Tuesday, March 31, 2009
By now everyone will probably be aware of Google Street view but for those of you that might have missed it - check out the above to be totally amazed.
It was fun to look on Google Earth and try and spot your roof in the aerial photos but now you can actually go for a virtual wander around the streets and find blurry faced image of yourself standing on the street corner. Anyone had any luck finding anything unusual in the Southside yet - I had a lot of fun (sad I know) darting around the streets trying to find out where I'd parked my car. Its given me the idea of setting some kind of southside virtual treasure hunt - might look at that for the festival in May.
Anyway thought it would be of interest - we are going to look at using the Street view to help locate things in our posts so look out for more links in future and if you see a funny looking van with what looks like a ray gun on the roof - give them a cheesy grin and two thumbs up and you might become a Street view icon.
PS - there is a man across the road who has been feeding pigeons from a seemingly never ending bag of bread crumbs for about 40mins - he has a huge grin on his face, so do the pigeons.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Normal service shall resume
Sorry bout the lack of posts - it has been a busy month, with trips to Riga, London and St Andrews for birthdys, weddings and other assorted adventures. Should be back to normal now in the meantime here is another southside film we found on Youtube. This one is just as random as the cycling gorilla - but none the less enjoyable.
Just had a thought - maybe the gorilla one was a failed cadburys advert?
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Have a Drink with the Stars!
"Following considerable success of our first lecture you may be pleased to hear that there will be a cash bar available from 6pm to 7pm to supplement our March 25th evening lecture.
We hope this will add to your enjoyment of the evening, allowing you to meet and have some refreshment as well as hear Brother Guy Consolmagno's account of "the Galileo Affair". "
"A few places left for our sleepovers
What a way to kick off the Easter School holidays! We've got a few places left for a sleepover on April 3rd. A fantastic line up of events, including star gazing, a live link-up with astronomers in Perth (Australia - just to be clear!), a chance to kip down amongst the exhibits and a breakfast to get you started the next day.
There's limited spaces available, so please follow the link above to find out more or email Joanne Foo"
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
MacDonald Bros and Nikitta:judges for the Festival Stars
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Its on the same weekend as the farmers market so why not wander through the park with a nice ice-cream cone, pick yourself up a necklace, a painting, a bunch of carrots and a venision sausage.
I really enjoy wandering around these kind of things so am very disapointed that we're away that weekend. Not anywhere as exciting as Riga or Japan this time - just London town, might try to pick up some cockney slang for our return posts guv, init.
About a week ago I went into Pearson's on Minard road to purchase some paints etc for doing some DIY. While there I took a ton of photos to do a post aobut some local shops. Unfortunetly I now can't find the memory card on which the photos are supposed to be. So while I go out and take some more photos here is a bit of an oddity I found on Youtube.
Did anyone see this or know what it is all about?
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
The World Development Movement is one of the founders of the Fairtrade Foundation and this year the two organisations are teaming up to demand a system that prioritises the needs of the world's poor and challenge the new trade deals which the European Union is currently trying to broker with over a hundred countries.
(Oh apparently the star of record breakers has sadly passed on - who is incharge or new records getting into the book now? If Cheryl Baker and Kriss Akabusi vote a tie, who gets the deciding vote?)