I said ‘Goodbye’ to my brother today. He volunteered to go to the United States to live with a little girl named Maleyna. As he was going to the United States he wore a wooly jumper with a US flag. The US flag is also known as the ‘Old Glory’.

We sent him with a journal and candy. The candy was for Maleyna, so I hope that he didn’t eat it en route. We packed him safely in the box as we didn’t want him having a bumpy journey. I hope to see him when I visit this summer.

Herts24 Web Awards Winner!

I won the Herts24 Web Award for Personal / Family / Blog Website. 🙂 I couldn’t believe it when in the ceremony it got to the category and I was announced as the winner.

I would like to thank everyone who voted for me, the judges who selected me from the final five, and to Teresa and Craig who look after me, take me on travels around the world and who help me to put together my blog. I don’t think it would be possible without them.

If you would like to watch the ceremony then you can on the Herts24 website.

The Simpsons

I don’t know whether I have mentioned this before, but one of my favourite tv programmes to sit down and watch every night is The Simpsons. The characters are great. The entire town of Springfield is just awesome. I have some particular favourite moments like when Moe ran into the backroom and let free the pandas, when Homer caused a nuclear meltdown in the testing van when the van didn’t contain any nuclear material, and Homer skiing down the mountain out of control.

The reason for mentioning this was because I came across a blog about the best Simpsons character, it suggested Ralph Wiggum and I have to agree. He has come out with some classic quotes like ‘I bent my wookie‘ and ‘Miss Hoover, I ate my crayon’. 🙂 It is worth reading if you like the Simpsons.

Nigel Mansell

The London Half Marathon at Silverstone had as race starter, the former Formula 1 World Champion Nigel Mansell. He ran the race together with his two sons. The announcer was concerned that something had happened to Nigel whilst running the half marathon, he wondered if he had a flat tyre. When a race marshall indicated that Nigel was on the last curve they played “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac. He ran to the finish with the music blaring.

London Half Marathon

Teresa ran the London Half Marathon at Silverstone today. The weather was horrendous, one moment it was sunny and clear, the next it was heavy sleet and hail. The wind remained very strong the entire duration of the marathon and the temperature was very cold. The wind chill contributed to the cold temperature. I was frozen by the end of the marathon and I had wished that I bought some mittens along for the marathon. They gave every finisher a great medal. The runner who finished first probably wanted to finish it as quickly as possible due to it being so cold. 🙂

Final Shortlist for the Herts24 Web Awards

I would like to thank everyone who voted for me in the Herts24 Web Awards. I have reached the final five. The shortlisted websites will be graded by a panel of judges and the overall winners will be announced at an online awards ceremony hosted by the virtual newsreader Miranda Fox. The awards ceremony will be available to view on the Herts24 Web Awards website from 12pm on March 30, 2007 onwards. Thank you again.

Travelling Rucksack

We went on a day trip to Brighton today. I don’t normally show a picture of my rucksack, but here I am travelling rucksack class. I get to have my own water, pillow and bag of sweets (just in case I get peckish on the journey). I don’t always travel rucksack class, but when the weather is wet and damp then I prefer to travel inside my warm and dry rucksack.

Comfy Bed

We stayed at the Hilton in Derby. The hotel was really nice. I was impressed that for energy conservation you need to put your key into a card slot near the door and the lights will then be enabled. I thought this was a great way of ensuring that lights are not left on when you leave the room.

I got to have my own bed. The pillows and the duvet were really comfy. I snuggled up warm and cosy under the duvet and slept really well.

Sims 2 Pets

We had to go on a short journey to Derby, so I brought along my Sony PSP. I normally play games like the Midway Treasures, but I recently got Sims 2 Pets for the PSP. I enjoyed playing the Sims 2 on the PS2 with Craig and Teresa, so I thought I would really like Sims 2 Pets. I was disappointed that I was unable to create a teddy bear, but I was able to model Craig, Teresa and our dog Star in the game. If I were to rate the game then I would give it four and half paws out of five. 🙂