Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The new Daleks.

The new Daleks; I don't like them. Not because they are scary, menacing or are going to give me nightmares (they may, but not because they are scary), but because they look like cheap, shiny, plastic toys. The old style Dalek looked rugged, military and dirty – like they knew what it was to be in a war. Their appearance was functional, basic and  slightly unsettling (see far right of pic). But these new ones? Their multi-coloured, badly proportioned new looks make them unbelievable; I mean who designed them? They have moved from the iconic to the laughable. I know this is a nerdy post, but somethings have to be said. It's a very sad day for the Daleks.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

It's alive!

I had the rather boring job of taking some wilting daffodils down to our compost bin the other day. But when I opened the lid I was quite taken aback. An audible busy buzz of activity hit my eardrums, as countless little creatures went about their business of eating and living. You could almost see the compost crawling and wriggling with life, and upon closer inspection I could in fact see some of the multitude of very excited critters in full feasting mode.

I felt privileged to have seen and heard this little snapshot into the mechanics of our living ecosystem. I'm not a particular fan of bugs, wood-lice, slugs and worms, but they're out there, billions of them right now, all working away recycling the our waste into something useable and of worth. Our world and the one who made it never ceases to amaze me – He's brilliant.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bits and bobs.

It's been a busy few weeks. Here are the headlines:

  • Grandear Neal turned 100 on Monday 29 2010. Congratulations to Grandear.
  • The future is a little clearer – WEST have said 'Yes'. Roll on September.
  • I have conjunctivitis, so although the future maybe a little clearer, my eyes aren't. Humbug.
Anyway, looking forward to this Easter time when we remember and celebrate the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ!