The beauty of love

4 years ago today I attended my first Mumford & Sons concert at Telluride, Colorado. A few days after seeing them live I shortened one of their songs “Sigh No More” into a ringtone and have used it as my morning wake up alarm ever since:

“Love; it will not betray you
Dismay or enslave you, it will set you free
Be more like the man you were made to be

There is a design, an alignment to cry
Of my heart to see,
The beauty of love as it was made to be”

– Mumford & Sons “Sigh No More”

A Journey to Belfast at Mach 1

Ever wondered what it would be like to travel along the M1 at Mach 1?

No laws were broken in the production of this video. The camera was mounted low on the windscreen and did not obscure the driver’s field of vision. The car used in this video was travelling at the speed limit (which for most of the road in this video was 70mph). The playback speed has been increased by a factor of 10.86 thus giving the appearance of travelling at around 760mph for most of the video. The temperature on the day of recording was around 4 degrees Celsius. (At 15 degrees Celsius Mach 1 equates to around 761.2mph).

Please drive carefully.