Best friends with Optimus Prime. Sucks to be you, Starscream fan....

Transformers: The Last Knight

Is Optimus Prime the Last Knight? 
The name of the 5th Transformers movie has been revealed. The Last Knight.

Is this a reference to Optimus Prime being the last Prime? Let's hope this outing has some semblance of plot. The name is curious and hints at an exploration of the origins of the Transformers (given the ending of the last movie).

This is Bellatron

Sunshine Drama is open for business

Mrs Ryan is a clever lass and has started her own drama school, Sunshine Drama.

Creative drama lessons is the name of the game. Based in the suburb of Karori, Wellington, Jenae aims to offers creative drama classes from preschool through to intermediate aged children.

Through a range of activities, challenges and games, Jenae's classes enable students to:
  • Unlock their imaginations and creativity
  • Speak effectively and expressively
  • Think spontaneously outside the square
  • Let their confidence soar to new heights
  • Develop social skills that cross into all areas of life
If you wish to learn more about classes, read the lesson plan.

Questions about The Force Awakens Poster

Questions about The Force Awakens Poster
  1. Who does Leia’s hair?
  2. If Luke is not on the poster, where is he?
  3. Why Gwendoline Christie’s name not on the credits?
  4. Did you spot that Harrison has first billing over Hamill?
  5. You guessed that’s Maz Katana right?
  6. So what did Arndt do to get his script credit?
  7. How the heck did the First Order turn an ice planet into a Starkiller weapon.
  8. How do you drive such a planet /weapon?
  9. Does it have a hyper drive?
  10. Do the parallel positioning of Kylo’s sword and Rey’s staff offer any parallels in the movie?
  11. Is the red  / blue sabers triangle thing a reference to a new holy trinity? 

Of toilets, rotten lino and sanding machines.

I did this post last year but forgot to publish. 

We had the misfortune to learn that our toilet hadn't been properly installed by the prior owners of our house. This was by way of smelling rot coming up from the floor - an investigation turned up the below first picture - sodden wood overly that had been quietly fermenting under the lino. Good times!

I ripped the lino off, then a layer of wood which had been placed over the original lino .... and then I removed a million nails and the old think black glue that had been used to make the original lino stick to the floor boards.  

Then I let the floor boards dry out for several months. Luckily none needed replacing (unlike the bathroom which is a whole other story...). A quick sand followed by a stain and then a coating of polyurethane and the job was done. 

I quite like the final look - it's pretty rough and looks darker in this picture than it really is but the effect is quite cool. Not seen in this above picture is I also did a paint job on the skirting board and then sealed it off with some good old transparent Selly's.