Today we drove to the National Space Centre in Leicester. We left home about 7.00am and arrived at about 9.45am after a short break at the services.
It costs £14 each entry and the ticket can be used for entry for whole year so is reasonably good value for money. had a great day out – some pics to follow.
We also met Al Worden the astronaut who flew in Apollo 15 in 1971 and went to the Moon. He had a signing session so we shook hands and got him to sign a photo and also sign our Lego Saturn V Rocket which is of course the rocket he flew in Apollo 15. We had some fun getting it there as its 1M tall but thankfully comes apart in three sections. His assistant held the second stage whilst Al Worden signed the fuselage in sharpie.
Is this the first Lego astronaut signed model I wonder?
Another Thursday evening at Maidenhead Bowling. 2 games for £10 with a meal and drink. We took the Australian contingent with us this week.
After work, this afternoon, Christian and I went to Bar H for some Pool and Beer. After a challenging day at work it was nice to chill with some beer and games of Pool. The games of pool were not exactly competition standard.
The first game, Chris sank the black for me. The second game, I returned the favour. The subsequent games could have been better from both sides. It was great to have a few beers and games of pool after work no matter what the final score.
Final score 4:3 to me: Yeeaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!
Christian and I decided to walk to work today. Christian is trying to compete with his colleagues in steps using his new Fitbit.
6 miles if about 10500 steps and about an hour and a half to get there. Down by the Csnsl we spotted a Heton catching his breakfast
It was the first day back to work after a six week holiday. Fantastic break, lots of DIY work kept me busy but definitely got the Monday morning blues going back to work for the first day of the new term.
Looking forward to some Bowling on Thursday after work, Henley show at the weekend, and in a couple of weeks, the Brighton Chilli Festival and the Retro Computing Show in Cambridge.
Also did a bit of retail therapy by ordering the rather pricey (£449) Xbox Project Scorpio due for release on the 7th November from Amazon.