Recommendations from the End Of The Road

Last weekend was my final music festival of the year.  As I have previously mentioned I much prefer music festivals to holidays sitting by a pool.  This year I didn’t take as many photos in an effort to enjoy what was in front of my face, instead of what would look pretty on a screen,…

Post festival musings and recommendations

My brain is still getting used to the idea that I spent the weekend surrounded by music and science but I have started to file my ideas and impressions (or so I think, my brain surprises me still…) Here are my post BlueDot festival recommendations and some musings it provoked. Discovering some art: there was…

Pale Blue Dot

It has been pointed out to me that some readers of this blog may not know where the BlueDot festival got its name. As the Voyager 1 probe was sailing away from Earth and about to leave the solar system the astronomer Carl Sagan requested that it be turned around in order to take a…

A bluer dot

Day Two at BlueDot festival – shorter this time due to low batteries (phone and brain!) I’ll probably elaborate when we get home, things take time to percolate in my brain 🙂 Also on Saturday, Helen Sharman (the first British woman in space). Sarah Crowther ‘Moon, Meteors and More’. Henge (“Thank you Humans for letting…

Hmmm, is that dot really blue?

BlueDot music/science festival Day One: We arrived, in our hired motorhome (because there isn’t a tent on Earth large enough for all of MY creature comforts) and the young woman who directed us where to park also asked if we had the usual, glass bottles…illicit drugs. Ok, my hair is a funny colour so I…

Little Blue Dot

If music be the food of love what does that make science the food of? Fortunately we get to decide this for ourselves. So for me, science is the food of peace of mind – reality comforts me even when it’s painful, lies are worse and science is also the food of exploration – curiosity…

Round-up part three

Part One here and Part Two here. Avoiding Drama-Llamas and other assorted arseholes – I spoke up when I saw an injustice, stood up to be counted and creditted those around me…screw you arseholes. Pressing the keys – I have drawn, I have written, I haven’t yet designed a more efficent tractor but it’s on…

Life outside of work

As the result of a recent conversation with a friend I have been thinking about how I and other people occupy our ‘free’ time. My friend is a football (soccer) fan and we were discussing her options for activities once the season ends. I was trying to convince her not to do her job of…

Recommended Delights

Just a quick post to break yet another Blog-fast.  Relaxing and recuperating to me means music, drifting thoughts and gentle inspiration triggers…all included below: BBC 6 Music – a wonderful place to find new music, bands and artists.  Most of their DJs are passionate about finding new talent and sharing it with you.  Of course…