Monday, 21 January 2019

P-P-P-Pick Up a Penguin

P-P-P-Police recovered 2 Humboldt Penguins stolen from a zoo after a tip off....

Moose Jaw War

The city of Moose Jaw in Canada is fighting to regain its title as home to the world's biggest moose statue after the  Norwegian town of Stor-Elvdal beat them to it  by 31 cm.....

Monday, 14 January 2019

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Pen Makers to His Majesty King Edward VII

Ad from pen box - 1901-1910 

Enlarged Portrait of John Heath's World Famed Beauty

Pen nib advert from  inside a box of nibs, which I got given. My sister in law worked in a book shop which was previously a stationers -they were disposing of a shoe box-full of old pen nibs from the 1900s!  Birmingham was the pen-making centre industry in 1865 and according to one Mr Timmins there were 12 steel pen manufacturers making 14,112,000 pens a week using up to 10 tons of steel!

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

On Pleasure Bent

Thanks to Gav for this 1967 LP by Kenneth Williams...most...unusual!!

Check out the tracks on this website: 

Monday, 7 January 2019

Top Cards

My Favourite Christmas cards this year isn't shown without the permission of the young artist, whose Christmas tree being decorated by elves with hidden health and safety hazards is just brilliant eg. an elf being electrocuted by fairy lights! Inside the card he's being taken to hospital on a stretcher...... Home made top prize here though to Jayne Wayne for her lino cut, Al Phil for her collage and "Yorkshire Air Ambulance at Roseberry Topping" by Anita Bowerman with thanks to Rosemary and David.

Top Ranking Santa

 This Year's Most Popular Christmas Card designs received by us Stewarts.
1st: Santa, 2nd: trees, 3rd: deer/ reindeer. Hares, Christmas greetings, snowmen and snowy streets next, with a poor showing from owls, penguins, dogs, robins, sheep, cars, bears, teddies, mice, flowers, nutcrackers and the 12 Days of Christmas. Bringing up the rear: a duck, a peacock, highland cattle, a candle, a snowflake, a gingerbread house, 3 Wise Men,  an angel, a prayer, Joy, Glory, Mary, Joseph, Jesus and a Christmas pudding disco ball.....

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Risk of Grounding

And I thought a good grounding in something was a good thing

Thurstonland Weather Vanes

Boxing Day walk with Liz

Blaides Staithe

More Humber Docks sketches (Hull)


Owl on the Minerva pub sign,  Humber docks in Hull...
 Visited this  great pub for fish and chips with my brother . 
There's a bit about its history on this website:

Tuesday, 1 January 2019