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Welcome to the Meades family homepage. We are Rob in one
house, Alice in another house, Hazel
(aged 24) and Leo (aged 20) in both houses. We live in Saffron
Walden, which is just south of Cambridge in the UK.
We're interested in watching films (from Scooby Doo
following SpaceX/Tesla, gardening, playing the guitar
(both electric and acoustic), writing stories, composing
music, reading science fiction, trapping moths, model
railways, autonomous robots, drinking beer and ferrets.
Details of the bits and bobs on this website are below.
During the summer months you will find moth stuff, and you'll
also find a new project on the front garden
railway along with a slightly older project on astrophotography.
There's also Samson and Delilah, our ferrets.
- our experience of ferret keeping, updated 30
stuff - how to trap moths and the results of
our moth trapping, updated 31 July 2016.
Garden railway - a garden railway on a postage
stamp, updated 4 December 2020.
- progress on astrophotography, updated 22 January
- Photos from our garden - photos
of interesting stuff we've come across, updated 4
- Unhealthy obsessions - some
unhealthy things to make and do, updated 30 June
projects - this and that, updated 17 January
- Our life stories in 100
words each - last updated 28 September
- Recipes for the
things we often cook - last updated 19
- Blog - mostly
venting, nothing to read here, updated 6 January
stuff - progress on the design and build of
RoboOne, an autonomous robot, last updated 5
lizards - keeping a bearded dragon and several
chameleons, last updated 19 May 2015.
marine fish - keeping a marine aquarium, last
updated 18 March 2013.
- Locust breeding
stuff - progress on our attempt to breed
locusts, last updated 26 January 2009.
- Hazel's gallery -
last updated 21 December 2014.
- Leo's gallery - last
updated 16 June 2013.
- N scale railway - last updated
7 May 2007.
- Formicarium - last
updated 2 December 2007.
- Rob's dad's songs
- some old recordings of Rob's dad singing some even
- Beer and cider recipes -
Rob has lapsed, so this was last updated 3
- Drabbles - if you
don't know what one is, click to find out.
- Piper J3
Cub model plane - Rob only flew the model
twice back in 1996, but it was immense fun to build
so he's kept the pictures here.
Ferret Welfare - Wendy and Alan, the slightly
mad ferret people.
Screen - Saffron Walden's cinema.
- Saffron Hall
- a state of the art concert hall in Saffron Walden.
Quidditch Club - once Hazel's exercise regime.
- loads of pictures of moths at rest, essential
resource for identification.
- not just birds, but lots of other stuff including
forums where you may get help identifying moths.
- a great place to identify the eggs, larvae and
pupae of British butterflies and moths.
- the A to Z of bearded dragons, including the
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Tel: +44 (0)1799 521124
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