Hello there! First of all I have to say welcome to the new look Into Geek! I seem to change things here quite a lot but I am never quite happy! As much as I liked the old header, it’s been replaced with something simpler but cooler. The TARDIS still provides the nod to the geekiness but apart from that it’s all very arty and, dare I say it, professional. Let me know what you think.
Finally, after months of almost continuous rain, the UK is going through a hot spell. Over the past few days it’s stayed between 26-28º Celsius, which although isn’t hot compared to a lot of other places, it’s pretty hot for here. Probably a few degrees too hot for us to be able to cope with but I won’t complain because it’s still great that’s it is sunny for once.
This means various things. Firstly it means it’s time for cold teas (dinners) in our house. It’s sort of a family tradition that when it gets hot we don’t eat the same food as the rest of the year and the evening meal consists of a pile of assorted snack foods stacked up onto a plate. Well I probably stack them up more than everyone else but it does include some fruit so I can claim it’s healthy.
It also means everywhere looks pretty spectacular. Cue lovely sunny landscape photos;
The local fields looking particularly wonderful
The local lake doing the same
It’s quite funny how our two cats are reacting to the weather. Sherbet, the more adventurous of the two, has decided nice weather needs to be used and at the moment rarely steps inside the house, only then to have something to eat. Minstrel on the other hand is enjoying it much less. Being mostly black, she’s overheating a fair bit and is looking a bit overwhelmed and miserable.
Bless her! So right now I am sat in my garden writing this, which I love to be able to do. I’ve also been spending lots of time reading out here but it’s sometimes a bit weird as you can hear other people doings things in their houses. Everyone’s got their windows and/or doors open and you can hear the private things you don’t normally hear. People sorting out their dishes, telephones ringing, random conversations and even at some point someone singing (it was “Feel the Love” but Rudimental).
It really feels like summer now what with the temperature and the fact I’ve started work for the school holidays. I work for a charity who provide “play opportunities” for children with specials needs and disabilities. I look after and play with the kids which is usually great fun. I started as a volunteer back when I was 14 so this is my 7th summer of doing the same thing (as well as most of the over school holidays since then).
Some kids say the best things. Yesterday I was informed that the soft toy crocodile only ate bad people and that good people could even touch it’s teeth and it wouldn’t hurt. A crocodile with morals then. I didn’t like to bring up the philosophical question of whether eating bad people was a good thing or not. A truly moral crocodile would surely turn to vegetarianism wouldn’t it?
In my spare time I’ve been watching a fair bit of Star Trek: The Next Generation. I did watch it regularly at uni for a while until Sky Atlantic bought the rights. But seeing as though we have Sky at home I can watch it to my heart’s content. It’s a great show and I love it. Though Counsellor Troi does annoy me as she is the most useless person on the entire ship! After coming to the realisation that there is a primary school on board the Enterprise, I have now decided that I when I qualify as a teacher I will do my best to end up teaching on a Federation starship. Preferably the Enterprise itself but I’d settle for one of the little ones!
And on that note I must end for today! I’ve got more weather to enjoy and Olympic football to watch! Adios!