Sunday, 31 August 2014

Inside a Dalek

Watching last night episode of Dr Who, I immediately was reminded that the Dalek "driver" looked like some of the medical instruction slides I had.

For example this textbook example of "Shatner's Bassoon".

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Saturday, 30 August 2014

The Happy Bride and Groom.

Quite a pretty bride, I have to say.

But the groom?  Greasy quiff, white tuxedo and bow tie.  Seriously ??

Bonus - Whheeeeeeeeeeee!

Friday, 29 August 2014

A Petroglyph

Does anyone recognise this ?   

I'd love to know the story of this petroglyph.

Bonus -  Fishing with Explosives.
What could possib...

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Yoiks! Ducks !

Here's an interesting facts.  In most Western European cultures, rooks and ravens are seen as harbingers of doom / foretellers of death / etc.

In Finland, that cultural icon position is taken by the duck.   The arrival of a duck in your garden is a VERY bad omen.

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Dead Centre of the Village

Having missed out on a Tedious Tuesday slide (due to a recurring work-related stress problem), I've returned and give you a Wacky Winter Wednesday slide.

This time, a cheerful shot of..... a graveyard.

Bonus : Anyone fancy An Hour Of Doug Stanhope ?

Monday, 25 August 2014

Visit to Gaulden Manor

August Bank Holiday - The perfect time to visit Gaulden Manor Garden. I have to say, that this view of the garden makes it look a bit of a dump.

Fashion Note - In the brief interval between Glam Rock and Punk Rock, Socks and sandals ruled !

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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Make Room For The Mushrooms

Ah, back to funghi-related wallpapers.
(That title reference ?  3.00 into this)

Bonus - The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Yes, it's F'ing annoying, but it its raising awareness yadda, yadda, yadda...   But...

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Idiots' Convention

The City of Derby Police Force's Plain Clothes unit were not always able to blend in with the crowds.

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Belinda and Betty in a Beetle

...and.... I'm Back.

I survived. A week of a family visit. Some biting of tongues, some clenching of bodies, but nae too bad.

Bonus :

Friday, 15 August 2014

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

On The Beach

Actually, that title might bring fans of the Nevil Shute book or the film, but actually it's just a very literal description of this young chap.

Both are well worth a read / watch.  I can't comment on the TV Movie version of 2000.

Bonus - Wrong !!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Trevor's Story

The whole dinner party is entranced by Trevor's Story. Basically, at the age of 3 he was kidnapped by raccoons, and grew up in an extended raccoon family, before returning to human society at the age of 19.

Someday, he hopes, he'll write a book or TV sitcom on the whole episode.

Bonus -
This is What 100 Sheets of Stacked, Laser-Cut Paper Looks Like

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sid's Wedding - Sept 1965

So.... A few weeks ago, a box of slides arrived marked as "Sid's Wedding Sept 1965". A smile broke out on my face - weddings and the 1960s. Two of my favourite slide subjects.

Fate had dealt me a savage blow. The photographer has the brain of a retarded limpet, and the slides were massively under-exposed. And often blurred.   This slide may better belong on the "Bad Photography" selection, but it does make a rather subdues desktop image.

Bonus - Forget TV, there's a moth in the lampshade

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Welcome to Matisinus

This box of slides had a hand-written label saying "Portugal  Matisinus, Spain End of a rotten holiday."

This slide may be Spain, or it may be Portugal, but I like to think that it's Matisinus.

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Monday, 4 August 2014

Where We Buried Them

"When we buried Daddy and Auntie Sophia, we left them with plenty of Marathon Bars, and  took this picture to remind us of where they were..

Unfortunately, the processing took longer than we expected, and when we returned we found that the ponies in   the background had moved as well. We searched for hours for these patch of heather with the blue tent peg.. but couldn't find it. We didn't know where to dig.

We were really sad, despite having chips on the way home, but now we can laugh about it.  I wonder what happened to daddy..."


Sunday, 3 August 2014

Straining in Spandex

There, that surprised you, didn't it.

You probably wasn't expecting glowing gym-bunny from the 1990's fitness boom. All sharp cheekbones and tight lycra leotards. That's the fun part of this blog - you never know what's coming next.

Bonus -Have you played Blankety-Wiki??

Friday, 1 August 2014

The Rock

No,   Not The Rock

Not The Rock

Not even The Rock

And definitely not The Rock

Possibly not The Rock

No, this is a chunk of sandstone, beside a reservoir.

Bonus - CFB

Omega Automatic Seamaster

People photograph the oddest selection of things. Omega Automatic Seamaster Yeah Gods. How Much?? Bonus -