...no good to anyone. Come on clothes makers someone invented it for a reason. Use it!
And now I've just looked it up. Joseph Shivers I applaud you for this marvellous invention.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Today I felt like getting into the Christmas spirit. I did some baking with my son and we made a gingerbread family and put together and decorated a gingerbread house. As you can see we're not the most talented decorators in the world but it was great fun. I think my son munched through more than his fair share of cake decorations and gingerbread men anyway. The gingerbread daddy on the right of this photo is carefully hiding a few bites out of the roof so now it is no longer something we can share with other people particularly as I look back on the photos at his dribbling nose.
In order to decorate the gingerbread house I purchased a fantastic cake decorating tool and I think you'll agree that it looks great. Really easy to use especially for children. Believe me this is not a simple tool especially if you haven't got the mixture just right. It is either so stiff that you cannot squeeze it out of the tube or its too runny and doesn't hold its shape. I really think I'm going to have to practice with this a bit more. I'll let you know if I come up with a good ratio of ingredients.
Well they are pretty tasty and it is such a fun thing to do with children especially if you don't mind the mess and them eating far too much sugar.
Monday, 5 October 2009
I went on a tourist attraction in Sheffield at the weekend - a giant ferris wheel in the centre of town. It was a lovely day and you could see, well not quite far and wide due to Sheffield's topography so you couldn't really see beyond any of the 7 hills that make up the landscape of the city, but it was really interesting. Despite Sheffield having a policy of requiring 80% green roof coverage on new major development in the city I didn't notice any green roofs. The roofscape [if that's a word] was disappointingly grey. If you click on the image you get a nice shot of Park Hill in the background.
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Yey - I got a new camera and I love it. This is an example of the high-speed filming and yes its nothing special but its such an excellent feature. This is a very windy day by the way and its slowed down and captured so you can see the detail. It works better on things that are moving really really fast like popping a champagne cork or a humming bird for example. I din't have either to test it on but the weather was blusterly. I'll work on a better example.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
My son is only 2 and a few weeks ago I took him to the cinema for the first time. His eyes certainly lit up when we went in, possibly all the lights and colours but mainly all the sweets and pic 'n mix on display. Anyway I really enjoyed taking him. We went to see Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. I do love modern animation especially pixar films and whilst I only managed to see the first hour of the film I did enjoy it but I can't really give it a rating. All in all a good experience for us both though. It had been so long since I went to the cinema that I can't actually remember the last film I went to see before that.
I think the film makers were too anthropomorphous with the characters in an extremely american-centric way. I guess that's what makes the film funny. It pokes fun at the everyday foibles of life. I do think this side of the film was lost on my son though. I'd say not as good as the first two Ice Age films but okay. I think I'll take him to see Toy Storey 3D - see what he makes of that. I'll let you know. Still no camera but I have an itchy trigger finger that's just not satisfied with the camera on my mobile phone.