29/05/2007

Plana--er-ium

We had another Bank Holiday in the UK, for me this means loads of running around but I did manage to fit in a visit to the new Planetarium in London over at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. A few of you might remember that I was very upset when then closed down the old one at Baker Street (to turn it into some celebrity worship dome ugk), I still think its a shame but the new one does have its charms.

As long as I can remember I've been fascinated by the stars, I learned all the constellations when I was a kid and often spend summer evenings in the garden straining my eyes to see them. The first time I really saw the heavens in all its glory was on a trip to Bangladesh at the age of 11. We were out in my dad's village, using only moonlight to illuminate the place (as they didn't have electricity yet) and the first night when the sun set I couldn't believe the sheer beauty of the night. More stars then I could imagine, so bright and wondrous that I've never forgotten the sight. I think I stared almost all night until sleep finally got me - my cousins didn't understand the fascination and began to believe that we didn't have stars in the UK!

When we came back my dad bought me a telescope, it wasn't good for much except looking at the moon but I loved it nonetheless and its still hiding in my room. The Planetarium to me is like walking in the stars - almost able to touch them.


TAGGED -
I've been Tagged by Toraa to join the Aleixia train of love

“~Start Copying Here~” and copy all the things listed without removing the links (Of course, the train would be no use without those links).

Move all the sites labeled “Enjoyable finds” to the list labeled “Oldies”.

Add 5 sites that you want to include in the train under Enjoyable Finds and make their “Visit My Site” link like this: http://redirect.alexa.com/redirect? along with this add the url of the blog you are choosing.

Example: http://redirect.alexa.com/redirect?lifecruiser.com (This is my blog that I’m using as the example)

Then invite them to join the train.

Visit all the listed sites using the “Visit My Site” link. (I hope the blogs I have chosen will participate. I would appreciate it bunches if you do and please let me know if you have :-).

Make sure to go to Alexa and see your blog rankings :-).

Enjoyable finds:

Michelle ~ visit my place

Mist ~ visit my place
Studio 23 ~ visit my place
JR Thumbprints ~ visit my place
Shiok! ~ visit my place

Oldies:

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~End Copying~

21/05/2007

We are off to see the Wizard...

E and I are moving to Australia for a year maybe more. Only a few weeks to go before we make the big move in July. First we've got to pack up and move out of our flat and ship all my books (as if I'd go anywhere without them) and live with my folks for two weeks before jumping on a plane and getting out of here.

Sounds easy, but it is not going to be. I should have adopted a minimalistic life style and then packing would be easier but it is too late now.

I'm really looking forward to the move, in some ways I wish I could go today and all my stuff would magically follow me there. Just the idea of it, the great weather, the lifestyle etc. On others days I'm wondering what I'll do with no friends out there or family. I mean we have E's family but it'll be strange being so far away from my parents and the whole Bengali culture. It isn't like when your a kid and you go to school and make new friends, things are different when your an adult - I mean how do you talk to a stranger without seeming like a lunatic?

I'm used to having second of my day booked with things to do and billion people around all the time. Will I go insane with the quiet or will I love it...I don't know. Then there is work, I've spent the past few year working my way up in publishing but now it might not count for anything. I mean I'm bored of my job but I know its going somewhere.

I look at a few of my friends Nick, Michelle and T who have moved away from home and they seem really happy, lets hope it works out for the best...

Oh by the way your not off the hook, I'll still keep blogging from downunder.

08/05/2007

Post Bank Holiday Blues


Whoever invented public holidays was a genius, what they didn't account for was the fact, work is ten times harder when you finally go back...

I'm wishing I could just go home and read comics all day...