Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Almost a quiz

Sorry it isn't bigger ladies - ( though size does not matter of course as we keep being told) - these young men were not at Stoke unfortunately... but thought they were worth bringing out again. Some of you may have seen it before as apparently there is a dog or something on the picture - if you stare at it long enough maybe you can see it... I've looked this morning for about 20 mins and still cannot see anything odd...

Friday, October 26, 2007

Happy Birthday, Helga...

I know its early, Helga, but you will be in tomorrow before I am. So, a Very Happy Birthday for Saturday 27th and many more. I couldnt find roses, but thought these were nice and bright. Hope you have a lovely day - I raise my glass to you!!


becky is in here.
oooh mumsie i am scared of the dark.

Prince Charles impersonation(ears)its the hat.
You know what they say about ears and feet.Wrong.

200 metres to get to Becky yet.Tough to take pics,
light magnifies the dust particles.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

One for Diane

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday for Wednesday Diane. Love from Eileen.

Glorious space...

Sorry, everyone - I have some wonderful pictures of one of the shuttles in space, and an overhead view of Hurricane Dean, I believe, but the blog will not accept them, so I will email the pics to you Paul, and maybe you can see what you can do with them. It could be they are the wrong format?

Saturday, October 20, 2007







Thursday, October 18, 2007

Life line

Gott in Himmel! I've chased a bloody trojan around my computer at home for the apst couple of days - nightmare. Norton acknowledged its presence but apparently couldn't do anything about it. Windows anti-virus stuff blocks (I think) that which it doesn't benefit from - may be cynical but when you almost dominate the market, really, what can you expect? So......I've now decided to use Firefox as the browser at home (I use it in the orifice and have absolutley no probs with it - and I think it's not targetted by virus/trokan/spyware makers because it's not dominant). For anyone interested, the URL for the amazing software I eventually found - which absolutely cured the problem and, after defragging, the home computer is reborn) is:

I hope you don't need it but, if you do, it's almost idiot proof to use (come on.....I used it!)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Hints on Bird photography V

One vital point is to realise there are birds around - what are we all looking at? an Imperial Eagle high above Mount Olympus, Troodos - what is my friend taking picture of - us - all looking up in the air and later was heard to say - eagle - what eagle....
For those interested in other things than birds - that is ski lift we are standing next to...

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou

Morning girls. Just read in my morning paper,that Sir.Stelios is needing someone to share his orange kingsize waterbed.Should any of you be tempted,it also says that he is worth £600 million.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Knox's Dam, nr Montague, PEI.

Knox's Dam was the source for the first electricity supply to Montague back in the 1930's. Now it is rather a beautiful spot for picnics and photographs, even on a dull day. The last pic is also a fish ladder.

The Klondyke Road, P.E.I.

I added this pic as an afterthought, it is Bens Lake, mentioned below. If you click on it you will see more detail of the trout hatchery. It is at the start of the Klondyke.

The water on the left is Bens Lake, a trout hatchery and fishing pond.
Ah, a bend in the road!
Then it was keep right on to the end of the road!
Which you can see as a pinhole of light! Every time I take a drive along this road, I feel as if I am cheating and should be in a horse drawn vehicle. I honestly feel humbled when I try to imagine what hardships faced the early settlers.

The afore mentioned oldest lighthouse..

The oldest lighthouse on the Island, and the only brick one. It is very well maintained, and is situated at Point Prim, a few miles from the Wood Island Ferry terminal.
This was taken at the ferry terminal, at the same time as the other pictures taken there. I was there for about 30 minutes and in that time the sky changed a lot, as you can see if you compare with the previous shots, previous posting.

A few sights on the Island..

This is the sign that greets passengers leaving the ferry after docking at Wood Islands terminal, from Caribou, Nova Scotia.
One of the ferries, the older one called Holiday Island. The newer one was over the water in Caribou awaiting its turn to sail. They usually meet half way across, the crossing takes 75 minutes.
Another view of the ferry.
One of the many blueberry fields here on PEI, - they are all harvested now, and as you can see the leaves change colour.
Self explanatory. Picture in next post.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

GOING BACK mr p's vacation.

this good lady and mr p are going to
look out and see.

look out and see.

look out and see.

look out and see.

the smokey's.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

More than one way to empty a pumpkin...

These were taken a couple of years ago when Cody was helping Howard (or the other way round) to hollow the pumpkin and then carve it. As you can see he ended up taking off his shirt the better to get at it!! By the way, pumpkin pie is rather nice if its made properly and served with ice cream or real cream.

Monday, October 08, 2007

The free media......

So, there I was, going about my lawful occasion in Bob's banger and I happened to turn on the radio. One of America's perpetual talk shows was on - normally mindless - with bigoted hosts receiving telephone calls from people with little else to do and usually even less knowledge about the topic they're calling in about. Today was at least partly an exception. Vicente Fox (Mexico's last president) was a guest, taking calls from all and sundry. Whether his politics are your bag or not, he's intelligent, erudite and informed.

Now, first you have to understand that the vast majority of American regard Mexico as something to be feared. The government is thinking of building a bloody great (1700 mile long) wall between USA and Mexico 'to keep terrorists out' (they can't stem the flow of Mexicans, none of whom have terrorist training so how that's going to work, I don't know - but it's a political bandwagon just now) and I guess many Americans view Mexico as a threat because of the 'terrorist' suggestion.

Anyway, there were several mindless questions from people too ignorant to be allowed to breed and then, there was a person asking Sr. Fox if he felt he had done enough during his presidency (6 year term) to stem the flow of drugs and the influence of the drug cartels. His response was, "Well, that's a double edged sword, you know. If there wasn't a ready market in USA prepared to spend billions of dollars to buy drugs, there would be little incentive for the cartels or the growers."

To my astonishment, the host of the show cut him short and said, "So, Mr. Fox....did you do enough to sort the problem?" He completely ignored the absolute logic of Fox's very well phrased reply!

For years I've maintained that the best way to fight a 'War On Drugs' (popular government slogan) is to legalise drugs thus removing the money from their trade and the apalling crime that is associated with it (we're talking somehing around 22,000 murders annually in USA) and THEN, deal with the drug users. The vast sums spent in policing the crime would be far better spent in rehab clinics, in my opinion.

Right, I've stated my case. Now I await the fall-out!

Friday, October 05, 2007

Wasp limerick

In response to your suggestion, Paul, I offer the following - one of the more ridiculous limericks I know!

There once was a man from Tibet,
Who was stung on the bum by a wasp.
When asked if it hurt,
He said, "No, not a bit,
It can do it again if it likes"!


1) You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.
2) You haven't paid solitaire with real cards in YEARS.
3) You have a list of 15 'phone numbers for your family of 3.
4) You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to yours.
5) Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses
6) You pull up on your driveway and use your cellphone to see if there's anyone at home to help you carry in the groceries.
7) Every commercial on the TV has a website at the bottom of the screen.
8) Leaving home without your cellphone - which you didn't have for the first umpty-bump years of your life - causes you to panic, so you go back and get it.
10) You get up in the morning and go on-line before getting your coffee.
11) You start tilting your head sideways to smile : )
12) You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
13) You are too busy to notice there's no No.9 in this list.
14) You actually checked back to see if there was a No.9 on this list.
15) You're now laughing at yourself.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Limerick time again...

An inquisitive girl from Bengal
Attended a birth control ball.
She went loaded with pessaries
And other accessories
But no-one approached her at all!