Friday, 20 August 2010

An afternoon with Meccano

Just imagine, this was once a few pieces of metal in a box.
Last week, on a road trip on Vancouver Island, I had a look in an antique emporium and to my delight, discovered a very old, just about complete Meccano set from the 1950s or 1960s. This was a treasure find.

Friday, 2 July 2010

A Selecão will rise again

I remember a few years ago when actor Johnny Depp went into a restaurant and ordered only the very finest wine on the menu, ordered the most expensive caviar and meals, and racked up a bill in the thousands, and paid it without so much of a smirk on his face.