The weather has been very odd for this part of the country.
We even got to sledge in our own garden !
Friday, January 08, 2010
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
With all the #uksnow around I thought it was a good idea to dig out my no limits sallopettes and airwalk boarding jacket and relive my youth.
Of course I dont have a snow board, not a hill bit the rest of the kit is still in great condition.
The trousers were ones that I stomped into a shop in resort with a huge rip in the rear end of my cheap quilted ones and demanded the best pair of snow trousers they had. I ended up with some brilliantly waterproof teflon coated ones (that still fit BTW).
The airwalk jacket has lots of great features like a neoprene cuff so you get no snow up your sleeve. A hood that also has a peaked cap and lots of layers and pockets.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
We went for a walk near swanwick and I was amazed at this seemingly over engineered gate mechanism.
The gate is like a re-enforced version of the old level crossing gates where the metal squared off elements fold under gravity.
With this gate though it is a bit more military checkpoint. A large cantilever block can push the gate down (on the right) and the very solid cross braces lift up.
It is really clever.