Thursday, 27 February 2014

Sew your own Star Wars

Artist Aled Lewis has made a 10 metre long Star Wars Tapestry....

Spitting Image @ The Cartoon Museum

The Maggie Thatcher puppet from the Spitting Image exhibition at the Cartoon Museum  in London. Must get down there sometime....

Sunday, 23 February 2014


For Marcus, DMI fan. If you look closely, you can see Castle Hill and Jubilee Tower in this picture

Muddy Waters Kingfisher Blues

Also flood affected...the kingfisher.  Harder fishing in muddy waters....

Earthworm Blues

Pity the poor earthworm, adversely affected by the floods

Saturday, 22 February 2014

When Snails Attack

Snails invading flood stricken parts

Yorkshire Rhubarb

Celebrating the Pink Stuff: Wakefield hosts its annual Rhubarb Festival this weekend

Friday, 21 February 2014

Kew 50p

Rare 50p commemorating Kew Garden's 250th Anniversary is selling for up to £60. Check your piggy bank!!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Grecian 2000 (+14)

George Clooney wades into the Elgin Marbles debate whilst promoting his latest film in Greece...

Carpet Canoeing

Due to bad weather, I was lucky to take part in the new sport of carpet canoeing this weekend...


A nice array of sharp tools, as seen on a piece of tarpaulin at Gearstones Lodge, Bon's Bushcraft spot, Ribblehead

Somerset Levellers

With apologies to the Wurzels.....

Curly Top

Farewell to Shirley Temple (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014)

Snow Bored

Cheesy grin from Bronze medal winning UK snowboarder Jenny Jones.... wasn't that a song by the Clash?

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Dr Foster

Dr Foster went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain
He stepped in a puddle
Right up to his middle
Rang the Environment Agency Floodline
and got charged a *@$^*! fortune

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Iguana in a Sock

13 endangered Iguanas were found stuffed into socks in a suitcase at Heathrow...

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Year of the Horse

From my diary, September 1994, when Robin & I travelled to China and saw the amazing Terracotta Warriors , their chariots and horses. 20 years on, they still haven't excavated the tomb where Emperor Qin, reputed to contain a golden coffin floating on a sea of mercury.........

Gong Hey Fat Choy

Chinese New Year, 2014: Year of the Horse

Dr Johnson's Umbrella

Wettest January since records began in 1767...

For Sochi Rainbow Lovers

Up above the streets and houses, Rainbow climbing high...everyone can see it smiling...over the sky...paint the whole world with a Rainbow. Inspired by the German Olympic Team's Rainbow duffel coats.