OTD 20 July 1969: We came in peace for all mankind – An Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Party

Today is the 50th anniversary of the first ever Moon landing.   Last weekend, we celebrated this epic achievement at our annual Summer party. But before we look back at the festivities, here is a short history of the missions’ genesis and its legacy…   We choose to go to the Moon In 1962, President J. […]

Retro Reclamation – From Trash to Treasure

My latest project involved the up-cycling of my late gran’s pair of mid-century utility dining chairs.  They were not in a good state when I got them, and the leatherette plastic coverings were all torn and worn, and the paintwork flaked miserably with age.   These chairs were produced by a London firm called H.Lait […]

One Giant Leap – Honouring a Space Legend

MOON-ROCK KRISPIES (in honour of our greatest space pioneer) The passing of Neil Armstrong in August 2012 served to highlight exactly how long ago man first landed on the moon. His one small step was taken over 40 years ago, in July 1969, relying on technology no more powerful than the smart phone sitting in […]