The next Sir John Keeling?

I was flying back to Blighty last Thursday and I picked up a Guardian newspaper and read an article about SeeSaw who are about to deliver lots of TV over the internet. In the article the name John Keeling popped up. That's almost certainly my cousin John1. He is platform controller there. (Is that like somebody who works at a railway station?) Then I searched on the Guardian website and it found 57 results, mostly mentioning him. If you get important enough in the meejia they sometimes make you a knight....

A bit further on in the paper I came across this photo. To begin with I couldn't work out what it was.

Dolphins in pods of up to 400 have been spotted by Greg Huglin surfing 25ft (8m) waves and leaping high into the air on the South African coast.

You can buy photos off Mr Huglin  at for $100 or more.

And let's not forget Granny's birthday on Wednesday!

Note 1) For those of you who aren't sure, John is the one who lived at Hurst for a few years. He's about the same age as Paul and has three sons, similar ages to Paul and Van's.
Cool stuff by John. Reference the dolphins, years ago I was on holiday in South Africa, surfing with Hector Christie. There was one day when we were joined in the surf by dolphins who rode the waves into the beach with us, which was pretty magical. Annoyingly the dolphins could turn round and swim back to catch another wave so easily, again and again. While I could only struggle out through the incoming waves getting more knackered!
Posted by: Tom | February 28, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Fishy German gossip

Its not only the British that talk about the weather, the Germans do it relentlessly too, and why not it has been -16°C here (and the day after it was +1°C).

During my lunch hour I went walking on a lake and underneath the bridge I found this fish.

To fill you in on a few facts:
*The water was shallow here and the ice was frozen completley clear to the bottom
*Apparently underneath the bridge is the last place where the ice forms
*The ice in the rest of the lake is white because of the bubble of gas escaping from it when it is frozen
*There were quite a few fish frozen like this but not an obscene amount, there must, I think, be fish elsewhere in the lake where it is deeper that did not share this sorry fate.

I have a few ideas about how the fish died but I welcome any other theories, perhaps we could test them at Jacobs, in the pool, with the freezers from the back rooms.

Trevor (the colder)
Dead fishy
We are fascinated with the frozen fish. Do they live again when the thaw comes? How hardy can you be, first to stop and notice the frozen fish and then produce a seemingly unfrozen camera.Try out anything you like at Jacobs. But thank goodness it is now warmer. All love Granny and Grandpa

Posted by: Mum | February 07, 2010 at 12:50 PM