A computer game and a highland dance update

Daniel wrote a game in Javascript. It's a re-creation of the snake game. You're the snake and you move around the screen consuming fruit. Each time you eat a piece of fruit you get longer. If you touch the edge or yourself you die. Movement is via the keys W, A, S, D on your… Continue reading A computer game and a highland dance update

Happy birthday to Victoria, open again, and a successful competition

It's Victoria's 1st birthday today. At least we think it is. She was born on or around the 26th April 2020. Here's a little video of her having her fur brushed which she loves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vTnQV3BgbU It has been more than a week since I posted anything which is unusual for me. Things are looking up… Continue reading Happy birthday to Victoria, open again, and a successful competition

Don’t be an idler competiton

As many of my readers know a pet hate of mine is when motorists sit in their cars with their engines running poisoning us all with their fumes. Last year I contacted the council about the problem to see whether they could help. After all, it is illegal in Scotland to leave your engine idling.… Continue reading Don’t be an idler competiton

Elizabeth got a bronze medal

Elizabeth competed in the Robert Burns World Federation North East of Scotland schools competition today. She recited The Banks O' Doon by Robert Burns and did marvellously. She came third and got a bronze medal. I took a video. The standard was high and there was lots of tough competition so we're very proud of… Continue reading Elizabeth got a bronze medal

King Street Design Competition

We announced the winners of the King Street Design Competition today. It took a bit longer than expected because we extended the competition by one week and then the judging took just over two weeks. However the whole thing was a great success. I'm so impressed with all the designs we received and it was… Continue reading King Street Design Competition

Scottish poetry and highland dancing

I managed to clock up over 12,000 steps on my Fitbit yesterday while sitting on my butt. It's not like the last time I boasted about doing exercise without doing any exercise - last time I really did exercise, thanks to active travel. However yesterday we used the car-club car to get around and so I… Continue reading Scottish poetry and highland dancing

King Street cycle path competition

Last week, on behalf of the Aberdeen Cycle Forum, I launched a design competition for a cycle path on King Street in Aberdeen. Out of all the cities in Scotland, Aberdeen was the only one not to apply for Sustrans Community Links Plus funding this year which is specifically for infrastructure projects like this. The… Continue reading King Street cycle path competition