Sunday, November 26, 2006

Congratulations to Kate!

I just wanted to send huge congratulations to Kate Harvey who has raised well over £1000 for The CF Trust by completing The Great North and The Great South Run! A totally amazing achievement in itself and also raising a fabulous amount of money that will be used to help find a cure for this horrible disease. As someone with CF I just want to say a huge THANK YOU!!!!! You are fantastic!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

The Jive Aces at Duxford

The fabulous Jive Aces appeared at the new Airspace superhanger at Duxford Imperial War Museum last night and they were brilliant! They are the best swing band out there, and they always give a fab performance. Despite the ticketing fiasco and the awful weather there were lots of lindy hoppers there and we hopped the night away (although there was a pause in the middle to have a few local bands play who were surprisingly good). The hanger is a fantastic place and it was a shame there was not more lighting on the planes and a bigger dance floor. I managed a couple of dances and a few strolls so I was pretty pleased with myself. I took lots of pictures but its not easy getting pictures of people in motion so here are a few of the better ones and some of the Jive Aces!

Paul and Fae zooming past, with Dan, Kathrine and Lotte in the background.
Somewhat randomly they had an origami exhibiton going and we all made some swans. The professionals had made some amazing paper culptures, but my total favorite was Yoda! How cool is that!?

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Newquay,Land's End, John O'Groats and all the way back!

One of my friend's from the CF forums is organising a charity VW rally from Newquay to Land's End then to John O'Groats then back again next summer. It's all in aid of charity, one of which is the CF Trust and he's looking for people to take part and for sponsorship. He's set up a website

so please take a look, tell your friends, maybe donate, maybe even take part! It looks like real fun, I may even try and find myself an old (ie cheap!) old VW and take some of my mates for one hell of a roadtrip!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Things that are just so annoying!!!

This is Ros on her soap box jumping up and down and complaining about the things that really are incredibly annoying.

- Companies that cold call you, usually just when you are having dinner. I do not want a new kitchen/windows/phone contract/chance to win a cruise etc. if I did I would go out and find one for myself. its especially annoying when the call centre is in a foreign country so the line is terrible and the person that speaking has such an accent that you can't understand a word. And they never take no for answer, just go on and on and on, I've started telling them I am under 18 and therefore not eligible!

-Drivers that use their fog lights when its not foggy. This is just plain dumb and very annoying for other drivers who get dazzled.

-People who aimlessly wander around busy places such as between tube lines or in the centre of Cambridge. I'm not talking about slow walking (although that's fairly annoying) but those people that just wander around with no idea where they are going usually walking into everyone else and causing people who know where they are going to have to jump out of the way to avoid being pushed.

-Cars with Baby on Board signs. Is there really a point to these signs other than to say this car contains a baby and why would we want to know that? Its not as though people will try even harder not to hit them cos of this sign... I was under the impression that driving safely was all about not hitting other people whether there is a baby/OAP/student/other type of person on board or not!

-People that park in disabled parking spaces when they are not disabled-obvious really.

-Over use of a particular word or phrase, e.g. random, although I am guilty of this but I am trying to cut down.....

Anyone else got any pet hates?

Monday, November 06, 2006


I was looking for a nice picture of a penguin that I could try an digitize, but instead I found this fantastic animation- The Penguins from Madagascar in a Christmas Caper. To watch it go here-

My favorite penguin is Ricco the totally loony one with the dynamite, anyone who can produce dynamite at the drop of a hat is good in my book!