Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Shelling Out

RIP Lonesome George, last of the Galapagos Giant Tortoises. His whole subspecies is now extinct – the end of what is probably a 10 million-year-old line. There's still 20 odd thousand other slightly different giant tortoises though...see: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jun/25/lonesome-george?newsfeed=true

Thursday, 21 June 2012

 Aung San Suu Kyi awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She gave up her husband, children, and 22 years of her life to fight for democracy in Burma. 

Heard The One about The Comedian Tax Dodger?

Contrite Jimmy pays his dues and demands after a slamming from Dave. Maybe he asked Kenn Dodd for accountancy advice...

Monday, 18 June 2012

Greece is The Word

Right winger Antonis Samaras is set to take the helm after winning the most votes in Greek election

Sunday, 17 June 2012


The Goodies, Barry Cryer and Rory Bremner are rallying round to save Bristol's Silent Movie Slapstick Festival after funding cuts 

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Captain Pugwash

Falmouth Shout- Sea Shanty Festival attracts boatloads of folkies in stripey shirts with their fingers in their ears stamping on the floor in unison

Friday, 15 June 2012

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Peeping Tom

Eyam stocks in the Plague Village. No ASBOs back then. Peeping Tom was a carving from Derwent Hall, the last but one youth hostel. Losehill Hall YHA resembles a Wetherspoons with bunk beds

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Chatsworth Chunder

Sausage 'n ' Mash

Doodlings from Hathersage

Olympic Jubilee Challenge

I've just completed my 84 mile Inn Way to the Peak District Walk. What a great week we had- 10 walkers from as far afield as Netherton and Inverness, plus a supporting crew of 5 friends and family from Lichfield to Belfast...