Monday, February 20, 2017

Formula - E

Last Saturday on Channel 5 at 6:30 pm I watched racing with electric cars in Argentina.  For me it was just as exciting as F 1 racing if a bit quieter!

Each driver had two fully charged cars to race for about 50 minutes on a 37 lap street circuit.  The first car did about 20 laps before the batteries got down to about a 4% charge.  Then the driver went into the pit to swap cars.  At this time most drivers were doing the same.  Obviously the leaders had used more power and were swapping earlier.  No tyres were changed, unless punctured during the race.

The second car had to do the other 17 laps without running out of power!  The leaders had got down to about 1% as they crossed the finish line.  The unlucky ones just slowed down and stopped before finishing!  Sam Bird won.

Technical:-
Each car is rated at about 250 Horse Power equivalent to 190 kW and capable of reaching 200 MPH.  The battery capacity is about 54 kW hours.

Monday, February 13, 2017

California

The Winter blues need some sunshine.
It was back in 1993 that we went to California.
 and went to Disney land.
San Diego
It was a lifetime ago, before we knew anything about boats and canals.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Time and Life

We are both so sad to read about our boating friend Les Biggs.

 2008 at Braunston
 2009 Somewhere on the 'cut'
 2011 at Braunston
2011 On board Moore 2 Life

We always stopped to chat and share our stories while moving about the waterways.

You are in our thoughts at this time, Jaq.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 is history

Here's wishing all our readers a happy  and enjoyable 2017.

Molly had some teeth out after Christmas and is recovering well.

Chas enjoyed his 75th birthday party with family round for a roast beef lunch.

Yet another mole met its end underground.

Many upgrades for next year.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Happy Christmas & New Year

We got the tree decorated
 and Ann did some baking
Mince pie any one?  Slice of cake then?

A few days ago we watched Mary Berry make a fish pie.  We made one for ourselves and it was delicious with the wine!

We are having Venison for Christmas!  Got some ideas off the internet on how to cook it.  Red wine and some herbs browned off in the pan and left to marinate in the pot over night.  Slow cook all morning while roasting spuds and steaming veg.  Ann made the pudding a while ago using her well tried recipe.  That will go down well with Brandy butter for me and dairy free ice cream for Ann.

It is Christmas Eve and we wish all our readers a happy Christmas and hope you all enjoy some time with family and friends to the end of the year.  Hope to see you in the New.

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Tree and another mole

This is the one I decorated on line.  Not done a real one yet!
We looked out the window to see yet another hill of earth made by another mole!  The Forest Pest Control man has been contacted again.

Had an email from Yahoo.  I had completely forgot that for some reason I had an account with them.  They gave me a code to log in and change my password.  I never had setup an email with them.  Not happy to know that they had been hacked.  We must all be careful what we put up on the internet.  I decided to delete that account.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Winter cheer

Our dear molie is no more.  Time now to be spent repairing the damage caused.

This snowperson is here to brighten the dull grey winter days.