Friday, 3 June 2011

Day 75: I am back!

Hello and welcome back to the daily photo blog, yes it has been a long time but it was important as taking pictures was the last thing on my mind and more on Biology :D I thought my first blog post back should be a funny one and so I went into the garden and just messed around but first I should catch you up on what's going on in my life atm!

My last blog post was on one of the last days that I was in Sweden and from that day I was travelling and revision not stop for my exams. The exams went well i believe and i hope all the hard work pays off.  After the exams were over I had two weeks to blow off steam before heading back home and handing my flat keys back. I am currently waiting to hear back from a possible job which will decide my life over the summer.

This summer is going to be interesting and is going to be very hard for me as this is the first summer that me and my partner will be spending apart from each other as we are both trying to earn money so that we can live together by the time Uni starts back up again.

So well that is a small catch up in my life. Now I want to hear about yours? Please leave a comment would be nice to hear what's been going on in peoples lives!











Now some random facts!!

Pokémon is a media franchise published and owned by the video game company Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri in 1996. Originally released as a pair of interlinkable Game Boy role-playing video games developed by Game Freak, Pokémon has since become the second most successful and lucrative video game-based media franchise in the world, behind only Nintendo's own Mario series.Pokémon properties have since been merchandised into anime, manga, trading cards, toys, books, and other media. The franchise celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2006,and as of 28 May 2010, cumulative sales of the video games (including home console versions, such as the "Pikachu" Nintendo 64) have reached more than 200 million copies.
The name Pokémon is the romanized contraction of the Japanese brand Pocket Monsters as such contractions are quite common in Japan. The term "Pokémon", in addition to referring to the Pokémon franchise itself, also collectively refers to the 649 fictional species that have made appearances in Pokémon media as of the release of the Pokémon role-playing game (RPG) for the Nintendo DS, Pokémon Black and White. Like the words deer and sheep, the word "Pokémon" is identical in both the singular and plural, as is each individual species name; in short, it is grammatically correct to say both "one Pokémon" and "many Pokémon" as well as "one Pikachu" and "many Pikachu". In November 2005, 4Kids Entertainment, which had managed the non-game related licensing of Pokémon, announced that it had agreed not to renew the Pokémon representation agreement. Pokémon USA Inc. (now The Pokémon Company International), a subsidiary of Japan's Pokémon Co., now oversees all Pokémon licensing outside of Asia

Monday, 2 May 2011

Day 74: Creativity..

Hello again audience, today I would write about creativity! I would like to consider myself to be quite creative and also to have a good imagination.  I used to be quite musical but I gave it up for stupid reasons.. I used to play the saxophone but I gave it up before I really got a chance to get started properly! Today's blog question is are you creative? and can you play an instrument! ?

 I will soon be setting home for London and soon after that I will be back home in Manchester for exams! so I hope you can understand that I may miss a few blog posts! As I am also running low on pictures! so we will see how it goes! thank you for reading today and I will see if I have time to post tomorrow!

Now some random facts!

The piano is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. It is one of the most popular instruments in the world. Widely used in classical music for solo performances, ensemble use, chamber music and accompaniment, the piano is also very popular as an aid to composing and rehearsal. Although not portable and often expensive, the piano's versatility and ubiquity have made it one of the world's most familiar musical instruments. Pressing a key on the piano's keyboard causes a felt-covered hammer to strike steel strings. The hammers rebound, allowing the strings to continue vibrating at their resonant frequency. These vibrations are transmitted through a bridge to a sounding board that more efficiently couples the acoustic energy to the air. The sound would otherwise be no louder than that directly produced by the strings. When the key is released, a damper stops the string's vibration. See the article on Piano key frequencies for a picture of the piano keyboard and the location of middle-C. In the Hornbostel-Sachs system of instrument classification, pianos are considered chordophones.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Day 73: Valborg

Hello again audience, I have to say sorry once again for missing another blog day. I do have an excuse as yesterday was a Swedish celebration called Valborg, its sort of a Swedish version of bonfire night! Today is one of the last days i get to spend with my partner and soon will be heading home for exams.. I dont have much to talk about so I will leave you with some facts about Valborg!

Now some random facts!

In Sweden, Walpurgis Night (Swedish: Valborgsmässoafton or simply Valborg) has more or less become a de facto half holiday. The forms of celebration in Sweden vary in different parts of the country and between different cities. Sir James George Frazer in The Golden Bough writes, "The first of May is a great popular festival in the more midland and southern parts of Sweden. On the eve of the festival, huge bonfires, which should be lighted by striking two flints together, blaze on all the hills and knolls." One of the main traditions in Sweden is to light large bonfires, a custom that is most firmly established in Svealand and may have begun in Uppland during the 18th century: "At Walpurgis (Valborg), farm animals were let out to graze, and ever since the early 18th century bonfires (majbrasorkasar) have been lit to scare away predators." In Southern Sweden, an older tradition, no longer practised, was for the younger people to collect greenery and branches from the woods at twilight, these were used to adorn the houses of the village. The expected reward for this task was to be paid in eggs.
Singing traditional songs of spring is widespread throughout the country. The songs are mostly from the 19th century and were spread by students' spring festivities. The strongest and most traditional spring festivities are also found in the old university cities, such as Uppsala and Lund, where undergraduates, graduates and alumni gather at events that last most of the day from early morning to late night on 30 April, or sista april ("The Last Day Of April") as it is called in Lund. More modern Valborg celebrations, particularly among Uppsala students, oftentimes consist of enjoying a breakfast including champagne and strawberries. During the day, people gather in parks, drink considerable amounts of alcoholic beverages, barbecue and generally enjoy the weather, if it happens to be favourable.

Saturday, 30 April 2011

Day 72: Forgetful Frog!

Hello again audience I am sorry I totally forgot to post a blog yesterday! I hope you can forgive this forgetful frog :P Had a very busy day yesterday, went to my partners school and then did a bit of a Geocaching. In the evening I watched the movie Battle Los Angeles was a good movie but you have to like action to want to watch it. I will make a better blog for today thought I would just post to tell you why I missed it yesterday! Thanks for reading and ill see you soon! 

Now some random facts! 

Frogs are amphibians in the order Anura (meaning "tail-less", from Greek an-, without + oura, tail), formerly referred to as Salientia (Latin salere (salio), "to jump"). Most frogs are characterized by a short body, webbed digits (fingers or toes), protruding eyes and the absence of a tail. Frogs are widely known as exceptional jumpers, and many of the anatomical characteristics of frogs, particularly their long, powerful legs, are adaptations to improve jumping performance. Due to their permeable skin, frogs are often semi-aquatic or inhabit humid areas, but move easily on land. They typically lay their eggs in puddles, ponds or lakes, and their larvae, called tadpoles, have gills and develop in water. Adult frogs follow a carnivorous diet, mostly of arthropods, annelids and gastropods. Frogs are most noticeable by their call, which can be widely heard during the night or day, mainly in their mating season.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Day 71: Water under the bridge..

Hello again audience, today was a strange day, quite a bit emotional but all is good in the end. I have been watching an amazing series which me and my partner have just finished and it was amazing... it actually had an end.. not one of those bad cliff hangers... it tied up all the loose ends... it was so amazing i have never been so emotionally attached to a series, and i even got emotional towards the end...which is hard for me to do.. If you have not seen it I would strongly recommend it but you have to watch it from start to finish..

Today's blog title is a very important concept in life... for those you you which do not understand this saying it is to forgive and forget something, like water under the bridge its gone and not coming back. If you do not know how to forgive your life will become so hard and self destructive as you will put so much emotional weight on your shoulders. Life is hard enough as it is let alone carrying the past along with you..

Thank you for reading today's blog, I hope you all enjoyed my more fulfilling blog post today, see you again tomorrow.

Day 70: good bye to all the snow!

With almost all the snow gone all thats left is to move it so it melts faster and the grass can grow.. a new beginning for life to grow.

Now some random facts!

Snow is a form of precipitation within the Earth's atmosphere in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes that fall from clouds. Since snow is composed of small ice particles, it is a granular material. It has an open and therefore soft structure, unless packed by external pressure. Snowflakes come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Types which fall in the form of a ball due to melting and refreezing, rather than a flake, are known as graupel, with ice pellets and snow grains as examples of graupel. Snowfall amount and its related liquid equivalent precipitation amount are determined using a variety of different rain gauges.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Day 69: A gift for my mum...

Hello again audience, I wanted to dedicate this blog entry to my Mother, she is the most amazing women and she gives me so much not only life but so much more.. I just wish there was some way I could repay her one day. I hope she knows how much she means to me and that not a day goes by without me being great full that she is my mum. I love you Mum thank you so much for everything you have done for me..