Friday, 31 January 2014

Bat out of Hell

Could Bats be out of Hell? European bat population has apparently risen, including the
the Whiskered Bat....however, the Greater & Lesser Horseshoe Bats are still on the endangered list...


Inspired by Malcolm McLaren's Double Dutch,  Geography Teacher Mr Wilcock gets 'em going with the jump ropes

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Up Helly Aa!

Mid Winter Viking  Fire Festivals were held in Shetland this Tuesday to burn a big Viking longboat, grow beards and generally shout "Aaaaaaa!" a lot.....

Tuesday, 28 January 2014


The National Maritime Museum displays drawings by Gladys E. Reed, a Wren who drew her fellow crew whilst off duty in 1947....

Caveman Caught Short

DNA from a Mesolithic Man found in a Spanish cave revealed he had blue eyes, dark skin and a lactose intolerance....dedicated to Dom

Flying Cat

Cats were blown 6 feet into the air during a mini tornado according to a Kent resident...

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Why did the Chicken Cross the Road?

To try out her new Hi Viz Chicken Vest. Being aggressively marketed by a firm called Omlet..


Putin  reassures West that gay athletes and visitors are welcome at the Winter Olympics

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Justin Bieber's Dragster

What a Drag! Justin Bieber has been arrested for dragster racing whilst under the influence of Marijuana........

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Tenuous Link

A Rare Blue Diamond has been discovered in a mine in south Africa. It's been valued at $20 million . The Blue Diamonds were  a Indonesian-Dutch 60s Doo-Wop Group with a hit called "Ramona". Hokum  didn't cover that, but we did murder "Goodnight Irene" in Mark's Netherton basement. Wasn't Jason on jaw-harp??

Old Model Army

No, the 80s band haven't reformed, Chinese film makers are making a superhero movie  based on the Terracotta Army.....

Viking Meccano

The British Museum gets ready to receive the biggest Viking Longboat ever found. Denmark helps by sending a giant Meccano set to hold it all together.....

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Alfred The Pelvis

After The King in the Car park (Richard the Third), there's great excitement over a pelvis found in a cardboard box in Winchester Museum

Hot Running

Shiva Keshavan is the first Indian to compete in Luge at the Winter Olympic Games in Russia. Check him out training on a road in the Himalayas. See:

Friday, 17 January 2014

RIP Trigger

Farewell to Roger Lloyd Pack, AKA Trigger off Only Fools and Horses

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Franz Ferdinand

"Stop Blaming Franz Ferdinand for starting the First World War" say relatives of the assassinated Archduke...


The Descendants  of Archduke Ferdinand have asked people to stop blaming him for starting
World War 1.......

Hot Rod

For The Rod Stewart Fan Club, who've asked for a Rod pic for their 2015 calendar...
Can you guess the name of the Album?

Wednesday, 15 January 2014


Blur's Alex James is moving on from Artisan Cheese to bottles of pop. So pretty soon this cartoon will breach copyright as he hopes to trademark the name "Britpop". Didn't know you could trademark a genre

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Ella's Robins

My little niece's latest masterpiece xx

Bricking It

Calling all Brickies! A shortage of bricks and bricklayers has been declared as the UK tries to build itself out of recession. 

Friday, 10 January 2014

Trumpton Fire Brigade

Clerkenwell Fire Station closed today, after 140 year's service. It's one of 10 to close in London.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

The Date Palm, RIP (1989 -2014)

 Gone, but not forgotten
It's luxurious shade dapples the terracotta. The slightly annoying  inedible orange dates litter the terrace...there's the sound of a lone broom's gentle sweeping, disturbing  one's siesta
Wait there....who's the dude with the hair??

For Marcus, who bemoans the loss of the Spanish date palm, infested by insects
 and nibbled to within an inch of its life.....

A Date With Destiny

Date Palm Sketches (2010)
RIP The Xabia Date Palm, chain sawed today 2pm (est) Spanish time

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Baldrick's Cunning Plan

Education Secretary has blackballed Blackadder's depiction of the First World War....

Hair Bear Bunch

Tom Huddleston's hair raises £6 grand on Ebay. He's finally cut it after 2 years of not scoring goals, by way of celebration. Hull beat Fulham 6-0...

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Teeny Weeny New Year's Toadstool

A mini mushroom on a log near  Brockholes, New Year's Day cycle. Must get  a Mushroom book...

Friday, 3 January 2014


Botswana, home to a third of all elephants, has finally got round to banning commercial hunting.

Alpine Horn

Switzerland have launched a competition for a new National Anthem

Toyah Wilcox (Likes a Wee Dram?)

The label off Robin's "A Shot In The Dark" Highland Park Whisky surprise

Hindi Welcome

New Year, New Curry.  
With thanks to  Liz, Dom & Tobes for seeing in the New Year
and Andy for licking out the pan.
Bole So Nihal!