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Happy Leap Year Day 2012

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

only happens every 4 years, so I thought I would get a blog in today!

Happy Leap Year Day for 2012!

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Happy Pancake Day 2012

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

A Happy Pancake Day to one and all!

or Happy Shrove Tuesday!

I’ll be having my stack later….

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Andysworld! Advent Calendar - Dec 25 - Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

merrychristmaslindseyandme

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Andysworld! Advent Calendar - Dec 16 - Box of Willies Delectable Cacao for Christmas, Go on you know you want to, it is Christmas!

Friday, December 16th, 2011

I’ve blogged a few times about Willies Delectable Cacao. Because I had completed all my household chores this week, Lindsey bought me a present!

If you fancy some proper Rich Dark Chocolate flavoured with Orange this Christmas, rather than that overseas “stuff” from the EU, “tap it and unrap it “ - “you know the one that Dawn French advertises!” (we do not mention their name since they left York!).

Try Willies Delectable Cacao Cuban 65, Luscious Orange. Made in Devon, England, Great Britain!

and if you are interested in where the Baracoan Cacao beans are from, here’s some pictures taken in Baracoa, Cuba, when we visited. (and also spotted the worlds smallest frog!) - it wasn’t a chocolate frog!

Hiya Willie!

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Andysworld! Advent Calendar - Dec 15 - Times are hard, time to cash in the coppers!

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

I do not know how long I’ve been collecting one and two pence (1p and 2p) copper coins, I’ve just been throwing them in a terroctoa urn, until I broke it! Times are hard, and Christmas is coming….

…. so time to cash them in.

coins

This plastic bag weights 10kg, contains approx 1000 2 pence coins, and 1255 1 pence coins!

‘Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’

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The Devil’s Arrows

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

For almost two years, I drove past these every week, but never had the chance until now, to get up close and personal with these pre-historic monoliths called the Devils Arrows!

Away from the office and computer yesterday to get some fresh air, and pass the time whilst the car was in for a MOT and service, (okay I did have my iPad and 3G wired into the Net!), I thought I would go for a wonder in the turnip field to visit these giant monoliths, considering the night before was Halloween, I did not notice any cult activity!

I think I’ve also sprained my left ankle, too much walking yesterday, some would say that’s because your too fat!, or just sit on your bum at a desk all day! (I thought I would get that in…..)

Anyway here are the photos….

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Happy Screme Egg Day!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Cadbury Screme Egg wrapper!

Cadbury Screme Egg wrapper!

Andy ate it!

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Folks, Carved your Pumpkins or Jack-O-Laterns yet!

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Back to West Country 2011

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

You may have noticed the abscence of blogs, in the last 12 days, that’s because I’ve been back “home” to the land of the Cream Team. That’s Devon and Cornwall if you’ve never had a scone with Cornish clotted cream.

A good friend of mine “Boot Ferrule Man” got married. (So Congratulations again to Paul and Sally). Drop by his website http://www.jlbelectronics.com/. So spent 10 days in Devon and Cornwall catching up with folk and doing a few touristy things, like eating Cream Teas, visiting St Ives, Tavistock and The Garden House.

The last time we visited Devon and Cornwall was in 2007.

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Tokyo Council Building, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Well I think it’s better known as Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, located in Shinjuku, Japan was the tallest building in Tokyo. Shinjuku also has the busiest train station in the world! (and it’s busy!).

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building

It has a two panoramic observation decks, one in each tower on floor 45, we went there one evening 7 days before the big one of March 11, and we also had dinner in the resturant.

View from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building

View from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building

View from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building At Night

View from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building At Night

and just to prove we were there, here’s a screenshot from an Ipad, using Assisted-GPS (it annoys me when people keep telling me they are using GPS with an iPad or iPhone!) of Google Maps in the  Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

Google Maps view on iPad with GPS at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building

Google Maps view on iPad with GPS at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Building

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Big in Japan

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Snow Monkey in Onsen in Nagano

Snow Monkey in Onsen in Nagano

The link from the last post yesterday is… for the last four weeks I’ve been craving Ambrosia Devon Custard! (hence not many posts for March)

Harajuku Girls

Harajuku Girls

7 days ago we returned from Japan, where we’ve travelling around Japan for 3 weeks (and if you didn’t know, yes Lindsey and I were there, when the Big 8.9M Earthquake Hit and all the tremors afterwards!) - we are okay - and the holiday wasn’t affected - other than the occasioanal room and bed shake! Overall a Fanastic, exciting time in Japan, and I’m looking forward to going back soon!

We’ve travelled over 2000km around Japan. Tokyo to Nagano, Nagano to Matsumoto, Matsumoto to Takayamma, Takayamma to Kanazawa,  Kanazawa to Hiroshima, Hiroshima to Kurashiki,  Kurashiki to Kyoto,  Kyoto to Togendai, Togendai to Tokyo, Tokyo to Nagoya.

An evening (1hr) with a maiko (an apprentice geisha) called kofuku, in Kyoto, visiting the Snow Monekys in Nagano, riding Shinkansen (bullet trains) at 182mph (confirmed and verfied!),  eating conveyor belt sushi, visting temples, japanese gardens, road cable cars and pirate ships, witnessed a rare site of Mt Fuji over two days, visited outdoor art, Henry Moore, Barbra Hepworth, and Pablo Picasso sculpture and art, and saw the plum and cherry blossom.

plum blossom

plum blossom

Lindsey has taken lots of digital photographs which will be uploaded soon. I’ve almost finished ‘An evening with a kofuku DVD’. But also have another 180 minutes of Japan to edit.

Shinkansen (bullet train)

Shinkansen (bullet train)

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