Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Backyard Ice Rink

Last week winter came and the cold temperature cam in the weekend and in the beginning of the week. It was around -15 C. So it was time to to start constructing our wintery backyard ice rink. Well perhaps not so much constructing. More of shoveling a bit of snow and standing there with a water hose morning and evening. It looked great.

But yesterday it was raining and today it's  +5 C. It would be even better if it froze over now but according to the weather forecast that wont happen until the weekend. The freezing temperatures will also only last over the weekend. After that we got more warm weather. Well I hope they are wrong, because in this weather it wont be much of an ice rink by Christmas.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

French vs Japanese or?

We had two French cars, a Renault Grand Scenic and a Citroen Xsara Picasso. We traded in the Citroen for a Nissan Qashqai. The trading in part is a bit complex but never mind that, at some point we need to find a car that you you don't have to google in order to spell.

Anyway the Nissan is great, almost new and basically a Renault since Nissan and Renault made the engine together and both use it. We needed a smaller car, no need to drive around in 2 family cars. A crossover SUV is no family car. It is smaller than the Citroen and you can still put a fairly heavy trailer behind it so it fitted or needs and we got some extra features which we would have never gotten in a Toyota Yaris. It's safe and you sit quite high. So yes, liking it.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Do I really need to start blogging again?

I joined a couple of blogging communities over at Google+ simply called Blog Community and Blogging. I posted a comment on one of them so I guess I'll have to make some effort to actually start blogging again. I know I sound like it's a tedious chore but blogging was fun. I really liked it. I just haven't done it actively in a few years so I feel a bit rusty. I am a bit rusty.

But  finding some fellow bloggers to share your blog with and read an comment there is what every blogger need. A sense of community. So this could work because this is an actual blog post...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

I'm back

Well I still like this blog too much to move over to Wordpress. And I really don't blog that much more because I got a smart-phone now. Not to mention that the Wordpress app for Windows phone really doesn't work that well and I got Twitter to work here on my Blogger blogs and most of my old readers do follow this blog.

Monday, September 02, 2013

One blog

I'm going to try out WordPress for a while. I'm not saying it's going to be permanent but having 3 blogs over here that is never updated isn't what anyone would call blogging. Maybe I should try to concentrate on one:

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My neglected blog

Hello darkness, my old friend,
I've come to talk with you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping,
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

Same old, nothing new really. I'm just reminding myself I got a blog and found that the first few lines from Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence was rather suiting for that...

Saturday, June 15, 2013

My blog

Ooops I think I forgot to update for a while. But my blog is like a good old friend. Always listening to what I have to say although it's been a while.

Monday, January 21, 2013

First Impression

I logged into the new Myspace and whatever the old Myspace was it's gone. Including your old blog posts, messages and friends. This is a whole new website. Facebook is THE social network and the new Myspace is no longer trying to be that. Instead it focuses on artists and creative people. I haven really gotten into it yet but I could be quite interesting.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Backyard ice rink

About 3 months ago I stated on this blog that I'm blogging again. I wrote one post after that. Well her I am again. Maybe I should write more and think less. It's really not that difficult, shouldn't be ;-).

Anyway I'm making backyard ice rink. Or it's really it's not that difficult. I just bring out the water hose and stand there for a while every evening or whenever I'm at home not doing anything else. After the last snowfall I used the hose without the the shower head and that caused a bumpy ice. Otherwise it would be ready now. Well it's my first ice so mistakes is a part of the process.

Anyway tonight when I get home from work I will remove the bumps with a shovel and spray on one last layer of water and it should be perfect on Saturday. I'm working most of the weekend and my wife is away on a training/health/exercise weekend. So parents-in-law will take care of the kids on Saturday at our house and have an ice rink 10 m away from the front door.