January 2011 - Stonehaven GuideBlog


Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Google Doodle creator Michael Lopez reveals bean bag inspiration

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Recently came across this interesting article.

The man behind Google's "doodles" has spoken out about his inspiration - scribbling on bean bags.
Michael Lopez leads the creative team that has given the search engine its colourful look.
His illustrations, which use the Google logo, have been themed on events as varied as Valentine's Day, Halloween, the Beijing Olympics and Wallace and Gromit's 20th birthday.More at http://goo.gl/fYM20
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Friday, 7 January 2011

Hogmanay in Stonehaven

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My wife and I and relatives from Boness attended Open Air in the Square and the Fireballs Festival and had a great time along with around 8,000 others. The High Street was looking good with the new Christmas Lights organised by the local Business Association. I had great fun talking to people who had travelled fom Aberdeen, Banchory and Torphins just to see the ceremony. After a few swigs of malt whisky from a flask, while watching the Fireball swingers, Big Phil and I enjoyed a wonderful plate of Stovies on the way home, from a Stall at the Market Square. You can see photos and read an interesting report from a visitor at http://goo.gl/kjBhM
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