Friday, November 28, 2008
Took a trip to Hay on Wye recently to celebrate our anniversary. We were the only guests in The Old Post Office B&B in Llanigon which despite it being a little chilly was up to the usual Sawday standard.
Hay is quite a pretty town but seemed cold in a number of ways. The shop keepers generally seemed friendly to each other but we never really seemed to generate a warm welcome. Still, the book shops kept us amused for quite a few hours and the drive round the black mountains was pleasant enough.
Oh, and whilst the loan car from Listers made it all possible it was nice to get home and swap a dirty white A3 for a clean black one - complete with new radiator.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
"Food Standards Australia requested last week that wholesalers and importers voluntarily withdraw White Rabbit brand sweets from shops pending testing for the toxic substance melamine, a plastics industry by-product.
In China, milk products containing melamine, including baby formula, has been linked to the deaths of four babies and is responsible for more than 50,000 falling ill. The NSW Food Authority confirmed it had tested White Rabbit confectionery imported from China and found it contained melamine."
Friday, September 05, 2008
We had a lovely time staying with Keir and Louise Lusby (yet another Sawday selection) at Whitehouse Farm Cottage. The pair also run a studio in Shepperton which designs and fabricates props for film and TV so it was quite exciting to share the breakfast table with stories and examples of their work.
On Sunday we caught up with Helen and Benny who were the perfect hosts. After lunch we took a whistlestop tour across Smith's Lawn, stopped briefly at the new Savill Gardens visitor centre and were treated to a river cruise before checking out the ancient oaks near Cranbourne, the polo stables at Flemish Farm and back to their cottage for a lovely dinner!
On Tuesday we took an excursion to the somewhat disappointing Brooklands Museum and the impressive RHS Gardens at Wisley. Finally, our break was wrapped up with a trip into London on Wednesday to the V&A.
Friday, August 15, 2008
But both soon returned her - saying she was too much of a handful and kept chewing their woodwork.
Tracy Simpson, who cares for Roo at Pets At Home in Elgin, Moray, said: "Her new owners thought would be a nice, quiet pet.
"But Roo's full of life and likes munching on things. It didn't go down well."
Now she is going to live with a staff member." Daily Mail
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The Nabaztag identifies books using the "Ztamp" system designed by Violet.
It recognises a book via the "Ztamp" glued under a book's cover, retrieves the story from the Violet server and then reads it out loud. Users can navigate through the chapters of the story by moving the Rabbit's ears." more here
Friday, August 08, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Stanford Hall played host to the 2008 Fireworks Championships hosted by MLE. We arrived early - thanks for the tip Karen - and enjoyed a picnic/feast before the three competing teams put on a 10 minute display each. Pyromania won (just ahead of Spitfire) and MLE closed the night with an outstanding display.
Sunday was less frenetic as we met up with my parents on Indulgence near Hartshill. After a pub lunch, Carys took the tiller for a short while before we all parted company at Atherstone
Monday, July 14, 2008
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Spent a couple of days away in Derbyshire and managed to get away from it all. As is our custom we opted to make the most of EH and NT. Definitely preferring the English Heritage lot as the Trust often comes across as being a little snooty about how you should enjoy their property.
Mr Sawday did us quite well for lodging as usual.
Although foggy and damp the day was well worth it. Lots of action as the drivers struggled to cope with a cold track. The main event was probably the most exciting with the final places only decided on the penultimate lap as the Jet Alliance DBR9 and Vitaphone MC12 finally found a way past the UK based GigaWave team on their first outing with the Aston DBR9.
Monday, April 07, 2008
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Whilst the benefits of removing pollutants such as benzene and chloroform may sound appealing, the ecological and ethical impact should not be ignored.
read more here
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Three security guards arrested after they were found in possession of a dead rabbit in Mpumalanga appeared in court on Friday on charges of being in possession of a dead animal.
They were not asked to plead and were released on a warning – pending their next appearance in the Komatipoort periodical court on March 12 .
Moses Thwala, 31, Ernest Mbebe, 32, and Bongane Shongwe, 23, were arrested last Thursday after they allegedly picked up a dead rabbit at the Marloth Park community game reserve.
“I don’t know why we were arrested. We didn’t kill that rabbit; we found it dead after it was knocked down by a car,” said Thwala.
An Mpumalanga Parks Board spokesman said: “We arrested them in terms of an act that forbids people from picking up dead animals in the park.”
– Given Mahlalela
Monday, January 28, 2008
- Albuquerque Tribune (Link here)
Yersinia pestis is a Gram-negative facultative anaerobic bipolar-staining (giving it a safety pin appearance) bacillus bacterium belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae. The infectious agent of bubonic plague, Y. pestis infection can also cause pneumonic and septicemic plague. All three forms have been responsible for high mortality rates in epidemics throughout human history, including the Black Death that accounted for the death of approximately one-third of the European population in 1347 to 1353.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
All's good now and life with a wi-fi rabbit promises to be interesting. You can create you own profile on the Nabaztag website and send me a message to mywarren. Alternatively you can send me a message via my Facebook page.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Not surprisingly, we bought this item at a closeout sale. It is the sort of curio that nobody in the world can sell but a website called Stupid.com. We don't have many (some might say that even ONE is too many), so if you want to own a Rabbit Nativity, you should grab one now."