Daily Archives: Friday, 30th Sep 2011

September 2011 Round-up

And another month seems to have slipped past without me really noticing. Quite shocking, really. But it does mean it’s time for the usual quick summary…


After the last couple of months, it’s no surprise to see that my rate of weight loss has slowed down:

September 1: 223.2 pounds (15 stone 13.2 pounds, 101.2 kg)
September 30: 221.8 pounds (15 stone 11.8 pounds, 100.6 kg)

That’s a quite small loss of 1.4 pounds (0.6 kg), though at one point I was 2 pounds (0.9 kg) lighter than that. More exercise is definitely needed.


Still behaving myself at lunchtimes, and eating a few more healthy evening meals some days.


OK, out of 17 working days in September, I walked to work just 5 times, and walked home once, which is the not quite what I’m aiming for. A lot of this was due to some nasty weather, and various work-related thingies, but I do need to do more. The exercise bike is feeling neglected and is giving me dirty looks, so I need to get back on that, too. On the other hand, I did manage some good long walks during my week off, so it’s not all bad.


It’s been a quiet month for posting, with this report bringing the total to a relatively sane 47.


Pictures were taken on my week off, and a few more since. I may get some of these posted sooner or later…

Weight and Stuff Report – 30 September 2011

Back down a bit today, good stuff.

I once again failed to walk to work this morning for no better reason than I didn’t manage to get out of the door early enough, which isn’t so good. But never mind, maybe I’ll persuade myself to do better next week.

Today’s picture is a corner of the old Bank of England building, which seems to be getting stripped out prior to demolition…




Funny place to put a piano

While I was near the Monument yesterday, I noticed a quite large crane with something odd hanging from it. On closer inspection, I found this:

Nice outfit

Nice outfit

Do you play requests?

Do you play requests?

All I can say is, errrrrrrrrr?

Open Wiiiiiide!

Although that little, if not tiny, Sony camera might lack a bit in the serious image quality department, it does have one cool toy feature: sweep panorama. All you do is set the mode switch, then press the shutter and turn the camera to capture a nicely wide field of view. It works a lot better for scenes without moving objects, but those can produce some interesting effects, as you can see in this view from near Grey’s Monument:

Monument Panorama

Monument Panorama

As always, click the picture for a bigger version, where it should be easier to see the man in the red shirt appear several times, not to mention the young guy with the slightly missing face.

I also tried a more static scene, which worked a bit better, with a slight joining issue made obvious by the lettering.

Central Arcade

Central Arcade

A less sunny day would have been better here, as it’s a bit too bright over to the right.

This is the sort of thing you’d normally use software to achieve, and much better results can be obtained that way, but for quick pictures on the go, it’s good fun.