Sunday, 30 March 2014
"Look all around, there's nothin but blue skies
Look straight ahead, nothin but blue skies" - Johnny Nash
Get I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash on iTunes
Feels like 4°C, the snow and ice are melting, the birds are out, the sound of #spring is in the air ...
Saturday, 29 March 2014
Either the quality of the bulb ain't good or there must be some sort of electrical malfunction, because this is the second time I am replacing this bulb in the Audi A3 in five years. I've also replaced the brake light bulbs in the Audi A4
After you open the hatch, inside the car adjacent to the light you'll find a plastic cover which you can lift open with a small screwdriver
Using a small screwdriver gently loosen the plastic bolt that holds the brake light assembly to the body of the car, and then remove the bolt with your fingers
This time I'm going to replace the fused bulb with a GE bulb. Let's see how they perform in comparison to Sylvania ☺
Gently slide the brake light assembly off the body of the car
Gently remove the black plastic bolts shown below ...
... to separate the white portion of the assembly from the red
(Sorry the picture below is out of focus) ☺
That's the fused bulb
Replace the bulb and put everything back in reverse order
Gently push the brake light assembly into the two circular slots on the body of the car without breaking anything
Thursday, 27 March 2014
Got this in 1982 from the UK
How exciting at the time, 16kB RAM, CPU capable of running at 3.5 MHz, rubber keyboard, video output was to a colour TV (or should I say television). Programs and games were stored and transferred from cassette tapes, and I even had a printer with thermal paper!
If you think this is a weird computer, just wait a few more years ...
... and you'll be laughing at today's technology
Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Several summers ago in the Canadian Rockies, we were slowly driving down the Bow Valley one morning looking for wildlife ...
... when suddenly my wife said "Stop! There's a bear"
We quickly backed up, and this is what we saw
It was turning rocks over probably searching for insects
Here is a short video ...
I wanted to step outside the car to take a better photograph, but my kids wouldn't allow me ☺
"Daaad, you are not stepping out!!"
The faded portion at the bottom of the photograph (below) is the door of the car
Is the bear staring at me?
Here is a painting I did several weeks later on birch bark
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Sunday, 23 March 2014
#Blessings #Attitude #Gratitude Give a glass of water to someone, and you'll observe three kinds of people
Give a glass of water to someone, and you'll observe three kinds of people:
1. Those who are grateful that they have water
2. Those who complain that there is only half a glass of water
3. And those who are grateful for the glass, and the water ☺
Labels: Just thinking aloud
Saturday, 22 March 2014
#FamilyTime #Movies "I found out what the secret to life is: Friends. Best friends" - Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy)
What a fine movie about friendship. I'd rate this 9.2/10
Favourite line in the movie -
"I found out what the secret to life is: Friends. Best friends" - Ninny Threadgoode (played by Jessica Tandy)
Get Fried Green Tomatoes on Amazon
Labels: Movies I like
Friday, 21 March 2014
♪ My dad used to say - "There are so many #emotions & #words that have no translation in the English language" ... Saudade must be one of them
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Monday, 17 March 2014
Saturday, 15 March 2014
(My little girl labelled the boxes because she has the neatest handwriting) - here are the ingredients
Marinade and keep refrigerated overnight
Listen to the sizzling sound ...
Do you know the colours of the Bolivian flag? Hint: Check the peppers ☺
Aren't the vegetables colourful? ☺
Oh, before I forget ... there is one more very important ingredient which we never write
It is love!
Without it, all this would taste differently ☺
Hope they enjoy it!
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