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Greebo waiting for a @northernassist train…

Greebo has to commute from New Mills Newtown to the city to get mice as she has scared all the local ones away.

Sunflowers and Butterflies

I am working on making a time laps camera for this; I have already put Rasbian on an SD card 🙂

Sunflowers and Butterflies 

The butterflies are here from @insectlore!

I recently ordered a butterfly garden with 5 live caterpillars kit from Insect Lore, and it arrived today at work (because having stuff sent to work means I don’t need to be at home when they deliver). I opened it… Continue reading →

Sunflowers

For Easter MiniBoyGeek was given some Sunflowers (Helianthus Annuus) to grow 🙂 Tas and MiniBoyGeek planted them. Each of the three pots has a different variety of sunflowers: A. Giganteus B. Teddy Bear C. Evening Sun

Guess where…

Eden Project

While we were playing guess where, MiniBoyGeek, Tas and I went to the Eden Project in Cornwall

Guess where…

Following on from my post last night… this is the same place in the day!

Guess where…

Coate Water Railway with @MiniBoyGeek 

Today MiniBoyGeek, Tas, and little lion went for a dog walk down to Coate Water, in Swindon. Being it was a Sunday with nice weather North Wilts Model Engineering Society were running trains at the Coate Water Miniature Railway. This… Continue reading →

IR filter from a CCTV camera

A LONG time ago I disassembled a Cheep Chinese Camera, I may have accidental blown it up by over volting it (apparently 12V DC was the wrong voltage). since then it has been sat in my desk in parts, for… Continue reading →

DH-SD29204T-GN 2MP camera

This is the quickest I have got a camera onto my desk and working, This camera is a ‘Dahua DH-SD29204T-GN 2Mp Network Mini IP Speed Dome 4x optical zoom PTZ ip camera built-in MIC SD29204T-GN’ I can’t see it on… Continue reading →

Some one else reading @MiniBoyGeek a book

Tas has been reading to MiniBoyGeek tonight. The photo is taken with her reading “Where’s My Cow” by Terry Pratchett. Like Sam Vimes, Tas is good at doing the noises!

Books 28 to 34, Over a third of the books :)

Even more books with MiniBoyGeek! Book 28 – Jason Hook’s “Where’s the Dragon?“ Book 29 – Julia Donaldson’s “The Gruffalo“ Book 30 – Julia Donaldson’s “The Gruffalo’s Child“ Book 31 – Neil Griffiths’s “Grandma and Grandpa’s Garden“ Book 32 –… Continue reading →

Books 23 to 27 – More reading with @MiniBoyGeek

Some more books: Book 23 – Julia Donaldson’s “Fox’s Socks“ Book 24 – Beth Pountney’s “Scatty Catty Where is Your Milk?” Book 25 – Mary Murphy’s “Slow Snail“ Book 26 – Kali Stileman’s “Peely Wally“ Book 27 – Jane Clarke’s… Continue reading →

High above Manchester & Hacman

A long while ago, I managed to get high above Manchester, not High as in on drugs mind you, but as in a long way above ground. And at the weekend just gone I had a look around an old… Continue reading →

HD IP CCTV camera

This job has been sat on my desk at work for about 7 months, looking at Amazon it may be one of these (available in black too). After my luck with the last camera, I was hoping to get into… Continue reading →

No longer a ‘Narrowboat’ but now a Narrow Ship

Simplistically, a ship can carry a boat, but a boat cannot carry a ship. But you could debate this for a long time. I have done. To quote a friend (and Ship Science graduate) that I have posed this question… Continue reading →

Up a windy hill

Barbury Castle is an Iron Age hill fort situated in Wiltshire, England. It is one of several such forts found along the ancient Ridgeway route. The site, which lies within the Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has been… Continue reading →

Look what @MiniBoyGeek made me at @CreateItCheadle! 

MiniBoyGeek and Tas went to Create It in Cheadle / Stockport and made me a new mug for work! Tamarisk made this short video showing all sides:

Cold and frosty morning. 

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