Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Vdub in da house :)

Stupid ads for VW from America. Got these through the Inane thoughts and insane ramblings blog which looks interesting.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Dose of Home

Just a quick post to add a couple of photos from my weekend back home in Scotland. Here's me with my mum and sister at a viewpoint overlooking Largs and the Firth of Clyde. Below is the view of Arran we got.

Other news from this weekend was the successful completion of the kilt-fitting!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

More volleyball

Went to the open practice session for St Albans Harriers Volleyball Club for the second time last night. The first time I went along was really interesting for me as I've never had any coaching on volleyball techniques. So, it was a bit of a revelation to get shown how to spike and serve 'properly'. Mind you, my legs did ache for days afterwards as I'm not used to jumping so high. Last night focussed on movement on the court i.e. moving into a good position relative to the person on your team who's going to receive the ball. Not something I'd ever thought of before of course. Also, we did some drill on blocking which I can put into practice now :)

Scott's been doing some more writing and has got a series of articles on Hellerwork published on Yoga Bhoga ('Scotland's Yoga Website'). I particularly liked the description of his facial adjustments in 'To Hellerwork & Back, Part 3'.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Stupid Cat Video

OK, so I had to remove the stupid cat video because it was removed from the YouTube website so you'll just have to make do with a compilation of the superb 'Trunk Monkey' series of adverts. I found these on the Funny Commercials blog which has some other daft adverts - enjoy.

[NOTE: Needs Flash v7 and I wouldn't bother over dialup :( ]

Monday, March 06, 2006

Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang

Got the info for Grandmaster Chen Xiaowang's London seminars in mid-April. He's doing the Silk Reeling Energy (Chan Si Jing) & Standing Posture on the 14th & 15th. He's also doing Yin Yang Qigong on the 16th & 17th which I really like the sound of (but can I scrape the cash?). I definitely want to go to the Chan Si Jing. I went to a similar seminar with him on the Standing Posture in Reading a couple of years ago which was fantastic. He's very good. Although it didn't half take it out on your legs standing in one posture for a half hour straight!

Also, got some piccies from Bruce on his trip down under today. This, on top of my visit to the Aussie tourist board's amusing website, has made me very jealous.

Sunday, March 05, 2006


Driving into town today I saw the sign for blood donation at a local school. I've never done this before for the lame reason that I don't like needles. So, I decided to give it a go. Filled in all the forms but discovered that my childhood jaundice means they have to test for Hep. As far as I can remember, I got jaundice through food poisoning (minestrone soup from a restaurant rings a bell). So, my plaster is only for the blood sample for the test; no brownie points for donation just yet :( And no tea & biccy either.

Finally, here's a little plug the really excellent folk at the National Blood Service: by Picasa

Friday, March 03, 2006

First Post

Welcome to my blog. Posted by Picasa