Sunday, May 22, 2005

Moorabbin Airport

Nice view from the Moorabbin Airport Control Tower. Also went for an instructional flight (I was sitting on the left and held the joystick for almost all the flight) in a Skyfox, a 2 seater squashy plane. A very nice small aircraft.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Coffee Machine

It was time to upgrade my old coffee machine. It had worked well for almost 2 years, and I certainly don't want to give the impression that it wasn't good enough to the friends who bought me it for my 21st. It has made hundreds of cups of coffee of good quality and hence has started to show its age.

I've been reading up on coffee machines and the machine I bought uses the "Thermoblock" method of heating the water with a pump, rather than relying on steam pressure from a boiler to create pressure. It means that making coffee is a fair bit quicker now, and I can refill and empty it while it is still warm, without creating an explosion of coffee all over the kitchen.

My new machine: