|Welcome to the Meades family
homepage. We are Rob in one house, Alice in another house,
Hazel (aged 22) and Leo (aged 18) in both houses. We live
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 now 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 Padme and Luke, our ferrets.
- our experience of ferret keeping, updated 10
- Moth stuff
- how to trap moths and the results of our moth
trapping, updated 31 July 2016.
- Front Garden
railway - a garden railway on a postage stamp,
updated 6 January 2018.
- progress on astrophotography, updated 22 January
- Photos from our garden - photos of
interesting stuff we've come across, updated 1 July
- Unhealthy obsessions - some
unhealthy things to make and do, updated 30 June 2013.
- Misc projects
- this and that, updated 17 February 2019.
- Our life stories in 100 words
each - last updated 25 March 2017.
- Recipes for the
things we often cook - last updated 12 November
stuff - progress on the design and build of
RoboOne, an autonomous robot, last updated 5 November
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.
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 brand new state of the art concert hall in Saffron
Quidditch Club - Hazel's current exercise
- 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 famous
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Walden, Essex, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1799 521124
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