Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Quick update

Lots of work.

Still have to finish an assignment for the end of next week, but must get it done well before the deadline...

Kids all off school with grotty coughs, fevers etc. Mrs RC is keeping them entertained sorting out the Christmas decorations. The Pooh Bear Grotto will be taking shape soon! Yay!!!!

Bought the chocolate supply for Christmas today! Yay!!!

Started getting in the wine yesterday. Mmm, wine...

I have started collecting Star Wars model space ships for wargames. Should be fun. The Force is strong in this one!

Weather is really cold - wonder if we are going to get a decent fall of snow? There was plenty of ice for me to dodge this morning...

Went to an excellent lecture last night by one of the scientists who is involved in the Hadron Collider at Cern - the thing that some think might destroy the world when it gets running again. Amazing amounts of money for strange experiments looking for things that we are not sure actually exist. However, there do seem to be lots of interesting offshoots from this research, such as a new way of studying the development of cancer, so it is not all a waste of time.

Back soon!

8 comments:

kenady said...

sounds like you are a busy, busy man:)

hope the kids feel better soon.

i'm excited about the pooh bear grotto:)

i'll hope with you on the decent snow fall... you know we don't get that white stuff where i am:)

the lecture sounds fascinating!

have a great day!

James said...

They think that the Hadron Collider might be just powerful enough to test String Theory. If that checks out.....it will really rock our ideas of reality.

Chief Rock Chef said...

Kenady - There will be pics of the Pooh Bear Grotto again!

James - One thing that the guy said was that we THINK we understand about 4.6% if what happens in the universe. If they get the results they want most of that 4.6% will change. He didn't directly talk about String Theory but there was a lot about Dark Matter and Dark Energy. I took Arthur (miraculously well enough to go) and he loved it.

Teresa said...

Sorry the kids are not feeling well...that's no fun! We had our share of sore throats last week around here.

James said...

Glad Arthur got to go to the lecture . Yes I can imagine he was very interested in that.

I am working six days this week and next. Only day off is Friday I suppose we will put the tree up then.

terri said...

Maybe I should get into some wine. It would do me good!

Hope the kids are feeling better soon.

That lecture, although very unlike something I would normally be interested in, sounds fascinating!

Chief Rock Chef said...

Teresa - The boys went back to school today, so they seem to be mending. My daughter will probably drag it through to the weekend, which is probably fair enough.

James - Clocking up the overtime to get those Christmas parcels through, eh? Arthur loved the lecture - I saw his eyes light up at the mention of Dark Matter...

Terri - A glass of good red wine each day is supposed to be very good for you. The lecture was fascinating and the photos were amazing, the sheer size of the thing! It looked like something from a James Bond movie!

Sitting in Silence said...

Someone say wine ? xoxo