Wednesday, 27 November 2013

All At Sea

Shabang Theatre's new DVD and CD is out now....featuring Kim Reuter, Russ Elias and 'undreds of cheeky sailors from the Up Club for children with additional needs. Plus the odd cartoon.
Test the power of your smile muscles..........

Rod Hull and Emu

Congratulations to Hull, City of Culture 2013 and birthplace of Rod.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Cum Feel The Noize

Black Country Gong in store for Slade's Noddy Holder. Bostin'!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Tense Nervous Icecream??

Tescos have withdrawn icecream found to contain painkiller tablets.

Bionic Goose

Tilly, a goose from Yorkshire who lost half her beak, has been fitted with a new one made out of denture fittings by a friendly vet dentist. Wouldn't like to have seen the bill.......

The Clangers

Good News Clanger Fans...they're getting a relaunch. Maybe a mini series for the Soup Dragon.....

Someone's Stolen my Waggon Wheel

Waggon Wheels and Jammy Dodgers have been snapped up by a Canadian Pensions Fund....
Aww Gee (the one I missed)

Saturday, 26 October 2013

British Summertime Ends

Sunbathing Rat...from Shabang Theatre Adventure's "All at Sea" premier coming soon! Blog has been quiet, but there's been much frantic drawing going on to ink in all the backgrounds for this musical voyage, featuring the wonderful kids from Shabang's family workshops, supporting children with additional needs. 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

My Latest Brick

Kirklees Way, Thornhill Edge to Clayton West and another new brick spotted. I didn't carry this one home though....

Elephant Petanque Death

An escaped circus elephant called Tanya has killed a French petanque player with her trunk, police said today. Bizarre tragic incident took place in Paris, the said Tanya having made good her escape by covering an electric fence with a piece of canvas....




Tokyo is to host the 2020 Olympics and this is their strange mascot. Anyone know it's name?

Intercity 125, 1977

The other High Speed Train. Funny to think to new one won't be that much faster. Hopefully the sandwiches will be better though!

Friday, 6 September 2013

La La Land

Uh-Oh! Time for Tubby Bye-Byes! Spoiler for Tellytubby Fans wanting to visit the set in Wimpstone, Warwickshire. Sick of Tellytubbites hanging around, the farmer has flooded the site.

Monday, 2 September 2013


 Starfish to cheer up  for my poorly friends Vicky & June...from Shabang Theatre Adventures 

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Bale Out

Gareth Bale signs for Real Madrid ...for £85 Million, a new record. Hum.

Thursday, 29 August 2013


Story from Venezuela reminded me of this chap from a scary children's story......gangs are going around kidnapping girls to chop off their hair....a set of locks can fetch £500...
Apologies for scruffy scan. Whole lotta drawin' Goin' on! 

Pea Brain

After their success growing a stem cell burger, the boffins have now grown the World's first pea-sized brain. Could come in handy......

Remember You're A Womble

Good News, Wombling Fans! The Wombles are back...on Channel 5

Monday, 26 August 2013

The Staffordshire Hoard

More Anglo- Saxon Gold...

Staffordshire Saxon

 If you get a chance, go to see the Staffordshire Hoard at The Potteries Museum, Stoke on Trent. It's free to get in and it's quite a sight. It's on until September 1st.......

Anglo Saxon Gold

Took a trip to Stoke-on-Trent to see the magnificent Staffordshire Hoard again. Truly amazing craftsmanship- hundreds of intricately crafted gold and garnet-encrusted pieces dug up by a bloke called Terry in a field with his metal detector.....

Froome At the Top

Froomeo wins the Tour de France. 

Ding Dong

Royal Baby declared born. Wasn't he called George? 

Jane Austen on a Tenner

Of all the people to turn up on a tenner. Coming soon; Enid Blyton on a penny....

Le Tour de Yorkshire

This time next year, the peloton will have bombed down Holme Moss....

Knife, Fork & Spoon

Women in danger of forced arranged marriages are being urged to hide spoons in their clothing  for detection by security staff at UK airports.....

Cherry Picking

Record Crop for UK  Cherry Farmers who switched to dwarf cherry trees.......

Standing Only

Ryanair  sack pilot who complained about safety on board....


(Phone + Snubbing = Phubbing)

The Full Monty

Monty Panesar arrested in Brighton Night Club after ill-advised Sprinkler Dance with night club bouncers....

Can We Have Our Ball Back?

Mummified head of Toy Moko, Maori Chief, being returned to New Zealand
after 150 years in Warrington..........

From Warrington With Love

Mummified Maori Chief's Shrunken Head to be returned to New Zealand after 150 years languishing in Warrington. Toy Moko's head will be shipped back to Wellington after the Rugby League World Cup........


World's First  Stem Cell Burger is grown in a lab. A snip at a mere £200,000..

Sonic Screwdriver

Darlek meets new Dr Who, Peter Capaldi, Malcolm Tucker-Style. The Thick of It actor gets to ride the tardis........

Popa Cabana

Pope Francis gets the full Brazilian. (Mass at Copa Cabana beach)

Monday, 22 July 2013

Alas Mel Smith

Farewell to Not the Nine O'clock News's Mel Smith. See the oh-so- subtle clip from 1982... Kinda Lingers

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Michael Douglas- Big Mouth Strikes Again

As this is a family show, I don't need to go into details.  Michael Douglas put it so... eloquently

Meanwhile, Behind the Candlelabra

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon star in Liberace movie.....

Monday, 3 June 2013


Yesterday was the 60th anniversay of the Queen being crowned (2 June 1953)

When Beavers Attack

 Avoid petting  beavers  in Belarus....  man-killing beaver bit a fisherman who went to give it a stroke, severing an artery. The article I read said also watch out for kinkajoos and duck-billed platypuses. 

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

On Top of The World


29th May 1953: Hillary and Tenzing Conquer Everest
 New Zealander Edmund Hillary, and the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Mount Everest was named after Sir George Everest, the surveyor-general of India who was the first to produce detailed maps of the Indian subcontintent including the Himalayas.

Edmund Hillary was knighted on his return.
Sir Edmund took part in several expeditions after that including a trip across Antarctica to the South Pole in 1958. He set up a medical and educational trust for the Sherpa people in 1961 and was New Zealand High Commissioner to India in Delhi from 1984 to 1989.
He died aged 88 in January 2008
Tenzing Norgay was awarded the George Medal for his achievement and later became director of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling. He died in 1986.His family are campaigning for a posthumous knighthood...By the 50th anniversary of the ascent in May 2003 over 1,300 people had reached the summit of the roof of the world.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Big Cheese

American wins Traditional Gloucester Cheese rolling contest, held annually on Cooper's Hill, Brockworth