Nelson Piquet jr, Castle Combe 2004
I can’t make up my mind whether a FOTA split is a good thing or not. It might mean more racing, if FIA F1 also survives, which is likely methinks, as there were plenty of privateer teams interested.
I have a feeling though that there will be some compromise reached before the end of the business today, though there’s going to be sleepless nights ahead for several players, but maybe they don’t sleep anyway.
The new FIA F2 series looks interesting, Williams chassis and a 1.8 4 cylinder turbo charged engine, if my memory serves me right (can’t be guaranteed)
The photo is Nelson Piquet Jr. racing in an F3 race at Castle Combe 19/6/2004. I seem to remember he crashed out during race 1, a form he seems to have taken with him to F1. Race two was run under changeable conditions. No formula 3 at Castle Combe this year.
Maisie at home in the grass
Maisie doesn’t get around very much, she’s a stay-at-home cat. Still as floppy as ever, and generally a very chilled out cat.
Our pond is changing shape, form all the growth around it pushing the sides in. It was rather small when we bought it, but it is getting smaller by the year.
The phalaris arundinacea picta is flowering!! Well part of it is, the part that was divided off and put into a bucket for disposal. Somehow that didn’t happen and now it’s flowering.
Phalaris Picta in flower
Poppies look as if they will flower in the next few days. Irish Velvet and peony mixed double flowers… reds, purples, whites and whatever else decides to appear.
Bee on geranium
Germanium … agh.. geraniums like bees, should be the other way round, Bees like geraniums. Johnson’s Blue is this particular perennial geranium and it likes it’s space, but gives such a wonderful display of flowers.
Our garden is mostly a flower garden… mostly a geranium garden…. and consequently a Bee garden. The only veg, and some would argue that it’s a fruit, are the Tomatoes.
There was a report about ripe tomato skins containing a substance that helps to reduce harmful cholesterol, with olive oil helping to increase the body’s absorption rate of this chemical pointing quite firmly to the health benefits of a Mediterranean diet. Woohoo! I’m doing something right!!!
Since we’ve been regularly composting, for the last few years or so, and having a conveniently placed water butt, the garden has really shot into life. With a bit of macroscopia brought to life thanks to our modern digital gizmos, it”s possible to get right amongst the plants.
These Violas have been spectacular most of the season, I believe they were winter flowering varieties, but they’ve just kept on going….
Ack! hack! My neighbour has a bonfire, mostly a woody fire, but whoosh does it ‘aff stink … I was coughing and spluttering a good five minutes before I realised there was a fire. I had been listening to a program (news & current affairs) on the radio talking about swine flu… thought I might be psychosomatic afterall… nah just a bloomin’ bonfire… phew!! or pew!!
360 on WordPress!!! Waahhooo!!!
Yahoo have reported that they will be closing 360 down sometime in July… mid July I believe. They have their own ‘profile’ thing going, which can import the 360 blog, which is good, except my profile page crashed and I haven’t seen it since.
Thankfully I saw that the 360 backup also had an option to save to a file suitable for importing tovarious blogs and that includes a wordpress importer…
So Here’s a blogs life on the go again…