Monday, 30 March 2009

Work Today

Today I went from using all of thease....



To using this high tech piece of equipment...


hmmmm....... Not saying


Sunday, 29 March 2009

Yin & Yang

Well Yin and Yang my two gerbils have never got mentioned on this blog so, here they are.....

Yin & Yang

Yin is the black one and Yang The white one, not completely opposite as they are both They spend a lot of there time recycling our cardboard, they are very partial to the toilet roll inserts.....


And I kid you not this is the same insert 1 minute later....


Meanwhile Yin is normally perched up on the food...


So as you can see the gerbils are doing well, I am thinking of live stream webcaming them or is that


Its the Weekend again... Nope wait a sec its gone!

Opps its gone again, the weekend damm what I miss.........

Well on Friday after work Kelly and decided that we were going to go out for the evening, well we havn't done that for a long time so we thought it was about time. So we went to Intimo's for a lovly meal and a bottle of wine. After that we went fo a drink at the old Havlock Pub. Down there we met Ben, and had a few drinks. But Kelly and I have decide that we are both getting to that stage in life where a quite meal and a bottle of wine is enougth. So we have decided to go out once a month for a meal..... Just so we can break the routine up.

Saturday we got up late, well the night out paid its toll my head was killing me as was Kelly's I think, so I went to Tesco's quickly to grab a few bits for todays dinner, we then spent the rest of the day chilling out (Playing WoW).

Today I was my afternoon with Tanis, as it was a lovly day I took Tanis to Beachy Head Country Park to fly his kite, mind you the old kite is showing signs of wear and tear now I think a new one is in order. The view from beachy head is fantastic I took this picture, from the top...


In the far distance is Hastings Town, which is about 15 miles away from there. On the way back I stop off for some petrol, and saw this old time Bugatti, I as the gentleman driving if it was ok if I took a picture of it......

The gentleman driving asked me to remove his face a reg of the car...... So I have done


After that I took Tanis Home and headed home, were I am about to eat my Sunday Roast Dinner.



Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Tanis Got Me a Bright Dragon!

And I mean a bright Dragon....

A Bright Dragon

Grumpy and the Dragon

The picture doesn't do the brightness justice but when I got it outside from Tanis foster parents, it was bright, I mean I could proberly use the colour for my high visabilty jackets I wear at work.

Anyway Tanis issisted on having a Party for him and me, and I had a chocolate birthday cake

Well the dragon is going to take up residence in the bedroom.....

Anyway thought i'd share what Tanis got me...


Monday, 23 March 2009


Well I was 39 today, and today went really well apart from having to work on my birthday, but it got better when I got home, firstly Kelly cooked me my favorite dinner Pork Chops, chips and mushy peas. I then got showered in presents....

All my Presents

Well to Start with I got this Watch from Kelly it has a real diamond in the 12 position

Kelly (1)

I also got this

Dunhill Aftershave and Shower Gel

Kelly (2)


A Concise Guide to the Stars & Planets

Kelly (3)

Kelly also had spent the time and made me this.....
March Gemstone Dragon
(Dragon Dreams)

Kelly (4)

On top of this I got from Becky this

A Jasper Conrad Wallet


Ok it does not end there

The Twins brought me
these two Books Complete the Trilogy I started to read
Can't Wait to get reading those

Ashy And Josh

Ok from my friends Rene and Tracy I got a big Bag of M&Ms unfortunalty no Photo as the M&M monster ate them...:(

But they also sent me a CSI: Las Vagas T shirt

Rene (2)

And this lovely wizard

Rene (1)
I had a good evening which iam going to finish off with a nice bath and a couple of cans of Beer... I do have a present from Tanis but I can't get that till tommorow when I see him.... Anyway BFN...

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Ok here goes.......

Right then, hmmm ok, right. well...... Hang on.............

Ok then what's gone on this week well quite a bit really, I have seen Tanis as normal, and he is still doing well, he happily informed me today whilst walking around Fort Fun in Eastbourne today, that he is now 11 stone in weight. On Tuesday, he actually rode his bike, for about 5 sec without the stabilisers not touching the ground, so he is getting there. Friday I took Tanis around Tesco's to help him choose a mothers day present for his Mum. I didn't pick it up till today kinda wished I had as, I had to go to the second choice which was a white basket of white flowers. Nice in its own right but not very good.......

On Saturday Mum, Dad and the boy's came down for the Day, So we all headed down the town after lunch,

Rylee went on a few of the rides down there,

Oh yeah so did my two eldest boys... The enjoyed the green Caterpillar roller coaster lol Oh they didn't think i got this clear with them so this picture IS on my FACEBOOK and I have tagged them HaHa..... Chris(18) is in the back and Carl (17) in front of him. (I swear Chris looks worried......)

In all fairness the little head just appearing over the top of the carriage next to Chris is Rylee and he wasn't enjoying it bless him. After the rides we went for a walk through the Old town and went for dinner in the Rainbow, which was very nice.

After dinner we then went for a walk along the beach.
The sun started setting so we headed back home....

All in all it was a really nice day, everyone enjoyed themselves and the kids were all very well behaved....

Anyway I best go want to make a drink before we go to bed... So good night all

Monday, 16 March 2009

What the! Who said the weekends over..

There it goes again the weekend, I blinked and missed it, mind you had a lovely time in town on Saturday with Kelly and the boys, as you have properly already read in "The lady of house's" blog already as per normal (Mind you she does get blogging a hell of a lot more than me lol), we met Carrie King a Children's author, in Waterstones where she signing her book "The Life in the Wood with Joni-Pip" We also had a walk into through the old town and popped into the rainbow for a cuppa.

On Sunday I went to Eastbourne with Tanis and played Crazy Golf, mind you I wish i'd stayed in Hastings now, as the one is Eastbourne is crap, for the price you paid £8.50 in total. Got home to a really nice Sunday Roast, as always.

Today it was back to the grind stone, and today I was stuck in the yard servicing the machinery, its amazing how long it take to clean a Came home to Kelly and I have just cooked dinner no where to the same scale as yesterdays, me a pizza and Kelly a Weight Watcher Meal.

Well Bfn

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Space debris: Trackable objects in orbit around Earth

Between the launch of Sputnik on 4 October 1957 and 1 January 2008, approximately 4600 launches have placed some 6000 satellites into orbit, of which about 400 are travelling beyond geostationary orbit or on interplanetary trajectories.

Today, it is estimated that only 800 satellites are operational - roughly 45 percent of these are both in LEO and GEO. Space debris comprise the ever-increasing amount of inactive space hardware in orbit around the Earth as well as fragments of spacecraft that have broken up, exploded or otherwise become abandoned. About 50 percent of all trackable objects are due to in-orbit explosion events (about 200) or collision events (less than 10).

The launch of the first artificial satellite by the Soviet Union in 1957 marked the beginning of the utilization of space for science and commercial activity. During the Cold War, space was a prime area of competition between the USSR and USA, reaching its climax with the race to the Moon in the 1960s. In 1964 the first TV satellite was launched into a geostationary orbit in order to transmit the Olympic games from Tokyo. Later, Russian launch activities declined while other nations set up their own space programs. Thus, the number of objects in Earth orbit has increased steadily - by two hundred per year on average.

Note: The debris objects shown in the image are an artist's impression based on actual density data. However, the debris objects are shown at an eggagerated size to make them visible at the scale shown.
Source: ESA (Europeon Space Agency)

Space debris forces ISS evacuation

Astronauts were forced to evacuate the International Space Station (ISS) for a brief period after a piece of space debris got too close.

They left the ISS on a Russian escape spaceship, Nasa spokeswoman Laura Rochon said.

Russian Space Command said the debris - believed to be an old motor that may once have been a part of the ISS - had passed and the station and the crew were in no danger and had returned.

The current crew of the space station includes US astronauts Michael Fincke and Sandra Magnus and Russian Yury Lonchakov.

Space junk is considered a threat to the 800 or so commercial and military satellites estimated to be operating in space as well as to the ISS. There are more than 18,000 pieces of debris catalogued.

Russian mission control said that the evacuation lasted only about ten minutes.

"The crew have returned to the station. They are in absolutely no danger and the debris has already passed by the station," a spokesman for Russia's mission control said.

"They didn't even close the hatch between the station and the Soyuz and sat there for only about ten minutes. We do not know where the space debris was from," he said.

The incident occurred only a day after Nasa postponed until Sunday the scheduled launch of the space shuttle Discovery on a mission to the space station, blaming a hydrogen leak during fuelling for the postponement.

The purpose of the shuttle flight - the first of five planned for this year - is to deliver a final set of solar power panels to the space station and transport Japan's first astronaut to serve as a member of the live-aboard station crew.

Nicked From: Yahoo News

The Way of Shadows (Night Angel Trilogy) by Brent Weeks

The Way of Shadows (Night Angel Trilogy) The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars

I haven't read a book for a long time, so I looked through the Waterstones website and come across this trilogy by Brent Weeks. I was a bit apprehensive as it look as if Brent Weeks is a new author and has only written thease three books.

I have to say I can't wait to read the next book in the trilogy. Whilst the book seemed to have no storyline to start with by the time you got to the end the twists and turns, suddenly turn you around and bring you to understand, where Brent was taking you.

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