Sunday, 29 March 2015

Nice spot - Porsche Carrera

You woudl think taht for a country that has not race tracks, there would be a total lack of sporting / race cars around.

Well think again - there are some very rich people in Basel they drive some serious machinery. Like this 911 Carrera.

I am not sure it is an RSR, but it looks ready to race.

Looked the business.


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Friday, 27 March 2015

March's TLV Post

Huzzah!

This just arrived at the desk at work today.

And thus whilst Matchbox is no longer on my radar (nor do I care), every month sees two more additions to the 1/64 Garage.

Japan Booster's delivery included the much sought after N Attack R35 in red. I was fotunate neough to get a good deal on this one despite being the in pub trying to order a pint of Guinness.

I actually have a bit of a back log of stuff to blog about - I am finally getting back inot a normal routine after the holidays, so photos and opinons will follow shortly.

But once again, i am loving the TLV range at the moment. So much so, I actaully do not have a clue what is going on with regards to the world of Matchbox - and that is a good thing.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Finally a win - Hammers 1, Sun-dar-laan 0



I have taken a couple of days to reflect on this result.

I am not going to write much TBH. There was an outside chance I could have made this game but if it were not for the nipper's first footy practise session. I was in England and would have gone.

It was an absolute dire first 45 mins. Make no mistake - lack of creativity and accuracy on the part of the Hammers. Thank God Defoe hit his ball high over the net, otherwise it could have been a different story. And that made me think it was a wise decision not to bother going to this one.

And it was only up to the end of the game where Sakho took his goal very well, making that 12 for the season (as I count).

Sunderland are a team under pressure at the moment with them being at the wrong part of the table. Up to the 85th minute, it looked like they were going to do us an injustice by nicking a point, and whilst a clean sheet is all well and good, it does not move us higher up the table.

Thankfully the win did. And for the first time in ages, we have got over 40 points in March and are therefore safe. But there are eight games left and still a slim chance of getting into Europe.

This is now the final push and we should not settle on mid table comfort. The higher up we go, the better the prize money and that can only be good for the club.

This year has been a bit of a disaster in comparison to the great end of 2014. This win was much welcome, even though it was a scrappy and tedious game. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Lucky Foss !

The Foss gets to meet some weird and wonderful people on Street Talk on "Da Foody Show" on Channel Nine.

And for the 22nd year, the show is back with Sam Newman hitting the streets of Victoria.

So he dropped into a body building competition called the Arnold Australia Classic - and low and behold he met this lovely young lady  -bloody hell, some people have all the luck!

This lass goes by the name of Lauren Harken.

She's a bit of a corker - and the Foss is impressed (who wouldn't be?!)













Friday, 20 March 2015

21 Ways To Upcycle Your Lego




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You probably have a lot of Lego blocks laying around somewhere in your house – a true testament to your childhood.

You probably have a lot of Lego blocks laying around somewhere in your house – a true testament to your childhood.
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But just because you’re not playing with them anymore doesn’t mean they can’t come in handy.

1. Keep your cables tidy with this amazing Lego trick.

 
All you need is a Lego minifigurine, a small baseplate, and some double sided tape or White Tack. Then simply stick the cable holder where you think it would be most useful.

2. Organize your desk by building your own pencil holder.

 
Never run out of storage space on your desk. You can decide on the pattern, colours and, of course, the size. The design can also double as a flower vase.

3. Or construct a recharging station for your all your portable electronics.

Or construct a recharging station for your all your portable electronics.
@MarquisdeGeek / Via instructables.com
Learn how to construct your own here and say goodbye to a messy work space. This design can also double as a handy phone stand.

4. Keep up to date with this clever calendar design.

Keep up to date with this clever calendar design.
By buying stickers or even using a fine permanent marker you can create this unique calendar. It’s flexible and can last for years – all you have to do is reconfigure the blocks each month to match each month. Don’t forget to decorate it to make it extra special!
Check out this great video about how one design team came up with a brilliant idea to organize their work with a Lego block calendar!

5. And never lose your keys again with this nifty key holder.

And never lose your keys again with this nifty key holder.
MiniEco / Via minieco.co.uk
This project might require you to purchase some double-sided tape to fix the baseplate to the wall. You can also fix it to the wall using screws. The little extra work is worth it though as the key holder looks amazing and also doubles as an idea for a Lego keychain. The full instructions on how to make this can be foundhere and here.

6. Upgrade your boring white board with these colorful Lego magnets.

 
All you need is a glue gun – find how to make it on One Perfect Day.

7. Give your wardrobe a boost by creating your own belt.

Give your wardrobe a boost by creating your own belt.
Delia Creates / Via deliacreates.com
Learn how to do it here. It’s really simple!

8. Be stylish with a new tie clip.

Be stylish with a new tie clip.
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Just glue a cheap tie pin together with a Lego design of your choice. Presto! Have a look here to see what others have come up with.

9. And throw in these matching cufflinks for that extra smart look.

And throw in these matching cufflinks for that extra smart look.
Via etsy.com
It’s also very simple to make! You just need some glue to stick the two pieces together. You can also use spray paint to get exciting new colours.

10. You can also use your old Lego to make jewelry! Like for example this necklace.

Lil Blue Boo
 
 
It takes only minutes and the results are pretty impressive.

11. Or these amazing stud earrings.

Or these amazing stud earrings.
You can find out how to make them here.

12. A ring that is not only original, but can also be changed to match your outfit? No problem.

A ring that is not only original, but can also be changed to match your outfit? No problem.
Holly Keller / Via chezbeeperbebe.blogspot.co.uk
We got you covered. Check out how to approach this great DIY project by Chez Beeper Bebe here.

13. Complete your look by making your own Lego clutch.

Complete your look by making your own Lego clutch.
Daniel Parker / Via studsandbuttonholes.com
With a little bit of glue, spray paint, and an old lunch box you can have this unique accessory that will definitely make you stand out. To learn how to create the clutch, have a look here.

14. Turn your blocks into a board game.

One Perfect Day
Adam Dodge
 
 
Chesstic-tac-toemarble run, or battleship? Or maybe something a little bit more advanced like Cludeo or Settlers Of Catan? Make use of your old bricks and entertain yourself and your friends for hours at no additional cost.

15. And let your creativity loose by designing your own birdhouse.

And let your creativity loose by designing your own birdhouse.
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Whether you have a nice garden or just a tiny balcony, you can easily attract birds with this colourful birdhouse. Easy and quick to build, it’s a fun project for the whole family.

16. You can also keep your hamster happy by building him this adorable shelter.

You can also keep your hamster happy by building him this adorable shelter.
Henrik Alinge / Via hamster-bloggen.blogspot.co.uk
There’s no need to spend that extra money. Just re-use some of the blocks you’re not using anymore. Get inspired here.

17. Experiment next Christmas with DIY Lego ornaments.

Rust & Sunshine
 
 
Have a look at different ideas on how to make your Christmas tree look extra nice this year.

18. Or quickly create this simple snow globe.

Or quickly create this simple snow globe.
MiniEco / Via minieco.co.uk
Find the tutorial on how to make one through MiniEco.

19. Brighten your room by building your own Lego lamp.

 
Your imagination is the limit. Get inspired here.

20. And show off your photos in style.

 
It is a brilliant idea to style your living room with this photo frame. You can also make one as a gift. From big to small, your pictures will look really good in these. See how to make one here.

21. You can also show off your passion for Lego blocks with these great wall decorations!

 
Either design something interesting or just take the favourite pieces of your Lego set, arrange them, and frame it! Have a look here at what others have done!

Happy creating!

Happy creating!
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