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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Monster Mayhem - Giant Squid Photographed And Monster Toys

A couple of nice sightings this morning, the first is a photograph of the mysterious Giant Squid, photographed live for the first time ever.

The second is a gallery full of wonderful old plastic monster toys.

Posted by Dio Bach at 10:05 | 2 comments | links to this post
Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Look Folks! You-Don't-NEED-IT

Something I think most intelligent non-believers would already know, but no one else is ever listening as they're all too busy being bad whilst feeling justified about it thanks to their mystical spirits in the sky.

Posted by Dio Bach at 15:44 | 3 comments | links to this post
Monday, September 19, 2005

One Myth I'M Happy To See Quoshed

I've always been told off for having cheese right before I go to bed, but I've always scoffed at it, saying it helps me sleep. New news here backs that up: Sweet Dreams Are Made Of Cheese (Dio: Groan).

However, it is in the *spits* Daily Mail, so it will probably be wrong. trust me, a little bit of cheese before bed helps you sleep better. Fear the nightmares no more and enjoy the milky stuff. A bit of cheese is nice as well. :D

Posted by Dio Bach at 13:15 | 4 comments | links to this post
Saturday, September 17, 2005

Holywell Bay And Newquay

I've been quiet again as we've had a nice little break this week. We went for a short break down to Cornwall. We were staying in a Holiday Camp at Holywell Bay. It was our first time there and I have to say I loved the location. The beach at Holywell is awesome. It has giant sand dunes at the back, massive waves and towering cliffs all around - wild, rugged and expansive, just how I like 'em.

I have a love / hate relationship with Cornwall that I won't go into. There's a lot more love than hate, and it was magic to be back down there after 10 years. I had the pleasure of living in Cornwall (Falmouth) for 3 years when I did my degree, but it drove me barmy at the end. Whenever I go down that way I get a weird sense of magic and history. It was no different going back down there this time.

Holywell Bay had it in spades, a weird familiarity and beauty and a sense of magic that you can't put a finger on but it lingers on the mind. I definitely want to go back again. We only had one day on Holywell beach and the weather was pretty grey. The other two days we visited Newquay, which was about 6 miles away from where we were staying. I wasn't so fussed on the place, it was a bit big and uninspiring, unlike the smaller Cornish tourist traps.

The one day we took Elis to see the Bluereef Aquarium which we thought he'd love due to his recent love of Finding Nemo. He wasn't impressed - so we shot through that and spent time on Towan beach at Newquay. We only had 3 full days so we returned to Newquay the last full day to look around more as the weather was turning grey and rainy.

We had planned a day trip to Falmouth to see how it'd changed in the last 10 years, but didn't in the end as Elis' routines wouldn't fit in with the travelling involved and the I didn't think he'd enjoy that as much as a trip around Newquay. Maybe next year...

Due to the weather and stuff I didn't get so many photos, but there are a few I really like and as ever Elis is a handy prop to making landscape photos slightly more interesting. As ever here are my favourites, hover for more info.

Elis chasing seagulls on the beach at Holywell Bay, Cornwall

Photogenic rocks and reflective sands at Holywell Bay, Cornwall

Elis looking for more seagulls to chase

Imposing clouds and dark Cornish light

Ditto - Holywell Bay, Cornwall

Elis and Mrs Dio on Holywell Bay Beach, Cornwall

Refelctions, outcrops, sand, water and more grey skies

Elis of the sands

Dad, it’s a rockpool - what else were you expecting me to do but jump right in?!

Towan Beach, Newquay

Overlooking 'The Island' at Towan Beach, Newquay, Cornwall

At the Bluereef Aquarium, Newquay. Which one's the trout and which the spectator?

Oh yes, then joy of joys we got stuck behind some selfish fuckers, sorry, truckers as we got over the Severn Bridge when we caught the fuel's too expensive protests. There's a whole rant I'm not going on. They're complaining about the amount of tax and price of petrol. Personally I think they should be paying an nth amount more tax for the damage and pollution they cause. But then again, that's just me wanting a decent future for my son rather than some short term cost cutting, ho-hum silly me.

Anyway, I'm back to flat out these major web projects I'm doing at the mo. I will fill you in more when they're ready - until then, expect occasional outbursts here in blogsville. You could always subscribe via the most excellent Bloglines - save coming here and being disappointed at my lack of appearances.

Posted by Dio Bach at 23:13 | 2 comments | links to this post
Tuesday, September 06, 2005

On A Budget? Get Stoned In Cardiff

BBC NEWS | Wales | Cardiff cannabis 'cheapest in UK'. Second cheapest for Ecstasy as well. That could explain the high levels of pointless potheads buzzing around the place. But, true to form, the quality of the cheap stuff is crap. There's something very Cardiff about that. Maybe Hypervalue should consider a new product line.

Posted by Dio Bach at 08:50 | 3 comments | links to this post
Thursday, September 01, 2005

At Least Its Not Likely To End Up In Your Ear

Almost two years on from the now infamous insect in the ear fiasco, [DEAD LINK] this would have been a shocking discovery anywhere around the house.

William Burroughs would have been proud I bet... "I think it's time for you boys to share my last taste of the true black meat; the flesh of the giant, aquatic, Brazilian centipede." *Shudders*

Posted by Dio Bach at 10:51 | 6 comments | links to this post

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