"In the fields of observation chance favours only the prepared mind" - Louis Pasteur

19 Dec 2017

Music in 2017

Apparently this is me in 2017 listening to Oasis and Richard Cheese... maybe :) 46,884 minutes looks impressive! I rock!

26 Oct 2017

Mars Holiday 2018

As of now this is just a dream, an imaginary trip. Still, it is nice to be part of this great journey. In 2020 NASA will land a big lander on Mars. For now we are two missions away. With next mission - InSight - everybody can get ticket to Mars.

Just click this link, https://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/insight/. Below are my ticket and mission badge. I missed the first mission EFT-1 Orion but I will attach the badge anyway for completeness.

Orion EFT-1

16 Oct 2017

Our Own Hurricane

And here we have it. Our own hurricane. Ophelia hit Ireland on 16th October 2017.

 Below, visualisation of the winds on the day.

Also, My name made it to the list of the storms in Ireland.

15 Aug 2017

Planter second update

Flowers started to cover the ground around the planter now.

31 Jul 2017

Beautiful Ireland - Ring of Kerry - Valentia Island - Wild Atlantic Way

We love west coast of Ireland. Rough, cold, windy coastline. In here Galway Hooker, Smithwicks, and Guinness taste the best. Freezing cold B&B with electric blankets. Fresh fish. Stunning emerald island wilderness. Castles, ruins and boats. Where random met Americans show up in Ballinskelligs to take pictures of engaging couples. GPS taking us back to Dublin diagonally through Kerry (Ballaghisheen Pass), on the roads where only one car fits at the time. Where you will not see a car, a living soul for miles. Place where the stories are told and the stories are made.

We will be back !

23 Jul 2017

Bray Air Show 2017

Yet another year, yet another Bray Air Display. Was it the best of them all... I am not sure. Did I see cool aircraft, yes. I was really looking forward to see DC-3 and it was great. I did not expect much from F-18 but it took me by surprise, as they do. It was great day out and celebration for all aviation enthusiasts.

12 Jul 2017

July Garden

About now all the flowers come to bloom. Soon enough everything will explode and flood te garden with colours.

Click the flower to access the gallery.

29 Jun 2017

June Garden

Few photos taken in late May and June. The garden is well on its way to the summer.

Click the flower to access the gallery.

9 Jun 2017

Green Home - Hippeastrum and Venus flytrap

Hippeastrum it flowers for me every now and then.

Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) it flowered and we did not cut the flowers and it died.
We will replace it and read the manual :)

1 Jun 2017

29 May 2017

Naming Gem - Foo-kin Gusto

As usual in the Gem series no so typical naming...

Foo-kin brilliant :D

17 May 2017

Garden - New Planter

This is a planter that we built in our garden using this project: Pallet Planter Box For Cascading Flowers

Planter below was built as a spin off.

2 May 2017

Belfast stroll

We had a bit of time in Belfast. We went on a stroll to see botanic garden that is really a park with some very old greenhouse. Obviously, we had to see the march. Ulster Museum on the other hand was great.

1 May 2017

Belfast Marathon

One week after running Connemarathon I did marathon in Belfast. Lots of people said I was mad doing two one week apart. Well, it turned out okay. The great thing about this one was the pint I was served along the route. Tastes great on the 20 odd kilometre :)

23 Apr 2017

Connemarathon 2017

There we did it again. Connemarathon was run. Most importantly I helped someone to improve his personal best by 30 min :)




15 Apr 2017

The Morning Medusa

Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about. - Oscar Wilde

4000 km

I ran 4000 km in last 4 years. I think I can call myself an experienced runner :)