Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 2014 Round-up

Another month has slipped away into obscurity, which can only mean it’s time for the post that saves you reading the rest of my nonsense.

Weight

More random fluctuation this month…

May 1: 219.2 pounds (15 stone 9.2 pounds, 99.4 kg)
May 31: 217.3 pounds (15 stone 7.3 pounds, 98.6 kg)

That’s a fall of 1.9 pounds (0.9kg). I have been lighter at various points in the month, but the general trend is int he right direction…

Eating

Well, with two trips away (a short one to Leeds and a long one to Bristol and Wales), there may have been some additional eating involved. On the other hand, with the occasional lapse, I have been reducing the wine consumption, which should help…

Exercise

Being away in Leeds and Bristol did cause some additional walking, but other than that I haven’t done a lot…

Posting

This month’s total is 35, which is low enough to make this site look very quiet. It may stay that way for a while…

Stuff

Not a lot else to say for May.

Weight and Stuff Report – 31 May 2014

Weight: 217.3 pounds (15 stone 7.3 pounds, 98.6 kg)
Steps taken: 5,294

Ho hum, up a bit today.

After two weekends away (Leeds and Wales, for those not paying attention, or with worse memories than mine[1]), it was back to my normal Saturday routine today. After a bit of a lie in (past 8am!), I got up, had some coffee and caught up with things before heading out to breakfast at Frankie & Benny’s, where the espresso was plentiful and the food delicious. I then did exciting things like the shopping and putting the washing on before going to work. Yes, work. Last night, we had to shut down all our servers to allow for electrical testing, and once that was done, we had to start them all up again, so I went in for about three hours to make sure everything was up and running. Fun. Sort of.

Anyway, today’s photo is of Porthcawl’s lighthouse[2]:

Porthcawl Lighthouse

Porthcawl Lighthouse

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/11
Shutter speed: 1/480s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 200
Location: 51° 28.7052′ 0″ N 3° 42.2898′ 0″ W
Taken: 26 May, 2014

[1] Quite an achievement
[2] Caution: may include Geoff

Weight and Stuff Report – 29 May 2014

Weight: 216.9 pounds (15 stone 6.9 pounds, 98.4 kg)
Steps taken: 3,813

Up a wee bit since I went to Bristol, but within daily fluctuation range, so that’s not so bad…

Back to work in my normal location today, which made a change. I suppose. Hmmmm.

Anyway, today’s photo is of a nicely weathered sign. I think the club may be closed.

The club is closed

The club is closed

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/1250s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 200
Location: 51° 28.7052′ 0″ N 3° 42.2898′ 0″ W
Taken: 26 May, 2014

Stuff Report – 28 May 2014

And after a week away, I’m back at Losing it HQ. Weight reports will resume tomorrow, assuming I remember to stand on the scale at some point, which I didn’t when I got home about an hour ago.

Here’s an interesting bit of machinery from Fourteen Locks:

Gears

Gears

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/2.8
Shutter speed: 1/300s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 200
Location: 51° 35.507′ 0″ N 3° 2.4702′ 0″ W
Taken: 25 May, 2014

Getting in close with the X100S worked nicely here.

Stuff Report – 27 May 2014

Steps taken: 10,853
Exercise: Lots of walkage

After an outrageously early start to the day, I arrived in Bristol just before 9am today. I walked over to the office, then almost immediately walked to the new office to see a BT engineer. I spent most of the day there, partly because the BT installation took longer than expected, but also because I had another meeting there. I did pop out briefly for a sarnie at some point.  After all that excitement, I went back to the current office for a while before leaving for the hotel, which is where I am now.

Here’s a photo from Fourteen Locks. It’s art. Probably.

The Fly

The Fly

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/11
Shutter speed: 1/240s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 800
Location: 51° 35.507′ 0″ N 3° 2.4702′ 0″ W
Taken: 25 May, 2014

Stuff Report – 25 May 2014

Steps taken: 4,023

After a quiet day yesterday, we had a more active morning today. This started with breakfast at the local Frankie & Benny’s, followed by a trip to the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre, where we saw some canal locks (oddly enough). This was nicely rounded off by a visit to Newport’s Transporter Bridge, which is quite different in design to the Middlesbrough one. Not only did we have a good look at the bridge, but we also had a ride across it. Acts of photography were committed, including this view from the gondola:

Transporter

Transporter

Camera: X100S
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/450s
Focal length: 23mm
ISO: 200
Location: 51° 34.2347′ 0″ N 2° 59.1358′ 0″ W
Taken: 25 May, 2014

Stuff Report – 24 May 2014

Steps taken: 2741

As we’re having traditional bank holiday weekend weather (rain, and lots of it), my brother and I have restricted today’s activity to a short walk to the paper shop…

Today’s photo is of some nicely over the top decoration on an old bank…

Bank Decorations

Bank Decorations

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/6.4
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 48.4mm
ISO: 250
Location: 54° 58.2099′ 0″ N 2° 6.0039′ 0″ W
Taken: 15 March, 2014

Stuff Report – 23 May 2014

And here we are with another weightless report form South Wales. Having done various things in Bristol, I departed for Pencoed, and arrived only a wee bit late.

Today’s photo is where they put naughty people in Hexham. Or used to, anyway. Well, they might still use them, who knows….

Hexham Stocks

Hexham Stocks

Camera: X-E2
Aperture: ƒ/9
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 48.4mm
ISO: 320
Location: 54° 58.2915′ 0″ N 2° 6.0138′ 0″ W
Taken: 15 March, 2014