Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bank Holiday Comes but 6 times a year (apart from this year where I've lost count already)

And it contained the following..

Yes, that is a Flying Spaghetti Monster bedecked chocolatey pirate ship cake) - it's also serving to make an excellent breakfast..

It also involved quite a bit of Matini Rosso and Coke (well, it did for me and Jess), Pete made Ginger beer and that's my new festive favourite - a key lime pie...

It also involved this:
and some of this..

-all in all an excellent afternoon - thanks guys x

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gaming and Fitness - Year One #gamedevdiet

Ok, So maybe not a full year - but last July I blogged about our attempts to keep healthy - and in the intervening time I've kind of worked out what I like doing.

I mentioned last July I enjoyed the boxing games on the EA game enough that I did make it to some boxercise classes at Riverside - the first one was lovely, mixed small group - but I ached afterwards - for days. I went to a couple more but the ratio of males / females soon dropped to just males (in fact entirely made up out of other trainers in the gym and some of my 2nd year students) So since I wasn't really enjoying it I gave it up.

Zumba's still going strong, in fact I brought the Zumab Wii game from Tesco - out of curiosity and some good reviews, and it's pretty faithful to Emily's classes, which meant a year of Zumba hasn't been wasted if I can score 'Zumba Pro' on my first attempt.

I also picked up a second hand Wii Fit Plus Kit, so now we have a balance board - and I have to admit it's pretty good fun - even Pete was having a go. It also unlocks a whole series of extra exercises in the EA Personal Trainer - whch is good, because I did get a little bored of that.

I also have Just Dance - again, which I've only scratched the surface of..

Which leaves me to a dilemma - I don't want want to get bored of any of them, and I'm determined to do 30 mins every morning of Wii Related exercise - and I think I have a solution (and it is in fairness the same solution I have for most things) - LET THE DICE DECIDE!

3 - Zumba

And we'll see how we go, if I get bored, if I actually lose weight...

Friday, April 08, 2011

I need a beer....

my brain hurts now, is it beer garden o'clock.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

It's only taken 4 months...

...but finally the beautiful Rob Ryan plates Pete brought me for Christmas are out, and up on display in the bedroom.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Pics from the New Office

Yes, the rumours are true - I've moved out of 'The Coolest Office on Earth' ™ C160 into the slightly more sedate environments of the Octagon, mainly so I can get some work done.

I've shifted everything across and sorted everything away - I've a beautiful view (which in it's self is a turn up for the books having been used to having my back to the window) and some slight traffic noise - but I'll live. I'm just amused it took students seconds to find me...

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Another Day - Another Day Trip

2011-04-02 13.33.08, originally uploaded by wormella.
Following on from last week's trip to Cosford, yesterday we skipped off to Boscoble House & White Lady's Priory
Which also means we saw (the Son of) The Royal Oak
2011-04-02 13.20.38
Which in fairness is a bit poorly due to lightning and storms so he only has 100 year left of life in him (Don't worry, there's an established Grandson of The Royal Oak)

In other news the mead I made back in December is maturing nicely and is more then a little bit drinkable.

Friday, April 01, 2011


It's worth clicking on the blog title to see the 3D version, even if that does give me a slight headache.