Our wedding day! Hooray!
The groom’s view. 6 days away. YIKES!
My prototype wedding ring has been tried and tested. It’s a wonderful thing. The finished product will be white gold on the outside and ebony hidden on the inside. The one pictured is copper and mahogany. I wanted a wooden ring but it’s just not practical; this one is actually far better than anything I could have come up with. Can’t wait to see the finished article.
Omega Centauri wide-field view
This image shows the southern Milky Way patch. At the centre is the constellation Centaurus, where the globular cluster Omega Centauri is located.
Look up from time to time. Puts the world in a whole new perspective.
I’m still recovering from the most amazing stag party in the history of stag parties. But then I would say that, as it was my one. We headed to the Lake District for a long weekend. There were 10 men, a minibus and a barn, some bikes, a LOT of beer and so much laughter my sides still hurt even after the headache wore off. I only have three photos of any interest, and here they are. Hills, food and a beautiful barn. Lovely.
Thanks guys, and especially Timmy for being the best BestMan. If it wasn’t for you it would have just been chaos, as opposed to an organised chaos.
Joe Lycett: Blog: The Sun and Matt Baker kicking a pigeon -
I run a number of aliases with their own fake email, facebook and twitter accounts. This gives me the opportunity to be a mischief with various organisations and maintain relative anonymity. Below is a particularly enjoyable exchange from yesterday between one of these aliases and The Sun’s news…
Happy Monday folks.
Here are some smiling lighters (via @thepoke). Have an awesome day.
(Source: themeanalysis, via magicalweddingstuff)
With only one month to go before the wedding, budgets are being squeezed and the temptation to cut corners becomes very tempting. The thought of choosing a cheaper but less ‘eco’ alternative makes sense in the short term but it is ultimately a false economy. Nancy and I have an idea of how the wedding will look, but we also have a strong intent on the ethos of the day.We know we want to make the day as ‘eco’ friendly as possible so are re-using products, up-cycling and then recycling as much as possible when it is all over.
Which brings me rather tenuously onto the new Groovebulb. I was recently sent one to review as the company thought the bulb would fit nicely with the idea of our wedding planning. They were right.
It has been a while since I have been excited by a light bulb. I don’t think about them all that often but all that changed when I took delivery of a little pink tube.
I was expecting the Groovebulb to look galactic; a light saber or an effervescent glowing orb, but it looks exactly like a light bulb. I have a feeling this is on purpose so as not to disaffect the incandescent stalwarts. I must say the packaging is very ‘extra’ and recyclable. As is the bulb itself which is 100% recyclable compared to old incandescent or more modern energy efficient bulbs. Groovebulbs don’t contain any nasty mercury so can be disposed of in the general household recycling or even placed in a regular bin.
Buy a Groovebulb and save a panda
It is the longevity of the Groovebulb that is so impressive. 25 years. That’s only 5 years less than I have been walking on this green Earth. Their efficiency is great too. ‘A’ rated. It doesn’t get better. The Groovebulb uses LEDs to achieve this. Whereas most regular bulbs lose 90% of their energy through heat, the Groovebulb is the opposite turning 90% of the power input into light. The bulb remains cool to the touch, even after an hours use, meaning all the power you are putting into it (and therefore the money you are spending to power it) goes into lighting your home, not heating it.
For anyone who loves an infographic, and frankly, who doesn’t, here is one explaining far more succinctly that I ever could the merits of the Groovebulb.
As a world, we have to start making a fundamental shift in our habits if we are to stand a chance of keeping the Earth habitable for generations to come. With each small purchase we make, we can make a real difference to the future of the planet. Next time you buy a light bulb, head to www.groovebulb.com, pick yourself up a few Groovebulbs and sit comfortably under its bright, efficient radiance knowing that you are painting a small piece of a beautiful bigger picture.
Oh, and the light from one is these is exactly like, well, a light bulb.