Busking is going well- got a busy month next month, with 5 gigs in various locations, including one with just myself going to the Isle of Wight (Andy's school) again, which should be fun. For the science club I'm taking lego along this time- I have 3 identical sets that I've made, each capable of building a car (in various different ways, lots of different cogs and gears). The idea is to do a kind of Lego scrapheap challenge- get the teams to build cars, then at the end see which can go fastest, up the steepest hill, carry the most weight, and finally a crash test- how many times can you run into a wall before breaking up? With points for each different section, and a box of chocolates or something as a prize. On the way they'll learn about gear ratios and friction and power/weight ratios and energy loss in systems, etc etc.
Geocaching, which Paul has already chatted about, is very fun indeed. It's nice to have a hobby that me and Claire can do together, and now I've got a GPS too there's less chance of us killing each other fighting over her android. It's also the best excuse I've ever found to go out and get exercise.
Last night we drove down to New Quay, not for caching, but to pick up some fossils from freecycle- 2 massive bags full of lovely unsorted fossils. I am going to have heaps of fun just looking through them, and also plan to put together display boxes to take out to schools when busking.
Long period between blog posts! I do most of my internet navel-gazing on twitter these days (username = poobar). If you're desperate to hear my all-encompassing wisdom add me on there. If not, I'll update this occasionally too.