Sunday, August 31, 2008

Well the Greenies have finally decided to move into their new home in Coven. A wet Saturday perfect.

Les also turns up with his Station Wagon and the Greenies have hired a van too so we are able to shift enough stuff.

And boy do they seem to have collected some stuff over the years! Things they thought they'd never see again or things they had forgotten about. Like all good moves though the one thing you don't pack away until last is the kettle.

And like all the best moves, something inevitably gets broken eventually. Nice it gives out more light now.

Les thinks its all been a bit strenous and decides to check out if the sofa has been positioned to perfection.

We made the beds upstairs and left the mountain of boxes for the Greenies to empty themselves - maybe a month or so's task!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Well me Pc is running rather too hot and maybe why it has become unstable. So I went ot Maplins and bought one of these twin turbo fans. Well the turbo bit sold it to me.

It fitts well in the top and is blowing hot air out by the gallon. Its noptonly hot in the case but also outside it now too. Well the PC is running between 62 and 66 degC and inside the case apparently 43degC.

I've just finished reinstalling all my music back on my PC in highest mp3 mode. Only the singles to go now.

I even found the time to get my hiar cut - while the match was on so there would be no que in there and go for a swim. Perhaps I should revisit the gym part now I've got some contact lenses to use.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday night and I went up the Rainbow with my brother. We had a few drinks and then was intending on going up town for a curry.

I would say however that the bus came early so we missed it! So we had another and awaited a lift from my dad.

A few pints in the Hoggshead and it was tea time.

And so I took him to the place for the finsest currys in Wolverhampton, Jivan's Balti House.

Whiloe we waited for the meal we had some Cobra and popadums.

My brother took a moment to show me his new Sony Erricson phone. I got to say I'm impressed. This is the first phone to truely impress me for a long long time. Don't get me wrong the last Sony Erricson phone was nice with the 5 mega pixel camera. But this is shear class.

Well the food came, 2 Chicken Jalfrezi madra heat, 1 plain nan (yummy and the best in the world here), 1 chilli nan and 1 corriander nan. Yummy yum

Best of all the meal came in a balti dish! Is it hot Rob?

Eventually it is time for the bus? Will we be able to catch it? This time?

Well I wasd so stufferd I didn't even need a burger.

Well we got the bus alright but f me blind its now £1:80 to town!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Well I went to Vision Express to get my new contact lesses. These new ones have 3 lines like my old ones for lining them up before inserting in my eye, howeverunlike my old ones these have the lines at 90 180 and 270 degrees and are micro fine so I can't see them without my glasses DOH. Luckily these new ones can be put in and swing around to the correct position very fast unlike my old ones brill. The optician checked my sight and then the lenses and I still can't see out of my right eye as the lense is insisting on sitting about 20 degrees out. So I have to wait for them to make me another with a corrected alignment. The joys of life.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Well as Fuji sent me a bank hoilday offer of 20% off I've bought a new fuji film Z100fd. Its meant to be all singing and dancing in a compact unit. 8 mega pixels, image satablisation and intelligent flash.

Well the little unit is certainly just a little smaller than my old one and theres no lense on the outside to break, which seams to be the big problem with the now impossible to get V10 ( unless of course your willing to part with £1700.00 at amazon. No that is not a typing error by me - click the picture above.

Well at the moment I'm not overly keen on this new camera. Yep it got more maga pixels but I'm just not liking it. It takes longer to start up and the best results are done using the flash. Mind the 5 times zoom is neat!

Zoomed in a little further.

Zoomed in 5 times. look at the clarity.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Great Bank Holiday Walk

Monday and its time for the Great Bank Holiday walk. We take the beloved Cav to the Peak District.

Alan and Zoe stock up at the local tourist shop with energy food.

And jsut commented if I were you Nack I'd stock up your belly. Well I remember last years 12 hour walk and so went and got 2 packs of polo mints.

And so the alk was to start at hayfield, go around the west side of the resivoir and up the hil to the Pennie Way. From there we would go to Kinder Scout and Kinder Low via a waterfall.

The first part of the walk was quite simple and we headed to where...

A plaque is mounted to commerate the Mass Trespass onto Kinder Scout on the 24th April 1932 and was the start of theroots of the National Trust, I think.

But not only is there a plaque. There is also a bench, Whats it say on the bench?

Well you'll just have to find it, to find out.

The real part of the walk began.

And there was a nicely laid out path to begin with.

Although I even found that tiring. Perhaps a drink too many last night?

The pace picked up, well for Zoe and Al anyway.

We star the real climb and are warned by people coming down that it is really windy at the top.

As we joined the Pennine Way the climb really got step.

Oh course this wasn't a problem for some.

At this point a quick video of the wind and journey.

Well the air up here could be called refreshing at least.

Just over the horizon Zoe shouts she can see the waterfall.

The intresting thing is that when we see it the wind is blowing so hard that the waterfall is going upwards!

We find somehwere comfortable to sit, that is slightly sheltered and enjoy the lunch that Zoe and al prepared and kindly carried up.

Got to admit though its not everyday you see a waterfall going backwards!

What a view.

We finsihed lunch and walked across the water racing towards the watefall and over to the opposite side of it to contine our walk.

Still heading upowards but not steeply the landscape started to change.

And suddenly it was like we were on the moon. Mind you hd to watch where you walked or you would sink into the vst peat bogg.

Alan can claim the first to reach the summit.

But myself and Zoe were not ffar behind.

Great eh.

I want to know who cattird the concrete post all this way?

From here we followed a path but

Alan not longer seemd 100% sure about where or which direction we were going in.

Luckily for Zoe and myself, Alna has some kind of Duke of Edingburgh award in map reading.

And his skills seem to be being tested somewhat.

Personaly I'd like to see that ceretificate with my own eyes.

You will notice in this picture that Alan has resorted to wearing some proper weather proof clothing, as if he's planning on being outside for a fair few more hours.

Well beleive it or not we walked down there from theat summit.

Obviuosly sign posts of where you are help no end!

And all we can think about once we reach Hayfield is dinner.

Ah back where we parked the car thankgod.

sell we could find a pub in Hayfeild serving food!. And so we ended up on the Rams Head th pub we saw on Saturday.

Nicely enough Zoe took a picture of my hair which due to the wind all day had a blown kind of look!

Well absolutly tired from and exhasuting day I finall say goodbye to Alan and Zoe to have sweet dreams on the M6!


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