Friday, 31 December 2010

2010 - That Was The Year That Was.....

Well thats all for 2010, and of course it is customary for bloggers to write a retrospective about the year that was, so not wanting to miss jumping on the bandwagon (ok only the one metaphor I promise) I'll try to summarise what 2010 was like for me.

I met some great new friends through Dance Web Radio, and made contact with old friends I haven't seen in over 20 years via facebook.
Some of my personal firsts this year. I made my first ever visit to the City of Bath, Dined out in style on board a steam train, Saw the sun in all its glory through a Solar Telescope, spent 7 hours in my car in the snow trying to get home. I also DJed at a nightclub for the first time.

Plans for next year? Well I'm hoping to meet up with old friends. The Ashford Astronomical Society will be busy in the first week of 2011 as we participate in BBC Stargazing Live events. Dance Web Radio is progressing nicely and I'm looking forward to summer because we are hoping to put on some live events then. There may even be a possible career change....watch this space!

May you all have a healthy and successful 2011 and don't forget to listen in to www.dancewebradio.co.uk every sunday 4-6pm.

In the words of Stanley Clarke "We Supply all your Funky Needs!"

SteveJay the DeeJay!

Monday, 15 November 2010

Back in the day....


One of the spin-offs from DJing at Dance Web Radio was the possibility of hosting 'Old School' disco nights at the local clubs. So I found out yesterday when I saw my name on the poster as a guest DJ at Bar Academy, Rivals in Deal this Christmas along with my fellow DJs.
Now Its been a while since I went clubbing, and I'm looking forward to it, but when I was a teenager we were clubbing every week.....For back then I was a Soul Boy!

Now this was a way of life, we had the best music, the best clothes and of course the best girlies. We had a right old laugh back then attending clubs over the south east including Zero 6 in Southend, Stage 3 in Leysdown, Neros in Ramsgate and of course our local Club, Flicks in Dartford. That was our weekly haunt. I heard all the latest soul/disco/jazz funk records both UK and US import, plus we had personal appearances from the likes of Teena Marie, Second Image and the world famous Gap Band, who came to see us perform the now Iconic 'Oops Upside Your Head' dance...for it was us who invented it. well we have to take the blame for something I suppose.....The DJs were just as famous as the artistes they played, including Chris Hill, The late Froggy, Jeff Young, Pete Tong and our local DJ Colin Hudd. So its taken me 30 years to become a club DJ...better late than never!

Here's the Playlist for sunday 14th November by the way. I may repeat some of this next week as we had internet streaming issues during my show which meant it was a bit intermittent!

Don't forget to join me live on the cyber-dancefloor on http://www.dancewebradio.co.uk/ Sundays 16:00 to 18:00 GMT.


CARL CARLTON : SHES A BAD MAMA JAMA
EVELYN 'CHAMPAGNE' KING : SHAME
ONE WAY/AL HUDSON : MUSIC
CARRIE LUCAS : DANCE WITH YOU
THIRLD WORD : TRY JAH LOVE
CHANGE : PARADISE
TEENA MARIE : I NEED YOUR LOVING
NEW JERSEY CONNECTION : LOVE DON'T COME EASY
TONY RALLO : HOLDING ON
GQ : BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE
BRASS CONSTRUCTION : MOVIN'
ALTON EDWARDS : I JUST WANNA
TYRONE BRUNSON : THE SMURF
THE JACKSONS : HEARTBREAK HOTEL
BOBBY THURSTON : CHECK OUT THE GROOVE
JAZZY DEE : GET ON UP
CHERYL LYNN : GOT TO BE REAL
LOWRELL : MELLOW MELLOW (RIGHT ON)
GENE CHANDLER : DOES SHE HAVE A FRIEND FOR ME
GENE DUNLAP : LOVE DANCING
HERBIE HANCOCK : I THOUGHT IT WAS YOU

Monday, 27 September 2010

Another week, Another Hi Fi


So it was time to take the knackered Hi Fi back to Soundcraft on tuesday. I duly dumped the box with them & whilst there they phoned the manufacturer (Naim) who promised to send a new one by the weekend as they were currently in production!
Naim were better than their word & it turned up on thursday. which give Soundcraft time to soak test it. Anyway Friday I collected it, installed on saturday morning and now I'm able to listen to all my iTunes on my laptop via the Uniti....Its a brilliant piece of kit!

Ashford Astronomical Society on Friday was excellent with a Father & Son presentation partnership (Drew & Josh) who both gave brilliant talks. And to cap it all I won a box of chocs in the raffle....Sweet!

I had the weekend to myself as Sarah was visiting relatives. trouble was I spent so much time playing with the new toy I didn't get much done, except food shopping ( I gotta eat!)
Sunday was time for my Sunday Soul Session on Dance Web Radio. Really enjoyed the show and although I had no message facilities in the studio. Website was playing up & mobile facebook wasn't working, I'm sure the listeners liked my choice of tunes. I've added the playlist below.

playlist 26-09-2010

DENICE LASALLE : I'M SO HOT


BOBBY WOMACK : TELL ME WHY


SHALAMAR : RIGHT IN THE SOCKET


RUFUS & CHAKA KHAN : DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU FEEL


GEORGE DUKE : I WANT YOU FOR MYSELF


DEBRA LAWS : ON MY OWN


CREME DE COCO : DOIN THE DOG


GREG HENDERSON : DREAMING


LEON HAYWOOD : DON'T PUSH IT


GLENN JONES : I AM SOMEBODY


CHANGE : YOU ARE MY MELODY


MFSB : MYSTERIES OF THE WORLD


TEDDY PENDERGRASS : THE MORE I GET (DIMITRI REMIX)


FIRST CHOICE : ARMED & EXTREMELY DANGEROUS


HAROLD MELVIN & BLUENOTES : THE LOVE I LOST (DIMITRI REMIX)


THE DELLS : ALL ABOUT THE PAPER


BOBBY THURSTON : CHECK OUT THE GROOVE


MYSTIC TOUCH : GET YOURSELF TOGETHER


LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY : LOVE SENSATION

LOWRELL : MELLOW MELLOW (RIGHT ON)


FONDA RAE : TOUCH ME (ALL NIGHT LONG)


CAPPRICCIO(JAZZY DEE REMIX) : EVERYBODY (GET UP)



Dont forget! Join me on Sunday 16:00 'til 18:00 BST on www.dancewebradio.co.uk for the best soul, funk and disco classics around!






Monday, 20 September 2010

That was a weekend that was



"Stonehenge! Where the demons dwell / Where the banshees live and they do ... Stonehenge! Where a man's a man / And the children dance to the Pipes of Pan ..."



We have just come home from a weekend break to Longleat & Bath. During which we did all the usual tourist attractions and a couple off the beaten track. First stop, Stonehenge. Well worth the visit and if your are a National Trust member its free & they fast track you past the Japanese Tourists. Result!
Friday night we went for a ghost walk around Bath. The guide was a bit eccentric to say the least and at one point all 5 of us were inside a Holly bush in a park trying to touch the spirits of dead Duellers. ooh err! I really did expect a bit more history....Not Derek Acorah!

The Hotel's description of 'Double Room' was a bit optimistic. Really a single room with a double 4-poster in it. If the cats had come with us we couldn't have swung them! And heres a word of advice.....please put frosted glass in a bathroom where the toilet is next to a low window! Also 2 people = 2 chairs in the room please!

Mind you it was clean, the staff were friendly, if not too efficient and the food was OK.

Longleat was everything I expected it to be...excellent. And we met Tony Fitzjohn, the man who lives and works with Lions in Kenya. We bought his book which he signed for us & also posed for a photo. What a nice chap!

All in all a great weekend!

Today I thought I would set up the Hi-fi properly. So after Naim delivered my wifi antenna which was missing from the box and I installed it, it was all systems go..............then the uniti started cutting out. first I thought it was a dodgy CD. No its the same on radio. A quick check in the factory settings shows the internal temperature is 40C...maybe this as a problem but when you spend the best part of a months salary on a Hifi you expect it to work! A phone call is in order to the shop.

Don't forget to catch me on
http://www.dancewebradio.co.uk/ next sunday 4-6pm...Its gonna be a blast from the past!

TTFN

Steve





Saturday, 11 September 2010


Hello everyone. Well we're half way through September and there is still loads of things happening. We're off the Longleat next weekend so no DWR next sunday.

Today I'm going into town to pay a visit to my favourite shop, Soundcraft HiFi. I've decided it's time to replace my ageing (& secondhand) amplifier & CD player. I'm looking at an all in one box that also streams from the internet. One advantage, no interconnects & only one mains plug! If you want to see what I'm lusting after check out this web page!

http://www.arcam.co.uk/products,solo,Music-Systems,soloneo.htm#

Valley Park Radio is 10 years old this month so we are having a big bash tonight (11th) in Dartford. It will be a great chance to catch up with all those ex-members.

Tomorrow is the Challock Goose fair and we will be representing the Ashford Astronomical Society there do demonstrations of our equipment and answering all Astronomy queries!

Then its off to the coast for another Soul Session on http://www.dancewebradio.co.uk/ .

All in All a busy weekend!

Heres the Soul Session playlist for last week. Have a great week folks & don't forget to tune in tomorrow!


WILLIE HUTCH : IN AND OUT
EVELYN 'CHAMPAGNE' KING : SHAME
SLICK : SPACE BASS
THE BOMBERS : GET DANCING
MYSTIC TOUCH : GET YOURSELF TOGETHER
DAYTON : THE SOUND OF MUSIC
VICKY DEE : THIS BEAT IS MINE
TRUSSEL : LOVE INJECTION
DRIZA BONE : REAL LOVE
FAT LARRYS BAND : ACT LIKE YOU KNOW
DEODATO : NIGHT CRUISER
PAULHINO DA COSTA : DEJA VU
CHANGE : PARADISE
CENTRAL LINE : WALKING INTO SUNSHINE
NEW YORK SKYY : HERE'S TO YOU
BRAND NEW HEAVIES : YOU ARE THE UNIVERSE
ALPHONSE MOUZON : BY ALL MEANS
CARRIE LUCAS : DANCE WITH YOU
BERNARD WRIGHT : JUST CHILLIN' OUT
AZYMUTH : DEAR LIMERTZ
CHERYL LYNN : GOT TO BE REAL
STANLEY CLARKE : WE SUPPLY
OLIVE : YOU'RE NOT ALONE

Tuesday, 31 August 2010


Hi all! well its been a very busy past couple of weeks! saturday 21st we were invited to a 40th birthday party with a difference. The theme was Tudor so the birthday boy dressed as Henry VIII and we were his minions! A great evening was had by all! The next day I had to go & do the DWR show. considering the way I felt sunday morning I did surprisingly good as well!

No show over the bank holiday because of myself & Sarah host a BBQ for our families and local friends. But DWR broadcast my debut show so I had the chance to listen in.

Anyway here's the playlist from 22nd August :-

GWEN MCRAE : KEEP THE FIRE BURNING
FAT LARRYS BAND : LOOKING TONIGHT FOR LOVE
BOBBY THURSTON : CHECK OUT THE GROOVE
MICHAEL JACKSON : GET ON THE FLOOR
TEENA MARIE : BEHIND THE GROOVE
NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN : TONIGHT I'M ALRIGHT
BROTHERS JOHNSON : LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
BOBBY WOMACK : TELL ME WHY
DYNASTY : I DON'T WANNA BE A FREAK
STARGARD : WEAR IT OUT
DAZZ BAND : LET IT ALL BLOW
THE WHISPERS : THIS KIND OF LOVING
NEW JERSEY CONNECTION : LOVE DON'T COME EASY
BERNARD WRIGHT : BREAD SANDWICHES
DAYTON : THE SOUND OF MUSIC
MAZE : TWILIGHT
WILTON FELDER : INHERIT THE WIND
WILLIE BOBO : ALWAYS THERE
BOOKER NEWBURY III : LOVE TOWN
TS MONK : BOB BON VIE
GEORGE BENSON : OFF BROADWAY
GEORGE DUKE : I WANT YOU FOR MYSELF
GAP BAND : OUTSTANDING



I've just started backing up some of my 12" singles onto CD so I'll be playing a couple of rare ones on the next show....


Don't forget Sunday 4pm to 6pm is the place to be on www.dancewebradio.co.uk


Steve Jackson - Keeping the old school soul alive!


Tuesday, 17 August 2010

A New Project!


Facebook is a great way of networking with like-minded people. I have always been into soul music, I bought my 1st 12" single in 1978 (Evelyn "Champagne" King: Shame) and my collection grew until the mid-80s when a new wife & house curbed my record buying. I didn't resume again until I started Hospital broadcasting. Anyway, I am friends with a couple of DJs from back in the day. One of them asked me if I was interested in a new internet radio station that was being launched. Now a few weeks later & I have a sunday afternoon slot on a great station. http://www.dancewebradio.co.uk/. The first show was last week, and it was brilliant (if I say so myself) at one point the owner (John, a great guy!) came running into the studio with his thumbs up "that tune is brilliant, I must dig it out!" His tea & Vimto is most welcome as well!


I think this station is going places. We have a great line-up of DJs and bags of enthusiasm. All we need now is sponsors!



The next show is sunday 22nd 4pm until 6pm and what I'll do is post the previous weeks playlist for the world to see!

PLAYLIST 15-08-2010

QUINCY JONES - RAZZAMATAZ

DAVID BENDETH - FEEL THE REAL

GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS - TASTE OF BITTER LOVE

DONALD BYRD LOVE HAS COME AROUND

LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY - LOVE SENSATION

CHANGE - YOU ARE MY MELODY

MAYSA - THE BOTTLE

CANDI STATON - WHEN YOU WAKE UP TOMORROW

NORMAN CONNORS - TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT

SHALAMAR - SECOND TIME AROUND

THE DELLS - ALL ABOUT THE PAPER

ROY AYERS - DON'T STOP THE FEELING

DENICE LASALLE - I'M SO HOT

ATLANTIC STARR - SILVER SHADOW

NED DOHENEY - TO PROVE MY LOVE

GQ - MAKE MY DREAM A REALITY

TS MONK - CANDIDATE FOR LOVE

JOHN HANDY - HARD WORK

MYSTIC MERLIN - JUST CAN'T GIVE YOU UP

ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS - DON'T LET LOVE GET YOU DOWN

SOS BAND - WEEKEND GIRL

HERBIE HANCOCK - I THOUGHT IT WAS YOU

DEBRA LAWS - ON MY OWN


LISTEN IN NEXT SUNDAY 4PM-6PM FOR MORE OF THE SAME!


Wednesday, 14 April 2010

That was the week that was 12-4-10-18-4-10










Monday and its a visit from our sales guy today. We don't see him very often but he's here to demonstrate to us a piece of test gear he has on loan and I must admit we are very impressed. So much that the supervisor goes cap in hand to the boss to ask him to purchase one and he says.........YES. I like new toys, especially ones that make my job easier.

Thursday night at VPR cake of the week was Mr Kipling Manor House....not the best! Its my turn next week. Thought I'd take a pic of the sunset from the studio as it was particularly red from the Iceland volcano (above)

Friday I wake up with the sniffles.....Oh bloddy hell feels like a cold coming on. We have arranged to go out saturday night with my brothers and friends from Valley Park Radio. They are coming down to Ashford for once and we are booked into Yeungs Chinese Buffet. A great place to go if you like chinese food as much as I do! Anyway Saturday night & a great time was had by all.

Drove down to Cranbrook on sunday to find the school. We are going there on the 30th as part of a visit by the AAS (Ashford Astronomical Society). On the way back we stop at a chicken farm and buy some fresh eggs, feathers, bird poop and all!
Got back and did a bit of gardening before having a sit-down in the garden with a cuppa!














Wednesday, 7 April 2010

That was the week 5-4-10 to 11-4-10




Its Bank Holiday monday. We have already done the rounds of DIY/gardening centres so none of that today. Instead we head off to one of my favourite locations in Kent, Dungeness. There's something about the place I love. It seems almost detached from real civilisation and its collection of Smokeries, fishing huts and homes made from converted railway carriages are quirky against a shingle landscape, with a backdrop of a nuclear power station. I have a chat with a fellow motorcyclist about his Honda 125 Varadero, a big bike for learners which happens to be 10 times the value of mine! We than take a trip on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch railway as far as New Romney. It also gives me a chance to road test the new camcorder, A cup of tea then back again. I manage to spot the 'Listening Ears' near Romney Sands. These are concrete installations that were used to test the possibility of detecting enemy aircraft by sound. They were never used because Radar had been developed as the war had started. I later find out they do guided tours of the 'ears' so thats one for the diary.


Tuesday, the roads are quiet and it only takes me an hour to get to work. With two of my colleagues out its quiet in the lab as well! Wednesday was about the same old same old...


Of course VPR tonight and Mark supplied the COW. Bless him he bought it last minute from the hospice shop and 4 slices @ 99p a slice it must be the most expensive one this year. Spent the night at parents place.


Friday, hooray the fence panels arrive! Sarah's dad does a sterling job removing the old ones and preparing for the new ones. I have to get our neighbour to clear some brickwork to allow the new ones to fit ok.


Saturday & the weather is great. we nip into town & have a flutter on the Grand National. Arbor supreme, may as well have been chicken supreme, what a donkey. The panels go in with a bit of adjustment, job completed by 1 pm....excellent.


Sunday morning and I can't put it off anymore, I must go out on the motorbike. So I decide to have a little ride round the block and grab the newspapers along the way. I really must get out on it more! The roads are pretty quiet so it may be a regular thing. Afternoon we decide to go to Whelans in Sheerness, a great garden ornament supplier. We come away with a sundial and 2 Meerkats, one for my mum. Get home in time to prep the veg and check on the chicken in the oven. Perfect! I also book the resturant for my birthday bash next saturday night. 13 of us are eating at Yeungs buffet in town. looking forward to it!








Wednesday, 31 March 2010

That was the week 29/3/10-4/4/10




Monday and Oh I just remembered how bad it was to get up in the dark. My body clock still thinks it is 4:50AM. best laugh of the day was my colleague recounting a story of how he used a microwave egg cooker to boil an egg and how it exploded all over his kitchen when he removed it. I think the biggest laugh was it took 4 minutes in the microwave (saucepan=3 mins) and he had to get the saucepan out anyway to boil another egg! this is from a guy with loads of BSc s and BAs as well! I had to drive the longer way home tonight because of roadworks in Grove Park but I was 5 minutes earlier than normal getting to the M20...Work that one out!



Tuesday I go to Lidl on the way to collect Sarah from work. I have been checking some of their motorbike gear but whenever I go in there they never have what I want. Tonight is no exception. So I spend 87p on some frozen potato waffles instead. We both decide we can't be arsed to cook so its a chippie tea. Sarah meets one of her colleagues in the chip shop who says to us "You couldn't be arsed to cook either!"



Wednesday and I treat my colleagues to a packet of good chocolate cookies. I reckon that the fencing people must employ Easter bunnies because they can't deliver my panels until the end of next week, because of Easter. I reckon Bank holiday monday was going to be rubbish weather anyway. I buy a knitted easter chick with a creme egg in at work in aid of charity, see pic above...well I did take pity on it!



Thursday and one of the guys brings in Almond cakes from the Costcutter down the road. They are surprisingly good! Then the boss brings in Rolo cookies so that was tea break sorted! Stopped off on the way to my parents to have my ears lowered. The heavens opened big time tonight, It was like Ming the Merciless had his hand on the weather controller! By the time I got to DVH it was dry & sunny. yet more cake now as its C.O.W night ( see pic above) Neil got a Co-op special again. The drive home was very busy. Everyone is migrating to Europe for easter & I don't blame them. Forecast is not good.



Well its friday and not raining yet. Did the rounds of the Garden/DIY centres looking for garden furniture. The homemade cake in the Tenterden centre was very good! We finally bought a patio set and head for home. thats when it rained again so had a couple of bacon sarnies and sorted through a mountain of paperwork that needed sorting/shredding. Realised that the Folkestone beer festival has passed us by, oh well I'm sure Manky & co had one or two for us! Friday night is Chinese takeaway night. Chun Wah delivers the goods yet again!




Saturday and get up early for the Malaysian GP qualifying which dovetails nicely into leaving home at 10AM to go into town. Yet another visit to the DIY store to buy the composting bin we forgot to get yesterday. 20% off as well I do like a bit of discount! I decide a want an HD camcorder for my birthday and theres one in Argos that fits the bill. trouble is theres not one to be had in Ashford so its off the Folkestone. What a bloody shame, Folkestone is a shambles now. Nothing on the seafront, No amusements, market or fairground rides and they have closed the water lift as well. Even the rock shop in the old high street has gone. Anyway got a good deal on the camcorder so its off home for dinner & Dr Who!




Easter Sunday, Malaysian GP & a win for Vettel. Off to the parents for sunday lunch, which was nice and even had Christmas pudding today as well. got home about 5pm and did a bit in the garden. Set up the composting bin so that is ready for the 1st load of grass cuttings..Sarah's parents are down tonight & staying with us this week so we have a house full. At least its Bank holiday tomorrow...We may go to Dungeness!















Saturday, 27 March 2010

that was the week..22nd March 2010

Welcome to the week that was 23-28 March 2010.


Day off today, things to do people to see. The house alarm company turned up first thing on Tuesday. Basically a component had burnt out on the board inside the alarm panel possibly the charger circuit however the charger still works. So he replaced the battery and checked everything plus gave me a discount for cash as well. We even took out a maintenance contract with them and they are a local family business. I'm all for supporting local trades. didn't really get the chance to mow the lawns, That chore will have to wait until the weekend.

I was amazed at the amount of people bringing their recalled cars back to the Toyota garage when I was up there in the afternoon. The Service manager told me they have modified over 700 cars at that dealer alone. phew! Anyway the car is now fixed and my credit card took another hammering!
Thursday night is Valley Park Radio night. If you are unfortunate enough to be in Darent Valley Hospital on this day you can listen to me & my fellow presenters Mark, Neil & Mike playing great music and talking waffle in between! We have a weekly feature, Cake of The Week (COW for short) so each week I will feature the COW on here. This weeks is pictured above...
It is Neil's turn next week so no doubt we will look forward to another Co-op special! Got drenched walking from the car park to the hospital entrance, my umbrella having been destroyed a few weeks earlier at the same location.

Friday night and our monthly trip down to Woodchurch for the Ashford Astronomical Society meeting. The society has been going 3 years now and has 70 members. Quite an acheivement when you think that myself and Sarah were member numbers 20 and 21 when we joined in September 2008. It was a great evening only marred by the clouds rolling in when we went outside to do some observing! There were great presentations from Dave, who's talk on Saturn was actually quite informative. And Mark, the chairman's 9 year old son who gave an excellent description of how he photographed the moon through his Bresser Newtonian Telescope. The society prides itself in promoting astronomy not only for adults, but children as well, and our commitee spend a lot of time and effort visiting clubs and societies in and around Ashford giving great astronomy presentations.
Australian GP qualifying first thing...V+ was made for events like this. It meant I could forward through the boring chatter and get to the nitty gritty. Went into town Saturday morning on the big red taxi. Sarah was at the RSPCA cat re-homing centre in town where she helps looking after the cats. After a swift cappucino and a long queue in the bank I walked down to the RSPCA to meet up and head for home. As we turned into our road we noticed that the sheltered housing at the entrance to our close had a bring & buy sale. Always a sucker for a bargain we had a quick look round and came away with a Michael Parkinson Autobiography, a DVD of Dante's Peak and a poor imitation ladies Tag Heuer watch. (I own a couple of real Tags so I can spot a moody one a mile off). Well we only paid 20p for the watch and a couple of quid for the other things, the money being raised so they can buy furniture for their communal den. Afternoon we took advantage of an offer from Argos and bought a Netbook. We will both find it useful, Me every thursday when I go to VPR and Sarah when she goes into hospital in May, plus when we go to Birmingham to visit the family.
Sunday morning I even remembered to hit the BST button on my clock radio so got up at the right time. Watched the Australian GP (V+ is my friend). Well done Jenson Button, a much more exciting race than Bahrain. The weather can't quite make up its mind. We decide to second guess the cloudy weather and go for a walk through Kings wood, Challock. What is interesting is they have installed sculptures along the trail so suddenly you come across a gaint bronze horn (like on a wind-up gramaphone) up in the trees. 3.5 miles later and we come out of the woods down the road from the car park. Oh well took a wrong turn somewhere. Back home for a bit of gardening, fire up the lawnmower for the first time this year, started on the third pull as well. Now its dinner time...Belly pork and Cauli Cheese tonight....that walk has given me an appetite!

























Monday, 22 March 2010

Long time no Blog!

Its a bit shameful really. I haven't put anything on this blog now since june last year. Recently I've been reading a fellow Ashford Astronomy Society member (and my one & only follower) and he updates his every day. I sometimes wish I was that dedicated.
I reckon I could do a weekly blog, so as of next weekend the blog will be updated as to whats been happening in stevejays world. This week I have to look forward to...Getting the house alarm panel looked at ( its emanating a component cooking smell), getting the brakes on my car fixed tomorrow (its squealing like a stuck pig). Mowing the lawn, cleaning the aquarium water, Supplying cakes for the Valley Park Radio thursday night crew (Cake of the week) and AAS meeting on friday which I'm looking forward to Dave's talk on Saturn. As we've been watching Prof. Brian Cox programme about the solar system we are ready with tricky questions ha ha.

So a retrospective look at stevejays week will appear here on Sunday...watch this space.