Sunday, October 31, 2010

deja vu!...

...happy hallowe'en!...

Friday, October 29, 2010

A happy weekend to one an all.......

......and I leave you with this thought:

I went to the zoo the other day. To my surprise, there was only one animal in there.......a dog.

It was a shitzu!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Carol's "grandies"

Helga in the Good old days

Some of you may have seen this on PRS History DVD but here it is again to wish Helga Happy Birthday


Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Helga. Love Eileen X

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Big one from the U.S. (where else?)

Six pounds of meat is used to make the “Olde 96er” burger at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.
I guess one may look like a beer barrel after a couple of these!

Guard of Honour on visit of British Ambassador - Summer Term 1960

Previously unpublished shots from the Hall PRS archive. Recognize anybody? I'm in there somewhere.
The officer in front of us lads was 'Captain' Ron Brown the metalwork teacher who was 2 i/c to Major'Maud' Malins, the CO of the CCF.( I believe Kev Callan ran the RAF section). The Ambassador, Sir Christopher Steel arrived by chopper on the school field and as far as I recall we were inspected by 'his eminence' in front of the bunker near Nelson. These shots were taken by my last PRS girlfriend (a Collingwood girl ) who shall remain anonymous as she has not joined TWA
Ron Brown came to the Newbury reunion, but sadly died a few months later, but one of his daughters later said it was one of the happiest days of his life, meeting so many of his former pupils. Seems to me that some of the staff enjoyed their time there as much as we did.

Monday, October 25, 2010


Here's another 'survey'! I wonder how much these clowns were paid by the fast food industry to draw this conclusion?

"A study by academics from the University of California and Northwestern University claimed that "the causal link between the consumption of restaurant foods and obesity is minimal at best."

It argued that a tax on high-calorie food, as proposed by many health campaigners in the US and Britain, may therefore not be an effective way for governments to tackle the problem.

The study analysed data compiled by the US Department of Agriculture on calorie intake around the country.

It found that people living closer to restaurants were not significantly more likely to be obese than people living further away, indicating that easy access to restaurants had little effect.

It also showed that while restaurant meals typically held more calories than home-produced food, many customers often offset this by eating less throughout the rest of the day.

Obese people who ate at restaurants, the study indicated, "also eat more when they eat at home."

The US government estimates that about one in three Americans, or 100 million in total, are obese.

Last month it was predicted that 75 per cent of Americans would be overweight in 2020.

The problem is thought to cost Americans between $150 billion (£96 billion) and $170 billion (£109 billion) in annual medical costs.

The study's authors, Michael Anderson and David Matsa, wrote: "While taxing restaurant meals might cause obese consumers to change where they eat, our results suggest that a tax would be unlikely to affect their underlying tendency to overeat."

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Our community association has a competition for the best Halloween Scarecrow. Our next door neighbour, Penny, entered this one. All made by herself. Also Katrina (Legend of Sleepy Hollow) I meant Kathy did our door.

for Diane...


Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Diane. Love from Eileen X

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Forecast spot on !

As per earlier post re Gales/Storm.
Forecaster spot on.
Fratton supporters return to the calm and dizzy heights on the " Sarf Coast."

Umber Gents Asuitable Pint will be graciously accepted at the Big Posh Nottingham hotel in June.We can drink till late I have been allowed in as a resident for the duration of reunion.
As long of none of you get me black balled !!
Hey Up from the top half team.

From Bottom to 12th in 6 weeks,so by May we could be in the Premiership YET AGAIN !! :-)

TWO - one was enough !!

From 'Appy 'Ampshire

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Warning of Southern Storm in 'Umberside

As per the days of Gale warnings.

Southerly storm force 11 due 'Umberside (Tigers Den) Saturday 15:00 hours, fortunately only expected to last for 90 minutes maximum.Possibly all blown out after 45 :-)
Any survivors welcome to a drink back where the Storm originated -FRATTON in 'Ampshire.

Hey Up Lads. :-)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hey Dianne... Something of yours?

P.E.I Honeydrops win best new food award
Mon Oct 18, 10:08 AM
A product made on P.E.I. has been named the best new food product in the world at the SIAL D'Or awards in Paris.
The awards are considered the Oscars of the food world. Honibe Honeydrops from Island Abbey Foods took the global award Sunday night at the competition.
The dried, pure honey product, which comes in a lozenge form that can be used to sweeten a hot drink or eaten like candy, beat out innovative products from eight other countries to take the top prize.
This is the first time a product from P.E.I. has represented Canada at the SIAL D'Or, the biggest food show in the world.
Island Abbey Foods was founded five years ago by John Rowe and his wife in the basement of their house in Montague

Thursday, October 14, 2010

So much for surveys!

Hey Paul - and all. I found this in the Telewag today. Not only are the surveys paid for by somebody.......according to this, they're statistically worthless! Proof of what we have been saying! :-) :-) ;-)

Happy Birthday Cliff, my hero x

Happy Birthday Cliff..... never posted a link before and I don't think it is going to work :(

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Canadian Police Chase
Shot in PEI in October. Just joking it was November... ;-)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Not always the Gentle Island...

We went for a drive yesterday afternoon, very windy, and this is the run at Naufrage (pronounced Noofraje) Harbour, wouldnt have wanted to bring a boat in!
Naufrage Beach.

This was at Campbells Cove campground, closed for the season of course.

Then we drove down to Souris, and home. This was the view from the Rollo Bay lookout, such a difference because of the wind direction.

From the same lookout. Potato field in the foreground, with requisite red soil:) I used the words Gentle Island in the posting header because the advertising slogan for PEI has been "The Gentle Island" for the past couple of years. Hope they change it, its a bit wimpy:)

The best bloopers ever

Soccer Comedy

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Bobby Darin-Dream Lover

Adam Faith Poor Me

Johnny Burnette - Dreamin`

Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home)

Life's far too short

Sadly, a little bird has just informed me that a dear lady and former teacher has just left our midst. Here's the message as I received it: "Sad news I'm afraid. Betty Tew died suddenly on Wednesday just gone. Aged 81 and booked up for Reunion 2011 and also looking forward to a forthcoming holiday in Thailand."

Friday, October 08, 2010

In My Life

Could be Alex at Fratton Park

Sorry to hear that your pc has a virus Alex and you can only read the blog at the mo. Yes, I was on the course (14th tee) when you rang and left your message re the supplying of black puddings for throwing at your beloved team. My phone was on silent. Sorry to hear that you are the only supporter left, I guess Fratton Park will look a bit like the stadia in Delhi! I saw Mark Louis Francis make 10.2 in the 100 metres even though his blocks slipped at the start. I hear that he did the same distance in 9.2 seconds when he suddenly felt the urge to visit the toilet, thus breaking the world record.

Who would have been 70 tomorrow?

amazing guitar player!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Comedy Football

It's that time again Paul

Hull Fair, Walton Street, Hull
8 to 16 October 2010

One for Alex and those darn sarf

Date: Sunday 12th September 2010
Venue: The Royal Oak, Bridge Street, Ramsbottom
Times: 11am – Late

The Corner Pin at Stubbins, near the village of Ramsbottom, is steeped in black pudding history.

Since time immemorial the historic public house has paid tribute to the brave men and women who repelled raiding parties from Yorkshire… by competing to dislodge Yorkshire Puddings from the ceremonial plinth with finest quality Bury black puddings (Kindly now supplied by Chadwicks of Bury… The finest Black Puddings in the world)…


The Shadows - Kon Tiki

Ricky Valance Tell Laura I Love Her

Here Comes Summer By Jerry Keller

Connie francis - Carolina Moon

Paul Anka- Diana (The original recording 1957)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Chaser guy on Australian TV show 'Sunrise'

Too Much Music! Let’s Have A Laugh!


Men are like Laxatives
They irritate the crap out of you.


Men are like Bananas
The older they get, the less firm they are.


Men are like Weather
Nothing can be done to change 


Men are like Blenders
You need One, but you're not quite sure why..


Men are like Chocolate Bars
Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right 
for your hips.


Men are like Commercials
You can't believe a word they say.


Men are like Department Stores
Their clothes are always 50% off!


Men are like Government Bonds
.... They take soooooooo long to mature.


Men are like Mascara
They usually run at the first sign of emotion.


Men are like Popcorn
They satisfy you, but only for a little while.


Men are like Snowstorms
You never know when they're coming, how many 
inches you'll get or how long it will last.


Men are like 
Lava Lamps
Fun to look at, but not very bright.


Men are like
Parking Spots
All the good ones are taken, the rest are 

Anorak reply to Diane's post

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

You Don't Own Me - Classic Glam - Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis, Audrey Hep...

Poni-Tails - Born Too Late (STEREO VERSION)

Tab Hunter - Young Love (STEREO 1961 Version)

Doris Day-Secret Love

A tale of two sailors...

On the front page of section C in yesterdays Guardian newspaper, the story of a Canadian sailor from PEI, serving in HMCS Ville de Quebec in WWII, whose ship rammed and sank a Uboat in the Mediterranean Sea on Jan 13th 1943, off the coast of Morocco. The Uboat was U-224, and it was menacing a convoy in that area. The Ville de Quebec dropped 10 depth charges and one of them struck and damaged the Uboat, which then surfaced and one officer reached the conning tower to see what had happened. The ships captain gave the order to ram the wounded sub, being wary of the Uboats deck guns. The officer on the conning tower was a Lt. Wolf Danckworth and although the impact submerged him so deep that he blacked out, he was the only crew member to reach the surface as U-224 was swallowed by the sea. 55 of his fellow crewmen died. Another ship HMCS Port Arthur, rescued him as the Ville de Quebec tried to steady their own damaged ship. The Canadian sailor in the article, Frank Arsenault now aged 86 often wondered what happened to the lone survivor. In mid-September this year, 67 yrs after the incident he found out - from the man himself. Now 93, living in the Hanover area Wolf Danckworth and being tech-savvy was surfing the internet when he happened upon references to U-224 in the November story about Arsenault and published on the Santa Cruz Sentinel's website. To cut a long story short, they got in contact with each other and now have become very good friends via email. Frank Arsenault lives in the US since 1947, and believes he is the last living member of the Ville de Quebecs crew. I thought our resident Uboat expert might be able to find more on the story of the sinking.

2010 Commonwealth Games

Crowd controller needed as attendance doubles on second day of games

Del Shannon Runaway

Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely

Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals

Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode (good quality)

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Duane Eddy - Shazam

Duane Eddy - Rebel-rouser

Talking of Triumphs

This is one for Roger. This is the identical model (and colour) that was owned by my brother-in-law way back in the sixties. He wishes that he had it now!

On the subject of buses....

There was a company here on the Island that did Island tours from Charlottetown in the summer with these lovely beauties, - unfortunately the owners were no longer able to sustain the business and the buses were sold to an off-Island company. They left in the Spring, rather sad to see them go, but an impressive sight none-the-less. They were all older models, not sure of the years.

Any Trekkies out there?

Out on Oct 7th....

This is Beverley, Helga

Taken in Beverley last week

To Know Him is to Love Him - the Teddy Bears

Johnny Angel - Shelley Fabares

Johnny Tillotson - Poetry In Motion

Saturday, October 02, 2010

One for bird lovers

These were taken by me in Aberlour. 1. my wife flying a barn owl, 2. a Harris Hawk (the one you learn with) 3. a Fish eagle. We spent a full day there and flew a Goshawk, a peregrine falcon and a Golden eagle in addtion to these three.

Talking of buses

One for Paul from some place in North Yorkshire

Have you been following me Helga?