Thursday, 23 July 2009


I won't be here for much longer, so thought I'd say a quick bye byee.

Life's A Fairytale ...

Tuesday, 21 July 2009


I did my best to notice
When the call came down the line
Up to the platform of surrender
I was brought but I was kind

And sometimes I get nervous
When I see an open door
Close your eyes, clear your heart
Cut the cord

Are we human or are we dancer?
My sign is vital, my hands are cold
And I'm on my knees looking for the answer
Are we human or are we dancer?

Pay my respects to grace and virtue
Send my condolences to good
Give my regards to soul and romance
They always did the best they could

And so long to devotion
You taught me everything I know
Wave goodbye, wish me well
You've gotta let me go

Are we human or are we dancer?
My sign is vital, my hands are cold
And I'm on my knees looking for the answer
Are we human or are we dancer?

Will your system be alright
When you dream of home tonight?
There is no message we're receiving
Let me know, is your heart still beating?

Are we human or are we dancer?
My sign is vital, my hands are cold
And I'm on my knees looking for the answer

You've gotta let me know

Are we human or are we dancer?
My sign is vital, my hands are cold
And I'm on my knees looking for the answer
Are we human or are we dancer?

Are we human or are we dancer?
Are we human or are we dancer?



History only follows a set path once the path was set, it is not destined for a variation or continuation by itself or by the possibilities of the future. Future is the next moment, moment is time from now to now, but it can be as little or large as now to somewhere along to now, but in the past both variations of the moment were the same, in reflect. The path that history follows is the product of what occured as a product of our own doing, mind before matter may change the outcome to an undesired result, the basic neglect of concentration, thought and willpower. When this simple pyschology is understood, the theory may be applied to the present, to make the following moment, now, or now - an eternity of futurist ideas and events - from mind to reality. However, this only applies where mind before matter is duplicated and reflected, as to recognition of an emotion or a path that leads into the direction of an undesired location in the mind and world. The future will run a path, marked as history - this is guranteed as just proven from the start of this sentence. The ability to manipulate the course history took, when it remains in the form of future, comes by recognition, mind, manipulation, past. Observing the direction is not relevant, observing the final displacement vector is not relevant either, as this is now past. Forecasting the final displacement vector allows the possibility of knowingly and intentionally attempting a change, therefore where the vector is forecasted with adequate and possible symptoms recognised, should a deviation be attempted. History only follows a set path once the path was set, it is not destined for a variation or continuation by itself or the possibilities of the future, but us ourselves as human, forecasting and recognising where we run as individuals.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Never the right thing

There are a mixture of things that I like, which include bicycles/cyling, lighting/illumination styles, safety and creativity. When these are mixed together, you will get the modification of a bicycle to make it 'safer'. By safer, what I mean is, safer to ride along roads where vehicles may not see you, by improving the lighting and overall visibility of the bicycle.
As of now, I have fitted a bottle cage, the pump bracket, two rearward facing 5x LED lights, one forward facing 5x Ultrabright LED headlight, one forward facing 3x LED blue strobe, one forward facing 1x LED lamp, a CATEYE performance computer (giving current speed in either m/ph or k/ph, current time (24hour), time spent in motion (HH-MM-SS), average speed, maximum speed, calories used and overall distance travelled. I usually reset the computer after each day, this resets all of those settings above except the clock and overall distance. Unfortunatley it doesn't like the rain, and sometimes I forget to turn it on, but the overall mileage at the moment is showing just over 250 miles. Official mileage is 250, although actual mileage is about 280 I would guess. Also, I've fitted a plate, front and rear mudguards (mountain bike) for both on-road and off-road, and DayGlo/Reflective yellow stripes to the front forks.
This makes bring more peace-of-mind when in transit from A to B on it, as I know that I'll be seen earlier (hopefully), and this gives more reaction time for the vehicles. In the past I've had vehicles pass on the opposite side of the road, as far over as possible, other times I've had cars trying to pass me when we're going through and island, so there's no saying how close a vehicle might pass you. I just hope what I've got actually helps.
One of the things when cycling which scares me is not knowing what is happening behind me. You can see everything infront, but behind you have to physically look over your shoulder, which can cause you to swerve into the road or verge. I bought a handlebar-mounted convex rearview mirror the other day, which mounts into the end of the handlebars. This is all very good, but it's not a universal system and doesn't fit my particular bicycle, so I still look over my shoulder. Sometimes when vehicles pass me, I don't know they're even there until they start over taking, then I can hear them. This worries me, as a few days ago I wasn't even aware I had an HGV on my tail waiting to turn into the turning that I was going past.
A few days I bought 50 amber 3mm LEDs off eBay for £2.20 inc. P&P. This is exceptional value, and every single LED is going on the bicycle. 30 are going on the rear, 15 each side, 20 on the front, 10 each side. Yep, you guessed it, they're going to act as hazards and indicators. Call me sad, I've heard it before anyway, but I find I don't have enough arms to indicate around a roundabout or junction, use the brakes, change down or up gears (24 of them, 3:8) and actually steer, so I intend to use an indicator system similar to motorcycles which will a) mean that I can use my hands to ride the bicycle, not stick them out into a hedge and b) improve the visibility of the bike, 15 LEDs flashing will be seen sooner than an arm. Also with this arrangement, I shall be able to set them to a hazard mode whilst I cycle very slowly up the side of a long hill. It's all in the name of safety and ergonomics.
Those of you who've read this far, may realise that the indicators can be separated on the front, across the width of the handlebars, but not on the rear. Because of this, I intend to fix a tubular bar across the top of the rear mudguard, which will hopefully give me the width required. Also though, I could really do with another tubular bar across the front, as I'm now limited to space on the handlebars, with gears/brakes each side, headlight, computer plus cables, blue light etc. To be honest, I don't know when I'll be finished modifying my bicycle, I guess when I'm happy that the daytime and nighttime visibility for the front, rear and sides is as good as possible.
Of course, looking around home to try and find a suitable tubular bar, I couldn't find anything even close. Which, in fairness, is typical of looking around trying to find something at home.


250 miles on, I've had only one cycling accident, let's hope that with the following additions over the summer, that by 500 miles I won't have had another crash, ey?

Friday, 10 July 2009

It's the final countdown... 44

What ho all

The final countdown has begun, or rather, I've started counting again since I lost count, whichever you choose to be more appropriate.

This countdown signifies the 23rd August, the date which, hopefully and weather-permitting, will be the day that I finally take to the skies on my own, as pilot-in-command. I've been waiting for this day for many years, 10 to be precise, so hopefully all will go well.

However, there are a list of things that could go wrong:
1. Weather; low cloud, rain, winds in excess of a certain speed, gusting winds, lightning warnings.
2. Airfield closure; due to an accident
3. Sterilised; the airfield may not be active due to many factors, including temporary airspace for the Queens Flight for example.
4. Human factors; I may be too nervous, thus lack of confidence and concentration, perhaps spurred by an earlier event.
5. Lack of gliders; there may be no gliders available on this day due to good, soarable weather conditions and K13/21s being soared.
6. Cable Break; the winch cables may have suffered a catastrophic break somewhere, resulting in the closure of a winch op.
7. All of these come together, to create officially the worlds largest balls-up in a single day of flying...

But none of that's going to happen, it's all going to be plain sailing.. or plane sailing ;)

Minky Dish Cloth:
Over and out.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

July Oh Nine

What ho all

Someone special has reminded me that I had signed upto this Blogspot account, so I thought that I should write a new blog. Not entirely sure what to write, but most of all at the moment, it's the start of the summer, we're all free, but perhaps the concept of freedom is perhaps more deceptive than we may imagine.

One of the wonders of school life is that you go in on a Monday at 8-30 and come home on a Friday at 2-30. These six hours may be the most boring and pointless six hours when you're actually there, and contemplating the next school week, but in reality, and I only noticed this once I'd left, that the school week is the most rewarding period in your life so far.

Throughout my past 12 years in schools, I've met literally hundreds of great people, many have become good friends, but only a very small few have become very close friends. These people to me pass through my thoughts every day, without fail. If I'm honest, I cannot actually think of a day where I haven't thought about them, whether I'm waking up, having lunch, out somewhere or going to sleep. They're constantly in the back of my mind, probably because they're also in my heart.

I was lucky enough to see these people everyday at school, but now I see them a lot less due to school ending, a this period of "freedom" that we've been blessed with.

So I leave you with this note, yes Every Rose Has It's Thorns, but with a few roses, you simply don't care about the thorns.