Sunday, March 11

Tsunami and Fukushima - one year on

Today marks the first year since the Tsunami that devastated Fukushima and surrounding areas.

 I was fortunate that I didn't loose anyone in the disaster, but for a while I was frantic with worry.  At the times I was talking online with Mrs Shelldrake who was in Japan at the time.

 As we were talking she said "uh oh! Earthquake".

These were her last words to me. As soon as she uttered those words we were cut off.

I couldn't get back in touch with her, as a few minutes later the news was reporting a massive earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. They didn't say at the time where it was.

 This only made me worry even more.

 I tried to get back in touch with Mrs Shelldrake without success through out the evening.

 That night was one of the worst I have ever experienced.

 The next day had better news for me - with limited power back on in parts of Japan I received a phone call letting me know that she was ok.

 I was lucky. Many others were not.

My thoughts go out to those who were effects, and those still without homes and loved ones.

Saturday, March 10

Man nuts!

I saw this while travelling through Melbourne last weekend, and it made me wonder.

 Are the advertising people wanting to sell to a female customer base, or are they so advanced in their thinking that they are light years ahead of everyone else?

The billboard was for an ice cream. Unlike other ice creams this one boast it may contain traces of the special ingredient "man nuts".

Now I don't know about you, but I for one wont be eating this product. I have no intention of letting man nuts any where near my mouth.

 This might be a winner for the Ladies, but I suspect the sales to male customers might drop off.

My soapbox

Every now and then I want to post something on my blog, but these things are not related to my hobby, so I never end up posting.

 So, rather than fill my blog up with random items I have decided to create a non hobby blog where I can let off steam every now and then.