Wednesday, 2 June 2010

The Final Post!

This blog has come to the end of it's useful life.
I started it way back in December of 2006 as my first foray in to the world of blogging.
It has never been a single subject blog, as so many our, but a snapshot of whatever interested me and what I felt I needed to tell about my own life.
I have split alot of posts out of this blog to my other single subject blogs and I will continue to create single subject blogs from now on.
So, thanks for dropping by. I really appreciated that you might have had an interest.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

A new arrival!

Now somewhat of a collector's item, this 8" yellow popple from 1986 made by Mattel, was purchased on eBay for $20 US.
It is especially for Hamish to replace the one he has had for 6 years, previously owned by step-daughter Amba, that is now almost destroyed and often very smelly.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

He's back!

Ken Robinson was the first presenter from TED that I ever watched and has had me hooked on TED since. Here he is again 4 years later and as informative and amusing as ever.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Visit the Hema Department Store!

Click the image to enter and wait patiently for a little entertainment!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Beautiful wheels!

Yesterday during my fortnightly visit to the old home town, I happened to park opposite a display in the central park, the local vintage vehicle club, had prepared of their beautifully restored cars and motorbikes.
I spied a rare 250cc BMW single so I had to go and investigate further.
Surely the original 750 Ducati has to be one of the most beautiful bikes ever created. I had one on order for a while before changing my mind and purchasing a BMW instead hence my lifelong appreciation of the marque.
I discovered a 1959 S1 Bentley, similar to the one my Dad owned and which was his pride and joy for many years. My father's was built in 1957 and was two tone brown rather than green. He had it shipped down from Singapore when he and Mum moved to Perth and I believe that it now resides at one of the resorts in Margaret River.
This has to be the cutest. A tiny Austin 7 of some type and so skinny it can barely fit two people side by side.
This is a Cadillac and those big curvy bumpers are just beautiful! A seriously spic looking car!
The most beautifully restored and likely the oldest of the bunch was this Mills & Wares delivery van. Such an iconic brand here in Australia!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

And here for your further pleasure......................

....a journey to infinity using the original 2D Mandelbrot, the predecessor of the 3D Mandelbulb!


Maths was never my strong suit so I don't really understand at all, but hypercomplex fractals produce these amazing images and this link provides more detail for you to explore if you are interested.