Project Prytaneia: 1989 Eunos Roadster – The Story So Far

Sometimes, cars come into your lives in the most unexpected of ways. This was definitely the case with Prytaneia. At the time, I had sold the XJR, just had Synthia and Aethyia, and on the whole, I felt like I had a very complete garage for most of my needs. A small nimble roadster to take around country lanes, and a larger 4wd wagon to take on longer trips or when I needed more space.

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Project Aethyia: 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon – The Story So Far

Shortly after selling the XJR for lack of use, despite thoroughly enjoying driving on the country lanes in Synthia, I started to miss a faster, more practical car and went on the hunt for something 4 seater, and a little bit faster. I stumbled across Aethyia on the Facebook market place. At the time she was owned by an aircraft mechanic in the American Airforce stationed at one of the RAF bases near Cambridge.

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Project Synthia: 1991 Eunos Roadster – The Story So Far (Part 1)

A few months ago, I had written a brief update on what had been going on which had distracted me from writing over the past few years, and one of the key points of that was my journey back into modified Japanese cars. The car that re-started that particular hobby was this little unloved Eunos I found on Autotrader (a UK car listings website) and decided to buy as a fun little project.

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A Bit of an Update…

Hi all, it’s been a fair while since I last made a post on the website. Shortly before that post I had started a new job, and being eager to succeed I really threw myself into my work.

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Brewing Loose Leaf Tea in the Office

For most of us, the majority of the tea drinking we do is in the office mostly because that is the place where we spend the majority of our waking time during the week. There’s nothing quite like a hot beverage when you’re trying to write up that report or work your way through your emails. Perhaps that’s why coffee shops have become so popular for workers and students who do not have a fixed office space to call their own. But at the same time, the office is where we most often end up taking short cuts for the sake of convenience and ease in our consumption of hot beverages. We don’t often have time to prepare a teapot and clean up afterwards or the inclination to grind and brew our own coffee beans. I’m going to reveal to you a piece of kit that is fairly inexpensive and easy to acquire, yet will transform the way we drink tea at work!

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A New Lease of Life (The Macbook Story)

In our modern technological age, we are finding ourselves logged into our computers, phones and tablets almost from the moment we get up to the moment we go to bed. Various companies capitalise on this to sell us computers that allow us to be connected for longer, with more power to get things done faster, in a bid to improve our productivity and justify the large costs of these products. Coupled to this, we as consumers always want the latest and greatest of everything and as such with every new iPhone or Android device that comes out, we queue for days on end to be one of the first to get our hands on this new tech.

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Getting Started with Photography: Part 4 – The Body

Welcome back to the ongoing series on getting into photography on a limited budget. Today’s post will highlight the important considerations when choosing which body you will use. The body of the camera is what would traditionally contain the film, and would be your primary tool for evaluating and setting the correct shutter speed to ensure properly exposed negatives. The body is also responsible for setting auto focusing points where available and subsequently focusing the lens. Depending on your system, the body would also control the aperture of the lens, if this was not ring controlled directly on the lens.

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Getting Started with Photography: Part 3 – The Exposure Triangle

Before we go too much into the purchasing of equipment, let us take a few moments to actually understand what is involved in taking a photo. Now strictly speaking I should have written this before I wrote the part on purchasing a camera, so I am going to retrospectively put this in as part 3, and update that to part 4. Shh, don’t tell anyone ;). I am going to only briefly explain what the 3 parts of the exposure triangle are so that you have a better understanding of what it is all about.

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