Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Invasion London!

Well.... from little acorns do big oak trees grow... someone mentioned meeting up for a drink to someone else, and a few weeks later a bunch of us gathered from all corners of the UK, and even from across the pond, descending upon Hyde Park. For some reason, it seemed like a good idea to meet up at the statue of Peter Pan, no idea why...

Winne and me met first, then Myrtil and Murdock arrived, followed by Kitto and Felix. Gemini caught up with us at the Science Museum, but seems to have been in the group picture too...

The statue is wonderful, with all sorts of details, mice in a hollow, a group of rabbits (no, there were the same number after i spotted them as before....), and even a squirrel in conversation with some faries. When Myrtil saw then, she couldn't help joining in!

The weather was wonderful, and we have a fanastic view over the lake to the Italian Waterfalls. There were all sorts of waterbirds, including geese, ducks, a herron, and some cormerants drying their wings. There was no truth in the roumour that i had a BBQ in my pack, and that there were fewer ducks after we left....

The Science Museum is marvelous, loads of huge machines, and buttons to press. The best part is that it's free! We spent hours wandering round. Myrtil wanted to take a traction engine home, but we couldn't get it started!

Murdock discovered a big engine with loads of cogs and wheels, though i have no idea what it was for...

I did discover why small foxes shouldn't operate heavy machinery, but don't worry, they did get me free after about half an hour!

There was a whole section on power production, which Kitto liked, not sure it was wise to turn all those switches on though.

Upstairs was a hall full of old aircraft, including a rather nice Spitfire. I tried to get in, as it would have been fun to fly, but somehow things didn't quite work out how i'd hoped...

It was a wonderful day out, and it was nice meeting up with all the others. There is still the Natural History Museum, and some other very good ones we still have to visit, so i wonder where it will be next? I do hear there is a Hyde Park in sl, i will have to visit and see how like the one we visited it is.

I hope you enjoyed my description about our day out, and the pictures.

Have fun,


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Relay for Life 2009

Hi fellas!

I got told bout the Relay for Life a few days ago, and finally got over there intending to do a lap of the circuit. The Relay for Life is an event to raise money and support for Cancer Research and treatment, so is well worth joining in. Teams or individuals race round a track, filled with all sorts of wonderful builds, some educational, some just, well, inspiring!

Errrr.... well, i started will all good intentions... but... the builds were so wonderful, i just had to stop an look, and by the time i got back to the race.. it was all but done!

Anyway, i look forward to trying again next year, and maybe joining a Team ter race round?

So here are some pics, Loki and Myrtil are in some, cus they joined me when i found the underwater city....


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Babbage Revisted


I know i did a blog about New Babbage a short time ago, but the other week, once i had tped in to the Railways Station, i decided to turn right instead of left, which i normally do. To my suprise, i reached a HUGE wall, with massive electric canons on the top!

I'd never seen this part of New Babbage before, so i climbed up and took a few pics. There are some wonderful views from up there, and the canons and other equipment is very interesting (no, i didn't move any wires around, and if they now pick up Clasical Radio, it wasn't me.....).

Just goes to show, sometimes it's worth turning the other way from your usual haunts, and you never know what you might find!