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This site last updated: 31 July 2016.
Welcome to the Meades family homepage. We are Rob in one house, Alice in another house, Hazel (aged 19) and Leo (aged 16) 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 to Pi), 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 now FERRETS! Details of the bits and bobs on this website are below.

During the summer months you will find moth stuff (2016 season now begun), and you'll also find a new project on astrophotography along with the slightly older project on robot building.  But our newest arrivals are Padme and Luke, our ferrets.

Padme Luke

Active Topics

  1. Ferrets - our experience of ferret keeping, updated 21 June 2016.
  2. Moth stuff - how to trap moths and the results of our moth trapping, updated 19 June 2016.
  3. Robot stuff - progress on the design and build of RoboOne, an autonomous robot, updated 23 April 2015.
  4. Astro - progress on astrophotography, updated 22 May 2016.
  5. Other photos from our garden - photos of interesting stuff we've come across, updated 5 July 2015.
  6. Unhealthy obsessions - some unhealthy things to make and do, updated 30 June 2013.
  7. Misc projects - this and that, updated 15 March 2016.
  8. Our life stories in 100 words each - last updated 26 April 2016.
  9. Recipes for the things we often cook - last updated 31 July 2016.

Site Archive

  1. Keeping lizards - keeping a bearded dragon and several chameleons, last updated 19 May 2015.
  2. Keeping marine fish - keeping a marine aquarium, last updated 18 March 2013.
  3. Locust breeding stuff - progress on our attempt to breed locusts, last updated 26 January 2009.
  4. Hazel's gallery - last updated 21 December 2014.
  5. Leo's gallery - last updated 16 June 2013.
  6. N scale railway - last updated 7 May 2007.
  7. Formicarium - last updated 2 December 2007.
  8. Rob's dad's songs - some old recordings of Rob's dad singing some even older songs.
  9. Beer and cider recipes - Rob has lapsed, so this was last updated 3 March 1998.
  10. Drabbles - if you don't know what one is, click to find out.
  11. 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.

Worthy Links

  1. Essex Ferret Welfare - Wendy and Alan, the slightly mad ferret people.
  2. Saffron Screen - Saffron Walden's cinema.
  3. Saffron Walden County High School - Leo's school, and also home of:
  4. Saffron Hall - a brand new state of the art concert hall in Saffron Walden.
  5. Keele Quidditch Club - Hazel's current exercise regime.
  6. ukmoths.org.uk - loads of pictures of moths at rest, essential resource for identification.
  7. www.birdforum.net - not just birds, but lots of other stuff including forums where you may get help identifying moths.
  8. www.ukleps.org - a great place to identify the eggs, larvae and pupae of British butterflies and moths.
  9. www.beardeddragon.org - the A to Z of bearded dragons, including the famous arm-waving and head-bobbing videos.

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