Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

weekend music!...'s good to see that even a dog can entertain himself! :))

Friday, November 23, 2012

To be read with Japenese accent

Apologies for those who have seen before, the advantage of having bad memory is everything is new to me :)
Q:  Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can  prolong life.  Is this true? 
A: Heart  only good for so many beats, and that it... Don't waste  on exercise.  Everything wear out eventually.   Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like  saying you extend life of car by driving faster.   Want to live longer?  Take nap.

Q: Should  I reduce my alcohol  intake?
A:  Oh  no.  Wine made from fruit.  Fruit very good. Brandy distilled  wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you  get even more of goodness that way.  Beer also made  of grain.  Grain good too. Bottom up!

Q: How can I  calculate my body/fat ratio? 

A: Well, if  you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to  one.  If you have two body, your ratio two to  one.

Q: What are some of the advantages of  participating in a regular exercise  program? 

A: Can't think of one,  sorry.  My philosophy: No  pain...good! 
 Q:   Aren't fried foods bad for  you?
A:  YOU NOT  LISTENING!  Food fried in vegetable oil.  How  getting more vegetable be  bad?
Q:  Will  sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft  around the middle?A:  Oh no!   When you exercise muscle, it get bigger.  You  should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger  stomach.  
Q:  Is chocolate bad  for me?  

A:  You crazy?!?   HEL-LO-O!!  Cocoa bean!  Another  vegetable!  It best feel-good food  around!

Q:  Is swimming good for your  figure? 

A:  If swimming good for  figure, explain whale to me.

Q:  Is  getting in shape important for my  lifestyle?  

A:  Hey!   'Round' is shape!
Well... I hope this has cleared  up any misconceptions you may have had about food and  diets. 
And  remember:  
    Life  should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention  of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved  body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one  hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up,  totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a  ride!!"
For   those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final  word on nutrition and health.  It's a relief to  know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional  studies.
 1. The Japanese  eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than  Brits.
 2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and  suffer fewer heart attacks than Brits. 
3. The  Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer  heart attacks than Brits.
4. The Italians  drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks  than Brits.
 5. The Germans  drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats  and suffer fewer heart attacks than  Brits.
CONCLUSION:  Eat  and drink what you  like.  Speaking English is  apparently what kills you.

On the subjest of bicycles

Nice model


PAUL- there are more photos of SUE and CAROL and HELGA!!!GOSH what a trio,eh?!!!


PAUL-look what I just found looking through some old school yearbooks.Why has Carol never showed us this shot??????

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Raleigh Superbe-The 'Rolls' of bicycles

If you have one of these in the wash-house/shed, in as good a shape as this, I'll trade you for.....?  You can turn these upside down, spin the front wheel, come back three (3) days later and it would still be turning........ :-)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

heinkel 60

Terry,you are quite correct in your aircraft identification,they are indeed Heinkel 60's.Here is another photo of the cruiser Koln with a heinkel 60 flyover..

Friday, November 16, 2012

oh how time flies!...

...happy birthday, Carol!...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

View from the Devonshire

The damaged submarine HMSM ROVER being towed by the CITY OF PRETORIA on the return trip from Batavia to Trincomalee for repair. The photograph was taken from the troopship DEVONSHIRE which was returning after what was part of probably the last convoy to reach Singapore with troops and stores. Apart from one air raid by Japanese planes while passing through the Bangka strait, the voyage was uneventful. In 1961, I sailed to Gibraltar on the Devonshire. Check out this website - Admiralty Official Collection -

Monday, November 12, 2012

Cruiser Koln approaching the Fliegerdeich?

Another image for the history buffs. Drake ,Collingwood & Frobisher were just beyond the giant crane in the middle distance, I believe.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Obit: Lance Corporal Jones

After the Charge of the Light Brigade, when a handful of the tattered survivors had staggered back to the British lines, and as Lord Cardigan and Lord Raglan were arguing as to whose fault it was, a ragged scarecrow of a Private soldier stepped forward and saluted. His once brave uniform was covered in the grime of battle.
"Permission to speak" he said. "Shall we go again sir?”
These few words sum up the bravery of the British N.C.O.'s and private soldiers who over the centuries have survived blunders and disasters, and have somehow always come out on top.
Such a man is Lance Corporal Jack Jones, born in 1870.
At the age of fifteen he signed on as a drummer boy, and a few months later he was in the Sudan with Sir Garnet Woseley's relief force, to save General Gordon from being besieged in Khartoum. Alas, they arrived two days too late.
"Permission to speak, sir," said Jones. "We should have come a bit quicker."
"Nonsense my man," replied the officer. "We had to stop to water the horses. Besides, better late than never."
Thirteen years later, Jones was again serving in the Sudan, this time with General Sir Herbert Kitchener, where at the Battle of Omdurman the Dervishes were finally beaten.
"Permission to speak, sir," said Jones "We gave 'em the old cold steel, they don't like it up 'em."
"That's the sort of fighting talk I like to hear," said General Kitchener. "Stick with me and you won't go wrong."
So Jones served with the General in India on the North West Frontier, and in France in 1914.
When the war was finally over Jones hung up his uniform, and opened a small butcher's shop in Walmington-on-Sea.
He thought his soldiering days were over, but when in 1940 England was once again threatened he didn't hesitate.
At the age of seventy, he joined the Home Guard.
"Permission to speak, sir," said Jones. "I may be old but I can still give them the old cold steel, and they don't like it up' em, you know, they do not like it."

Love this new ad

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

are they or aren't they?

Acquiered this shot recently and at first I thought they were the Fliegerdeich buildings in earlier times. On closer inspection I 'm not so sure.Answers on a post card please.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The real dividing line

One for our Suvvern gent although the Norf Eastern route may be rather alien to him above Warwick.

Friday, November 02, 2012

happy birthday, Terry!...

 ...rolling back the years...