Some great photographs and trivia to celebrate Big Ben's 150 years of duty. I used to love to cycle past it when I lived in London in the late 70s. I particularly liked the use of old pennies to advance and slow down the clock.
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Big mistake not recalling Gilchrist and Hayden for the World Twenty20 Championship. Both are in the best form.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The bar mat thief got off lightly judging by this story. Our friends live in Phuket and we hear versions of this kind of things regularly. Not a great advert for Thai holidays. Scary stuff.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Moving into our house over a year ago, we spent a lot of time prepping before we painted most of the rooms. Hannah helped with some sanding in her own room.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The comments are classic. Did I really grow up in that country?
It's cos he was in the toilet by himself and he rubbed one out, ripped the heed, choked the chiken, beat the bishop, polished the rocking horse, stripped the fig, whipped the frog, whacked the cyclops, test-fired the one-eyed yogurt thrower, had a tug of war with the skin flute, debugged the purple-helmeted warrior of love, played pocket polo with the soft soap dispenser, tickled the mango, wrestled the dragon's tail, unloaded the morning missile, kneaded Willy the one-eyed wonder-worm
Great Scottish One Liners
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Trying to stay away from morbid themes. When I was little we had a blacksmith just down the road from our house. My mum used to take us for walks and we would watch him shoe horses. Dirty, hot and gloomy work. I have vivid memories of the huge bellows being used to heat up the coals. Our trip to Swan Hill in January brought us to the settlement where a recreated blacksmiths workshop was maintained as part of the many interesting historical displays. The blacksmith was just getting started for the day.
Century Old Chalk Map carved in a Wiltshire hillside. You can see it correctly displayed upside down on Google Maps. http://tinyurl.com/p49ca4
Friday, May 08, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
I blogged about wine in milk cartons earlier. I don't see why people would complain if they can live with cask wine. This is nicely presented. Proof is in the pudding. Does it taste good? Duh!
Still trying to work out where this came from, but it is very impressive. I never did work out why trailer parks got most of the action during tornadoes in the US.