
  • Had a holiday on a barge
  • Seen Nelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island

Things I wish were on my list:

  • Being a published author
  • Being able to do a backflip
  • Seeing the Northern Lights
  • Being fluent in Japanese
  • Seeing a wild tiger
  • Doing a skydive

Thing I doubt will ever be on my list:

  • Leaving my wallet in El Segundo
  • Watching C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate
  • Being able to moonwalk

Twice in as many days

My capricious nature has got the better of me and I’ve gone down a whole new route on the skin front, though I still can’t decide if I’m happy with it or not. The very first layout I mocked up months ago went a little something like this:

First rough of site layout
First rough of site layout

Then after I decided i wanted to go a bit more pixel happy we were looking at something a little more like:

Alternate rough
Alternate rough

And now we have what we have which is fairly basic but at is at least usable (and includes a little bit of my favourite scribble). I get the feeling I’ll play with the appearance a lot and never quite get something I’m happy with!