Friday, 28 November 2014

Hooray for Shabang Theatre's Countdown to Christmas

National Diversity Award Winning Shabang Theatre have launched  an Advent Calendar with a difference: see and then wait for my next link. For now though, here's Gordon the Garden Gnome with his friend Rudolph.....

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Mammoth Sale, Black Friday

18 foot high Woolly Mammoth skeleton was sold in an auction for £150,000 today...."to a telephone bidder"... Found in the ice somewhere in Eastern Europe, its skull took 4 people to lift. There was an odd and slightly macabre programme on TV where they attempted to extract DNA from a well-preserved mammoth from Siberia. A private company in Korea is attempting to clone a mammoth....slightly disturbing......

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Put 'em Up!

The 75 year old costume form the Wizard of Oz has been sold at auction for $3 Million

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Grouse House

Robin swears he saw a grouse on our roof this morning......

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Festive Ninja Grassheads

Creations for the D of E Christmas Fayre at Shepley Bridge Marina, Mirfield  on Saturday 29th Nov. How much more fun can you have with sawdust and a pair of tights??

Sunday, 16 November 2014


Bus related day out in sunny Ravensthorpe, home to Dewsbury Bus Museum, West Riding Omnibus Museum Trust............

On The Buses

A great day out on the buses with Marcus at the Dewsbury Bus Museum....

Friday, 14 November 2014

Clanger's Comet Impact

The Clangers meet Rosetta.....European Space Agency First!!  Comet lander Philae is currently balanced precariously on a comet after 10 years comet chasing with the Rosetta Mission...
Thanks to Brigid for this one!

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Shark House

Fancy a  shark on your roof?  Apparently plummeting onto 2 New High Street, Headington,Oxford, the rooftop sculpture (and attached house) is up for rent

Saturday, 8 November 2014

To H 6M

Other side of the milestone. 6 Miles to Huddersfield

To A 19 M

Found this afternoon...18th century milestone. That's 19 miles to Austerlands (Oldham)

Chain Cottage

Date stone on Chain Cottage, near Marsden, on Meltham Road, once known as the "Chain Road" (there was a chain instead of a toll bar). Blind Jack Metcalfe built the  First Turnpike, the Chain Road in the 1760s....

Olive Branch

Out on the Turnpike trail again....found a great website and walk. The route went along packhorse trails and up from the canalside near Marsden to the Olive Branch restaurant on Manchester Road- this is the date stone from the original inn. " A trade route between Liverpool and Hull passed this way; the inn’s name comes from a settlement with America made by Lord Lewisham, who owned the Dartmouth Estate which covers much of the area. After being Prime Minister during the Napoleonic wars, he was Home Secretary at the time of the Peterloo Massacre in 1819."

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Stick at it!

Dedicated to Ralph Ray, Rambler, 86, who made me a fantastic knobbly walking stick. Thanks Ralph!


This Year's Guy.......
...with an extra leg

Diddle Iddle Iddle Um

Diddle Iddle Iddle Um, there we go.....slosh on a little dab or two of colour...

Can you tell who it is yet?

Can You Tell What It Is Yet?

 The head taking shape........
Sadly, the cork teeth were too hard to attach
A couple of champagne corks for the eyes though......any ideas who it is?