Maglite upgraded

I decided to upgrade my old 4D Maglite to be an LED lamp rather than the old halogen lamp that was in there since I got way back.

The littlun is pinching parts as I try to photograph them, sorry. That or the Maglite I have is huge if you take that hand to be mine.

I got the this from:

Ordered it on Sunday night and it was here on Tuesday morning. I get the low setting at the 20 second mark, takes me four tries to get it.

Got what I paid for

I purchased some drill bits from Ebay, very cheap ones, but it said that they were cobalt so I thought I’d give them a try for 2 and a bit quid.

After drilling about 6 rivets each they were in this state.
The rivets are only steel

In fairness the drills did have HSS stamped on them, but I suspect that stands for “Highly Soft Steel” in this instance, they’re almost certainly made from Chinesium. In future I’ll pay reasonable money to a reputable shop for decent drill bits. Lesson learned.

York visit

We visited Yorkshire and York last weekend. We visited the national train museum. I was amazed by the cut open steam locomotive, I took the photo looking towards the front of the loco to the right of the photo with the fire box in the foreground to the left. The river is the Ouse and the house is Beningbrough Hall.

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America holiday

We went on holiday to America, visiting Washington DC and then New York. I was particularly surprised that I might have liked New York more than Washington DC.

Washington DC Photos

New York Photos

One of many highlights was meeting a guy who was feel squirrels nuts by letting the squirrels come and take the nut from him. I took video prior to that.


Having rooted my phone I took some pictures as I did it. But since I had to use my camera I hadn’t had the incing to get the card reader out and put the pictures up here.. now I finally found the motivation.


St Stephens Basilica – Budapest

I just realised that I didn’t post an pictures of the inside and since I had put some many pictures in the previous I thought I’d make this one of it’s own. Perhaps check out what the places looks like in 3D: Google Earth would be better.. Check it out! Anyways, here are my pictures.

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Hannah and I went to Budapest for the Christmas Market, a trip organised by the sports and social club at work. We took with us many thousands of Forints. A pretty worthless currency, currently about 340 HUR to 1 GBP. They could do with knocking a few zeros of. I saw a very tatty Fiat 500 for 200k. We had a lovely time looking around the town and the Christmas Market. We went up to the top of St. Stephen’s Basilica where there are stunning views across the city, also it’s very grand inside.

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We visited some friends in Elgin, Scotland last weekend. We did not see the Lochness monster but I did spot a Liebherr excavator. We also visited the Glenfiddich distillery (single malt wisky) and the Baxters plant (soup). I notice that both places are by appointment to some of our royals and even other counties royals too.

The pictures are of Lochness and Urquhart Castle, The Lochness monster in the form of a nice Liebherr excavator and the beach at Lossiemouth. Glenfiddich distillery and Baxters plant next to the river Spey.













Last week I spent the entire week working i Stockholm. I enjoyed it and got to go into the city one evening. It also happened to be the best week of weather they have had this summer.



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 And back to rainy England!