Toby’s Latest Toy

No idea what kind of lizard this is, it was about 8″ from nose to tail (and half that was missing). I tried to pick it up to put it somewhere in leaf litter but it was having none of it. Oh well, at least its little mouth wasnt big enough to actually grab onto my fingers. Toby is very upset with me at the moment.

Milky Way

Its been a while since I shot this but after watching Stargazing Live for the last 3 nights, I am feeling inspired to go out and try again.

Stuffed Sinuses

I hate them. I hate the painful soft palate, I hate the junk from sinuses draining down and ending up in lungs overnight and I hate the end result which will be an argument with my GP for antibiotics. I dont take em very often, but when I need them, its desperation time.

Difflam-C, + Senega and Ammonia + Strepsils. Oh joy.

Autistic boy’s education

Source: ABC News

DEfinitely in two minds about this: Whilst I understand the parents’ desire to give their son the maximum opportunity available, I also understand why its just not that simple. How can you expect a classroom full of young kids to be able to concentrate on the lesson, if another kid lets out random screams. A severely autistic child has more issues than just being able to learn…

(And now we get to see what “Press This” achieves in terms of the blog and passthru to facebook)

Empire of Light

This is the third in a series (The Shoal Sequence) from an author I had not read in the past. Gary Gibson’s books are huge, in the sense that they span vast tracts of time and space and its easy to lose track of who is doing what to whom. The rewards are great, though, if you can restrain yourself from reading too quickly (I have trouble with that) and you find you are in the middle of a finely thought out series. I’m not going to add any spoilers 🙂

If you like Space Opera mixed with blood and gore, political manipulations and outright bastardry, you’ll enjoy the series. Start with Stealing Light then on to Nova War. You really need to read them one after the other, because really, its one massive book in three parts, though I understand that another novel, Marauder, which is set in the same universe, follows these.