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

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

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 :)

11 Apr 2017

Play time - packaging gem

New baby lottery. Instructions are simple:

1. Play charming the first time
2. Prepare for new arrival
3. It is a lottery! You may score the first time!

Available in all major school supplies stores.

(What were they thinking while wording this...)

Connemara and Belfast - Here I come!

One man. One week part. Two marathons.

Sunday 23rd April 2017 10:30am – full marathon starts at Lough Inagh

Monday 1st May 2017 09:00 - full marathon starts at Belfast City Hall

1 Apr 2017

April Sunny April

April. The beginning of the Irish Summer that can last anywhere from half an hour up to half way through May. Well, enjoy while it lasts :)

17 Mar 2017

St. Patrick's Day in Bray

Having a local Patrick's Parade is a great thing. You'd have to pay me to go and see one in Dublin. One that I do not have to take a crowded bus to is worth seeing.

Click on Patrick to open the album.

4 Mar 2017

Spring garden update

Garden is ready for the season. Few primroses settled just nice. In fact anything in this garden just grows when interrupted in garden county :)