Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year!...

...this is an early bird greeting to catch those living on t'other side of this planet...

Happy Birthday Alex

Happy Birthday Alex, the true blue Hampshire Hog for the 30th December.....with love from another Hampshire Hog in exile down under....


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Happy Christmas and all the best for 2014!

Not much in the way of snow but plenty of wrapping paper for the grandees to play with! (Note: Santa's using IKEA blue bags this year)

Monday, December 23, 2013

...enjoy these Yuletide festivities, y'all!...

...happy Christmas everyone and a simply fabby New Year...
A MMMMMMERRY Christmas (Must have started on the falling down water toooooo early.

A Nerry Christmas

A very merry Christmas to all PRS-ites everywhere. May 2014 bring good health, happiness and perhaps a few extra quid! (Although not much on the horizon from the Pensions department)
Thanks to Herr Blogmeister for another excellent year and to the contributors for keeping same alive with a wide range of topics, funnies and photos, long may it continue.
Have a good one.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas

Here's wishing you all a truly wonderful Christmas. The card is the 'official' school card c 1958 and was designed by Mr. Follows the art master.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

A very proper Greeting

From me (“the wisher”) to you (“the wishee”). Please accept without obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correct, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the northern hemisphere winter solstice or southern hemisphere summer solstice holiday, practised within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious / secular persuasions and / or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

I wish you a financially successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2014, but with due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures or sects, and having regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform or sexual preference of the wishee.

By accepting this greeting you are bound by these terms that:

This greeting is subject to further clarification or withdrawal.

This greeting is freely transferable provided that no alteration shall be made to the original greeting and that the proprietary rights of the wisher are acknowledged.

This greeting implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes.

This greeting may not be enforceable in certain jurisdictions and/or the restrictions herein may not be binding on certain wishees in certain jurisdictions and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher.

This greeting is warranted to perform as reasonably may be expected within the usual application of good tidings, for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first.

The wisher warrants this greeting only for the limited replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.
Any references in the greeting to “the Lord”, “Father Christmas”, “Wise Men”, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” or any other festive figures, whether actual or fictitious, dead or alive, shall not imply any endorsement by or from them in respect of this greeting, and all proprietary rights in any referenced third party names and images are hereby acknowledged.

Happy Christmas

Friday, December 20, 2013

Collingwood Girls 1965

Carol G, the late Sue Wells and me on the stairs

Collingwood Girls Christmas Carols on the stairs1966

Me and Tricia (Pat) Smythe

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sad But Not Tragic.

Morning, Thursday 19th December/13

 Our driveway, after the plough had been through and left us a deposit!!
 Our street, after the plough had been through.
This is my display with the deer cut out that I posted earlier, before snow.   Heaven help us, but another storm forecast for Sunday, our concerts may have to be cancelled again.

I still play one against the other every 6 months.

I now have VIP  Cable., Regular and  Mobile Phone, HI speed internet and WIFI modem all from the same provider - When the phone rings the caller and number show up on the TV and Printer screen (No doubt the NSA and GCHQ monitors also get a peep)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy Christmas PRS bloggers๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ…

All the best for 2014 ๐ŸŽ‰

Sorry not been on the blog for a while, loving all the posts lovely photos, see some have tons of snow keep warm and keep shovelling.

Yes love Christmas music, I have just bought the album, now that's what I call Christmas has lots of the oldies on Andy W and Susan Boyle with Elvis is fabulous.  Tree up and nearly ready to relax, still to ice cake and I really must stop eating the mince pies !!! And the stollen cake :))))

The village is full of lights if I get a chance I will take photos.. Take care you all and have a good one x x

Son Bills' 'Christmas story' from his magazine

hey up all tea drinkers!...

...Boston Tea Party...December 16th, 1773...

a man of our times...

...Peter O'Toole...
...2 August 1932 - 14 December 2013...

Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas at Russell Street, Montague.

A little different Christmas tree this year for us, and the "deer" Merry Christmas post was made by clients of the Kingswood Centre in Montague, - it is a centre for people with disabilities.

one from Alex...

Happy Chtistmas Everybody!

 Things are better in Canada, ain't they?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A sincere Holiday Tip for my friends

With Christmas upon us I would like to  share a personal experience with my friends about drinking and  driving.

As you may know some of us have been known to have brushes with  the authorities from time to time on the way home after a "social session". Well, two days ago I was out for an  evening with friends and had several cocktails followed by an after dinner liqueur. Feeling jolly I still had the sense to know that I may be  slightly over the limit.

That's when I did something that I've never  done before - I took a cab home.

Sure enough on the way home there was a  police road block, but since it was a cab they waved it past. I arrived home safely without incident.
This was a real surprise as I had never driven a cab before, I don't know where I got it and now that it's in my garage I don't know what to do with it.

Not a lot to add to this, really........

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Phoenix over Trent Bridge

Can you see it? OK it is upside down but maybe omen for next Test down under

One for Paul

Sky over Beverley Westwood - Sunday 8th December 2013

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Historic Steveston. BC - Old Salmon Fishing and Processing plant etc.

Circa 1920. Salmon Fishing Boat - Anchored in 'The Slew' Fraser R. through the trees
 Period Fishermen's houses. Now 'Artist' occupied
 Salmon Vendors dockside (Rains a Lot here)
 In Laws condo building 'ON' the Fraser (PRS like?)
Modern Day Fleet
These locations are about 1/2 hour from downtown Vancouver. Don't want to bore you but this is an interesting place

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Christmas drink in Gamston

 Barrie Paice looking very dapper in his PRS tie and blazer along with one of our new finds Margaret Egan as was Hood 51 - 52
 We all know this lovely lady with her friend Joan Thurston - great that you could make it Eileen

 Joan again with Helen Coulson hiding behind the menu - and from the red wine - that must be Marg!

 Yes it is - Marg Garford and better view of Helen

 And Helen is here again - with Janet Garden as was - Frobisher / Rodney 60 - 63 and of course the lovely Jack looking back to his normal gorgeous self 

Enjoy these wonderful photographs


Monday, December 02, 2013

Close To The End

Mum broke her hip last Thursday night.The doctor put in a plate to fuse the bones for pain management.We are now in a palliative care scenario.At 85 lbs ,advanced dementia there is no real chance of any improvement.We agreed today to supply pain meds and food or liquid is on hand though unlikely she would take any or meds in pill format.I will be surprised if she makes it through the week.95 is pretty late in life to undertake your first surgery.It is the only solution to end it pain free.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

A few snaps across Canada

Along the Thompson R. outside Kamloops BC
 Capt' John Rope Ferry across said Thompson (2 car limit)
 Banff National Park
 1500 metre Elev. across the infamous 'Coq' Hwy
 B-in-Law's pristine Spitfire
 Osoyoos (exiting the 'Kooteney' Mtns.
 Saskatchewan prairie at rush hour