December 14, 2014

August 4, 2014

Commonwealth Games Cycling

Here is a slow motion video I made of the men's road race as it went past the end of my street. This is the pack of riders who were chasing Peter Kennaugh during the part of the race where he was the solo leader.

July 22, 2014

Irn Bru's Commonwealth Games ad

Irn Bru released a new ad for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. I think it is excellent. The ad captures the Scottish character pretty well.

February 19, 2014

Expensive Cereal

The other weekend I was in a Tesco Metro in London which had a "foreign" foods section. Part of the section consisted of a shelf of different American breakfast cereals.

Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs

£5.00 for Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs? Roughly $8.25 for a 13oz box of cereal? It has been awhile since I have bought cereal in the US, but my guess is that box would cost roughly $2.50 to $3. I mean I liked Reese's Puffs as a kid, but I am not going to pay 3x as much as I would in the US.

I also spotted the box top for education in the upper corner of the box. I wondering how a British school would react if you tried to give them a box top.

November 16, 2013

Scotland-USA football game

Last night the USA visited Hampden to play Scotland in a friendly. Unfortunately the game was not particularly great and ended as a relatively eventless 0-0 draw.

It was an odd evening for me. While I wanted the US to win, after living in Scotland for over 4 years, it was slightly uncomfortable for me to have to make a clear choice between the two of them. I was literally sitting between the two sides.

You know it was a boring football match when the highlight of the game was this £5 scarf I bought.

Scotland-USA football scarf

July 5, 2013

Jersey's Amphibious Vehicle

The amphibious ferry heading to Elizabeth Castle in Jersey.