So here we are it's Friday! TGIF!!!! Even better is that this is a long weeken with the May bank holiday and so it's three days off and a short week next week! Some of you may have notices, new header image templates and a new look. If not take a look: https://sfarnell.wordpress.com/ Let me... Continue Reading →
In the outer regions of the solar system beyond Pluto is a region called the kuiper belt, a stellar junk yard of debris left over from the creation of the solar system. It's out here that we suspect comets come from. Also out in this region is one of five known dwarf planets called MakeMake.... Continue Reading →
Following on from my post the other day, this is an update !!!! I’m building a space ship and I need a crew – this is the long and short of this post. Unfortunately this isn’t real life, it’s in the blogoshpere. During Niki’s meet and greet at the weekend I met up and got... Continue Reading →
I saw a post the other day that inspired me to write this - I hope you enjoy it, it's nothing serious and it's meant to raise a laugh! Lies men tell women: You have nothing to worry about darling, the secretary is 50. No, your bum does not look big in that. Of course... Continue Reading →
To go with the "Lies Men tell Women" post I thought it a good idea to put the other point of view on! Sorry ladies, you're going to be hating on me for this - but it's the male perspective: I saved money on these shoes. I only bought one pair darling. Yuk - I... Continue Reading →
The small capsule was racing it's way back to the terminal room they had all come from, they had just passed back though the cavernous internals of the Titan and were now back in tunnel, it wasn't long now and they would arrive. Seanna was sat there, arms crossed and had said nothing on the... Continue Reading →
This is something I got sent from ESa - it's pretty cool. It's a lunar explorer where you're presented with a graphical Moon explorer and can find out about all the different missions and explorations that have taken place. Being spacey and geeky I loved it: http://lunarexploration.esa.int/#/explore Simon 🙂 No ownsership claimed on materials or... Continue Reading →
A huge Y shaped crack on Encaladus has been cptured by the Cassini spacecraft. Likely to be the result of migrating material, this feature spans almost the entre length of the moon: http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia18366/y-marks-the-spot Simon 🙂 No ownership claimed on images or material - Credit NASA
NASA@s Dawn mission has been getting even closer to Ceres, capturing some spectacular images of the bright craters that have been mysifying the scientists studying them: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/new-ceres-images-show-bright-craters Simon 🙂 No Ownsership claimed on images or materials - Credit NASA
So it's the end of another wekk, another week of work and the trials of life and to be honest the way I feel right now is perfectly illustrated in the header image of this post. I won't go into details, but let's say the world is a hateful place sometimes. I'm hoping I can... Continue Reading →
It's Earth day today! In celebrating of Earth day I'm sending out a view of the Earth (thanks to ESA) in ways you might not imagine! http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2016/04/The_many_faces_of_Earth Simon 🙂 No ownership claimed on material or images.
There are so many great blog out there – who will you nominate?
We are finally on the count down to the bash, peeps.
I am so excited I really ought to be wearing a sports bra what with all the bouncing up and down.
But now, now after months of waiting I can officially say, that nominations for the bloggers bash awards are
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I have just got this! Yay!!!! 500 followers... 500 people who have pressed that little button. 500 of you that have changed my life and actually take an interest in what I'm doing!!! Thank you all! The offending 500th follower is a young chap called Adam who has a blog called adamdixonfiction he's constantly writing fiction... Continue Reading →
Following on from my post the other day, this is an update !!!! I still need crew - although we're filling up the Explorer nicely! I’m building a space ship and I need a crew – this is the long and short of this post. Unfortunately this isn’t real life, it’s in the blogoshpere. During... Continue Reading →
There have been a couple fo NASA updates I've seen regarding Pluto. One was about it's thin atmosphere which was discovered by New Horizons. This link has more details but the image caputed as the probe looked back onto Pluto after passing the planet are amazing. The thin haze shows up really well. http://www.nasa.gov/feature/pluto-s-haze-varies-in-brightness ... Continue Reading →
Continuing these final daily music posts with Two Steps from Hell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASj81daun5Q Simon 🙂
Have alook at this little piece on the spider nebula: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/a-space-spider-watches-over-young-stars Simon 🙂
The Titan Mystery Just them Seanna had a message come through on the intercom. It was McKinley. "What's your progress? Any update?" Seanna froze for a second and looked round at the team who were staring back, all of them thinking the same thing. "The target got away commander" Seanna hated to lie to McKinley.... Continue Reading →
ESA kindly sent me a week of images from their different missions. from the comet probe, to Tim Peake on ISS. The featured image on this post is of sunrise from ISS - taken by Tim Peake. http://www.esa.int/Highlights/Week_In_Images_11_15_April_2016 With this alsothere is a week of updates from NASA on what thay have been up... Continue Reading →
I'm building a space ship and I need a crew - this is the long and short of this post. Unfortunately this isn't real life, it's in the blogoshpere. During Niki's meet and greet at the weekend I met up and got chatting with a fellow blogger at some point in this conversation she suggested... Continue Reading →
How amazing is this? We've now been able to detect a storm on a nearby star. Either that or someone hasn't cleaned the lens. See more here: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-telescopes-detect-jupiter-like-storm-on-small-star Simon 🙂 No ownership claimed on images or materials - Credit: NASA
Have a look at this post from Rachel Ritchey on her third book in the twelve realms series. She’s a great writer and definitely needs more exposure. Please read and support Rachael.
WORK IN PROGRESS! WIP-ping it out here. haha
Okay, so this is totally first draft stuff, but I thought today would be a good day (sunny and bright) to share an excerpt from my current WIP, The Treasonous. This is the third book in the Chronicles of the Twelve Realms, and it’s coming together kind of slowly, but I’m loving the characters.
Map of the Twelve Realms
If you will remember, Florian is one of the twelve guardsmen knights of High Prince Theiandar. He is from the realm of Wyeth. In The Beauty Thief we found out that he was raised south of Wyeth Castle. His nobleman father and his mother were killed when Florian and his sister were both young. They were told that raiders from Crescent Cave had murdered their parents, and they were sent to live with their uncle whose manor was near the castle. In…
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As always it's been a busy week and I've been struggling to keep my blogging schedule. I'm hoping soon I can be delivering more of my own written content and new stuff to keep your interest peaked. I hope you've all had a good week - looking forward to another week of adventures next week!... Continue Reading →