Very liberal here.
Loved the "groom running off" one myself.
1st Jun 2009, 13:16
I backed into the corner of this woman's hedge last Friday.
She insisted on filling out an insurance claim form.
It's spring! It'll grow back!
We have a bonus system at work, a few quid if you get through the year with no culpable damage, only a token really.
Up to this hedge I'd been four years without a scratch. 500,000 dent-free km's.
Never mind eh.
1st Jun 2009, 12:56
We heard a tip that there were two Storks nesting close to our house.
About a mile away!
Cycled over to see what we could see and were treated to a Stork-fest!
One parent was standing on the nest, we could just see a fuzzy grey head
popping up now and then, then parent #2 arrived.
This was just what I was hoping for because they always do that courting
ritual thing with the clattering beaks and throwing the head back.
Then a third one swooped in!
They were having none of it and Papa-Stork flew after him and saw him off.
Boet, we have to get back there first thing in the morning (It's Whitsun
bank holiday but I'm working in the afternoon) with a tripod coz these snaps
31st May 2009, 18:48
Managed to get down to where Cariadus lives this evening. He picked me up in a layby (how awfull does that sound?) and we took Tim out for a blustery walk along the beach.
Met the Junior Cariadus's "Hi, bye" briefly and Mrs.C. cooked us a lovely dinner.
Was great meeting you all, thanks for the lovely evening, thanks for feeding me, thanks for the conversation, and the bracing walk, proving once again that Moblog really does have the lovelyest peeps.
28th May 2009, 23:06
One of the few road circuits left in Holland (the Assen TT isn't a TT at all really) Boet got us accredited (well, I had a yellow vest on with "Press" on the back that seemed to open all doors/gates/barriers)
Getting inside, up close and dangerous, makes such a difference to "just" sitting in the stands.
Great learning experience, was just getting the hang of tracking at (considerable) speed when I had to head home.
Next year we'll make a whole day of it.
24th May 2009, 12:55
It's been quite a "creative" day.
We saw these on a market stall in Covent Garden.
I made this one this afternoon.
Thanks to Annie's mum for the forks & spoons.
We're looking for more.
23rd May 2009, 20:50
Finally managed to get hold of some black drinking straws (Thanks Kirsty for nicking handfuls of them every time you passed the bar).
A Grid-Spot is the exact opposite of a diffuser cap, it will concentrate the light bundle to quite a small round, depending on the length of straws you use, the longer the straws the more concentrated the spot.
I used 5 cm cuts for this job.
So, cut all the straws to the same length.
Mark out the long and short edges of your flash head so it fits snugly over the light, with a little overlap to close it off at the end.
Glue the straws to the cardboard, aligning the ends of the straws to the forward edge of the card. It doesn't matter if all the straws aren't exactly the same length, just let the difference be on the inside and have the visible edge all nicely lined up.
Build up layers of straws until the space is filled, then glue it all shut, held together with a lakky-band.
Then tidy things up a little with some duct-tape. I folded a little duct-tape over the edge that slides over the flash head to help with wear & tear.
And there you have it! Bob's yer auntie's brother, as it were.
About half an hour's work.
(Boet, I've loads of black straws left if you're interested)
This appeared on my tv screen late the other night.
Raised a smile.
21st May 2009, 12:29