Linda & Dave in the sun!


Just back from a holiday for Dads 70th at Linda and Dave’s new place in Brittany, it was staggering hot! Lovely place with lots of land and lots of places to sleep/hide in the shade!

Long journey though clocked up close to 700 miles return in the car, which is shattering! With two anxious women in the car, and my jolly old broken knogging I’m feeling quite proud!

70!


Dads 70th today, went out to a lovely meal in Pont-Aven to celebrate with Linda and Dave, beautiful place. The place in parts reminds me of places from my childhood and Claude and Vera, Good memories!

Election Night!


So we are here, taken the time off tomorrow so I can watch this car crash of a election!

Thus far, i’m cynical that labour has done as well, tories as badly the exit poll is 314/266 but we shall see!

And the answer is remarkable close! So a Hung Parliament of some point! May’s gamble hasn’t worked! And Corbyn has done well, much to my cynicism!

Scott & Helyn


Scott and Helyn as well as a holiday in Disney world in Florida, they also got married, which was live streamed which is very them! I’m very happy for them.

Concussion in sport


Just stepped out of a talk organised by ABIL for concussion in sports, with talks by various speakers including the chief medical officer for the Rugby Football Union, was very interesting, one point across the different speakers was that concussion and terms like post concussion syndrome are not helpful terms i.e. People have balance etc issues rather than just having a label.

I came via public transport, train wasn’t bad but the tube stations are frankly terrifying!

Photo is just outside where the talk was held in Holborn not that far from the recent terror attack on London Bridge.

Polls, Humble Pie and Disability Hustings!


So at least looking at the polls looks like Labour/Corbyn are gaining on the conservatives who are having a spectacular bad campaign, okay Labour does have Diane Abbott who seems to be specialising in car crash interviews! But the Manifesto and even Corbyn have upped their game, where as the Conservatives launched the Dementia Tax, then the U turn coupled with some poor interviews have not been “strong and stable”! So the Game is a foot! 

Also watching Disability Hustings organised by Mencap and others, following on twitter as well. Clearly not the Conservatives natural area!

Photo of Cousin Ben who I have no recollection of meeting! Though I don’t think we met very often as small children.

Hard vs soft SCI-FI


I like Sci-fi but one of the things I find irritating is not playing within the rules/logic, I’m not talking about star trek where the Enterprise is defeated by a cargo vessel one week, and take on a entire fleet the next, or so on.
But more Sci-fi that shows a future not that far technologically from ours, clearly some genres have their issues, Zombies for example would be very much shorter films/tv series by using walls for example!

One that i feel really doesn’t hang is Battlestar Galactica reboot in that the Battlestars are well armoured with massive and rapid firing guns. While the Cylon Basestar is lightly armoured with fighter craft and such.
Essentially the Basestar is an aircraft carrier vs the Battlestar which though it has fighters is roughly a Battleship, with hugely thick armour plus covered in close in weapon systems and large rapid firing guns, we know how kinetic and explosive weapons work we’ve been killing each other with such weapons for years! The Basestar is massively out of its league, any fighters/missile would be cut to sheds and the Basestar is unlikely to survive long with large calibre shells, which would penetrate deeply.

In short even massively outnumbered the Battlestar would have no trouble destroying the Cylon fleet. In fact the Galactica and  Pegasus would easily able to take on the Cylons who would struggle to find an answer to two Battlestars.

Please offer me a seat?


TFL as well as badges etc for mothers have started to do badges for Invisible disabilities something I do struggle with occasionally, namely I look fine but my walk is slow and I can loose my footing, particularly if in busy public transport, so I have one of these badges.

Wore it today on way to headway meeting which involves going on trains though rush hour, just to give me the confidence to sit in the disabled seats if I need to.