Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Monday, 25 June 2012

What is Globalization?

I was kindly sent this by my Auntie, although I think it may be “doing the rounds, I like it and will share it with you

What is Globalization?

This is probably the easiest rational explanation for Globalization:

A definition of globalization that I can understand and to which I now can relate:

Question.       What is the truest definition of Globalization?*
Answer.         Princess Diana's death.

Question.       How come?
From Google

An English princess with an Egyptian boyfriend crashes in a French tunnel, riding in a German car with a Dutch engine, driven by a Belgian who was drunk on Scottish whisky, followed closely by
Italian Paparazzi, on Japanese motorcycles, treated by an American doctor, using Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you by a AUSTRALIAN using American Bill Gates' technology, and you're probably reading this on your computer, that uses Taiwanese chips, and a Korean monitor, assembled by
Bangladeshi workers in a Singapore plant, transported by Indian truck drivers, hijacked by Indonesians, unloaded by Vietnamese longshoremen, and trucked to you by Myanmar illegal's.....

That, is Globalization !

Mark Twain once said, ?Always tell the truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said.?

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Here already

Encyclopedia Gothica

Just 16 hours after ordering the Encyclopedia Gothica from Amazon it dropped though my letter box

Friday, 22 June 2012

Up Trees Before Goths (Up Trees)

I have found some old photos. Here are 3 from I think about 1977ish and one from about 1989 ?
As these pictures predate Goth as we know it today, so they would not be accepted by Goths Up Trees
Me up a tree c 1977 at Glen Moor Forest Park in the Scottish Cairngorms
My mums Chihuahua up a tree. (I most likely put him there)
Me not up a tree, but on the Old Bridge at Carrbridge Scotland
And Chris Up a tree again in Scotland but about 1989 so pity she is not Goth

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award

Alexandria at Queens of the Wild Frontier gave me a Kreative Blogger Award thank you.

Here are the rules!:
-Link the person who awarded you
-Post the Kreativ Blogger image to your blog
-Post 7 random things about you
-Award 10 other deserving bloggers

Seven things about me

1.    I not quite sure how to do links. So this might not work sorry.

2.    There seems to be so many parts to life that I can’t keep up with myself.

3.    I suffer from Hay fever, which is bad been a gardener.

4.    I have a really good sense of direction outside, but always get lost in buildings.

5.    I’ve now 2 grandsons, one is my youngest step sons. The other is my eldest step sons, step son. Does that mean I’m a two-step granddad ?

6.    In 1977 I helped make the then “World’s Biggest Yorkshire Pudding.”

7.    I seem to ask questions that no one else things of.

10 other deserving bloggers

Monday, 18 June 2012

Our anniversary

It’s our 26th anniversary today and to celebrate this Chris has gone to London to see the Grandson.
It is 26 years since I first took Chris out. We had lunch, just as friends and it is 23 years today since I proposed to her. We have been married 20 years now.
Early days of fun

On our Honeymoon

That was a good car

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Weekend in Horton in Ribblesdale

Arrived late Thursday night to be greeted by the bad news that Betty had “Miss-judged” the gateway and broke her nearside window and damaged the door on her caravan! Next morning we made a temporary repair on the door. Caravan windows are double glassed and only the outer sheet had been smashed.

I walked in to Horton in Ribblesdale and took some pics of St Oswald’s Church built in the eleventh century with the Tower been added in the fourteenth
St Oswald’s Church
St Oswald’s Church
St Oswald’s Church
 A thoroughly wet weekend meant that I at least got a good rest.
I REALLY wanted to claim this Oak tree for “Goths up Trees” but it was just too wet !

The rain also meant that there were not many there!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Weekend at York

Friday we travelled in rain to Clifton Park Cricket Club at York to join the Spen gang for the last weekend of the week long meet. Although the bank holiday had seen over 80 ‘vans on site the field was now thinning out. Having set-up and chatted to friends we headed in to York for lunch at Jumbo’s Chinese buffet restaurant, and quite nice it was. Took Holly for a short walk along the embankment and then we both fell asleep. In the evening we drove into York to find Stereo Night Club ready for Saturday night. Then had few drinks back in our ‘van.
York (pic from Neil)
Saturday went back into York and did some shopping, which included new belts with nice buckles and I got a new hoody. Had lunch, walked Holly and rested ready for the night.

New hoody and belts
Darklands / Deviation. I must say that I was a bit disappointed their website promised “Cheap drinks, real ales and special offers at the bar” Were as in fact everything was in bottles or cans ! Also there was a distinct lack of seating, which to most didn’t seem to be a problem, but with Chris’s ankle still not right we needed to sit. This meant that we had to stay in the front bar i.e. in Deviation were as I would had preferred to of been in Darklands more as the music was more to my taste. OR maybe I am too old for clubs
Sunday morning the sun was out as we packed-up and headed home.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Energy drinks

I know that I’m older than most of you who read this, I’ve never tried to hide that, basically I’m happy with where I am with my life. One thing though is that I do feel tried more quickly these days. My job as a Gardener is quite physical and so to combat this I’ve tried some so-called energy drinks.

I first tried Red Bull. It was a hot day and I’d decided to have my lunch in a client’s garage where it was cooler, I had my sandwiches and drink the Red bull. Then fell asleep.
Quarter of an hour later I woke-up wondering where I was !!!

Next was Boost. That was cheaper and came in one litre bottles. This seemed to do the trick, but I was beginning to find it hard to go to sleep at night and then feeling worse in the morning. So I started only drinking it before lunch. I was drinking at least one bottle a day, then I read on the label “Recommended daily adult amount 250ml”…… Ahhhhh.
I had a week’s holiday and went “Cold turkey” till I came down off the ceiling

I’ve not ‘Used’ any for the last couple of years, but at the weekend in a wholesaler’s I came across one called Relentless. So here goes hold tight

Sunday, 3 June 2012

St John's Church Menston

This is where I intended having my World Goth Day Picnic (See that day’s Blog)
St John's Church Menston
Built in the early Gothic style in 1871, (But, I could not find who the Architect was.) And for an estimated cost of £1,000, originally with just one aisle. Soon it was realised that more seating was needed and in 1886 the north aisle was added. Further developed in 1920 as a thanksgiving for peace after the First World War, in 1950 in thanksgiving for peace after the Second World War and in 1970.

St John's Church Menston

Grooving In Green + October Burns Black + Auger at Carpe Noctum, Leeds

I had looking forward to this gig ever since I knew about it, but on Saturday morning I didn`t feel up to it especially with having to wor...