Thursday, November 29, 2007

Aberdeen is cold.... brrrrr

Last time I was in Aberdeen it was bright, sunny and most importantly - warm. This time it is the opposite.... It was raining all day yesterday and everything is cold and grey. K would feel cold just looking at the pictures of this place :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Stabbing at Uni!!

I logged into the University website today to check my mail, etc to find a new item concerning a stabbing outside the Uni. Two guys both got injured, one in the leg, the other in the back. Apparently neither are related to the Uni but even so they are holding two Q&A sessions for students and staff. It happened in the middle of the night so one wonders what they were doing there and what the argument was about!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Busy Weekend

What a busy weekend! Friday we went to T's place north of Ely. Had a great homemade Malaysian cury and some even nicer whisky :) Sat was A's 'village people' 30th celebration at the Wellington. Have to say, it was one of the nicest meals I've had there. Sunday was spent at Uni working on coursework. After a week of 'holiday' I am exhausted!

Yes - that *is* a candle in his meal. I was only joking when I asked the waiter to put one in :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

MSc Coursework

Have had quite a shock to the system this week - I had to start my MSc courwsework for one of my modules. This is a 3,000 word report into organisational culture and structure with respect ot the successful delivery of projects. I think I have rewritten it about 3 times now. However, as of 5 mins ago I have a version that I am, at last, happy with. Need a beer me thinks!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

40D - new firmware (1.0.5)

New firmware for the 40D released today here

Monday, November 19, 2007

Curran's 30th

K and I travelled to Southampton for Curran's 30th birthday meal with his friends and family. Fantastic food, great company - a brilliant night. Pics on flickr

Friday, November 16, 2007

Office is now 100%

It may look messy but at last (new Dell dock arrived this morning) I have all my screens up and running. From left to right - my Uni area, home area and then work area. Two screens each of course :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Does K let kitten get away with to much?

Snapped this last night - kitten had decided that K's face was the most comfortable spot to sleep!!! If this was me then kitten would be told off and moved - K, however, thinks that he is small and cute and is allowed!!! We have *another* spoilt cat!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Rasmus's Collar

We put a collar on Rasmus for the first time today :) He has spent most of the morning walking backwards trying to figure out what he has on him...

Friday, November 09, 2007

Remote Shooting

Now that I have a good tripod I can try one of the things I have been looking forward to with the 40D - remote shooting. With a simple USB cable I connect the 40D to my machine. I start the EOS Utility and select liveview. Now I have a real-time image on my machine of what the camera sees and can control ALL the functions via the computer - AWESOME!

Tripod - carbon fibre - ooOOOooo!

I just picked up my new tripod and head for my 40D. I went for a Manfrotto Magfibre set of legs in the end and the excellent 322RC2 trigger head. Should do nicely...

Monday, November 05, 2007

Fireworks Party

We were invited to S&S's FANTASIC new house - a converted barn in a gorgeous village not far from us. What a cool party - good food, fireworks, apple bobbing and the best toffee ever! Loads more pics on flickr (see link in title). Such a good night. I tok along my 40D and a tripod (thanks Al) and tried to capture some of the fireworks - I did better than I thought I would which made me even happier!

Friday, November 02, 2007


This week I have been mostly in Aberdeen. I was up at 04:30 on Tue to catch the only morning flight up and have been here ever since (flying back late tonight). It's been a good week work-wise although I am quite tired. Highlight of the week was meeting up with J last night for a few drinks and a 11-year catch up chat! J and I used to live in the same village when we were at Primary school but have not seen each other since we left for Uni. She saw I was in Aberdeen via Facebook and sent me a message - you gotta love FB! I have to admit - it is excellent having friends spread so far around that in most places I end up there is someone to grab a beer with!