The primary reason for going to Oxford was to see Ian’s friend Sheelagh’s Morris Dancing troupe. Morris Dance is a form of English folk dance that seems to involve a lot of hankies, sticks, brightly colored clothing, and upbeat repetitive music. Likes(0)Dislikes(0) Continue reading
Last night ended up being something completely different. I spent the evening surrounded by ancient artifacts and beautiful women. Likes(0)Dislikes(0) Continue reading
Here’s some work that Ian and I did in 2007 examining the various interconnected stocks and flows of energy and material that might exist at some point in the future. Likes(0)Dislikes(0) Continue reading
We took a roundabout route to Lacock from Chippenham. This worked out rather well since we came to a spot that gave us a great view of the surrounding countryside. This is classic English landscape for this area. Likes(0)Dislikes(0) Continue reading
One of our first visits on Monday was Lacock Abbey. It was originally an abbey founded by the widowed Lady Ela the Countess of Salisbury in 1229. In 1539, Henry VIII sold it to William Sharington who converted it into a house. Likes(0)Dislikes(0) Continue reading
My ultimate destination was Chippenham. This required me to change trains at Didcot Parkway. Likes(0)Dislikes(0) Continue reading
I got up this morning at 6am so that I could catch a train at the Oxford railway station at 8:30. It seemed like a lot of time to prepare, but I didn’t really know how long it would take to get there and get set to board the train.
Packing went quickly and smoothly and I left my room to catch a bus to the station. Oh, oh! … Continue reading
If you’re not familiar with Aardman Animations and, in particular, Wallace and Grommit then you’re missing out. These are some of the most fun animated movies you can see. Likes(0)Dislikes(0) Continue reading
When I was younger the largest telescope in the world with the 200″ (~16.6 feet) telescope at Palomar. Each mirror for the telescope described in the link below is 1.6 times the diameter of the Palomar telescope and when fully assembled the telescope will be nearly 5 times as large.