Amongst a flurry of new purchases, one of them marks the return of a watch I had 2 years ago but sold in a moment of madness, the fantastic Casio G-Shock GW-5000-1JF.
This is an expensive G-Shock (compared to most of the range) being a perfect blend of the old and the new. It balances [...]
This image was taken by the Hubble space telescope, using the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) and the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-object Spectrometer (NICMOS) and shows the oldest visible structures in the universe. In it are the first galaxies to form after the big bang, some 13 billion years ago. The image represents [...]
I found this poem, The Chaos by Dutchman Gerard Nolst Trenité, in which he deliberately set out to contain as many irregular spelling and pronunciation difficulties as possible. He wrote it as a teaching aid in the 1920s for his pupils learning English. It’s somewhat dated and not all the rhymes are precise but I’d [...]
If every memory, written word and piece of technology on Earth was destroyed simultaneously, leaving humanity to begin again, everything we have come to know about science could and would eventually be rediscovered.
People would discover the elements, their interactions and uses. Biology would be as fascinating as it is now and eventually some future [...]
Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck.
2 thick slices of focaccia 2 thick slices of prosciutto or smoked ham 4 large eggs 1 clove of garlic 1 hot green chilli A small handful of chopped parsley 1 pinch of celery salt 1 pinch of black pepper 1 smear of marmite 1 knob of butter
Rub the focaccia with the [...]
I’ve been on a bit of a spending spree in the last couple of months. Nothing too expensive mind, but the collection has crept back up to 11, it had been as low as 6. As you can see from the cost spend pie, there are a couple of expensive ones, six mid-priced ones and [...]
Rolex have bumped their prices this month by I believe an average of about 6.5%, with some models seeing larger increases. This clearly does not matter unless one is in the market for a new Rolex, which I am not. I find the present range mostly too garish and the newer, larger cases out of [...]