Saturday, October 31, 2009

Done it!

Finished catching up with the blog! Took me some time this afternoon, but well worth it. Thanks for being patient Paul, you can now use your deletion finger any time. I have posted a few comments, but not too far back. Its Halloween here so am waiting the influx of horrible little hobgoblins etc., its not a thing I like, but if we dont shell out we probably wont have any windows come tomorrow morning!! Our clocks go back tonight, we will then be 4 hours behind you, as usual.
Will post some pics in the next few days, have got them all on the computer but have to sort them out. Well weed them out actually.
My birthday party went with a swing last Saturday, we danced until nearly 1am, the music was great. However, forgot to take the camera so didnt get any pics! Can you imagine that, yes of course you can! My sister in law has a few so I will get them from her and post them on here.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Can you associate with this?

One gone, one to go

Hull boss Phil Brown expects to keep his job despite the departure of chairman Paul Duffen from the Premier League strugglers.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday, October 26, 2009

Oooer Helga!!

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Helga. X

Another angle

Perhaps Babs, Helga thought you did not notice the necklace from your other side.
Happy birthday Helga x

A plea from me..

Paul, please dont erase anything on the blog just yet - am still not caught up on all the postings. Give me a couple more days - every time I get on here, something else needs my attention. So hopefully in the next few days........

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pompey/ Hull


Saturday, October 24, 2009


Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Diane. X

Thursday, October 22, 2009




The place is crawling!

Plase sign Petition to protect our old folk. Could be you or yours next!

This evening I received a email from a dear friend whose daughter is petitioning the Prime Minister for a change in Law and has to have 4000 signatures by 16th Feb 2010. I ask you all to please click on the link and sign this important petition. The petition is open to British people whether residents or Ex-pats or Armed Services. I have already signed.

Below is a copy of her letter which she would like me to pass on and which I shall do to everyone in my address book. Please take the time to read and sign.

(Seems it won't copy and paste) so will try again in the body of this posting.

Three ladies

Did you hear the one about the three ladies sitting together and no one talking? Well this is not it!
Can you identify the third?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Brussels this weekend

Just a reminder to bloggers - I'll be playing in Brussels on Saturday - bring your earplugs or turn your hearing aids off. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Squirrel |Returns!

A golf ball directly before the holeImage via Wikipedia

To all golf fans .........try this fun game and quiz. I finished 4 under! Clever sod!

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

World Champion

Well done to Brawn Racing and Jenson Button - World F1 Champion

Friday, October 16, 2009

Mini reunion

I had a very enjoyable mini reunion with Sue B today. This is Sue outside her new motor home.Sorry about the quality of the picture,we were in the shade,and my photography skills are on a par with my computer skills.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

King 'Arry

Harry Redknapp is really looking forward to re -visiting Fratton Park this Saturday.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

'Ull Fair again

Just been for the customary walk around the fair, watching those who dare to ride (and pay through the nose) the new sensations. The Eclipse takes the centre stage of this picture, whirling the now bankrupt punters round at 83 mph and pulling 4.3 g. Not for me I'm afraid. (and I am!)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pardon me I just had to share this with you.

Our son 'Billy' just returned from the Moto-Cross International championships in Italy- (Free lance Photo Journalist) His sponsors put him up at the 'Fairmont' in Monte Carlo but he was operating on his own cash (Spam sandwiches)....

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Are they back Paul?

Caught this on cameraphone this a.m. in MW Paul. Looks like your favourite ice cream is still around.

LOFTY THE LUCKY - Fall escapade 2009

Yesterday being a magnificent fall day with the leaves in their full 'Joseph' colours, I embarked on my last trip of the year. Enter Lake Simcoe. Steer 340 for 1/2 hr @ 30 knots. 90o Starboard run 20 min. through the narrows and on to Orillia....!!! Simple right? The pics show me being towed back through the narrows as my boat (renamed 'Surface Tension') wouldn't idle down to the max 10 kph. Once through I started her at 1/2 throttle and beat it home. I'll be refitting next Spring.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

What's in a Name?

Many thanks for all the teachers' nicknames (previous blog) - about 30 were mentioned - and that's just PRS ones.
Now another exercise.
All of us have travelled around the world and UK as a child and must have come across different words for different items. For example, I've come across plimsolls called variously daps, sand shoes, plimmies, or gym shoes. Sweets - kets. The school pond - the bio.
Have any of you any other examples?

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Another visitor to garden!

Ten minutes after the Mantis this came crawling towards the "casa", slight handshake as it had a bit of a go!


Something praying for Pompey in a Spanish Garden!


Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Teachers' Nicknames

As far as I can remember, only one teacher at PRS had a nickname and he was the headmaster. All four of them were in turn called 'The Kopf', or 'Der Kopf'.
Since then, I've come across the fact that the CE Chaplains were each called 'Flick'.
Do fellow bloggers recall any more teachers' nicknames - from PRS, or elsewhere?

I remember only three from the next school I attended. There was 'Black Harry' so named because his black gown billowed out behind him as he progressed along the corridors.
My maths teacher was known as 'Maxy' because his first name was Maxmillian.
The next one was the best. My physics teacher was known as 'Death', because he always looked rather fragile and a bit unwell. One day a notice was put above the physics lab entrance. It read 'YOU ARE NOW AT DEATH'S DOOR'. He was not well pleased!

Nice to see the new home kit for 2009 /10 Alex.

Monday, October 05, 2009

for Fred...

All from left to right
FRONT ROW Miss Dora Washington, Mrs J Henderson, Mr Hugh Pacey, Mrs Patricia Callan/Kilner, Mr Kevin Callan
ROW 2 Mr Tom Bernardes, Mr Robert Cocks, Mrs Nansi Venning/Owen, Miss Edith Butcher, Mr James Swainston
ROW 3 Miss Monica Tebbs, Miss Joy Saunders, Mr Michael Venning, Miss Joyce Taylor, Mr G Brinsdon (Sandwell), Mrs A O’Reilly (wife), Ms O Brown , Mrs J Swainston (wife)
ROW 4 Mr David Davies, Mr James Yelland, Mrs T Bernardes (wife)
ROW 5 Mrs Inez Clements/Ball, Mrs J Yelland (wife), Mr William King
ROW 6 Mr David Clements, Miss Doreen Leach, Mrs R Gardner (wife), Mr Alec O’Reilly, Miss J Woolridge, Rev Gordon Briscoe, Mr Robert Alexander, Mrs Elizabeth Alexander/Randall
ROW 7 Mr R Gardner, Miss D Holton, Mr Herbert Gillman, Mrs D Hill (wife), Capt D Hill, Miss Barbara Poole, Mr P Jones (Jever)

recognise anyone?...the numbers...

Political Comment

Dear Dave

Please find below my suggestion for fixing Britain's economy. Instead of giving billions of pounds to banks that will squander the money on lavish parties and bonuses, use the following plan. You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan:

There are about 20 million people over 50 in the work force. - Pay them £1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

1) They MUST retire. Twenty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.

2) They MUST buy a new British CAR. Twenty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed.

3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed.

4) They must send their kids to school / college / university - Crime rate fixed

5) Buy £50 of alcohol / tobacco / fuel a week there's your money back in duty / tax etc

It can't get any easier than that!

P.S. If more money is needed, have all members of parliament pay back their falsely claimed expenses and second home allowances

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Recognise anyone? The Answers

The photo was posted by Paul on Sep 24 2009.
It was taken at the 1974 PRS Staff Reunion at Sandwell Residential Arts Centre, Stafford, organised by Kevin and Pat Callan.

The listing is too complicated for the layout of the blog or comments page, so please e-mail me if you'd like a list of those in the photo with their approximate positions in the line up. Why couldn't they stand in military rows to make my life easier? Some of the dates I give are approx. If you send for the list, I hope you'll find the information interesting and helpful. I'll send it to you as an attachment in Word.


It's called football not handball! How lucky were Pompey?

Saturday, October 03, 2009

The age thing, again!

An elderly gent was invited to an old friends home for dinner one evening.
He was impressed by the way his buddy preceded every request to his wife with endearing terms such as: Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc.

The couple had been married almost 70 years and, clearly, they were still very much in love.

While the wife was in the kitchen , the man leaned over to his host, 'I think it's wonderful that, after all these years, you still call your wife those loving pet names'.

The old man hung his head.. 'I have to tell you the truth,' he said, 'Her name slipped my mind about 10 years ago, and I'm scared to death to ask the cranky old bitch what her name is.

the game...

...I can hear Alex singing from here! :))

Friday, October 02, 2009

I still have a soft spot for Pompey! My Hero!

Jimmy Dickinson
Dickinson holds the record of most appearances ever made for Portsmouth. He spent nearly 20 years playing for Pompey, recording a staggering 845 appearances, only Swindon Town’s John Trollope has made a higher number of appearances for a single club. He made his debut in 1946 and became a permanent fixture in the squad. His brilliant performances helped Portsmouth win back to back league titles in the 1948-49 season and the 1949-1950 season. He made his final appearance for Portsmouth in 1964 and during his time at the club he earned 48 England caps. He is regarded as one of the most sporting players to have played in the football league, never being booked or sent off in his long career. Dickinson died in 1981 at the young age of 53.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

One for Alex

Pompey players still have not been paid.

It's that time again

For the exiles - especially Diane