Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Bit of a cheek

Back in May 2013, I was asked if I wanted a day`s work at a garden up in the beautiful Dales village of Kettlewell. I was going to blog about it, but that night I went to a Bad Pollyanna gig and forgot about work.

The lawn took 3 cuts to get to anything like medium-short!
It was for a friend of a client so even though the village is over 40 mile from my home I decided to do it. There was talk of follow-up visits I said a day a month, but the client never confirmed anything so I took it that, that was that.

At Kettlewell
Then today I received an email from him asking “If I could cut his lawn this week, preferably on Thursday? I will need a strimmer as it`s quite long.” I answered “no” well I explained I was fully booked up for the season. Do people think that I`m just sat at home waiting for the phone to ring, or what!

At Kettlewell
The job was a bit of a clearance rather than a full make-over and I took it the style was a “Country Gothic” it was in the country and had plenty of mature, moss covered trees.

At Kettlewell
I did clear 3 bags of moss off the paths and paving

At Kettlewell moss covered trees

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Why I Am Not worried About A Terrorist Attack!

40 odd years ago when I was at school, I was in the bottom eight of the `pecking order` in my year, that is say I was one of 8 who were picked on or bullied the most. Basically I faced a one in eight chance of been physically or mentally assaulted every day for the 5 years I was at secondary/high school.
1 in 8
Pic from google
So when `they` say there is a high risk of a terrorist attack a people stop going out to pubs, theatres, clubs and restaurants etc. I think we need to `Do the numbers`


Terrorists seem to attack about every 4 weeks on a weekend. So that`s a 1 in 4 chance it will be the weekend you are going out.

1 in 4

There`s about 20 country`s terrorists seem to attack. So that`s a 1 in 20 chance it will be your country.

1 in 20 X 4, from above.

Birmingham 1974 (Pic from google)
In the UK there`s about 20 major cities which terrorists may think to attack. So that`s a 1 in 20 chance it will be your town / city.

1 in (4 X 20 X 20)

London (Pic from google)
I think in my city there could be well over 500 pubs. How the hell are they going to find the one I`m in? but if we just say 1 in 100 we are been very pessimistic.

So that`s now 1 in (4 X 20 X 20 X 100)

Which means

1 in 160,000

And that`s why I am not worried about a terrorist attack!

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

My Introduction to Live Music Back In 1979.

Way back in 1979 my only connection to `live music` was reading Pop Post in the local newspaper on a Tuesday night!  I was working most nights till midnight in a Hotel. Finally I decided to go down into town to The F Club and see a live band. I don`t know who they were, but I must have liked it because I was back the next week to see the Pirahnas and the Abrasive Wheels. The next week it was Destroy All Monsters. So it went on including:-
UK Subs
The Cramps
The Fall
Generation X
John Copper Clarke
The first flyer I was given at The F Club in 1979
At the end of 1979 John (The Promotor) printed this one 
The first 1980 Flyer from The F Club

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

I’m Back

As our local caravanning groups Public Relations Officer, that is.
A couple of months ago I posted a picture of Betty, which I also put on Facebook. of when we helped her celebrate 43 happy years caravanning. At the meeting I was asked to re-join the groups committee, I did and was reappointed as their P.R.O.  
From The Camping and Caravanning Club magazine.
So in less than 6 weeks after taking up the position my first picture appears in the Camping and Caravanning Club’s national magazine it had been picked up the Club reporter Sheila Kiggins, who asked if it could be used in the magazine.
And here it is a bit bigger
L to R Dave Binns, Batty Brown, Debbie Little (Chairperson)
The Camping and Caravanning Club magazine.

Friday, 13 May 2016

More Pictures From Our Weekend at Thornton Hall Farm.

Last weekend we were caravanning at Thornton Hall Farm. Just down the road was the village church. The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin.
At The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Thornton.
We had a walk over to it and I took some pictures of the most architecturally interesting Head Stones.
At The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Thornton.
At The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Thornton.
When Stone is dust, well nearly.

At The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Thornton.
Someone must have liked horses.
 At The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Thornton.
Just a simple marker.
. At The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Thornton.
At The Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Thornton.

Monday, 9 May 2016

Thornton Hall Farm.

We camped (Caravanned) on a farm which had attractions for children last weekend.
Thornton Hall Farm.
  This is my new `best friend`
Me and my new `best friend`
  More about the weekend to follow later.
My new `best friend`

Thursday, 5 May 2016

I know Dreams Are Unreal But.

Last night I had a rather strange dream, it could have been about real things, but in I guess a parallel universe.

It started in a pub, which brewed its own real ale, so could have been The Fox and Newt, but wasn`t. It was more open.

I seemed to know lots of people in there, but they weren`t my real friends.

Music started playing and I said “Oh great Floorshow, I love to dance to this”, but it wasn`t and I didn`t dance in my dream.

I went outside; it was light but the street lights were on.

I walked up a road, looking for a take-away, of which there were lots, but I didn`t go in any.

I was in a seaside town and it was it was full of Goths, so you think Whitby, but no it was flat, open and very rundown.

I was walking up the main road and there was a caravan site it was surrounded on three sides by a high wall with a wire fence to the road, a bit like the one at Seaburn, but in it was just one old car, a mk. 3 Cortina.

Now I was eating some chips, it was dark, and I was looking for my car.

At that I woke up.
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