Friday, July 29, 2011

Inside my van

Looking through the front window - Brighton campsite

Sitting in the same position looking towards the back - note shower & toilet space :)

Photos from my recent travels

By Chertsey Bridge looking over the Thames at the campsite

My girl - van in London by the Thames - note the blue TWA mug on the table

Lego man, my hero

My girls in Wales last week, brilliant shot by my son in law

Brighton in the rain

Em at birthday celebrations

Jenny, birthday girl with beau Andy

I put them in the order I was thinking - the one from Wales was taken last week but it is stuck in the middle.... tricky to get them in order I have noticed.

Have a good weekend you all, off on my travels again this weekend :)

neither blonde nor female!...

...these contractors are installing steel pillars in concrete to stop vehicles from parking on the pavement outside a sports bar downtown...they are now in the process of cleaning up at the end of the day...wonder how long it'll be afore they realise where they have parked their truck! :))

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

altogether now!...

...the big ship sailed through the alley alley o...

An Appeal for photo of Bonteheim

Morning Bloggers

I am after a photo of Bonteheim... learnt all about that building today, apparently the boys lived there until Sept 63 hence I did not know what it was.. being there 64-67

I have nearly finished the NL and need a photo to go with an article - the swing bridge could also be an option... knowing a lot of you guys were there before then you might be able to help.

It is raining here in Dorset - thank to you all for posting reunion photos, I have used as many as I can for the photo gallery.

Canadian Pastoral - Not quite Gainsborough but..

I just had to post this shot taken midday July 17th while cycling between home and the canal. These interlocking cedar fences date back to pioneering days. As the ground freezes solid in the winter, they sit on top and are self supporting. People are now realizing the historic significance of these 'walls' but unfortunately are dismantling them and taking them home as garden features (at least around this area)

Monday, July 25, 2011

At last I am in the picture!

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First attempt……………….work in progress

Tongue out

Further to Helga’s Post

Who is this former pupil PRS wistful for the “old” days?

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By the Banter See or is it Zee?


Friday, July 22, 2011

Do not forget to finish things!

This arrived from a friend of mine today and I just know you need calming, so I am passing it on to all.  I intend to try it before I go out tonight!

Subject: Finishing things

I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me today, and
we all could probably use more calm in our lives.

A doctor on TV this morning said the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you
have started, So I looked around my house to see things I'd started and
hadn't finished. So far I have managed to finish off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle
of Sharrdnnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, a pocket of Prungles,
tha mainder of bot Prozic and Valiuminun scriptins, the lars of the chesescke
an a box a shocletz. Yu haf no idr how bludy fablus I feel rite now. Plaese
sned dhis orn to dem yu fee ar in ned ov iennr pisss. An telumau blody
luvum!! xx

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

true or false?...


Military and civilian leaders of Wilhelmshaven surrender formally to Polish forces, April 1945

Anyone know the location?


Good to be back!


A little silver-haired lady calls her neighbor and says, "Please come over here and help me. I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get started."
Her neighbor asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?"

The little silver haired lady
says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a rooster."
Her neighbor decides to go over and help with the puzzle.

She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table.
He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says,
"First of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a rooster."
He takes her hand and says, "Secondly, I want you to relax. Let's

have a nice cup of tea, and then," he said with a deep sigh ............

“Let's put all the Corn Flakes back in the box.!


Monday, July 18, 2011

Anybody else had 3 trees fall on their property

It's a good job it missed my canoe. It may be that I will get a new top to replace the one I ripped going under a bridge....

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sherry and Diane.

I never did find out what the secret was.

Friday, July 15, 2011

It's our Maid Marion

Have a good weekend y'all

this day of St Swithun...

...shall definitely be a memorable one fer me!...

One of those moments

I'm really enjoying the reunion pictures. I can identify. Paul, Helga and the Lady of York. The rest are strangers.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A few more from Nottinham

Bit too close for comfort

Earthquake hits English Channel

The earthquake was the biggest in the area for nearly 300 years
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 has struck in the English Channel, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said.

The quake had a depth of 10km and its epicentre was south of Portsmouth, according to the BGS.

Residents in parts of West Sussex reported buildings shaking for a few seconds at about 0800 BST.

Sussex Police, Solent Coastguard and West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said they had not been called out to any incidents related to it.

Just heard this on the BBC News..... going to Brighton Saturday wonder which way the wave will go :(

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sleepy Hollow

At least someone (two) are alive whilst Paul takes a quick forty winks!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Five go for a drink in Nottingham

Many thanks to Roger Hall who sent me these pics.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Hampton Court Flower Festival 2011

A bit of England

In honour of all guitarists

I visited yesterday with my daughter, it poured with rain and the traffic was horrendous but the flowers and gardens were beautiful. This is only a flavour as I took 127 pictures, some are on facebook :)

Thursday, July 07, 2011

French Filling Stations from

French Filling Stations

Jul. × ’11

FrenchWINESome French supermarkets now house 500 and 1,000 liter tanks of wine and customers can fill up their own reusable bottles for about $2 per liter. The concept hearkens back to a bygone era when wine would arrive in Paris shops in barrel and consumers would bring their own flagons to fill. Founder Astrid Terzian says she started this scheme to fill a niche – environmental awareness and the economy. The elimination of packaging mass means that the wine can be shipped much more efficiently from a cost and carbon perspective.

Regulations permitting, it’s possible that these wine filling stations could soon make their way to U.S. supermarkets. But not a chance in Canada.


If you are interested in finding out details of the commercial plane(s) flying over your house, this is the website for you. It shows - in real time - details of all the planes flying over UK, Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, etc., even their height, speed, direction, where from/to and so on. Their positions change every 10 seconds. It's good fun, but addictive - the hours go by if you're not careful!

Try it.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

the brilliant very much alive Duane Eddy

Just heard Duane on Radio 2, he is making a new album - hoorah!!

On solids

This will make you smile, my youngest is now on solids, well mushiness.

The village of Hollihocks

Spot the van... we were one nighters so stuck out on a limb.
Ashwell, had butchers, bakers and a candlestick maker, three pubs, one church (could have been more but never saw it) a historical Spring and voted best village in 2010.
No I don't get commission on promoting small English villages but worth a visit, nice campsite too.