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Monday, 22 February 2021
Well here we go again, all schools in England back all together instead of a phased opening, as advised by sage etc, they never learn, but I hope I'm wrong & all is ok, but I will still be wearing my mask, infact, I may continue wearing 2 if I ever got in a confind space.
Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Now we're in this 3rd lockdown in the uk, i do hope that we all follow the rules, i was only saying to the wife the other day about all the thousands of people with covid but where are they, we've not seen or heard of any locally, then all of a sudden, our daughter knows two famalies who have it & my sister's next door neighbour has it, & then their relatives who visited them at xmas for ONE day, now all of them have to isolate, God knows what it would have been like with 5 days at xmas. I don't think people realise how important it is to steer clear of this thing, it's certainly brought it home to us to behave & stay at home. I'm letting off steam on here because Twitter attracts some strange people sometimes, so i tend to just comment on tv or less serious topics.
Anyhow if anyone has landed on here thanks, I would love you to leave a comment, i enjoy a nice discussion now & then.
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
On my youtube channel i try to explain that if you are allowed to do something, it doesn't mean to say that you have to do it, just a case of using you're noddle & keeping safe, do & meet the minimum of households & do not travel from a 3tier to a lesser tier,= common sense, take a look at the video, it's only 2 mins long.
enjoy, would be nice for a subscribe & a like, as i'm just trying to get my channel off the ground
thanks in anticipation.
Friday, 27 November 2020
As I said in the video on my youtube channel, it is quite a flyer, great for kids young or old to enjoy, & if you want to really get into the hobby it's a good place to start before you spend a lot of money. apologies for the mobius footage, as I don't have any tarmac or smoother area to race.
Saturday, 17 October 2020
This is an update on the rock crawler i reviewed on the 15/3/20, as you can see I'm experimenting with cameras on it, but at this time I am awaiting batteries as the one I have doesn't seem to want to charge as it's not been used for a while.
Update: the 4x4 decided to acquire a connection fault somewhere, but so far having stripped it down, I still haven’t found anything, so cannot try the 2D gimbal yet, so I’ll keep at it. I have tried the camera on top as in the pic, on the dampener & foam, but it’s worse than the mobius was on the front bonnet.
More to follow.
Saturday, 10 October 2020
If you've come here from my youtube channel, may i say welcome, as i said the little 3 axis gimbal fimi Palm I think is a brilliant concept in photo stabilisation, but from the time i had it in my hand, it's also a very delicate bit of gear. I still keep looking at it on youtube to see what others are saying about it, there's lots of positive reviews but there are also some who seem a bit wary like me, so watch this space.
More to follow.
Sunday, 20 September 2020
Looking round our garden these three fucia bushes caught my eye. Two of them are small container bushes, while the middle one is in the ground and grows quite large, but they are all different and i have googled for the names but finding it very difficult to find the exact name of each.
The top one looks a bit like fucia snowdrop.
Sunday, 6 September 2020
Yes, our first visit from a hedgehog since the late icy spring a few years ago. We used to see them every night in the summer wandering the grounds at dusk, sorry sounds posh, but we live in sheltered housing, the wife was manager & i was gardener/cleaner, so i was very much aware & interested in the nature & surrounding area. They used to come into our own private garden to drink at our pond, which went & became a lawn , so it was quite a surprise when we saw one the other night, I'm so glad they are around again.
Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Sunday, 24 May 2020
Saturday, 2 May 2020
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
you tube link:---we'll meet again
will now update this site on a regular basis so if you've landed on here somehow, hope to see you again or on my youtube channel, thanks in advance.
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Sunday, 2 February 2020
I remember it well, I was about 16 living in Burnley with my parents, & usually I was first up & would immediately put the radio on as I was well into music then, as I’d started playing sax at 9years old, & as there were no pirate radio stations then or radio1, I always listened to the German (or Danish) version of radio Luxembourg which played all the latest pop, the English radio lux was of course transmitting in the evenings.
I remember it was winter & whilst I had a portable electric fire on, if I had time I would light the coal fire with a ‘blower’ a piece of metal with a handle.on it over which you placed a large sheet of newspaper to force the draft up the chimney to get the fire roaring, which sometimes catches on fire sending smoke in the living room. & sparks shooting out of the chimney, ah what memories, no health & safety in those days!!!
That was before portable radios, tape decks & whatever were invented, in fact I don’t think we had a fridge then either, because I recollect going to a girlfriends house where her mum gave me some crumbly cheese out of their fridge, I loved it & consequently told my mum when I got home, begging for us to get one. We did have a square black & white tv though.
Well there you go, all that info from just hearing a song on a tv add.
This particular song seems to have cropped up in my life a few times as in the post below from 2010, regarding radio Luxembourg.
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
At last I'm up & running again, well what a mild winter, or should i say an extended autumn, bulbs are showing through, buds shooting out here & there, cyclemen looking its usual best at this time of year, glad i haven't still got the pond, or the frogs would be going berserk now, & then when or if we do get some cold , probably at easter the frogspawn would be knackered.