Friday, 30 January 2015

Waterloo, I was defeated You Won the War

Relics  on display at Windsor Castle, commemorating  200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Beard Free Zone

Absolutely No Comment

Up Helly Aa!

Shetland Isles celebrates Viking Fest....flaming longboats, horns of ale and the inevitable beards

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Forever and Ever

Farewell Demis Roussos. I was never a fan, but lovers of kitsch always appreciate a good kaftan

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Saturday, 24 January 2015

The Old House At Home

London pubs are being sold and turned into houses. This one's The Old House at Home in Shadwell.....Great Auntie Lily  Patchett  had a pub with this name near Green Hammerton , North Yorkshire,  and another called the Anchor Inn. I can find neither hide nor hair of the Old House at Home, but the Anchor's still there......

Friday, 23 January 2015

Tutankamun's Beard

Bodger alert : Tutankamun's beard has fallen off and been hastily stuck back on again in a haphazard manner, alarming Egyptologists.....

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Endangered Species no 2

Iconic Brown Sauce Lovers bemoan potential loss of bacon butty smothering condiment as sales drop

Endangered Species no 1

The White Rhino- mercilessly hunted for its horn

Deirdre Barlow's Glasses

Farewell to Deirdre Barlow AKA Anne Kirkbride of Corrie

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The Cat's Whiskers and the Dog's Bollocks

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home gets Grade 2 Listing. The architect (Clough Williams- Ellis) also designed miniaturised Italianate dog's dinner Portmeirion, as seen in 1960s cult classic "The Prisoner"...

Fungus the Bogeyman

Raymond Biggs character Fungus the Bogeyman is all set for a series on TV. Don't think Aled Jones will be cashing in with a single this time.....

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Tykes Rising

 Shabangly Musings for Mercury envisioned as a Yorkshireman

Jurassic Shark

 New  fossil discovered: 4.2 metre long sea-going reptile, the catchily-named Dearcmhara Shawcrossi.....Scotland's own piece of Jurassic, hailing from the Isle of Skye

Saturday, 10 January 2015


You can't beat a bit o' Bully. "Stay out of the black and into the red- no room in this game for two in a bed" (Jim Bowen) 

My Favourite Tea Towel

Best Christmas Tea Towel award goes to Andy & Liz's Keswick dish dryer, featuring the old railway line and sewage works (from the 1947 OS map)

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Hong Kong Phooey

A Super Hero who jumps out of a filing cabinet, which sometimes gets stuck ...something reminded me of this today for some reason!?

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

Shocking to hear of 12 deaths in Paris. 10 journalists/ cartoonists and 2 policemen

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

You Have Been Warned

Old sign on a wall at Kate's, Darley Abbey. I wonder what punishment was meted out?

Monday, 5 January 2015

What's It Got In It's Pocket-ses?

 Body reading suits like Andy Serkis used for acting Gollum are to be adapted for use as lie bizarre

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Ethelred The Unready

Oops! Last post for the Anglo Saxon Hoard found near Aylesbury, Bucks should have been coins from King Cnut and Ethelred the Unready, not Offa! ( Weekend Wanderers Metal Detecting Club found 5,000 silver Saxon coins four days before Christmas. The hoard is worth about £1 Million...)

Weekend Wanderers

 A member of the Weekend Wanderers Metal Detecting Club found 5,000 silver Saxon coins four days before Christmas. The hoard is worth about £1 Million...

Friday, 2 January 2015

1st Brick of the season

Here's one I found earlier, NCB Hednesford, pit long gone