Friday, September 28, 2012

Solution to Quiz


The answer to the quiz is as Mr P so correctly deduced is Hobbiton in the Shire, which can be found in the North Island New Zealand. The village of Hobbiton is extremely detailed and very extensive. Someone pointed out to Peter Jackson that only 15% of the village was ever seen on film. Why had so much money been expended in creating something that cinema-goers would never see? Jackson replied that was too miss the point – the actors would see it and he wanted them to feel that Hobbiton was real – hence the success of the film. The site of Hobbiton was found after weeks of searching by helicopter and the New Zealand Army were employed to drive a road through to the site.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Herbert Lom R.I.P.

Veteran actor Herbert Lom, who appeared in more than 100 films, has died at the age of 95.
The Czech-born, London-based star featured in classics like Spartacus, El Cid and The Ladykillers. He is best known for hos role ans the long suffering Inspector Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies.
Lom, whose real name was Herbert Karel Angelo Kuchacevic ze Schluderpacheru, died peacefully in his sleep.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Adult Scrabble

Re-arrange the letters to spell out an important part of the human body which is even more useful when erect. P N E S I People who wrote 'SPINE' became doctors... The rest are all my blogger friends.

A further clue for yesterday's quiz

A clue to supplement yesterday’s quiz – it’s very worrying when Helga doesn’t solve my quizzes immediately…..

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Another small quiz

Rolling hills with mountains in the background, grazing sheep, the rumble and splashing of waterwheels and thatched roofs… where are we? (A clue: it’s not in Yorkshire)

Hey up Paul and Lady Tunstall

No flooding at Bettys of Harrogate. A lovely day last Saturday and the usual queues waiting for Yorkshire tea and fat rascals.

Monday, September 24, 2012


                                         7 locals were friendly(look vaguely familiar)  

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Small Quiz

Seen on one side of a bridge in Europe. What do all these padlocks signify? What do you think is on the other side of the bridge?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

happy birthday to me!...

...Scott Fahlman was the first documented person to use the emoticons :-) and :-(, with a specific suggestion that they be used to express emotion...The text of his original proposal, posted to the Carnegie Mellon University computer science general board on 19 September 1982 (11:44), was thought to have been lost, but was recovered 20 years later by Jeff Baird from old backup tapes...

19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman :-)

From: Scott E Fahlman
I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers:
Read it sideways. Actually, it is probably more economical to mark things that are NOT jokes, given current trends. For this, use

Monday, September 17, 2012

Bon Voyage

"Have you got everything? Aspirins, Stugeron, spare glasses, medication, hearing aid, factor 30, thermals, digestive tablets..."
Have you got your Insulin, Gout, High Blood pressure,Blood thinner and Digestive pills ? Don't forget your hyperdermic and Nitro spray ! Don't eat any high potassium foods or dairy products AND stay off the booze !

Saturday, September 15, 2012

calling down under!...

...'tis Jim's birthday!...

Holiday time

See you in October!! Unless we find a WiFi hotspot amongst the ruins...

Friday, September 14, 2012

Interesting and humorous - perhaps to some

Beauty and the Beast

Using my new camera, thank you Jim x I captured this spider in my garden, 
good job he is not in the house as he would be no more, it could be she of course, can one tell?
The Rose below is called School Girl and is quite perfect.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

happy birthday... Di...have a great day!...

Monday, September 10, 2012

David Howells

Dave Howells is extreme left (with the shorts) Have not heard of him since Wilhelmshaven '97

Country Matters

The first photo is for Young Babs who gets confused between sheep and cows. This is a cow! Her name is Buttercup and like most ladies hates being led by the nose.

The second photo makes the point that while Welshwomen like nothing better than cuddling up with a sheep, their English counterparts only have eyes for horses.

Friday, September 07, 2012

The Sidings Hotel

 Photo 01
 Photo 02
 photo 03
 photo 04
 Photo 05

 Photo 06

Just a few photos of the great place we stayed last weekend. The hotel is North of York and is made up of Pullman carriages from the fifties and sixties. Our 'room' (photo 03) was half of a carriage left of the open door) Photo 05 and from the front photo 01. The dining car was quite Art Deco and the old waiting room was a conservatory (photo 06) and the breakfast room. The trains whizzed by quite frequently as we were next to the East Coast main line although we never heard a thing, many at great speed. What a place to stay. (Hey up Roger!)

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Country Matters

Admiring Sue’s post ‘Down in Dorset’ reminded me it has been a very long time since I posted a ‘Country Matters.’ So after reflecting on the Dorset Championsheeps I thought it might be timely to remind ourselves that it’s not just Welshmen that love sheep.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

It was that time again

Marg Garford and Joan Thurston

Christine and Valerie Harmer - Jacqualine Napier -Drake 69 - 70   new comer to TWA and intrepid explorer as she came down all the way from Durham to meet her first lot of PRSites... notice the lovely Jack was straight in there - then Barrie Paice and back of John Simes head
Jack Barrie John again and Helen Coulson
The KAS Plon group in their breakaway corner

Christine Val and Jackie again.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Birdman from Brittany

Gaze up into the sky when this particular formation flying squadron glides into view and you might be entitled to gasp ? ?Is it a bird, is it a plane?? No, it?s both.
Even the Red Arrows have nothing on Christian Moullec, pictured here soaring above the British countryside with the gaggle of barnacle geese and giant cranes that he has taught to fly alongside him.
Read more:

Not Canada Geese but Barnacle Geese, great story if you follow the link - wow!

Down in Dorset

Goose Man at the Dorchester Show on Saturday, amazing, anyone else seen him? Christian Moullec - trying to think of tenuous link to PRS... Geese used as guard animals in Germany?

Championsheeps... to pinch a Shaun the Sheep saying :)

Shepherds Hut, the alternative to my van :)

For the blokes who like old bangers, thought this nice

Never made the Dorset Steam Fair, apparently the Wurzels were there!

This is for Carol G, not same colour but Carol gave me my first driving lesson in Durdle Caravan Park (big cliffs) in 1968 in a car very similar to this... if I can find a photo I will scan it in, unless Carol beats me to it :)

Saturday, September 01, 2012

"I wanna tell you a story"... of the last all-round entertainers has passed on to the big theatre in the sky...
...RIP...Max Bygraves...