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.

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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.

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Budapest

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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Elgin

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.

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Stockholm

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!

Sweden for work

I travelled to Sweden on Sunday and returned yesterday. I travelled through Stockholm’s Arlanda airport, stayed the night there, then on Monday travelled on to Kiruna which is close to the LKAB Mine site, in Svapavaara, that we visited. The weather was fair, it was below zero but above -10 all the time we were there. We stayed in Camp Ripan and managed to see the Northern lights.

 

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Craig took pictures with his camera as my phone wouldn’t pick up anything.

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Math



This was an exercise in HTML5, which I thought I’d share with you all, it might come in handy if you ever feel the need to know the area of a circle or the volume of a cylinder, given that the measurements are in whole numbers. I am trying to think of something more complex to try to achieve here.. Suggestions are welcome.

Enter the Radius of the circle here –

This is the area of the circle is 28.2743338815 in the given sqaure units

Enter the height of the Cylinder here –

The volume of the cylinder is 141.3716694075 in the given cubic units

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View from the Aero

I got my 808 #16 HD camera the other day, I velcroed it to the underside of the LiteHawk Aero, and took it for a spin next to the Golder office, I crashed it after it flew out of reception, you’ll notice that during the video the motor slows, possibly stops, the helcipoter spins then regains hover, then crashes to the ground, no helicopters were hurt in the filming:

http://youtu.be/ZJQ5zjNMMGg

Hannah and I went to Onapping Falls last weekend, we took our sledge if you can call it that, and went sliding down the hill there. I shall post some pictures and maybe a video also.