Driving sucks

2007-10-17--Car Commute
Some days I need to drive into work, and I’m reminded of why I cycle. Commuting by car sucks. Even when it’s wet it’s better by bike (although having a cycle path helps).

Star Wars Lego



steamlego_swindon_svw_002, originally uploaded by samwebster.

Jack’s really into his Star Wars lego at the mo, and has been for ages. We went to visit my sister and brother-in-law in Swindon the other week as she’d mentioned there was a lego show in the Steam railway museum.

Jack was impressed by all of it, not just the Star Wars stuff and when we got home he had some rather large ideas (like recreating the full-size Jango Fett model in our living room). We’re gonna need to buy more lego.

Pushing the Dawn

I got some prints back from my favourite processor, and Kim liked some of the dawn ones. I decided the colours and silhouettes needed pushing (click for large):
Scoping Gambia Svw 070 - Version 2
Scoping Gambia Svw 063 - Version 2
Scoping Gambia Svw 062 - Version 2

Big Swing



DSC00847.JPG, originally uploaded by samwebster.

Jack and I could both get onto a huge swing together. He loved it, I felt seasick. And I don’t even get seasick at sea….

New Sony

2007-09-10--Sony Ericsson K770I
To make it clear that I will not be buying the first iteration of iPhone due to be released in the UK on November 9th I’ve signed up for a new contract with 3, and picked up a shiny new Sony Ericsson K770i. My number will get ported across in the next few days.
The iPhone and the O2 contract that goes with it are poor value for money. The potential functionality of the iPhone is crippled, and can’t do what I need a mobile phone to do, let alone what I need a PDA for. 3 offer great value for money, to the point where both Kim and I can have new phones and new contracts for the same price as one O2 contract. Since Kim never had any credit on her pay-as-you-go mobile I’ll feel happier to know that she’ll be able to contact me and vice versa during the last month of her pregnancy.
By the way, I’ve found one boy’s name that I like: “Kane”. I feel it goes very well with the name “Jack”. Your thoughts? Kim prefers “Max”.

Podcasts

I’m not podfading, honest. Rhiannon Fish has agreed to co-host the remaining embryology podcasts, and we’re waiting for a second microphone to arrive. As soon as that happens I reckon we’ll rattle them out.

UK Pumpkin Shortage!

Oh no! Our bad summer weather has apparently hit the pumpkin harvest this year! The BBC reports that, “Britain’s leading pumpkin farmer says wet weather in June and July means that his crop is down by 30% and his pumpkins lack their traditional colour.
“It’s a disaster. Everybody knows that pumpkins are orange,” said David Bowman, whose Lincolnshire farm normally produces two million a year.
“Mr Bowman said prices will rise and shops could sell out early.”
We’ve already been discussing what we might carve on the pumpkin this year.
BBC article