Wednesday, 27 May 2015

573 days and I'm back to talk about my future in blogging!

573 Days and I'm back with a bang!

It feels like it has been a lot longer since I updated this blog. I've been so busy over the last few years. Since I got engaged back in 2012, it's been go-go-go! Since then, we've saved and saved for the wedding of our dreams in Druids Glen Hotel out in Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. 

We've bathed in the Thermal Baths in Budapest, Hungary, gone Snowboarding and Skiing in the French Alps in Tignes as well as toured the beautiful landscapes of Sri Lanka and sat on a beach in the Maldives drinking cocktails.

So, I want to give my blog more life, I want to write more about my adventures travelling to the adventures in gardening. This blog was originally a way for me to capture my experiences with no clear objective or goal. So I've decided to increase and focus the topics I will be writing about to three main topics: Technology and Gadgets, Holidays and Travelling and Gardening.

Technology and Gadgets:

In the last year, I have played with many new gadgets, each of which I want to talk about here in separate posts. From Quadrocopters, Tesla Coils, 3D Printers to the Oculus Rift DK2, WiFi/Bluetooth LED bulbs and various Kickstarter products.

Here are just a few topics I want to talk about in the next while, with regards, technology and gadgets.
    • WiFi versus Bluetooth LED Lightbulbs
    • Oculus Rift DK2
    • XC5 Quadrocopters
    • Mbient Labs Metawear, wearable sensor and motion platform
    • Prusa 3D Printer
    • Teslatronix Tesla Coil
    • Schematic Design in Designspark
    • Layout Design in Designspark
    • Releasing PCB design to manufacturing
    • Microchip PIC Programming
    • Manufacturing Testing for Volume Production

    Holidays and Travel:

    Another topic I would like to cover from time to time is the wonderful adventures myself and my beautiful wife embark on. From the beautiful New York CafĂ© on the left to the beautiful snow white landscapes of the French Alps in Tignes. 

    The following is a list of the places I'd like to cover:

    Tignes, France
    Budapest, Hungary
    New York, USA
    Tignes, France
    Sri Lanka
    The Maldives (Kuramathi)
    Agadir, Morroco


     Since I've become a home owner, I've developed an unexpected and weird interest in gardening. The photo on the left, shows what the garden was like when we moved in. It was a mess, full of Pyracantha (evil thorn bush, red berries and good for keeping cats out). I rented a wood chipper, borrowed saws, pickaxes and shovels to attack this garden like a fat kid on cake.

    I don't know much about gardening and I'm completely making it up as I go along.I grab ideas from Pinterest and various random sites with random ideas.

    We decided to get an extension on the kitchen, which was a great idea for the house, it is beautiful. Unfortunately it wasn't so good for my little garden. It's been in a terrible state since November.

    So for the next while, I'll be rebuilding it back up again and I hope to cover some small topics in the future as I progress.

    1m x 1m Vegetable planter
    Various Fruits and Vegetables
    Building outdoor shelves
    My Man-Shed

    So, hopefully this post sets the standard moving forward that I need to keep to on a week by week basis.