Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Famous Belgian - Plastic Bertrand





Plastic Bertrand (real name Roger Jouret) was born on 24 February 1958 in Brussels, Belgium. He had a massive hit in 1977 with "Ca Plane Pour Moi" and probably remains one of the most famous Belgians to this date even though he has now disappeared into obscurity.

And here are the English lyrics .....



Wham! Bam! my cat Splash
lies on my bed with his tongue puffed out
by drinking all my whisky.
As for me, not enough sleep, drained, persecuted,
I had to sleep in the gutter
where I had a flash
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
in four colours

Allez-oop! One morning
a darling came to my home,
a cellophane puppet with Chinese hair,
a plaster, a hangover,
drank my beer in a large rubber glass
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
like an Indian in his igloo

This life’s for me, this life’s for me
This life’s for me me me me me
This life’s for me
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
This life’s for me

Allez-oop! The chick**, what a gas!
what a vibration!
to be sent on the door mat
filed, ruined, drained, filled
You are the King of the divan!
she says to me in passing
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
I am the King of the divan

This life’s for me, this life’s for me
This life’s for me me me me me
This life’s for me
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
This life’s for me

Allez-oop! Don't mind, don't worry
Don't affect me
It’s not today
that the sky will fall on my head
and I'll come unstuck
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
This life’s for me

Allez-oop! my chick has gone away,
flew away, finally had enough, to break
the sink, the bar, leaving me alone
like a large jerk
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
I've put my foot in it

This life’s for me, this life’s for me
This life’s for me me me me me
This life’s for me
Oooo-ooo-ooo-ooo!
This life’s for me
This life’s for me, this life’s for me
This life’s for me me me me me




And if you want to sing along here is a Karaoke version.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Dean Martin.

Dean Martin had his own TV show many years ago. I remember watching it alot as a young lad. I do not remember this clip but it is funny.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Victorian Life.

My wife has a dolls house and she plans to design it in the victorian period. I have been searching the web for images and text about this period. At the moment I am starting her web site, help from This Site was very useful, and if you want to learn more about the Victorians then this is the web site for you.







Images taken from the web site menioned above. Take a look, its amazing.



Dictionary of Victorian London.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Another Year Older ...

Today is my birthday. They seem to come round very fast, time does fly.


Well, being 58 IS a big deal, the big 60 is not far away.








Well, I am having a good day and I got the presents I wanted (cos I bought them). Here is to another year.



Is this the new Windows Vista ....

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Who was Jerry Samuels.

The name Jerry Samuels may not mean a lot to many people who read this blog, but his nom de plume Napoleon XIV was a big hit in 1966, when his novelty classic, "They’re Coming To Take Me Away," swept this country.





With unforgetable lyrics like these :


They're coming to take me away, ha-haaa,
They're coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa.
To the happy home. With trees and flowers and chirping birds and basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes and they're coming to take me away, ha-haaa!!!




Well, I was one of the sad people who bought the record when it first came out, Well someone had to buy it.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Navy Honor Guard Drill Team.




Watch as the US Navy Presidential Ceremonial Honor Guard Drill Team performs in Norway and executes their drills to perfection.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

" ODE TO WINTER "

Hi Everyone, With fall upon us, and the days getting shorter,I thought you all would appreciate this superb, evocative,masterfully penned ode to the coming winter season.

So, grab a coffee, a comfortable chair, relax and scroll down to enjoy the warm feelings and pleasure that this wonderful poem will bring...



" ODE TO WINTER "

A poem by Abigail Elizabeth McIntyre





" SHIT It's Cold!"



The End

Friday, November 24, 2006

Give Me A Push .....

A man and his wife are awakened, at 3 o'clock in the morning by a loud pounding on the door.

The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push. "Not a chance," says the husband, "it is 3 o'clock in the morning!"
He slams the door and returns to bed. Who was that?" asked his wife.

"Just some drunk guy asking for a push," he answers.
"Did you help him?" She asks

"No, I did not, it is 3 o'clock in the morning and it is pouring out there!"
"Well, you have a short memory," says his wife. "Can't you remember, about three months ago when we broke down, And those two guys helped us? I think you should help him, and you should be Ashamed of yourself!"

The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain.

He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?"
"Yes" comes back the answer.
"Do you still need a push?", calls out the husband.
"Yes, please!" comes the reply from the dark.
"Where are you?" asks the husband

"Over here on the swing!", replies the drunk.




Monday, November 20, 2006

True Or False ...




1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.



2. Alfred Hitchcock did not have a bellybutton.



3. A pack-a-day smoker will lose approximately 2 teeth every 10 yrs.



4. People do not get sick from cold weather; it's from being indoors a lot more.



5. When you sneeze, all bodily functions stop, even your heart!



6. Only 7 per cent of the population are lefties.



7. 40 people are sent to the hospital for dog bites every minute.



8. Babies are born without knee caps. They don't appear until they are 2-6 years old.



9. The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines.



10. The toothbrush was invented in 1498.



11. The average housefly lives for one month.



12. 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.



13. A coat hanger is 44 inches long when straightened.



14. The average computer user blinks 7 times a minute.



15. Your feet are bigger in the afternoon than the rest of the day.



16. Most of us have eaten a spider in our sleep.



17. The REAL reason an ostrich sticks its head in the sand is to search for water.



18. The only 2 animals that can see behind themselves without turning their heads are the Rabbit and the Parrot.



19. John Travolta turned down the starring roles in "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Tootsie".



20. Michael Jackson owns the rights to the South Carolina State anthem.



21. In most television commercials advertising milk, a mixture of white paint and a little thinner is used instead of real milk.



22. Prince Charles and Prince William NEVER travel on the same airplane, just in case there is a crash.



23. The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.



24. Most hospitals make money by selling the umbilical cords cut from women who give birth. They are reused in vein transplant surgery.



25. Humphrey Bogart was related to Princess Diana. They were 7th cousins.



26. If colourings weren't added to Coca-Cola, it would be Green.









Answers: All of the above are true.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

The British Christmas Panto.

This strange event in British history can be traced back to the old 16th-century Italian commedia dell’ arte tradition, a populist kind of travelling theatre performed by wandering actors.








I have never been to a panto, not sure if I want to at my time of life, but I am sure it is good fun for the kids .


Read more about The History of The British Panto.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Killer Jigsaw Puzzle ......

A beautiful blonde calls her boyfriend and says, "Please come over here and help me? I have a killer jigsaw puzzle, and I can't figure out how to get started.
Her boyfriend asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?"

The blonde says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a Rooster."
Her boyfriend decides to go over and help with the puzzle.

She lets him in and shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table. He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and says,

"First of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to
be able to assemble these pieces into anything resembling a Rooster."
He takes her hand and says, "Secondly, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice cup of tea, and then.....", he said with a deep sigh, ....

"Let's put all these Corn Flakes back in the box."

Saturday, November 11, 2006

First Burglary in Living Memory.

It seems a tiny island in the Hebrides caled Colonsay, has had its first burglary in living memory.

This little island has a population of 125 and homes and cars are always kept unlocked. A visiting workman stole £60 from the house of an old soldier. This is the first crime of any kind since 2004, when several cars were stolen and driven around the Island before being dumped.


Th culprit of the burglary, a 38 year old man from Govan in Glasgow was fined £400 and ordered to pay compensation to the 75 year old victim.


Well, modern trends seem to catching up with even the romote of area's. From the reasearch I have completed writing this little article, I would like to visit this little Island, but keep my house locked at all times.






The dramatic cliffs of the western coast of Colonsay are home to enormous colonies of seabirds, notably fulmars, guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes, shags and all types of gull. The beaches and rocky inlets support colonies of ringed plover, terns, oyster catchers and eiders amongst others.


See more pictures of the wild life on Colonsay HERE ..

Thursday, November 09, 2006

New World Leader ...

It is time to elect a new world leader, and your vote counts. Here are the facts about the three leading candidates:

Candidate A:

* Associates with crooked politicians
* Consults with astrologists
* Has had two mistresses
* Chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day

Candidate B:

* Was kicked out of office twice
* Sleeps until noon
* Used opium in college
* Drinks a quart of whisky every evening

Candidate C:

* He is a decorated war hero
* He's a vegetarian
* Doesn't smoke
* Drinks an occasional beer
* Hasn't had any extramarital affairs

Which of these candidates would be your choice?



I will post candidates names later ..... Please vote.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

"Why in the world do you need cyanide?"


A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, right
up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, "I would
like to buy some cyanide."

The pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide?"
The lady replied, "I need it to poison my husband."
The pharmacists eyes got big and he exclaimed, "Lord have mercy!
I can't give you cyanide to kill your husband! That's against the law!

I lose my license! They'll throw both of us in jail! All kinds
bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide!"

The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her
husband in bed with the pharmacist's wife.

The pharmacist looked at the picture and replied, "Well now.
That's different. You didn't tell me you had a prescription!”

Friday, November 03, 2006

Victoria Crowned Pigeon.

While searching for information about the Pelican who ate a pigeon, I found this site for Bristol Zoo.Which has some wonderful articles and facts about animals. One of which is about The Victoria crowned pigeon.



I do not like pigeons, but this is a beautiful bird. If you like Pigeons, take a look at This Blog.






Update : My Computer is working fine now. It only took the man a few hours to fix and after 4 years the drive was getting slow, so a full install is just what the doctor ordered.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Another Fine mess ....


Or if it is Not broke Dont Fix It !!



I have not had a good week-end. I tried to partition my large hard drive with partition magic and guess what it went bang, so i tried recovery console on my windows xp home disk and that went bang. So to cut a long story short ... I had to call out someone to give me advice and help me to sort out this mess on my laptop.


Hopefully, it will be fixed by tomorrow night and I wont have to use this old desktop.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Aren't you meant to eat fish? Pelican makes a meal of a pigeon .

This caught my eye in The Daily Telegraph today.In St James Park London on Tuesday a Pelican ate a Pigeon.

" The moment was caught on camera by Cathal McNaughton, a Press Association photographer. He said: "There was a bit of a struggle for about 20 minutes, with all these people watching. The pelican only opened its mouth a couple of times. Then it managed to get the pigeon to go head-first down its throat. "

Warning : The pigeon is still alive and the photographs are close up.

Read the full story here.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Eddie Chapman (1914 – 1997)


Eddie Chapman was a British double agent during World War II. He was born in County Durham in the north of England.


After deserting from the Coldstream Guards in the 1930s to become a safecracker and spent a number of stretches in jail for the crime.

On being arrested in Scotland and charged with blowing the safe of the headquarters of the Edinburgh Co-operative Society ,he was let out on bail. He escaped to the Channel Island of Jersey , but ended up cracking a safe in a dance hall and was eventually imprisoned for fifteen years.

When the German's occupied The Channel Islands he was recruited as an agent, but on landing in England he offered his services to MI5 , and was to known as Zig Zag.

This is where his unsual story really began.


Read a little more about Eddie Chapman and other agents on The BBC Web Site.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Carnation Milk ....

I received this via email ... I thought it was funny.



A little old lady from Newfoundland had worked in and around her family dairy farms since she was old enough to walk, with hours of hard work and little compensation. When canned Carnation Milk became available in grocery stores in approximately the 1940's, she read an advertisement offering $5,000 for the best slogan. The producers wanted a rhyme beginning with "Carnation Milk is best of all...."

She thought to herself, I know all about milk and dairy farms... I can do this!

She sent in her entry, and about a week later, a black limo drove up in front of her house? A man got out and said, "Carnation LOVED your entry so much, we are here to award you $1000, even though we will not be able to use it..."


Saturday, October 14, 2006

1 vs 100

The new lottery game on BBC TV seems interesting. I watched it for the first time today and enjoyed it. It is nice to have a new game show on Television

It is hosted by Dermot O'Leary, I think he is excellent in his performance. The 33-year-old has worked on Big Brother for five years, he has reportedly become disillusioned with the lack of new opportunities offered to him at Channel 4.



Have a go on the above link. I did notice the same questions came round a couple times but it is fun.


The BBC have put a game on the page in Flash format where you can play 1 vs 100.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Tennis Ball Challenge ....

Pass away a few minutes with This Game, It not as easy as you think unless you get lucky with the bounce.



My mother, aged about 20, see more of my family history at http://sheptess.co.uk

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Confucius ...

The government of China have come up with what, they think Confucius may have looked like. The China Confucius Foundation (CCF) commissioned a statue for his birth-place, Qufu - which is in the east of the country.

They have given the statue Copyright protection ! A spokes person said “ A standard portrait is needed so that different countries can have the same image of him”.





Here are some of my favourite Confucius quotes :

Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.


When anger rises, think of the consequences.


When you have faults, do not fear to abandon them.


Read more Confucius quotes Here.

Friday, October 06, 2006

He's the last man standing.

In the Daily Telegraph today is a story about Mohammed Sagar, the only refugee left on the tiny island of Nauru, and it is costing Australia £8m a year.

Where is Nauru.


Read the full story on the links above.


Here is a picture I took one morning on my way to work, showing the sky over kent. I only had my Mobile Phone with me. Over the next few days I had my camera in the boot of the car but have never seen the sky as beautiful as the one above.

I will keep my camera in the car and hope to capture a better photograph to post here.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Three Horses.




A blog worth reading - A funny blog through the eyes of Kaitiaki Guardian sleuth reporter, the inimitable Hamish Cornwallis.

Monday, October 02, 2006

I am back !



Well. I have had my two weeks holiday (France - but more on that later).

In that peaceful two weeks, I was unable to get online so I did some housekeeping. This old laptop is running pretty good now. I have got rid of most of the junk and saved anything I think I will need to my memory stick. I would suggest everyone gives thier computer a good clean out once in a while.

Well, I will close for now, but I will post again very soon with news of my holiday in France.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

911


We shall never forget
We shall keep this day,
We shall keep the events and the tears
In our minds, our memory and our hearts
and take them with us as we carry on.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Thursday, August 31, 2006

My Web Pages.

I am still working on my site, but hopefully, before long I will finish it.

One of my main features is a page of Freebies. These are programs or resources that I use. Please have a look and see if any of these would be useful to you.


Also my page Army Game, has pictures of myself as a very young man.



Here is a picture I found on the web this week.

Monday, August 28, 2006

A Brave Generation ..

A story in the monthly magazine History Today has a article honouring The Navy for winning the Battle of Britain !

I believe it was the team spirit of everyday people of that generation that stuck together and defeated Hitler and his of troops getting ready for operaton Sealion.





From the skies above Kent to the Home Front, people pooled together to defeat a common foe. This generation ensured our country remained a free nation.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Could This Be The First " Innit "



In Canada, a Husky is any sled dog with a husky bark. Originating in northern Siberia, the Siberian Husky, which is probably descended from the wolf, was developed by the native Chukchi tribe. In 1909, the breed was introduced in Canada to be used in sled dog races.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Boy's will be Boy's ...

I found this post on Elephants in my Coffee blog.


It shows some funny pictures of us boy's upto no good.




Have a good week end. I am off to a BBQ tonight in Maidstone, I have to drive so no drink, but what the hell, you can still have fun without drinking.



Thursday, August 17, 2006

About Time .......



More than 300 British soldiers who were shot during World War I for military offences are to receive formal pardons, Defence Secretary Des Browne has announced.


It is believed 306 British soldiers were shot during the war from 1914-1918.

The BBC News website looks at some of those who are set to receive pardons.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golfballs. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor nexted picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous "yes".

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things -- your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions -- and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.

The sand is everything else -- the small stuff. If you put the sand in the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have enough room for the things that are important to you.

"Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first -- the things that really matter. Set your priorities, the rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked.

It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there is always room for a couple cups of coffee with a friend."

Author Unknown

Monday, August 07, 2006

Time for a Joke ....

Two women were playing golf. One teed off and
watched in horror as her
ball headed directly toward a foursome of men
playing the next hole.

The ball hit one of the men. He immediately clasped
his hands together at his groin, fell to the ground and proceeded to
roll around in agony.

The woman rushed down to the man, and immediately
began to apologize "Please allow me to help. I'm a physical therapist
and I know I could relieve your pain if you'd allow me," she told him.

"Oh, no, I'll be all right. I'll be fine in a few
minutes," the man replied.

He was in obvious agony, lying in the fetal
position, still clasping his hands together at his groin.. At her persistence,
however, he finally allowed her to help.

She gently took his hands away and laid them to the
side, loosened his pants and put her hands inside. She administered
tender and artful massage for several long moments and asked, "How
does that feel?"

He replied, "It feels great .....but my thumb still hurts like hell".





Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Top of the Pops ...

The final broadcast on Sunday 30 April 2006 attracted 4.8 million viewers.

I remember watching this program on a black and white TV in my youth. This was the only way for poorer folk,who could not afford to go to concerts, to see thier favourite bands.


At its peek, millions would be glued to this weekly event.


This did not make Top of the Pops ... But it was a big hit in America, for The Dead Milkman.


Saturday, July 29, 2006

A List of Redneck Computer Terms ......

Backup - What you do when you sight a skunk in the woods.

Bar code - Them's the fight'n rules down da local tavern.

Bug - The reason you is a giv'n for calling in sick.

Byte - What yer pit bull dun to cusin Jethro.

Cache - Needed when you go to da store.

Chip - Yer cusin's uncle's mother's boyfriend's name.

Terminal - Time to call da undertaker.

Crash - When you go to Junior's party uninvited.

Digital - The art of counting on your fingers.

Diskette - A female Disco dancer.

Hacker - Uncle Leroy after thirty years of smoking.

Hardcopy - Picture looked at when selecting tattoos.

Internet - Where cafeteria workers put their hair.

Keyboard - Where you hang the keys to the John Deere.

Mac - Big Bob's favorite fast food.

Megahertz - How your head feels after seventeen beers.

Modem - What ya did when the grass and weeds got too tall.



Mouse pad - Where Mickey and Minnie live.

Network - Scoop'n up a big fish before it breaks the line.

Online - Where to stay when taking the sobriety test.

Rom - Where the pope lives.

Screen - Helps keep the skeeters off the porch.

Serial port - A red wine you drink with breakfast.

Superconductor - Amtrak's Employee of the year.

Scsi - What you call your week-old underwear.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Australian Victoria Cross - Sold.

The Victoria Cross awarded to Capt Alfred John Shout of the Australian Infantry sold for £491,000 in a sale in Sydney.



Capt Shout, born in New Zealand in 1881,fought in The Boer War and was Austrialia's most decorated soldier in the Gallipoli Campaign, died three days after an assult on Turkish Trenches at The Battle of Lone Pine in 1915.


THE REAL ANZACS


There are plenty of slouch-hatted soldiers in town,
Doughty and debonair, stalwart and brown;
Some are from Weymouth or Salisbury plain,
Others have 'pushed' in the western campaign;

Call them 'overseas soldiers' or 'down under men'
Declare that each is as daring as ten;
Call them cornstalks or fern leaves all out for a fight,
But don't call them ANZACS, for that isn't right.

The ANZACS, their ranks are scanty but all told,
Have a separate record illuminated in gold;
Their blood on Gallipoli's ridges they poured,
Their souls with the scars of that struggle are scored,

Not many are left, and not many are sound,
And thousands lie buried in Turkish ground,
These are the ANZACS; the others may claim,
Their zeal and their spirit, but never their name.


by an unknown Aussie soldier.




My story about Sergent Havildar Singh is another fine example of the heroes of The First World War.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

"Wash Me" taken to a new level - the Dust Art of Scott Wade




As a kid there was nothing like dragging your finger across the dirty back window of your mom's minivan. Imagine lifting your finger to find you've created a Mona Lisa on the rear glass. Scott Wade of San Marcos, did just that.


See the rest of Scott's art Here.



You can also read the full story.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Spanish Civil War.

July 18th 1936 saw the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, when General Francisco Franco (1892–1975),launched an uprising against Sains Republic.


The war lasted 3 years and cost an estimated 500,00 lives.



Fancy looking at a Hen Webcam,Hopefully you can see Milly, Tilly and Penny going about their chicken life in the coop!



Is there a hole big enough !!!! First question wrong on Who wants to be a Millionaire

Friday, July 14, 2006

Goodbye Bow Street runners…………




Bow street magistrates’ court is to close after 271 years. It is to be sold to a property develop who is believed to be turning it into a hotel.
There has been a magistrates court in Bow Street since the court system came into being. Some famous people have been in the dock of court 1. Oscar Wilde was sentenced to 2 years hard labour for ‘indecent acts’. William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw) started his road to the gallows via this famous court house.



Nelsons column .......

Restorers have finished work on Nelsons Column after four months. What did they find? The column in Trafalgar Square is 16 feet shorter, instead of being 185feet as was thought it is only 169feet 51 inches.




And I think this the last on the subject of Zinedine Zidane...

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

After the Lord Mayor's show .........

Well. all the football is gone for a little while. It has been exciting with joy and sorrow.


Now it is time to relax ...



If you missed it on TV, Here is Zinedine Zidane going mad. What a way to end your career.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

"Zizou"


Zinedine Zidane...

Zinedine Zidane (born June 23, 1972 in Marseille, France), popularly nicknamed Zizou, is a French Football player of Kabyle Algerian descent who has starred for both the French national team and for four club teams, most recently Real Madrid. Zidane is often considered to be the best footballer of his generation and one of the greatest of all time. A midfielder, his elegant dribbling, balance, passing ability, shot accuracy, shot selection and well placed free kicks have made him one of the game's finest artists.







I am going for France tonight, they are the underdogs, but with this man's talent they may have a enough to see off the Italians.


Edit Note : What a sad way to end the career of a great player. It would be nice to hear his side of the story.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Don't Sell Hero's VC .......

Sergent Havildar Singh of the Royal Artillery was the last surviving Indian holder of the Victoria Cross (VC) until his death in November last year. It was presented to him at Buckingham Palace in October 1945 by George VI.



His son Ved Prakash, who needs urgent replacement surgery on his knee, and his 16 year old daughter needs medical attention since losing her right arm in a electrical fire.


With no money and lots of medical bills, a bidder has offered him six million rupees (£70,000) for his late fathers VC.



But No, his son is not going to sell his father VC. "To me such a sum is a great fortune" he says "My father gave his blood for his medal and The Honour of his memory is more important than money"




The country will come to a standstill at midday on Friday to observe a two-minute silence for the victims of the July 7 London bombings on the first anniversary of the suicide attacks.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Tear's .......


Picture From The BBC web site.


Read and see more pictures from the link above. Time for me to go for a cry ......

Today is the Day .... Tear's or Joy !


England play in the quarter finals of the World Cup today against Portugal. If we very play well and lose then I would still be happy.




Have a look at Susanne's photoart, here are some great pictures of the support the host team is getting. These pictures were taken before the quarter final with Argentina, so the next set of photographs should be even better.





Some research help is wanted here about the "Schooner H K Hall", Please have a look at this post, any information would be useful.

Monday, June 26, 2006

What Did i Do !!!!

I do not know how, but IE seems to be working OK. If you find its not please let me know.





I am a little tired tonight so this is the post for now...

Saturday, June 24, 2006

A Good Advert ....

This is a funny Advert and its got Elephants in it !!!







I have been trying to get Internet Explorer (IE) sorted out, but it has got me beat. I have tried all sorts of things, but nothing works. Viewing in Firefox looks great but in IE its rubbish. I have contacted Blogger and their links to fixs are good but I could not get any of them to correct this problem. I shall keep trying, you never know it may click one day !

Thursday, June 22, 2006

How was I born .......

A little boy asks his father , How he was born.

"Well,son" his dad replies, "I guess you'll need to now one day."


"Your mum and I first got together in a chatroom. I set up a date via e-mail and met at a cybercafe.


"We then sneaked into a secluded room where your mum agreed to a download from my hard drive."

"As soon as I was ready to upload,we discovered neither of us had used a firewall. And since it was too late to hit the delete button, nine months later a blessed little pop-up appeared and announced :


" You got male! "








I am still having problems with IE, It seems it does not display correctly. If you can help please email me using This Email Address

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Problems ...

For some reason (which I failed to work out), This blog is best viewed in Firefox.IE does/cannot deal with it! If anyone knows how I can correct this problem please contact me.


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Football ...... Berlin 1938.



The England team,perform a Nazi salute during the German national anthem in Berlin, 1938.




Read the full BBC story Here.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

World Cup Fever.


Well, off we go! England played thier first game and won. Not a great game but a win is a win.


Here are a few facts about the world cup ......


Only Man to Coach and Captain a World Cup Winning Team - Franz Beckenbauer. Captain of Germany in 1974 and coach in 1990.

102 of this year's 736 registered World Cup players are members of English club squads, 29 more than nearest challengers Germany who provide 73 players to competing teams.


Read more World Cup facts.




Here is a interesting picutre I found on the internet .....







...... I think we need all the support and help we can get if we are going to win The Cup!


I have to agree with This Blog by George.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

A bit of Fun .......

I needed something relaxing, so off to the internet I went and I came up with This. It might pass a few minutes, I must say I found it somewhat relaxing.


If you like Cat's you will like the pictures Here.

And I have lots of pictures of Elephants, so here is one ....







And finally ..... If you saw the Eurovision Song Contest ! You might like this version of the winning song.