Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year


So 2007 is almost over. And what a year it has been for me lol

If you'd told me at the beginning of the year where I would be at the end of 2007, I would truly not have believed it.

And who knows what 2008 will bring. More change, no doubt! But its exciting!

Here's to an amazing and exciting 2008 - for all of us.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow






A common theme from anyone in the UK who has seen my recent Canada pics, has been "We dont get proper snow anymore in England!"


Its true. Its pissing down today! Not Christmasy weather at all! So here's some snow for you all!

Ho Ho Ho and a Happy New Year video

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Twilight



"No sudden, sharp boundary marks the passage of day into night in this gorgeous view of ocean and clouds over our fair planet Earth. Instead, the shadow line or terminator is diffuse and shows the gradual transition to darkness we experience as twilight. With the Sun illuminating the scene from the right, the cloud tops reflect gently reddened sunlight filtered through the dusty troposphere, the lowest layer of the planet's nurturing atmosphere. A clear high altitude layer, visible along the dayside's upper edge, scatters blue sunlight and fades into the blackness of space. This picture actually is a single digital photograph taken in June of 2001 from the International Space Station orbiting at an altitude of 211 nautical miles."

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

They followed a star




Happy Christmas, dear readers!

I hope you all had a good one, and Santa brought you all that you wanted :)

I got what I wanted for Christmas too; a Christmas with ALL my family. Looks like 2008 may turn out all right as well.

Peace on earth and goodwill to all men!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Space, above and beyond





There's been some fantastic astronomy pictures published in my absence. Here's just a few of them. (Please) click to enlarge.

1. My favourite moon Europa

2. The International Space Station

3. Alborz Mountains in Moonlight

4. Comet McNaught at dawn

5. Saturns rings and its moon Tethys.

Friday, December 21, 2007

But boy, it was cold




We soft English are not used to really cold weather. But it was only minus 10.


They told me it gets to minus 40 in February! I dont know if I could cope with that lol

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

And the somewhere French speaking was......




Quebec! And a fantastic time was had!


I stayed in Montreal for a few days with my mate, then upto Lac Oiumert and Mont Tremblant for some skiing and even a Scandinavian Spa, complete with hottubs outside (at minus 10 and snowing!), and cold plunges that included the river at 2 degrees if you feel up for it lol And sauna that was at 94 degrees Fahrenheit!


A beautiful and interesting part of Canada. And most definately more French than not, lol. I couldn't recommend it more! video

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Bonnes fĂȘtes


I'm off away for 12 days to somewhere cold and French speaking lol!

Hopefully should get some nice skiing done too, and lots of tasty food eaten. I'm in need of a break after all the fun of the past couple of months. Should be nice :)

Will be posting photos when Im back.