Saturday, June 27, 2009

Race fer life...

...a plea on behalf of one of our Bloggees who needs our support...

Friday, June 26, 2009



Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Idiot is still an idiot !

I swapped my Jeep for a used boat. Yesterday we took our maiden voyage. The canopy you see in the picture no longer exists. I ripped it off going under a brige that was 1 inch lower than the said piece of canvas. (PS: I don't think Kathy was too upset as it was faded and tatty) Boat's a beauty though. Come and visit any time !...

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Alan's recent holiday

Here are the pictures of Mallorca...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Bewildered in The Balkans.

While in the Balkans the other day atoning for my sins and preparing for my thesis on ‘Balkan Pulpit Design’ I came across this interesting example. Initially I concluded that the local clerics had a wry sense of humour. Since then I’ve noted that the feature of a hand holding a crucifix is very common. Can anyone explain this phenomenon?

Friday, June 19, 2009


Under the headline: Living near fast food restaurants 'increases obesity risk'

the Telewag reports a new survey advises: Living within half a mile of large numbers of fast food restaurants can raise the chances of becoming obese by a third, a new study shows.

Once again..........DUH!

Logan Gardens, Galloway

Unusually, this is one of my holiday snaps from Galloway in S.W. Scotland. Am now further up the coast in Ayrshire and normal weather service has been resumed - cold, wet and windy.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Mid-week quiz

What is it? Click to enlarge.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Brighton on Sunday take two

Hard to believe it was the UK... what a fab day/weekend. This is my baby showing off her skills at sea fishing. The shoal of fish arrived just after we took the rods back home - sods law isn't it!

Brighton on Sunday

Don't you just love Brighton ....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The latest little inconvenience...

As of June 1st, 2009, Canadians must have a valid passport to travel over the border into the United States. A passport costs $87 and is valid for 5 years. This is all due to heightened security on the part of the U.S., and believe me its not a popular move. People who have been used to just popping over the border for shopping etc., now will think twice. Scenario - you live in Canada in a border town and have friends or even family in the town just over the border in the US, oh wait you need a passport to visit, to travel maybe less than quarter of a mile! It boggles the mind.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Happy pair

Just thought I would share this I got today - my grandchildren jumping on daddy - his first morning back after trip on submarine Turbulent - they are happy to have daddy home


Hello you bloggers

I am looking through all the wonderful pictures of Cardiff, choosing ones for newsletter.... Babs can you send me the one with Heather McQeen, Sylvia Howard, Gaye Cooke and Barbara Taylor on please :) I don't have your email!

I have managed to download a few of yours Paul from the TWA website, may need some names for your 'all boys together one' - know a couple.

Hope you are all having nice day, so cold here need a jumper!

Did not know you lived in Bournemouth Peter H, I feel a mini reunion coming up.....

Helga have you pictures, I saw you with camera!!

Will blog again when I see photos which may be good for NL?

Take care you allx

Monday, June 08, 2009

Definitely not Cardiff...

The town is installing water supply to our street for the first time. We have been on our own well until now. This is the end of our driveway, on Friday.

Its a big 'ole, Mum. Their own private bathroom commodity on the corner in the background!

Men down the 'ole, Mum.

As the day wore on, they ran into problems, had to fill in the 'ole and told us they would be back Monday (today) to do it all over again. Not only have they done it all over again, they broke the sewer line from our house to the main pipe, and after telling us it would only take half an hour to repair, etc., it actually took over 3 hours, and then the catchement drain at the corner of our lot broke apart and that took even longer to fix. The trench is filled in again and they've all gone home, to come back tomorrow and hopefully NOT have to do it all over again. I'll take a few more pics, history is being made, folks, this small town will soon have every building hooked up to the town water supply.

Final one with Miss Tew on

Miss Betty Tew on the right - not sure who it is on the left!

Err, how do I put more than one photo in a posting?

Left to right: Angie Ruffles, Miss Betty Tew, Martin Eggington, Moira McKenzie (no idea who the interloper in background is). Taken on Sunday down at The Bay.

Photos of Cardiff - all with Miss Tew on them

Left to right: Caroline Richardson, Moira McKenzie, Miss Betty Tew, Angie Ruffles

Di's first attempt at a posting

Cree Indian Knowledge

The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping. After they got their tent all set up and partying for a while both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, 'Kemosabe, look towards sky, what you see?'

The Lone Ranger replies, 'I see millions of stars.'

'What that tell you?' asked Tonto.

The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute then says, 'Astronomically speaking, it tells me there are millions of Galaxies. Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning. Theologically, the Lord is all powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, itseems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you Tonto?'

'You dumber than buffalo shit. Someone stole our tent.' Said Tonto...

Sunday, June 07, 2009

too good not to share!...

...courtesy of 'Stormin'''...

You have 2 cows…You give one to your neighbour.
You have 2 cows…The State takes both and gives you some milk.
You have 2 cows…The State takes both and sells you some milk.
You have 2 cows…The State takes both and shoots you.
You have 2 cows…The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then throws the milk away.
You have two cows…You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income.
You have two giraffes…The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.
You have two cows…You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why the cow has dropped dead.
You have two cows…You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption for five cows. The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company. The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States, leaving you with nine cows. No balance sheet provided with the release. The public then buys your bull.
You have two cows…You go on strike, organise a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows.
You have two cows…You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce twenty times the milk. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called 'Cowkimon' and market it worldwide.
You have two cows…You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month, and milk themselves.
You have two cows…but you don't know where they are. You decide to have lunch.
You have two cows…You count them and learn you have five cows. You count them again and learn you have 42 cows. You count them again and learn you have 2 cows. You stop counting cows and open another bottle of vodka.
You have 5000 cows….None of them belong to you. You charge the owners for storing them.
You have two cows…You have 300 people milking them. You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity. You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.
You have two cows…You worship them.
You have two cows…Both are mad.
Everyone thinks you have lots of cows…You tell them that you have none. No-one believes you, so they bomb the crap out of you and invade your country. You still have no cows, but at least you are now a Democracy.

Don't think they can blame us for this ....

Villagers feel earth move as quake shakes homes in South Wales

Villagers told yesterday how they felt the earth move as a quake shook their homes.

Doors and windows rattled and there were even reports of furniture moving across the floor.

The tremor - three on the Richter scale - was centred on the village of Nantyfyllon, near Bridgend, South Wales, but was felt as far as five miles away, near the Valleys.

Mum Ceri Price, 24, said after Friday's quake: "It was quite a jolt - I joked with my husband that it was the first time we'd felt the earth move for ages. You could hear the plates in the cupboard. It was quite odd but all over too quickly to be frightening."

Friday, June 05, 2009

The UK original from 1958

Cardiff mixed bag

Getting near to the end of my pics now

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Still more about Caerdydd

Collingwood and Howe girlies

Now you know - Syringa Microphylla

Hello Paul and fellow bloggers
Really enjoyed looking at all the pictures - thank you - I did not take many photos so am enjoying everyone elses, will post a couple of us girlies.

The picture of the Lilac flower is for anyone who thought SM was Athletes Foot and a number of tables did - of course it would not be a blogger but thought you might like to see anyway! More funnies from the quiz will be in the NL....

Now I know how to spell Cardiff in Welsh I am using it at every opportunity before I forget, shame I did not know how to spell Bauern/Bayern Fruhstuck :(

Have a nice day you all - xxx

Cardiff dreams

Just when you thought the party was over...

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Not sure,but you know who you are.
Guess who!!!
Pat Stidolph and Alex Briggs
Our lovely Norman King
Sorry about the quality of this pictures.They do not detract from the beauty of Paul,Norma and Alan.

The lovely Paul with Alan Fidock

Monday, June 01, 2009

More from Cardiff

Memories of Cardiff

Norma and Linda

Alex and Eileen


Helga and Andy

Bob Innes, Pete Hirst, Paul Levitt, Alan Fidock, Roger Hall

Pat and Eileen

Andy Renou

Sue and Andy


Judy and John

Sue, Helga, Geoff, Linda and Pete

Babs and Evvar

Evvar and Sylvia

Paul, Sylvia and Alan

Norman and Terry

Judy and Betty Tew

John, Carol and Norma

?, Andy and Linda.

Eileen, Paul and Andy