Our cats

We recently adopted a rescue cat called Mowgli. He’s a bit scared of noises, but he’s a very friendly boy. Our other cat Ruby is slowly (very slowly) warming to the idea of having another cat in the house.

Mowgli in the garden
Ruby yawning

Chilli growing contest at work

Several months ago we decided to have a departmental chilli growing contest.  One department suddenly got an aphid infestation no amount of spray could sort out.  Today, by post, a package arrived with 25 live ladybirds that have now been deployed!  Just another day in the office…

Item stolen from my Amazon delivery

Yesterday I got a parcel delivered to work.  I eagerly opened the package expecting to find my new smartwatch but all that was in there was the screen protectors for it!  I checked my order, yep it was definitely supposed to be in that delivery.

I called Amazon who were very helpful and are sending a replacement.  After inspecting the box more closely, I found that the bottom of the box has clear tape over the black Amazon tape.  It had been opened from the bottom and then taped back over!  Bastard!  I wonder where this happened, was it at the warehouse, or the delivery driver..?


So…  I’ve not posted anything in a while, so I thought I’d do a quick update.

I went racing at Datona go karting track with Yvonne, it was our anniversary and we decided to do something different.  Everything was going OK, but I span out on one lap and from then on it seemed harder to control.  I ended up crashing pretty hard into the tyre wall and instead of bouncing into it, I ended up going through and under it..  I fractured my knuckle and damaged some ribs.  Luckily though I captured it all on my Go-Pro 😀  You can watch it here.

Sadly our Chameleon Claude passed away on the 23rd of June.  He had a bone infection and was in pain, we took him to the vets to get antibiotics and pain relief, but a few hours later he was unable to even stand.  Seems like it was a bad reaction to the injections.  We took him to the vets the next morning and had to make the tough choice.  He’ll be missed, he was a character and very pretty.

That about wraps it up I think.  Until next time.

Yes, my Grandad invented the ‘Rubik cube’

My Grandad was an inventor, and one of his best inventions (if he’d marketed it, and got the patent in a reasonable time) was a spherical version of the Rubik’s cube.  He invented it and applied for his patent two years before Rubik!  The game itself was not the same, but the principle behind moving parts was essentially the same thing.

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