Monday, March 31, 2014

Spain's King Philip II ruled the Netherlands back in 1572...

...Rebels opposed to his rule were called "Geuzen" after the French word (Guex) that meant beggars. Den Briel (a small town on the coast) was seized by the Geuzens on April 1, 1572, beginning a civilian uprising against Spanish rule that spread throughout the Netherlands.  Commander of the Spanish army was the Duke of Alba, and was powerless to stop the Geuzens. The Dutch word for glasses is "bril."  And, apparently during this uprising, the Duke of Alba lost his glasses. Because the Dutch enjoy this silly mishap, they use it to commemorate April Fool's day...

Hey up Alex

Hope this will help when you get to Yorkshire Alex.

Newsletter 61 has arrived in Dorset

Looking lovely Paul and Andy

A double first for Yorkshire

Yes, not only on the blog first with my speedily delivered, excellent newsletter but the announcement of first reunion in Yorkshire, Hey up there!
I trust details of visas, exchange rates and dress code with be forwarded on to our Suvvern gent!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

a woman of our times...

...Kate O'Mara (10 Aug 1939 - 30 March 2014)...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blizzard of 26/3/14

Taken through the living room, west, at about 5pm yesterday.  The light is the flash reflection of the camera.
This one is the spare bedroom window, west at about the same time.  No reflection because there was too much snow on the glass.  The wind was such that the snow covered most of the house windows except those to the east.  This morning they are almost clear as the wind direction changed during the night.  It still very windy, and we are certainly snowed in.   Apologies for my post being weather related once again, but what else is there when this happens late in March?  Oh, and we were once again an Island, airport shut down, Bridge shut down, in fact everything shut down!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hey up Helga

spring is sprung...

...the grass iz riz;
...I wonder where de boidies iz! boidies on the wing....
...but that's absoid,
...I always thought the wing
wuz on de dickieboid!...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014


My little boy Jay and Jen got married,thursday at City Hall London.

PJ(da boss)FP,Jay,JJ,Jess and Glen.

Newlyweds with neice.
Part two of big day,around oct.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Even more confused!

It seems it's never a good idea to hump at speed. I learnt afterwards that these birds kill!

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Sign outside the golf course in Tallahassee.My big day today turned into a double big day.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Golf Buddies

probably posted these guys a couple of years ago! then again ya more than likely forgot.About 5 feet tip to tip on blondie.Tallahassee part of golf trip.Delaying my UK trip until sept/oct ?.Big day tomorrow but sworn to secrecy.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

mini mini reunion!...

 ...I wuz there...virtually speaking of course!...and our founder of TWA is clearly visible in assembly...hello Liz!...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Happy Birthday WWW


Saturday, March 08, 2014

Friday, March 07, 2014

A birthday down under!

It's already 8th March in Melbourne! Let's wish the lovely Babs a very happy umpty umpth birthday! She wouldn't want to hear Jen and I singing but the sentiment is there! Have a great day Babs, love, Jen and Bob

Monday, March 03, 2014

Visit to Shiptonthorpe Garden centre

Hey up Paul and Helga. Sure you have visited this part of the woods, between Market Weighton and York. Perhaps Eileen has.

Saturday, March 01, 2014