Thursday, 30 December 2010

Balmy Summer Days

Well, we're passed the winter solstice (by a week) and we're heading for the balmy delights of summer. Great.

Bonus - Woman sees image of Jesus in chest X-ray

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

New Shoes !

Hannah is very proud of her new shoes - and who wouldn't? The McCracken two-tome victor-deluxe is the king of tn-pin bowling shoes.

Bonus - Don't mess with my Big Brothah!

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Honeywell Ordnance Division

Date of Photograph - Classified
Location of Facility - Classified
Reason for Photograph - Classified

That's what I like about slide collecting - it's so educational.

Bonus - A Late Chrimbo Gift Idea...

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Snow, Decorations and Homes

Yes, it's all coming together. Except for the snow. Derby is rather snow-light a the moment (are is common, to be honest). The rest of the UK may be shivering under a blanket of snow - Derby is shivering under an absence of snow.

Bonus - Extradition  for man accused of marinating cat

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Preparing for Christmas

Unlike these two, I'm not ready for the Christmas season...and first guess arrives in a couple of days.  Must break out of this lurghi-lethargy, and just do something.

Bonus - Not really unexpected, but sad anyway.  Captain Beefheart / Don Van Vliet has died. More influential than popular, but was an icon of do-as-you-please.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Winter Snows Returning

As you can see from this view from my kitchen, winter is set to return to Derbyshire. I'll have to send Heidi up to the high pasture to collect the cows, sheep, goats, oxen, llamas and manatees, and bring them down to their winter quarters. And some will get slaughtered. Nothing to be manatee roast n Christmas Day.

Bonus - Wrong in all possible ways.

Bonus - Stupid in all possible ways.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Still below par

Yep.  Still alive, but not yet at tip-top condition, so I'll just leave this hear and run. the loo.


Saturday, 11 December 2010

Wetton - Off Butterton Road

Derby has now (virtually) thawed out after ten days of snow - and copes slightly better than I expected. So, let's celebrate with another slide from Snowy Derbyshire.

Unusually, this slide is of a known location and a know date. "Off the Wetton - Butterton Road - Feb 1991".   Over the Chrimbo break,  may trace the route and see if I can do a Then / Now shot.

Bonus - Now, This is unexpected...

Friday, 10 December 2010

Cream By Post

It's the small details that interest me.  Obviously a summer holiday in Cornwall. But two shops offering Cream By Post.  Is that even legal ??

Bonus - Dangerous sports 

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Sunday in The Park

Three ladies, who were promised a Sunday afternoon at a country park or stately home, but who were deceived by wily husbands. Not an afternoon of tea with Lord and Lady Spondon, but found themselves at what seems to be a car rally.  A fine selection of British post-war cars there in the background, (and the image is bigger than usual for you car spotters.)

Bonus - A Surfing Sheep.  Sounds like a Father Ted story, but...

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Hawaii ... and Arizona

Yesterday's boring shot of Hawaii, should have prompted some neurons to connect in my brain. 

Delayed reaction,  but eventually it clicked by it was strangely appropriate. I'll post another Hawaii waterfront shot today, and see if you can make the connection yourselves.

If not, this and this may enlighten.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Hawaii? Boring !

I would have expected that it was impossible to take a boring slide / picture in Hawaii...but the evidence is here.    Not a good picture.

Bonus - If you've not heard / watched prepared for something rather exceptional.

Monday, 6 December 2010

All Aboard

One of those iconic images - a San Francisco Trolley Bus. Of course, you knew that....

Bonus - Damn. That was close

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Princess Plastic Pants

Seems like quite a while since the last "Funny Looking Kid" post, so to make amends, here's Kevin.   Yes, Kevin. 

You see, his mother wanted a daughter, but the lord blessed her with a  son. However, whenever he was naughty, mom would punish him in panties.   Kevin grew up to be a rough tough quarterback.  Odd.

Bonus - Cash 4 Gold scam....rumbled.

Saturday, 4 December 2010


Been a while since my last Architecture post, so here's an odd one.  A merging of traditional low-rise porched cantina and a hyper modern.... umm... Sports-hall ?

Bonus - Festive Fail !

Friday, 3 December 2010

A Bit Parky

(To use the local vernacular.)

Last night, it got down to -9.9ÂșC in the garden, which for Derby is blooming cold. So, not surprisingly, the whole of Derby was slipping sliding and generally driving like a lunatic.

Of course, we had the usual "It wasn't like this years ago..." which is clearly rubbish. Still, it makes for a pleasant pic.

Bonus 1 - Statue made from Giant Panda dung sells for £30,000 - Ronseal

Bous 2 - Iron and Wine - Boy With The Coin - Live Version.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Kiddie Cycling With Bill Burroughs

Yes, someone who looks a bit like William S Burroughs, with his previously unknown great grandchildren, enjoying a bit of Bike-On-Snow action.

Bonus - Tokyo underground have aproblem with commuters leaving umbrellas on their trains. So, they've come up with posters to remind passengers to take their umbrellas with them.   Stylish Posters

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Vintage Toilet Selfie

Fact 3249 : The On-Toilet Selfie existed for decades before the rise of the on-phone digital camera. Not a fact that you really need v...