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degrees, bikes, bags and kerbals

I have been a little ill over the last few days, either as a result of or in addition to a tooth infection. Either way, Wednesday night I ended up with a bit of a fever (I don't remember much about the evening) and continued to feel rotten for the rest of the week. I still don't feel particularly great but the antibiotics the dentist gave me on Wednesday seem to have kicked the infection's ass, so all good. The tooth will still have to come out, but that particular joy isn't happening for another month. So... a (small) yay, of sorts. ***

Yesterday EF and I popped out into town to buy her a daysack for cycling and walking. A quick expedition that toured most of the outdoors shops in Broadmead and Cabot Circus... and we found the perfect bag for her in the excellent Oswald Bailey (the chap who helped her was brilliant). I was pretty much wiped out by the end of it

I might have also bought *cough* another bag for myself... which brings me up to... um, twenty-six?


One of the things I have very recently gotten addicted to is the superb Kerbal Space Program... it is still in development but is great fun to play with and has potential for a lot silly, mayhemesque experimentation in the journey to set up a space program for the planet Kerbal. The fact you can build rockets, space planes, mun-landers (yes, mun), satellites and space stations is just awesome. Even if getting them off the ground and into space is a little trickier than you'd expect.

Below is the control module for the snappily named jk5e rocket, with Bill Kerman piloting, currently in orbit around Kerbal. That is him, there, in the bottom right hand corner.

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Unfortunately, due to a small design flaw on my part... I don't have a way of getting him back. Yet.


My second expedition from the house this week was to the Bespoked Bristol show, which is a custom/hand built/bespoke bike show. This is the third year it has run in Bristol and it seemed as popular as ever. The bikes themselves were glorious in their variety, colour, design and inspiration. Pictures below.


sunday bits-and-bobs