Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Goodnight Dear Friend.

During the night (29/30 May 06), Sheppey passed away.

Sheppey had been our friend for over 16 years and will be sadly missed.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Remember This ....

Well, its bank holiday Monday (in the UK), and I was awake before 5.30am. I am watching a old Gregory Peck movie and remember my first posting oversea while serving in The Army, God, what a sad man I must be !

Well, my first oversea's tour was in Bahrain (1968 to 1969). Not having even left the country before, at 18 this camp was where I was to spend the next year. Surprise, there as no "Welcome notice" and "Hope you enjoy your stay".

It was set way out in the desert, away from night life and women but not the beer. A hut like the one in the picture above, held about 20 soldiers, all in one long room. Where was my small little room, where I had been living safe and sound for the last 18 years. A simple question with a simple answer ....... about 5000 miles due West !

So what to do in this place? Lots of sport,drinking and a little work. I had one friend who was by my side (In the form of pictures, around my little space called Home), that was the girl I had a crush on .......... Fran├žoise Hardy. Although I could not speak French (and still cannot), I loved the way she sang. Her good looks had nothing to do with it !!!!!!!

I remember our pet dog (cannot remember his/her name).Looking at all the photos from that time I spent in a far off land, makes me feel very old....

Cannot remember who said it, but a quote comes to mind ........

"Home is where you hang your hat."

Friday, May 26, 2006

Museum of the Year.

The 19th century iron steamship, The SS Great Britain was named museum of the year. The prize of £100,000 is this countries richest arts award.

This former transatlantic steamship was built in 1843 by Isambard kingdom Brunel and was first launched from Bristol in the UK.

This great ship spent years rotting in the Falkland Islands,while being used as a storage hulk.

200,000 people turned out to celebrate her return in 1970, after being towed bac and placed in a dry doc in Bristol.

It took over 11 million pounds to stabilise and restroe this ever lasting reminder of this Victorian Wonder.

Isambard kingdom brunel built 3 iron ships in Bristol,The Clifton Suspension Bridge and The Great Western railway. He came second (to Sir Winston Churchill) in a BBC poll in 2002 to find the Greatest Briton.

Here is a update to my Eurovision Song Contest Blog.

This blog shows a picture of Lordi without thier masks !

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Eurovision Song Contest !!!!

Every year the voting gets worse, how can this go on. Some changes to the voting system must be done.

I have never heard of "Lordi". Wild and exciting comes to mind. A Finnish clergyman, (Father Mitro Repo) is quoted as saying :

"Lord have mercy on us Finnish people now"

Maybe next year for the Uk, Yeah Right !

Friday, May 19, 2006

8 Words With Two meanings !!!

1. THINGY (thing-ee) n. Female...... Any part under a car's hood. Male..... The strap fastener on a woman's bra.

2. VULNERABLE (vul-ne-ra-bel) adj. Female.... Fully opening up one's self emotionally to another. Male.... Playing football without a cup.

3. COMMUNICATION (ko-myoo-ni-kay-shon) n. Female... The open sharing of thoughts and feelings with one's partner. Male... Leaving a note before taking off on a fishing trip with the boys.

4. COMMITMENT (ko-mit-ment) n. Female.... A desire to get married and raise a family. Male...... Trying not to hit on other women while out with this one.

5. ENTERTAINMENT (en-ter-tayn-ment) n. Female.... A good movie, concert, play or book. Male...... Anything that can be done while drinking beer.

6. FLATULENCE (flach-u-lens) n. Female.... An embarrassing byproduct of indigestion. Male...... A source of entertainment, self-__expression, male bonding.

7 MAKING LOVE (may-king luv) n. Female...... The greatest __expression of intimacy a couple can achieve. Male.. Call it whatever you want, just as long as we do it.

8. REMOTE CONTROL (ri-moht kon-trohl) n. Female.... A device for changing from one TV channel to another. Male... A device for scanning through all 375 channels every 5 minutes.

and finally .....

He said . .. . Why are married women heavier than single women? She said . . . Single women come home, see what's in the fridge and go to bed. Married women come home, see what's in bed and go to the fridge.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

New Digital Camera.

Nikon has produced a out of this world camera, it has a very fast shutter speed, so fast it can take a picture of women with thier mouths closed !!!

Susanne's Photoart is a Blog I find very interesting and has some great photo's.Click on link above and take a look.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Japanese Balloon Bombs.

Here is a interesting story from World War Two.

Some 9,000 balloons made of paper or rubberized silk and carrying anti-personnel and incendiary bombs were launched from Japan during a five-month period, to be carried by high altitude winds more than 6,000 miles eastward across the Pacific to North America.

Read the full story Here.

Follow the links on the above page for somemore interesting stories.

God bless
those who fear war
those who are killed in war
those who are harmed by war
those who are bereaved by war
those who build and heal after war
those who live their lives, so that wars may cease

(Author Unknown)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

HP Sauce ....

HP sauce, which has been on British tables for more than 100 years, is about to go dutch !

It has been made in the Midlands for generations, and now it is being moved to Elst in Holland. HP has been increasing in demand by more than 3 per cent a year and is dold in 69 countries.

What next, It seems this country is selling off most of our industries to European companies. I am British .....

A Austrialian cricet test cap belonging to fast bowler Ray Lindwall for the 1954-55 ashes tour of Endland fetched £4,140 at a London auction earlier this week.

Monday, May 08, 2006

I wish I was a ........

The Glow Worm.

By Charlotte Smith.(1749-1806)

When on some balmy-breathing night of Spring
The happy child, to whom the world is new
Pursues the evening moth, of mealy wing,
Or from the heath-bell beats the sparkling dew;
He sees before his inexperienc'd eyes
The brilliant Glow Worm, like a meteor, shine
On the turf bank; amaz'd and pleas'd he cries
'Star of the dewy grass! - I make thee mine!'
Then, ere he sleep, collects the moistened flower
And bids soft leaves his glittering prize enfold,
And dreams that fairy lamps illume his bower.
Yet, with the morning, shudders to behold
His lucid treasure, rayless as the dust;
So turn the World's bright joys, to cold and blank disgust.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Soap Box .........

When I started this Blog, I planned to make it interesting with fun and useful bits of information.

Today I am going to break this rule .......

The BBC felt it necessary to show an interview with Gary Glitter from a Vietnamese prison as a major news item. Glitter, whose real name Is Paul Gadd ( A 1970's pop singer), is serving a 3 year sentence for sexually molesting two young girls in Vietnam.

Glitter left Britain after being given a four month jail sentence in Nov 1999, after admitting possession of 4,000 hardcore photographs of children being abused.

In 2002, he was deported from Cambodia. The Deputy Prime Minister, asked him to leave as a " Preventative Measure for Protecting the Well Being of Our Children ".

Why shoud this person be allowed prime time TV news to air his views and plead his innocence.

In my opinion the BBC has committed an Injustice to us , The Public !

Read the full story from the Daily Telegraph here.