Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Left to right - Julian, Fred and Ian (Ginge) met up recently in France, another mini reunion no less. Ian has written a bit about the visit which will hopefully be in the next cavalier.... I noticed that his writing style is still the same as in 1967; Ian was editor for the 'Fashpoint' 6th form magazine, a copy is available to peruse in the memorabilia. The same 'Flashpoint' magazine has Fred as a writer and Julian as the artist, shame they never invited the typists....
Saturday, June 28, 2008
She said that she was having a hard time with her breasts. They actually performed a function for only three out of her (hopefully) 70 years. The rest of the time, they were either in the way or an embarrassment. So, she had enlisted assistance in containing and harnessing the excess energy produced by their movement. At this point, a panel member interjected with, "Boy, would I like to read the patents on that little lot!". Then, the host added, "She's hoping to develop a bra which can power, say, a telephone or an I-pod.......or, in the case of Pamela Anderson, the entire country of Colombia".
No news of any new amendments to the Constitution yet.....but they will come, mark my words!
The topic of the show was a book - I never did hear the name - about smells and species. The author (whose name I also missed) was being interviewed and had commented that whilst dogs regard smells as something 'out there' and identify them with similar skill to humans looing at objects, humans tend to attach other emotions to smells; lavender and old ladies, disinfectant and hospitals, beer and pubs and so on. He commented that dogs have exceptional olfactory equipment and a sense of smell to go with it whilst mice probably smell within in the same range as humans. I was about to turn this off, having rather superciliously decided it was far too subjective when the host intervened. "Tell me" He said (and I'm NOT making this up), "And I'm determined to ask this.....is it true that women have stinkier farts than men?"
Once I stopped laughing, you could have knocked me over with a feather!
"Well" Replied the author, "Yes, it is....although men tend to produce more gas and this probably dilutes the effect and negates the argument".
AND THIS ON NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO in a country where ANY direct reference to sex or bodily functions is usually immediately censored - but, as the recently deceased George Carlin observed, guns and violence proliferate!
Nowt as queer as folk!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Hoorah!!!! I think I may have sussed it.....
Jeannie and I meeting up after 30 years. The story is in the New Cavalier on how we finally got in touch again, thank you Peps.
Hello Peps, met up with Jeannie and when I have finished my tantrum I may try again and post my picture.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Reports in the press Pick your own STRAWBERRY folk are eating more than they are picking and paying for.
So experienced controller needed to sort out the traditional rural habits.
Mind you only if the little Red Number returns as well
Cheers from Wellow Fellow.
Friday, June 20, 2008
For those who were at PRS in 1952/3! I was amazed yesterday to hear on CBC Radio 2 a recording by Jo Stafford. She certainly had a fantastic voice, and I particularly remember this one - it was very big on Radio Luxemberg and AFN. Hope you dont mind the nostalgia, you younger ones:)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
…however this, collected from the Daily Mail this day, has a somewhat happier ending…and the drama took place in my neck of the woods too!…
…Transpires these six little mallard ducklings found themselves trapped in a dark sewer, their only hope of rescue falling to their ma whom they had last seen over a mile away when they were initially sucked into the drain…Meanwhile, seems their ma diligently followed their cheeps of distress, listening at every manhole along the way…
…Her journey took her across a busy roundabout, many roads, a railway line, a housing estate, two school playing fields and hospital grounds, only finally coming to a halt over a manhole cover...And there she remained for around four hours afore residents in the area, curious as to why this mother duck seemed reluctant to move from her vigil, eventually investigated…
...Pitiful cheeping could clearly be heard from the depths of the sewer below and so the manhole cover was duly lifted to reveal the bewildered ducklings…They were lifted out carefully with a fishing net and reunited with their clever ma in a nearby paddling pool and left to recover…After which they were taken by these caring residents to a lake near Newcastle airport and released to swim happily away…
Monday, June 16, 2008
Just as a point of interest and going back a couple of postings on the blog - this is a photo of the main street in Aqaba, Jordan when we lived there in 1956. In the distance in front of the mountains are the MQs, that group of long buildings. They were styled after nissan huts, but made of concrete with a full size canopy of some kind of rushes over the top of each one. The locusts came one day and had a great feed for a while! From the quarters, we could look down over the Gulf of Aqaba and across the valley to Israel, where the (now) holiday resort of Eilat was being built. It was nothing but a few huts then. Of course, Aqaba is now a thriving place with divided highways in and out. I'd like to go back, just for comparison.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
This is the second time I have tried to post these pics, hope it works. I seem to have become blog challenged all of a sudden! My friend in Tidworth sent me some pics of the new Tescos at the top of Station Road, it is much bigger than I thought it would be. Quite a change. (I have totally forgotten how to put words in between photos, as per Babs instructions. Hopeless, really - me not Babs.