Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

One for Norm,Dmitri & Nick

Went with my wife to Shakespeare's Globe theatre on the South Bank on Sunday to see Henry V starring Jamie Parker. Not bad - nearly as good as the one above, which we performed on the stage of Churchill at the end of the Summer term in 1960. Norm, Dmitri, Nick Siminson & I had minor roles, but at the time it seemed as though half the school were on stage. I think the parents enjoyed it! Only 52 years ago but I can still remember some of my lines

Monday, August 20, 2012

Scott McKenzie - If You're Going To San Francisco - YouTube

Scott McKenzie - If You're Going To San Francisco - YouTube

Scott McKenzie

Scott McKenzie, who sang the 1960s hit San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair), has died aged 73.
The singer was a close friend of Mamas and Papas star John Phillips, who wrote and produced the San Francisco track.
Released in May 1967, it became a global hit and an anthem for the 1960s counterculture movement.
"I am amazed at how San Francisco continues even now to evoke dreams in the hearts and minds of people all over the world," McKenzie wrote in 2002.
How many times have we all sang this. R.I.P.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Weekend caption competition

Have a good weekend ya'all. Wind and rain here but warm. Enjoy your weekend away Paul.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Where did this lot come from?

Fine head of hair on youngest grand daughter Keya...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Can anyone tell me when the Top of the Form Quiz was broadcast! Was it 16th Jan!
I have a memory of listening to it at home in Bielefeld............mind you it is Monday today????

Monday, August 13, 2012

Farewell old school friend

Word has just reach us that John Papworth (Howe 56 - 59), who was admitted to hospital shortly after the Farnborough reunion, sadly passed away this morning following a short illness. We offer our sincere condolences to his nearest and dearest.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Olympic postbox

One of the many around the country I guess. 'Ull has a telephone box painted gold as well as the postbox.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Olympics in Weymouth

Outside the station, all been revamped for the Olympics 2012

Team GB with Ringstead as the backdrop

This was on TV each piece of wood has a story

Weymouth from the Tower

Lots of people on the Nothe

Took these Wednesday, started off raining, was baking by midday

I took this from the Tower (along with a lot of others). 
It is the entrance to Weymouth Harbour and 
Nothe Fort & Gardens, Olympic ticketed area is the other side with Portland in the distance

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

look to the skies!...

...Sir Bernard Lovell, Jodrell Bank Observatory founder, dies aged 98...

...pictured in 1993 in front of the Lovell telescope. Photograph: Times Newspapers/Rex Features...

Caption Competition

Saturday, August 04, 2012

The old and the young

                                                         Happy birthday Eileen xxx

Friday, August 03, 2012

happy birthday... Eileen...have a great day...

...whither shall you wander...

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Summer flowers.

A few pics of my flowers, taken a few weeks ago. Sadly they dont look the same now.


Wednesday, August 01, 2012

“The Last Day in the Old Home”
 Robert Braithwaite Martineau ,1826‑1869 (Tate Gallery (“Tate Britain”), London)
No, it’s not me in the picture.
No, that’s not my house.
And No, today’s not the last day.

But I am on the move soon and will have limited access to the internet so you will hear even less from me for a while (Who shouted Hooray! ?).

Shepperton Marina

Water Lillies in the distance, swing 180 and then......

Nice boats....

Before and After

Before - The Secret Garden
After - The not so secret garden

....and I have a water lily in my water tub


sorry, just couldn't resist! :))