Monday, October 31, 2005

West Life - 'You Raise Me Up'

Well I am not a fan of West Life, but I heard the single today and I liked it.

So will they be the number one over xmas, we will have to see.

You can visit their Official Website Here

If you would like to listen to the song CLICK HERE

This post is for Tracy.....

Sunday, October 30, 2005

A Prayer

Dear Lord,

There's a young man far from home,
called to serve his nation in time of war;
sent to defend our freedom
on some distant foreign shore.

We pray You keep him safe,
we pray You keep him strong,
we pray You send him safely home ...
for he's been away so long.

There's a young woman far from home,
serving her nation with pride.
Her step is strong, her step is sure,
there is courage in every stride.
We pray You keep her safe,
we pray You keep her strong,
we pray You send her safely home ...
for she's been away too long.

Bless those who await their safe return.
Bless those who mourn the lost.
Bless those who serve this country well,
no matter what the cost.

Author Unknown

Saturday, October 29, 2005

If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It !

Found this quote today .......

AN old Indian chief sat in his hut on the reservation, smoking a ceremonial pipe eyeing two US government officials sent to interview him. "Chief Two Eagles," asked one official, "you have observed the white man for 90 years. You've seen his wars and his material wealth. You've seen his progress, and the damage he's done."
The chief nodded. "Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man go wrong?" The chief stared at the officials and calmly replied: "When white man found the land, Indians were running it. No taxes, no debt, plenty buffalo, plenty beaver, women did all work. "Medicine man treat patient free. Indian man spend all day hunting and fishing, and all night making love. Then the chief leaned back and smiled. "White man dumb enough to think he could improve system like that."

Picture shows Geronimo (1829-1909) - "Goyathlay" ("One Who Yawns")

Friday, October 28, 2005

How Many Days Till Xmas

Not long now before the bank manager puts most of us in the Red ......... have a look here to keep you up to date.....

I Love Christmas

If you want to download it yourself to use on your web pages or even on your desktop, let me know and I will post the link.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Funny Old Day

Its been a funny day really, did nothing till about noon ,then all hell let loose.

Lots of drivers using mobile phones, I wish they would understand that it is dangerous.

I could not resist adding the picture below ..............

Here is a update about my earlier post of Private Harry Farr

See you all soon .......

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Lets have a moan !!!!!

Mobile Phones. The latest hands free below.

Why do people insist on using their mobile phone while driving there car !!! Its against the law and the fines are heavy. It really gets my goat up to see these people , and a hands free kit is very cheap, even bluetooth is not a lot. So you lot who still use mobiles while driving ........ buy a hands free kit .

Monday, October 24, 2005

Private Harry Farr

Read the sad story of Private Harry Farr .

I have read the whole story from the page above and I think he was hard done by, have a look and make your own opinion.

You can read some of the witness statements and other comments.

Post a comment and let me know your thoughts.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Marmite - Love it of Hate it !!!!

Well, I love it. Spread heavily on toast or any thing if you cannot get toast. I like it straight from the jar......

Read this tip to keep the mosquitos away.

I am not sure if it works, but anything must be worth a try.

You can see more graphics on the Sevenoaks Art Web pages.

Most of the graphics are very good and they are free. There are Gifs and Flash to download.

Go on have a look.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Charlton Win Again ......

Another three points for Charlton, now second in the league. They need to keep focused and should finish in the top six.

The time now, is to dip into the transfer market in january and hopefully get some bargains who can keep Charlton in the top half of the table.

Breaker morant

Just been watching the film "Breaker Morant" starring Edward Woodward in the title role. It's a true story based on the story of Harry Morant who was Born at Bridgwater, England on 9 December 1864.

You can read more about Harry Morant here.

My Digital Camera Part Four

Well my camera was returned today, with a little note stating that they had not heard from me and my camera was returned unrepaired. I think we will close this subject before words flow from my mouth.

I shall be buying or receiving a new camera, I will post type and other information.

Friday, October 21, 2005

My Digital Camera Part Three

Been trying to contact Olympus about my camera, all you get is loads of options and then wait for 20 mins and still no human vioce. I have been trying to speak to someone since 11th October, whats wrong with them. Rang the head office and got through a human voice, but she was only the receptionist and she says she could not help, Great so when do I get my camera back.

Watch this space to find when I do receive my camera back.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Who was Hannah Snell ?

On doing research on The US Navy, I came across the story of Hannah Snell. She concealed her true sex while serving in a regiment of the Royal Marines.

Born into a large Worcester family in the United Kingdom family in 1723.

Read her story here

Monday, October 17, 2005


Just been watching Charlton on the TV. Only a draw but It is better than losing.

They are still riding high in the table and I hope they can do really well this season and end up in Europe.


Sunday, October 16, 2005

Father of U.S. Navy

When I posted the image of US warship in a gale.

I never thought I would look into the US warships in more detail.

I came across Commodore John Barry.

John Barry was born in 1745 in Tacumshane in the county of Wexham in Ireland. He went to sea as a boy on merchant vessels. At the age of 30 he was a prosperous ship's master, his home was in Philadelphia.

With the outbreak of hostilities with Great Britian in 1776, he was given the command of the frigate "Lexington", he was the first to capture a British warship "The Edward", the following year he was transferred to command "The Effingham" and soon claimed another captive.

On signing of the armistic on 20th January 1783, Barry, on a Congress who were unwilling in granting funds, took eleven years of remonstrations and undening efforts and successive disappointments , his dream of building new warships were realized. The first of them was the frigate "United States", and was built under Barry's close supervision and he became her commaner.

Congress recognized his achievements of their naval hero, and Barry was given the rank of Commodore (the highest in the Navy at that time).

After his death in 1803, he was given the proud name of the "Father of U.S. navy".

You can read more about John Barry HERE

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Danny Murphy

I put this on for the wife, who is a Charlton supporter. There game with Fulham is live on SKY TV on monday night. I always like watching them, they always give a 100 per cent.

You can read the full story here and visit Charlton Web Site Here

Famous Quote

Found this quote on the net this morning

"Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious."

Find other quotes Here

Friday, October 14, 2005

Thursday, October 13, 2005

My Digital Camera Part Two

Olympus got back to me about my camera, they want nearly £100 to repair it. With the prices of Digital Camera's going down every week, I thought it best not to bother. I have now put a Digital Camera on my wish list for Xmas. I have told all my family about my broken camera and hopefully Santa will leave one by my chimney.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

US War Ship in a Gale

This is a nice picture of a US war ship in a gale. Even though I have downsized it, you can still see all the detail.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Old Photographs

I was able to get my hands on some old photographs of my area. This photo was taken in 1905 and named Lodge Lane but in fact it is Lodge Hill (East Wickham). If anyone knows when it was changed please let me know. I am writing my new web pages, but ofcourse, it all takes time. I hope to incorperate a lot of these old images. Google earth gave me a good image of the area, so I hope to tie up the aerial views with other images of my area.

That's it.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

My Digital Camera

My Olympus Camedia C-450 broke while I was holiday and I have just received a quote back from Olympus for the repair. It going to cost about half the price of the camera when it bought less than two years ago. I am in my thinking mode and checking the Web for the cost of a new camera. This was a great little camera, if I get a replacement then I can use all my accessories I bought for the old/broken one.

Well that's all for now .... C U all soon.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Back to Work

Went back to work today after three weeks holiday. I never go back to work on a monday.

Christmas will soon be here and credit cards will be going mad again. It seems everyone wants my money and the cost keeps going up.

The picture above it of our dog Tessa (when she was a little young pup) she is six now and i will post a newer picture in later blogs.

Well thats it for now.

Saturday, October 01, 2005


I have just returned (yesterday) from my two week holiday with my wife in Menorca.

I have been going there for the last three years. It is very relaxing and I dont drive for the whole period. The local transport is good and there is always your own two legs. We must have walked a fair few miles.

I shall be putting more photographs of Menorca on my web pages over the next few months (I am writing a new one ....... again) and I will let you know when these are posted.