Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy birthday win XP

Windows XP is 10 years old. The operating system still works fine on my laptop and we still use XP at work. While I feel it's time to upgrade I can't see a pressing need, partly because browsers (think of as sub-operating systems) continue to evolve.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A framed Don Quixote - there is no grander prize!

What a beautiful thing. My flatmate, knowing of my obsession with all things Don Quixote, found and bought this picture from a charity shop to decorate my wall. Despite having finished the book only a few months ago, I am missing the character already (sometimes I question my sanity on this matter).

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Michael Winslow - voice artist extraordinaire!

Remember the guy from Police Academy with the funny voices? He's still going at it, and going strong. I can't get my head around this:

And here, umm, he imitates typewriters through the ages:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Garden in autumn

Garden pentax h90, originally uploaded by Riz RMF.

We've still got a bit of sun and the bees are collecting the last of the pollen

Spelthorne/Staines telephone parking fine

I have just received a £25 cheque for a parking fine which I contested (rightly). I'd written this one off as I had already paid up and had low hopes of recovery. A good start to the weekend indeed.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Darn it, I'm struggling to study again. After piling through loads of coursework I decided to take a week away from the books. It's been quite nice. Mid-week, I visited a gas terminal (it's my job, alright!) and harvested the rest of the carrots and leeks which I planted in the garden earlier in the year (carrots quite good, leeks held promise but are no bigger than spring onions). This weekend I popped back home to Milton Keynes, watched the rugby, and took quite a few snaps in and about the garden. Oh, I also ordered about £20 worth of DVDs, most of which include ninjas (I am regretting the purchase already).

I was supposed to be studying today but I have found many a chore to be getting on with. All it takes is a little threat of studying accountancy and all those outstanding chores suddenly find themselves at the top of the 'to do' list.

(taken and processed in the Pentax H90)


Shield bug going strong

IMGP3151 (Custom)

I popped out into the garden this cold morning to find Mrs Shield bug happily living on the same dead flower. Pretty cool.

Friday, October 07, 2011

A little shield bug

Snapped today, when I came home after work. Felt the need to update the neglected blog!

green bug (Large)