Decree Nisi

All being well my Decree Nisi will have been granted today. 6 weeks to wait and I shall be free. Hindsight is a great thing, but I wish I’d listened to my heart and not got married back in 2008, and perhaps then little Poppy-Sue might not have been born….

Too late to dwell – I now have a girlfriend I actually feel right about being with and feel that my life is the best it has been seen 2007 and my Welsh Experience™ began

Iotronica – Of Moon and Stars

I’ve recently been listening to Iotronicas debut album and it’s a cracker! If you’ve not listened to it yet I suggest you do, and perhaps even purchase it! To take a listen then visit the AD Music website page below

http://www.admusiconline.com/main/iotronica.php

Also there is a Facebook page if you’re interested!

https://www.facebook.com/iotron?fref=ts

As for the album, well it’s a haunting and melodic ambient smorgasbord! Chilled out and relaxed it’s great to just wind down with. Don’t take my word for it, have a listen!!!

Also here is a quick youtube vid to get a taste of the album icon wink Iotronica   Of Moon and Stars

So there you have it, if I was into rating this album I’d give it a solid 7/10. I reckon a few tracks are ripe for remixing with some percussion (hint hint send me the stems!)

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of moons and stars

Petra Leather Interior

I’ve managed to snag a leather interior for Petra for £40 – only problem is it’s in Southampton! But it’s a bargain..so me and my mate Chris have stripped out as much as we can and I’ll drive down and get the rest fitted/in the back this weekend…

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Petra Interior

The leather interior is supposed to be in good nick, so I’m looking forward to it…I’m going to have a look for some better speakers later today/tomorrow as the front door ones are pants!!!

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Petra Door

I’ll post up some pics when it’s done!

Wireless QI charging ;)

For my birthday Sian bough me the Official Wireless charger for my Note 3. I recently got the charger mat, and I must say it’s a great idea that works really well!

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QI charger mat

The official charger back was £15 and the mat was £4.54! You just plug the USB lead and power it up and then place the phone on the mat and then a pop up message says the phone is charging icon wink Wireless QI charging ;)

A great idea that works really well…

Windows 10 first thoughts…

Recently installed the Windows 10 Preview on my old Thinkpad X300 laptop, and tonight after a bit of searching got it all up and running! First thoughts are that it is how Windows 8 should have been, and that it runs pretty darn quick! I’ll be showing some more stuff from it later this week…but so far it’s about an 8 out of 10!!!

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Win 10

Birthday Treat 2014

I was lucky enough to be whisked away for a birthday treat for my 46th (!) birthday last week. Starting on Sunday we spent the night at The Granary where we slept in a four-poster bed! We took advantage of room service too icon wink Birthday Treat 2014

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The Granary

After a lovely cooked breakfast with our own waiter Andrew (we were late and they were great to accommodate us!) we were off to
The Severn Valley Railway for my birthday treat!

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Shunting!

We decided that we would get a train behind a Manor Class steam engine for the journey from Kidderminster to Bridgenorth. 7812 Erlestoke Manor is an engine I’ve been on the footplate of before so it was great to see her again!

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Manor Class 7812 Erlestoke Manor

The journey is quite sedate, but as it has been a long,long time since I travelled the SVR it was nice to see what has changed. We had a long stop at Arley Station due to a failure of a Bulleid Pacific Sir Keith Parks who trundled past slowly and then we were on our way again…

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Arley Station

Finally reaching Bridgenorth we had lunch on the station before catching the train back. Another (!) failure meant we were to be brought back to Kidderminster by EE Type 1 power (now known as the Class 20) which is an excellent example under it’s old D8059 name. Very well turned out she is too!

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D8059

Once back in Kidderminster we went on another road trip to our next nights stay The Stag at Redhill where we enjoyed a great meal and a nice nights sleep before my birthday treat was over!

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The Stag at Redhill

I’d just like to thank my beautiful girlfriend for the trip, here’s to many more over the years as I intend her to be my last girlfriend ever!!!

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Sian

 

Petra and new brakes!

I recently had the chance to change Petras brakes, managed to snag some discs, pads and calipers. The brakes have never been the best as Petra was standing for about 6 months before I rescued her!

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Old Setup

The old setup above was pretty bad to be honest, and when we removed the discs they were worn very badly, and only in a small area too!

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Old Discs

The new setup included vented and drilled discs, calipers and pads that looked almost brand new!

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New Setup

And here are the new pads…

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New Pads

Now I’ve just got to wait for the new setup to bed in nicely. As an aside I also got the tracking done and she drives soooooo much better!!!!

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