13.2.2013 - Doesn't that just take the biscuit?
Feb 13, 2013
I've now given up chocolate, crisps, fizzy drinks and my fatal weakness, biscuits, for Lent. I'll have to see if I lose any weight between now and Easter Sunday.
4.1.2013 - New Year, New Resolutions
Jan 4, 2013
My h2g2 related resolutions for 2013 are to:
Write at least 10 things for .
Get a 200 Edited Articles Badge!
Write an article beginning with the letter X
Do 2 or more Flea Market Rescues (not necessarily to the Front Page, but at least put through Peer Review)
Do something to take part in Create each month.
Do arty stuff for the Art Volunteers.
Try to attend a H2G2 Meet-Up.
How many of these will I be able to do? I'll let you know this time next year!
27.11.2012 - Going Through The Stop-Motions
Nov 27, 2012
Yesterday I went to the cinema (an unusual event in itself since having children) to see a documentary about childhood hero Ray Harryhausen, entitled 'Ray Harryhausen Special Effects Titan' at the Harbour Lights Picture House. This was the only showing on the only day it was on in the only cinema in Southampton (and, I believe, Hampshire) showing it . After the screening their was an unanounnced Q&A session with Tony Dalton, Curator of the Harryhausen Foundation and author of many books about and with Ray Harryhausen (he lives on the Isle of Wight) who was the producer of the documentary, and he'd brought along with him a skeleton from Jason And The Argonauts and the ornithomimus dinosaur from The Valley of Gwangi.
I had a good long chat with him in the bar afterwards (I offered, but the skeleton didn't want a drink).
23.9.2012 - Blast from the Past
Sep 23, 2012
Yesterday we went to Broadlands House in Romsey to their 'You're History' event. In this, over 700 re-enactors put on displays of all eras of history, especially armed combat, from the Ancient Greeks to the modern day. We'd gone mainly to support my Dad, who was representing Princess Beatrice's Isle of Wight Rifles Living History Association and the Great War.
It's not every day that you see a white Zulu warrior from 1879 queuing between a member of the German SS and a Greek Hoplite to use the portaloos. Good day out.
28.8.2012 - CBeebies in Scarborough
Aug 28, 2012
Today my son and I met up with The Fish and his family in Scarborough, a town famous for being in the CBeebies Summer song. We had a great time on the North Bay Miniature Railway, the water chute boat and paddle boats, as well as on the beach, all of which appear on the CBeebies song.
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