Plants update


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Now that we are a few weeks into summer, I thought it would be a good time to photograph the progress that our plants have made since I posted about them a while back. Continue reading Plants update

Lego White House


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Recently my daughter had bought and build the Lego set of the Trevi Fountain in Rome. And as she really likes and enjoys building things, she decided to buy another set to build. She went with her mom one Saturday, and returned with the Lego White House. It did not take her very long to build this. Continue reading Lego White House

Big TOM Spiced Tomato Juice


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Now my wife does like to drink tomato juice, which was first kindled on the aeroplane during a long haul flight. However, there are plenty of brands of tomato juice, some of which do taste awful. But the one that she likes the most is called TOM. Continue reading Big TOM Spiced Tomato Juice

Hound’s tongue (Cynoglossum)


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There are some flowers growing in my garden that I have never seen growing in it before. They must have grown from the seeds which were sown last summer. One of them is the Hound’s tongue or Cynoglossum. I decided to pick this very small flower to photograph indoors. Continue reading Hound’s tongue (Cynoglossum)

Lego Friends


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My youngest daughter does enjoying putting Lego Friends together. As this is past-time I did not experience as a child (i.e. playing lego), at least now I can experience this through my children. They have put together quite a few different Lego sets, which I will post about in the threads to come. But today, I will be focusing solely on what my youngest daughter has managed to put together all by herself. I promised her that I would feature this on my website. Continue reading Lego Friends

Decopatch Zoo


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As I have mentioned before, my daughter is into Decopatch figurines. These are cardboard animals which are decorated with various paper designs to make more interesting room decorations. Now that my daughter has had the time to do quite a few, I thought I would share them here. Continue reading Decopatch Zoo

M81 Bode’s nebula


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Recently during the imaging session when I imaged the Pinwheel Galaxy M101, I also happened to capture a few subs of the Bode’s nebula M81. As these could not be stacked in Deep Sky Stacker, I had to process this with Pixinsight. Continue reading M81 Bode’s nebula

Kendrick Dew Heater and Micro Controller


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Recently I had been planning on improving my telescope setup to prevent dew. Now I had made a dew shield, but when this was mounted on my Orion Optics VX12 Newtonian, it did make it more wobbly in the wind. I suspect that it is partly due to the fact it makes the setup even closer to the maximum load capacity of the Celestron CGEM. Hence I decided to order the Dew Heater and Micro Controller directly from Kendrick in Canada. Continue reading Kendrick Dew Heater and Micro Controller

Red bean and kaya Bao


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One of the things I have been meaning to post about, is the steamed buns or bao that my wife made a while back. While our friend was visiting, she had decided to make ones with different filling, and also different flour. These now look more like the ones which can be bought at the shops. Continue reading Red bean and kaya Bao

Gifts


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When I woke up on my wife’s birthday, I was particularly touched to see what my youngest daughter had made for her for her birthday. It is full of love and thankfulness, which must have touched my wife’s heart – I know I was touched, even if the present wasn’t for me. Continue reading Gifts