Once upon a time long long ago there was a Kickstarter Project to digitise the archive of material that Frank Zappa had created during his life – known as The Vault. Once digitised some would be used to create a movie about Zappa and his work. After delays and set backs (all that 2020 stuff) it looks like the project is coming to completion (click image for trailer)…

Zappa Movie Poster

One can only wonder what he would have thought of America today.

As Martine was sprouting some [wikipop]alfalfa[/wikipop] seeds I borrowed some to make a [wikipop]time-lapse[/wikipop] movie of their sprouting. You can watch the live updates on the Alfalfa Cam page as we capture individual images to build the time-lapse movie or just come back here:
Alfalfa Cam

Martine says “A watched alfalfa seed never sprouts”.

When cycling in the [wikipop]Cotswolds[/wikipop] you could not go more than a mile without hitting a hill. Here you can cycle all day without hitting a hill. Although people do seem to buy bikes with lots of gears or, even stranger, mountain bikes. So without any hill climbing challenges one has to resort to speed. Starting from the bridge over the [wikipop]M60 Motorway[/wikipop] round the [wikipop]Sale Water Park[/wikipop], across the bridge over the [wikipop]River Mersey[/wikipop] and along the riverbank to Chorlton Water Park in under 4 minutes πŸ˜‰ The recent snow has left everywhere wet and muddy πŸ™

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I turned the camera upwards while crossing the motorway bridge thinking it might make a neat kaleidoscopic movie…

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