Thursday, 31 January 2013

Manx Cats

Only 33 people speak Manx, acording to the 2011 Census......

The Isle of Man

Last Legs? Only 33 people still speak Manx , according to the 2011 Census

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Queen Abdicates

No, not that Queen, Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands has stepped down for her son, Prince Willem

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Friday, 25 January 2013

A Wee Dram to Robert Burns

See: In 1781, 22-year-old Robert Burns went to Irvine, a coastal town in North Ayrshire, to learn the trade of flax-combing. In Irvine Burns encountered 3 "fires"; he lost all his possessions by burning, he lost his virginity, and he tasted the drink that was coming down from the Highlands and was called uisce beatha, the water of life! O Willie brew'd a peck o' maut And Rob and Allen cam to see; Three blyther hearts, that lee-lang night, Ye wadna found in Christendie. Wha first shall rise to gang awa, A cuckold, coward loun is he! Wha first beside his chair shall fa', He is the King amang us three.

Terror Cheese Tunnel

Cheese Causes Traffic Meltdown- A tunnel near the Arctic town of Narvik was closed for five days as 27 tonnes of brunost, or brown cheese, went up in smoke....

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Wacky Space Races

There's Gold In them Thar Asteroids.....the race is on to find a way to catch one. My money's on Dick Dastardly

Monday, 21 January 2013

Back to the Batmobile

$4.2 million secures the Batmobile for Phoenix businessman Rick Champagne. Sounds like a job for the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder

Friday, 18 January 2013

Legs Before Wicket

Sussex sex up their 2nd X1 with the addition of Sarah Taylor,England Women's Cricket Team wicketkeeper

Every Little Bit Helps

Horseburgers now in at Tescos

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Illustrated Man

Vladimir Franz's facial tattoos didn't put off Czech voters...he came 3rd in Presidential elections this week....


Good news twitchers. Rare Bearded Tits sighted in Hyde Park

Sunday, 13 January 2013

David Bowie's New single

David Bowie's first single for 10 years, "Where are We Now?". Good, bad or indifferent, I dunno, broadband running far too slow to download. but checkout Flight of the Concorde's "Bowie's In Space" on

Saturday, 12 January 2013

January Birds

Every day I'll try to draw a bird I've spotted. As you can see, I need the practice, but doubt I'll get to 365 without visiting an aviary........

Hot Down Under

Australia braces for 50 degrees centigrade, bush fires and dust storms as first snow of 2013 approaches UK.....

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Ronseal Varnish

See-through, sticky stuff, glossing over Dave 'n' Nick's Mid term Review. Great product placement though!

Monday, 7 January 2013

The Amabassador's Reception...Banged up in Bogata

I blame Robin for this one.....Honduras removed its ambassador to Columbia after a the Embassy was looted and trashed after a wild party

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Guy Works Down The Chipshop Swears He's Elvis

Not such a hit as Fairytale of New York, but Kirsty MacColl rocks none the celebration of the recent European Elvis Impersonator's Championships in Birmingham See:

Friday, 4 January 2013

Muriel's Mural

A surprise post from one's mother, inspired by a visit to the Sculpture Park to see Mark Hearld

Thunderbirds are Go

Various puppets and Lady Penelope's pink Roller were up for auction last year....
RIP Gerry Anderson, creator of Supermarionation.

Kitchen Shindig

In celebration of a new boxful of harmonicas.

Robin "The Pelvis" Bowles on Accordian

I know what you're thinking, but this isn't Rob Stewart, or me with facial hair, but Armitage Bridge's finest squeezy boxer, Mr Bowles

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Hissing Sid

2013, Year of the Snake

Year of the Snake

Happy Year of the Snake! In the  Chinese Horoscope, Snake symbolizes ambition and wisdom.

Windy Day, New Year's Eve 2012

Toby's creation from last year, with thanks to Liz & Andy for a "bostin'" curry.   Liz's House of the Risin' Sun rocked the kitchen, even if the Jool's Hootenanny didn't!