Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What is it...

Can anyone tell what this is? Details following later - thought it an amazing photo taken by my son in law.

Getting ready for Nottingham

This smile will make you melt.... youngest grandchild on Saturday :)

Above - my garden this morning after the first rain for months... us southerners have not seen the wet stuff for ages!

Table lists are printed, case is out and the decisions have to be made as what to put in it. Looking forward to seeing some of you soon, 2 days to go for me :)

Weather forecast is good for the weekend too... well down here it is sunny, up there it is sunny intervals which has to be better than rain.

Take care all those travelling.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

One for the ect.

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The fleeting fame is back for the ect.

Cannot leave the ladies out!

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Look out Nottingham!

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It's either Norman's 'Men in Tights' OR 'Paul's Paraders' the choice is yours ladies!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Am I nearly a clever sod

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Moke possibly

BMW is working on plans to rejuvenate the Mini Moke name with a production version of the Beachcomber concept unveiled last year.
The car was originally shown at the Detroit motor show as preview of the Countryman (both models share the same platform) but now it appears that Mini has two designs for a potential road-going version.
According to Autocar, one version is based on the concept car and is already known as the Moke within BMW, while the other is three-door model tentatively named the Canyon Coupe.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Robins: 4 Eggs, 4 Weeks from Fred Margulies on Vimeo.

Where has eveyone gone? Said Robin

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

birthday greetings...

...to Bob!...no, not you Bob, unless yer 70 this day too!...but the other Bob...alas, YouTube wouldn't let me 'embed' this so just follow the link...medley of tunes from '63 to '65 which just about covers twothirds of me stay at PRS!...


My Blue Tit

Here is mummy or daddy Blue Tit... the babies have all gone now, hope they managed to avoid the cat (not mine).


This is Eileen and I in York.... the reason it would not upload.... did not have Picasa, something odd though is happening with the label!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

These stories always amaze me

Last night I found a website 'Virtual aircraft museum' I followed the trail from UK to Vickers to Wellington, at the bottom under comments was a request for info from a Johnathan Lilley asking for info on his lost Grandad... He was my dads pilot... Unfortunately the E-Mail shown does not receive mail. I have done variations without result. I will keep trying to contact Johnathan and send him this pic. I also have the operations record. Won't he be surprised. PS. Have a great reunion

Sue's photo

Collingwood Girl rides the waves

Morning all.... just back from, catching waves in Croyde - photo of Collingwood Girl on surf board following later (no not me I was taking the photo, my sister Frances) Sadly by the time I had run up the hundreds of steps, taken my wet suit off and run back down (fully clothed) with camera the sea had gone nearly flat!

Going to post the photo via Carol or someone who can put it on for me.... still cannot post photos it seems.

Friday, May 20, 2011

One for the petrol heads

As you will notice, this is the fantastic Audi R8 all wheel drive. The top speed is reported at 187 mph (301 km/h). The 0-60 mph (96 km/h) speed is reported at an incredible 4.4 seconds. To top that off, the 1/4th mile (400 m) time has been registered at 12.5 seconds at 113.2 mph (182.2 km/h). Without having much knowledge with automobiles, you can tell that these statistics are more than impressive. The Audi R8 also features a V8 (4.2 L) or a V12 (6.0 L) engine (with a V10 planned) along with a 4.2 L (4163 cc) displacement. Finally, it is important to know that the engine clocks in at 414 bhp (309 kW) at an incredible 7800 rpm. The default transmission is a standard Audi manual gearbox or an Audi "R-tronic" gearbox. These transmission options are also available on the Lamborghini Gallardo, yet another feature these two cars share in common.

Great Tit - 8

One for Sue.

Always look on the bright side

Wonder if this will work....

Room to rent

Still a few rooms left in this desirable residence - used to be guy with beard and foreign accent there - but he seems to have left...

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Strange this came up out of nowhere whilst trying to download the pesky photograph.... definitely going on the compost heap now - hey up Paul!

the final tester...

...not long to go now, folks!...
...so...what to wear?... ...see ya soon!...

Copy of the Book on Amazon

If any of the newer people missed out on the wonderful PRS Book - there is a copy for sale on Amazon - second hand of course


is the link

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Tried to download a photo of me and Eileen in York but having problems.... wondering if my photo is too big a file!

Testing Live Writer

My dashboard working O.K now trying windows live writer.


Me              Mam           Mary

Testing dashboard

Hey up is there a problem?

Testing, Testing

Just seeing if I can post after reports of others' inability to do so

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Olympic torch (suvvern & only version)

Aparrantly, the Olympic torch run does not recognise any part of England that is North of Watford Gap!

just testing...

...to see if it's possible to post!...

Monday, May 16, 2011

One fer uz petrol 'eads

Taken at North Cave market / car boot. Hey up Paul.

Friday, May 13, 2011

...Freaky Friday!...

...reliability of eyewitness testimony: when you look at this picture you see it's Albert Einstein...but if you turn your back on it, walk 15 feet away, turn and look at it again, it will become...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The lovely Sue.

The lovely Sue.

Just home from a really lovely meeting with our Sue,the editor,and her friend Kathy.

It was a lovely day,and we spent four and a half hours eating,drinking tea and coffee,and chatting.

Kathy is an Irish lady,who can tell a tale or two.

Monday, May 09, 2011

A special re-run for Roger

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Labour returns to power in 'Ull

It's back to the dark days as Labour sweeps the board in 'Ull's council elections. Glad I live in the east Riding!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

The Yorkshire Passport Company

Being a very proud patriotic county, we thought we needed our own passport. The Yorkshire Passport is printed and produced in the quality and style of the old type British Passport, and is an ideal gift for patriotic Yorkshire people who are living at home or abroad. Often people visiting Yorkshire from anywhere south of Watford will ask "Do I need my passport ?" - the answer is YES.
A large number of Yorkshire born celebrities now carry the Yorkshire Passport, also many visiting dignitaries have been presented with an "HONORARY" Yorkshire Passport.

Time to resurrect this again, me thinks

Hey up Sue, Alex, Paul, Helga, Eileen etc.

Hey up Alex

Not much chance of one of these coming the way of our Suvvern geezer!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Seve Ballesteros, (1957 - 2011) one of golf's most gifted and charismatic players, has died after a long battle with cancer.
The 54-year-old passed away surrounded by his family at his home in Pedrena, northern Spain, in the early hours of Saturday morning. R.I.P.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

oh, alright then!...

...don't say I didn't warn ya!...

Happy Birthday!


How is this done??????????

Have read that it can take several hours to get this effect.

The bonnet....

This photo was taken in 1943, one of dozens my Mum sent to my Dad in POW camp.

Happy Star Wars day

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

I'VE GOT IT, PAUL...........

Found this in the Telewag today:

Psychologists found that people who watched an eight minute clip from a scary movie suffered more symptoms associated with post traumatic stress if they were left handed than if they were right handed.

When asked to recall events from the film clip, taken from near the tense climax of thriller Silence of the Lambs, left handed volunteers gave more fragmented accounts filled with more repetition than their right handed counterparts.

This effect is common in people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Led me to think: I wonder if there's a correlation between shoe size and left-hand-drive cars? Surely, we can get funding for the research from somewhere? Just, where?




Watch the newspaper………………………….weird! and clever!