Friday, 26 October 2007
This Lego Pathfinder was made by Grey Fang and comes complete with bridge, engines, escape pids, various suits, and crew quarters. I can't imagine how long it took to design and build but the attention to detail is impressive.
Wednesday, 24 October 2007
Suzanne's supervisor ordered this cake (from Wal-Mart) for her with the instruction to write on it "Best Wishes Suzanne" and underneath that, "We will miss you". The added special touch for me is the spelling. :)
Tuesday, 23 October 2007
Sunday, 21 October 2007
Friday, 19 October 2007
Oh dear. Only three sentences in the above. Must try harder.
Monday, 15 October 2007
Friday, 12 October 2007
Edit: I am now a Level 1 Shaman. Just wait until I start completing the tasks and quests... I'll power up in no time.
Thursday, 11 October 2007
Doris Lessing was announced as the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature today (which also carries a $1.5 million pot - time to get out my quill!) She was out shopping when she found out as her publisher couldn't get hold of her so she was told by a reporter. I just love her response (from Reuters)
"I've won all the prizes in Europe, every bloody one. I'm delighted to win them all, the whole lot," she told reporters outside her London home. "It's a royal flush."
EDIT: Doris is growing on me! From the BBC this time:
"I've won it. I'm very pleased and now we're going to have a lot of speeches and flowers and it will be very nice."
Sunday, 7 October 2007
Saturday, 6 October 2007
I do like Green Metropolis. You sell your old books and someone else buys them. Set price of £3.75 per book, including postage, and they donate 5p to the Woodland Trust for every book sold! They've just had a re-vamp (hence my tenuous excuse for a post about them) and I've just realised that audio books are also sold for £3.75. What a bargain!
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
"Choose an entrepreneur. Loan as little as $25. Receive updates. Get repaid as the business succeeds."
Their first loans were made in March 2005 and since then they've arranged over $12 million dollars worth of finance to third world entrepreneurs - with an average loan size of just $650 and an incredible default rate of 0.34% (a rate that the loan market in the UK could only fantasize about!!)
Clearly (as usual) I am behind the times as even Oprah has talked about it but don't let that deter you from supporting a start up business now!
EDIT: I should point out that you may not get your money back if the business you select does not succeed.
Monday, 1 October 2007
The Walk to Rivendell is an interesting exercise idea - measure your progress against the distances walked in Lord of the Rings. It's 458 miles from Hobbiton to Rivendell - and that's just the start... The site is based on the distances in The Atlas of Middle-Earth by Karen W. Fonstad and includes a map that you can print off and mark your progress against and some terrifyingly detailed information on exact progress against the book.
I'm almost tempted...