Thursday, June 30, 2011

Not me!

Advice to an Old Guy...

An old guy (not in the best of shape) was working out in the gym when he spotted a sweet young thing.

He asked the trainer that was nearby, "What machine in here should I use to impress that sweet thing over there?"

The trainer looked him up and down and said, "I’d try the cash machine in the lobby"

Harold Schlumberg

As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to "make a difference" in the world.  It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other "seniors" who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither.
Harold Schlumberg is such a person:


I've often been asked, 'What do you old folks do now that you're retired?'

Well...I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering background and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and vodka into urine.

           I do it every day and I really enjoy it.

          Harold is an inspiration to us all.

A Useful Man??


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Strictly for those with night vision

Norman's YouTube clip - the first ever reunion dance clip to appear on this 'ere blog.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Helga's reunion video clips

Helga's explanation:
"Arrived at this short burst of video, (several times apparently), purely by accident I might add, as I am not altogether familiar with me camera...but at least I know now why the blessed thing wouldn't flash at the time! :))"

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Nelson Photo

A footnote to the photo of Nelson for anyone interested
The civilians are survivors from the Swedish vessel HAGA (Fishing Boat) which were picked up by U 30 on 3 May 40 after their vessel was sunk on 1 May 40 by a floating British mine. Altogether 13 people were picked up by U 30 and landed at Wilhelmshaven on 4 May 40.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

More for Babs and Co

From the U.S.A.


I'm passing this on as I did not want to be the only old fart receiving it. Actually, it's not a bad thing to be called, as you will see.

  • Old Farts are easy to spot at sporting events; during the playing of the National Anthem. Old Farts remove their caps and stand at attention and sing without embarrassment.  They know the words and believe in them.
  • Old Farts remember World War II, Pearl Harbour ,  Guadalcanal , Normandy   and Hitler. They remember the Atomic Age, the Korean War, The Cold War, the Jet Age and the Moon Landing. They remember the 50 plus Peacekeeping Missions from 1945 to 2005, not to mention  Vietnam .
  • If you bump into an Old Fart on the sidewalk he will apologize. If you pass an Old Fart on the street, he will nod or tip his cap to a lady. Old Farts trust strangers and are courtly to women.
  • Old Farts hold the door for the next person and always, when walking, make certain the lady is on the inside for protection.
  • Old Farts get embarrassed if someone curses in front of women and children and they don't like any filth or dirty language on TV or in movies.
  • Old Farts have moral courage and personal integrity. They seldom brag unless it's about their children or grandchildren.
  • It's the Old Farts who know our great country is protected, not by politicians, but by the young men and women in the military serving their country.
    This country needs Old Farts with their work ethic, sense of responsibility, pride in their country and decent values.
    We need them now more than ever.
    Thank God for Old Farts!

    Pass this on to all the "Old Farts" you know.

I was taught to respect my elders.It's just getting harder to find them.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's Robin Hood!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Definitely Single Dormers Originally

Presumably altered later.


More Nelson

This is the original foto taken in 1940!


In this one the dormer windows look single compared to Carol’s photo, in which they look double.They could have been altered, I suppose.

Also cannot see the centre door owing to a head in the way!

Anyone remember the hedge? John S believes it to be Nelson with the kitchens at the back. I do not recall seeing kitchens during my short stay at PRS.

Many thanks for input.

another angle...


Just a little snippet from this morning's year ten mock GCSE Modern History. Question four, answer one only. give a reason why the person you have chosen is famous. Churchill - Offers cheap car insurance!

They walk among us!

Nelson in 97

Was multi storey Paul

And I am sure I used to hear sounds of drinking and fun when I walked back around 10pm from library prep....

Is this “Nelson”


Does anyone know if this is “Nelson” taken from the side and showing kitchen?


Man is a woman's best friend


Man is a woman's best friend. He will reassure her when she feels insecure and comfort her after a bad day. He will inspire her to do things she never thought she could do; to live without fear and forget regret. He will enable her to express her deepest emotions and give in to her most intimate desires. He will make sure she always feels that she's the most beautiful woman in the room and will enable her to be confident, sexy, seductive, and invincible.

No wait...... sorry.......

I'm thinking of wine.
It’s wine that does all that.


Sunday, June 19, 2011


This litle chap was what it was all about.When I asked him what he liked best about his holiday,he said "The caravan".Don't you just love them?.


And another.As you can see there are no pictures of the beach,as I dare not go within 100 yards of the cliffs. Just in case!! Het up Norm.

Sand le Mere,Tunstall.

As camp sites go,this was a lovely one.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Nice in Croyde

I thought Middleborough was in the Midlands.... or is that with an s. Anyway we walked the walk.

Hmmm nice surfer

Another nice surfer

Spot the nutters.... think Croyde slipped into the sea a while back.

Collingwood girl with friend enjoying the sunset

Note my TWA fleece

That could be Frances catching a wave

Great time we had... dodgy knee now, creaky back and the realisation that we are all getting older!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Lady Tunstall

Is the a measure of the hourly (or daily) coastal errosion at Tunstall?

Something for the week-end!

A mate of mine recently admitted to being addicted to brake fluid. When I quizzed him on it he reckoned he could stop any time.....
I had a mate who was suicidal. He was really depressed, so I pushed him in front of a train. He was chuffed to bits.
I went to the cemetery yesterday to lay some flowers on a grave. As I was standing there I noticed 4 grave diggers walking about with a coffin... 3 hours later and they're still walking about with it...I thought to myself, these guys have lost the plot!!
I was at a cash point yesterday when a little old lady asked if I could check her balance. Not being one to disappoint I pushed the old dear over.
My son's been asking me for a pet spider for his birthday, so I went to our local pet shop and they were £70!!! That's no good, I thought, I can get one cheaper off the web.
Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.Party
My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, 'I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds.'
I bought her some scales.
Went around to a friend's house today. His wife was sat there with their newborn baby. She asked if I'd like to wind it.... I thought that was a bit harsh so I gave it a dead leg instead.
Saw my mate outside the Doctor's today looking really worried. "What's the matter?" I asked. "I've got the big C,"he said. "What, cancer?" "No, dyslexia."
I start a new job in Seoul next week. I thought it was a good Korea move.
A Scottish paedophile has raised a dispute with eBay. He claims that the Wii Game Boy he received isn't what he was expecting.

I got some new aftershave today that smells like breadcrumbs. The birds love it!
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has announced that he intends to make it more difficult to claim benefits. From next week, all the forms will be printed in English.
Husband says to wife 'My Olympic condoms have arrived - I think I'll wear gold tonight'. Wife says, 'Why don't you wear silver and come second for a change'.
I was driving this morning when I saw an RAC van parked up. The driver was sobbing uncontrollably and looked very miserable. I thought to myself 'that guy's heading for a breakdown'.
On holiday recently in Spain I saw a sign that said 'English speaking Doctor' - I thought, 'What a good idea, why don't we have them in our country?'

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

More merry men (and women) of Nottingham...

...courtesy of Tony and Sheila Jenns