Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I very rarely re write blog posts or add sections, however today I will. This item replaces the previous post.
I was doubly amazed as Pat and myself were awarded 'Life Membership' of Abergavenny Hockey Club by President Trevor Scott for services to Junior Hockey. For a kid who began playing hockey when encouraged by an English master at the age of 14 and finds that some 39 amazing years later he still turns out occasionally for a game of hockey, it is truly humbling to be given such an honour.
I must say a very big thank you to the Chairman and committee for considering me for this wonderful honour. I am unfortunately not going to be able to attend the club AGM on Friday of this week to thank the committee in person.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
The second image I couldn't resist is of course Jacob helping around Wilkinson's in town this afternoon.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
At the end of the day Abergavenny seen above was at its prettiest
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
With the flying ban still in place across the UK the only evidence of flight today were the many hot air balloons flying above the Monmouthshire countryside today, again there is no sign of any passenger jet vapour trails. The Harrington family were up and on the road early as we headed to the Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff to attend a matinee performance of Hairspray which has begun its UK tour in Cardiff and will be here until April 24th.Mr Michael Ball. Michael was joined by Les Dennis as Wilbur Turnblad and a truly excellent supporting cast for this tour. It was indeed the scenes with Ball and Dennis which brought the house to its feet this afternoon...... the best day that we have had at a musical theatre performance for may a year, needless to say everyone was on their feet at the end.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Surprise, surprise the Asus 4G has returned, and is being used to write this blog post ( I am getting used to the slightly cramped Asus keyboard once again, but not for long.
If you look above you will see that the Asus is running the stunning latest Ubuntu for netbooks which is very impressive in allowing simple programme upload and removal ( well done, its great to see a Linux distro not requiring too much sudo_terminal work). Look more closely and you will see that the screen above has some tell tale educational programmes loaded, the Asus is off to a new owner as it is going to be my granddaughter Abi's first proper laptop ( not bad for a four year old!)-I hope that Jaycob will also be allowed to use it! I only now await the return of the Asus 901from London.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Thank goodness nobody that I know has suffered from the 'act of God' however tens of thousands of air travellers have had their travel plans put on hold today and possibly well into tomorrow.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Below is the unboxing of the Kindle2 received today from Simply Electronics and delivered rather fantastically by DPD who lived up marvellously to their next day delivery - tracking the order was very easy on their website where I could see that it had arrived at Newbury last night, at 9am this morning I could track its journey to Cardiff at 3.30am and onto a delivery van for delivery between 13.48 and 14.48..... it arrived at 13.46 Well done DPD impressive. I would certainly recommend them on the evidence of this service.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Wired my favourite magazine showing seductive tech and interesting trends.
The May 2010 edition of the magazine marks the first birthday of UK Wired. In this issue they pick out their top 100 influential individuals of the 21st Century - headed by Google's Matt Brittin.
Happy Birthday Wired UK
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I set myself the task today of re felting our shed roof should the weather be warm and dry as predicted. Following an early start the old felt was off and disposed of by midday. The felting of a 6 by 8 shed on a considerable slope.....alone can take longer than predicted and the job (see today's image) was 95% completed by the time of the Grand National at 4.15! Not too dusty for an 'old timer' who now needs a drink...... of tea!!!
Followed by a lie down!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Hence a 300 mile round trip up to SW6 and home again by 2.30pm no surprise that the rest of the day went by in somewhat of a blur!