The Power of Making

I went to this exhibition yesterday at the V&A and it was amazing. Not a huge exhibition, in fact quite small, but well worth getting along to, and it is free to get in to although there was a considerable queue for a Sunday.

I don’t know how long it is on for, so it’s worth checking the V&A site, but I’d certainly recommend it.

Bouldering along

I had my first experience of bouldering yesterday and it still hurts. To be fair I haven’t been climbing for a while now so I would expect to hurt after this kind of exercise, but it still comes as a shock. I’ve done a little climbing in my time and so I thought I knew what to expect, but bouldering was quite different in many ways.

Not that that is a bad thing at all. I quite enjoyed the different experience.

The Scott Monument

I climbed the Scott Monument on my last day in Edinburgh. The last time I was in the city it wasn’t open to the public. Although that was a long time ago now.

I’m glad I did it. It was certainly an experience, but not for everyone I shouldn’t think, and certainly not in very heavy wind and rain.

New toy

I bought this after wanting one for ages and it is a great noise maker to play with. I’m especially looking forward to what I can do with linking it to an Arduino.


Even though I only managed to get there for a day this year it was still brilliant. And whilst the programme will end up in the recycling bin in due course it still serves as a reminder of a great day out.

Of course next year is the 30th anniversary of WOMAD, so I hope / plan to be there for a the whole weekend. I bet it will be awesome.