Thursday, 31 December 2015

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Don't You Just Love Role Plays?

Our role play involved guessing the symptoms of heatstroke

Mr Unorthodox

Mr Neil Midgley performing an unorthodox procedure....

Ben Meets His Match

1st Aid Fun: some found the abdominal thrusts challenging

Choking Charlie

Outdoor First aid course this weekend put me though my paces.... highlights include wrestling with a buff male torso  ("Choking Charlie") whilst attempting abdominal thrusts

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Snow Job

1st snow of the season. Time to roll out the snow cliches.....
"Britain is gritting its teeth and its roads today in anticipation of the return of Arctic conditions"

Friday, 20 November 2015

Manx Cats & Kippers

 For colleagues at work with an Isle of Man connection

Fahrt Nicht

Predictable German bus sign, boring instruction to Top Deckers and a sign without the letter 'p' scratched out or the letter 'h' added 

Sorry Not In Service

More bus related doodles

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Rogue Life Drawing

For those not at work, living in Huddersfield, here's a free life drawing event. 
Plus a great flyer from Dan Gallo

World Cup Bonfire

It's FIFA President, Sepp Blatter...

For Gav, welcome home from Dublin , Sepp was already a pile of cinders by the time you got to the bonfire.........


 A famous trophy.....

Clue for this year's guy.... 
FIFA World Cup?

Mystery Guy

Head being painted.........some clues may be needed

This Year's Guy

Part 1: assembling the head, stuffing with wood shavings....

Adding mouth and who could it be?

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Monday, 2 November 2015

Farnley Tyas Milestone

Nice old waymarker with stubby finger pointers and a nice bench mark , marked on t'other side by  John Bottomley, surveyor. 1861?

The Golden Cock

The Golden Cock, Farnley Tyas. 
Bike ride to Shelley in shirtsleeves and  sunglasses on November 1st!

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Chewbacca Arrested in Ukraine

Ukraine Elections: Darth Vader's election agent, Chewbacca, is arrested by police for illegally driving Darth Vader to the elections I didn't make it up, see;

Return of the Jedi (by 1 vote)

Ukraine Elections: Darth Vader's election agent, Chewbacca, is arrested by police for illegally driving Darth Vader to the elections I didn't make it up, see;

Darth Vader's Election Bus

Ukraine local elections attract surprise candidate. Apparently he stands every year....wait till you see who his election agent is.....

Langsett Res

More 'shrooms. These were the only ones I knew...great walk round the res with pals Alison & Fiona. Autumn colours and pockets full of pine cones.....

Shaggy Ink Cap

Mushroom spotting at Langsett Res....

Wills O'Nats

Old barn or coach entrance to the Wills O'Nats
(Th' Owd Spotted Cow on the 1854 map)

Trombone Weather Vane

Spotted in New Mill.....

Toot, Toot!

It's the Woodsome Hall Man (I think!) Blowing his horn on the old rafter post (Tolson Museum trip). 

Tuesday, 27 October 2015


Old blacksmith-made iron gate near the Wills O'Nats


 Railtastic trip to The National Railway Museum at York with Marcus. Staggered to see trains from the 1980s are now museum pieces....except for the ones still being used in Yorkshire that is! Highlight for me was  a film from the driver's cab of a train going from Birmingham New Street to took nearly as long as the real thing

Pointy Finger Sign

Another helpful sign at the National Railway Museum

Bullet Train

Sign on the Bullet train at the National Railway Museum. Probably says "Please mind your head when leaving your seat"judging by the end pictograph....

Welsh Shag

More old enamel signs at the National Railway Museum in York.
 Ringers corner the market for the old Welsh favourite....

Anyone Found Tampering With these Bells

Old enamel signs at the national Railway Museum, York

Railtastic trip to York

Trip to the Railway Museum at York....

The Hole In the Wall

Great walk up to the Meltham Boundary stone near Bethany, past the Hole in the Wall marked on the 1854 OS's some things I found in the grass