Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Indestructible Stuff

 


Hello and welcome to Tuesday and indestructible stuff day and today it's diamonds everyone has heard of diamonds and how tough they are. In fact they are one of the hardest natural substance in the world.


Diamonds are smooth and dull when they come out of the ground and have to be cut into geometric shapes to make them sparkle. Long ago this could only be done with another harder diamond, however, today lasers are used.


Diamond is made from carbon, the same thing as coal and the soft dark grey graphite that give pencils their mark marking power. So why is diamond so much harder?


Well diamond can only be formed when carbon is squeezed incredible hard, and this can happen in two ways. Very deep inside the ground as in very deep like 150-200 km down, as rocks push against each other. The diamonds then move up to the surface in volcano eruptions.


Or it can happen when an asteroid or meteorite crashes into the earth with incredible crushing power.


Of course we now can make artificial diamonds by squeezing carbon in a lab.




Monday, 23 November 2020

More Facts

 

Hello world, hello Monday here are this weeks facts............

Microwave ovens were invented by chance in a laboratory accident, really ??????

By 1929 eleven people had died from unnatural causes, including Lord Carnation's relatives and Carter's personal secretary, Richard Bethell and Bethell's father Lord Westbury.

Lord Westbury took his own life by jumping from a building, he left a note that said, “I really can't stand any more horrors, so I am making my exit.

Mel Blanc the voice of Bugs Bunny was allergic to carrots

Approximately one third of the Earth's land surface is desert.


Sunday, 22 November 2020

Another Week Done & Dusted

 

Awake at 5.40 up at 6.20am this morning, just missed Tasha she left as I got up so I sent her a text saying so.

Well she came back when I was in the bathroom having my morning wash. To make my breakfast and get me dressed.

Had a lazy day doing bugga all, as in a load of washing and vacuumed out,

Chrisco came and because of my conditioned they brought them inside leaving them at the front door.

Another early waking, I looked at my phone for the time at 5.35 and got up 10 minutes later.

I opened the house and five mins later Tasha arrived.

I found a birthday present from Tim on my computer chair a new CD player. Something I wanted.

Jess, Tash & I went shopping at Kmart, I hired a scooter to use.

After I got back from shopping and was getting ready for lunch Sandy turned up with Mum. It was great to see them mostly Mum..

I gave Mum a ornament with a photo of dad on it, she loved it but Sandy dropped and broke it. I am so annoyed.

Jess gave me some Cherry Ripe fudge, it is really nice.


I woke just before the alarm, yesterday was 33degrees today is 21 degrees but still I sweat.

Not as hot today thankfully.

Been in a lot of pain with my left thigh.

Rang Mum but she said she would ring me back. I had just settle down to listen to my book when the house phone rang. Tasha answered it, I thought she would bring it in but no she didn't because she felt it took me long enough to get comfortable and didn't want to disturb me again.

I woke at 6 and decided to get straight up, however, I couldn't the pain in my left thigh was so bad I couldn't move my leg. Thankfully Tim got up before getting back into bed.

Had a busy day here, washing, ironing, vacuuming, reading blogs answering letters.

After I spoke to Mum I went into the bathroom to s pray ice gel on my knees and had accident as in I wet myself. I had to call Tasha to come and help, she gave me a shower and helped me dress again.

I woke at 5.40 and got up as I was awake and needed to pee, I had to get Tim to help me out of bed.

I am in a lot of pain with my left leg, I have been applying Ice Gel which helps a tad.

Jess rang and asked me to check I had given Leo the right medication this morning. Turned out I hadn't and he fell asleep in class. She had to go and get him, the school told her he didn't want to come home as he was mad with his mum's mum aka me (nana).

When Leo got home he came and gave me a hug and said it was just an accident and he wasn't mad.

Spoke to Mum she is upset because it would be her & Dad's 60th wedding anniversary.

I woke at 6am and managed to get out of bed on my own.

I had the worse nights sleep I went to bed ok, but I was in so much pain with my left leg. I was up & down and in the end Jess came because Leo rang her upset seeing me in so much pain.

Tasha came down and helped twice before Jess came.

During the day my leg has improved and is less painful.

It is very hot today had the air con on most of the day

Tim took the car as it. looks like it may rain

I woke at 6.30 but I thought it was 7.30 it wasn't till I came out to open the house that I realised the timed.

Kathy & the girls arrived around 9am and gave me a shower, while I was dressing I asked if her girls would like an ornament to remind them of Poppy she said No they don't know who he is. I understand but find it a little sad.

Kathy & Tasha got into a spat over caring for me ended up yelling at each other.

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Poem Day

 

Leisure

By  More W. H. Davies

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare

No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare



Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/leisure-by-w-h-davies

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Indestructible Stuff

 

Another Tuesday is here so that means it is indestructible stuff day, today it is Tungsten this I have heard of.


In the early days of light bulbs inventors faced a tricky problem, to make bulbs glow they had to make electricity flow through a fine wire or filament.


Filaments made of carbon or platinum soon overheated and broke, meaning light bulbs burned out often but when they tried tungsten they lasted longer and light bulbs really took off.



Tungsten worked so well because it is one of the strongest, hardest and most heat-resistant metal there is. In fact it has the highest melting point of any metal.


Tungsten is also incredibly dense and heavy, if a soccer ball was made of solid tungsten it would weigh more then 100kilos or 220 pounds.

Monday, 16 November 2020

FFact Day

 

Another Monday, another day for facts...........


Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, however,it was the richest country on earth until the British invasion on the early 17th century.


Cuba in the only island in the Caribbean to have a railway.


The first documented lighthouse was as Alexandra built in 200BC on the island of Pharos by the Egyptian Emperor, Ptolemy.


It is considered one of the seven wonder of the world, it is thought to have been 150 metres or 492 feet high about 3 times higher then modern lighthouses.


Roman Emperors built many lighthouses to assist their navigators. In 90AD the Emperor Caligula ordered a lighthouse in the country and stills stands in the ground of Dover Castle.

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