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October 2004

no doggy bottoms

there’s a lot of action in this sign, but i think the dog has jumped in to the bushes and disturbed the birds.
that can happen.
so don’t let it.

graveyard fun

we went on a family 12km walk today. esther didn’t even complain (neither did kezia, but she was in the backpack).
at one point we walked past this graveyard which contained a cat which sat and looked at us accusingly. click for a bigger look:

there was also a section for dead bollards:

unexpected danger

not living anywhere near the sea i was surprised to find this sign in walking distance from my house. who’d ‘av thought it.
especially since we’d spent the whole of last week on the Isle of Wight which WAS very wet, windy and sandy.

triple feature

look what i found in our local supermarket – it’s a glove on a slippery-sign bollard

the game of signs

this is my ideal game – only available in Stockholm. warning, contains mooses.

travelling with kids

by now we will be heading back from our week’s holiday (did you miss me ?), so a topical post
how do you keep kids amused during long car journeys ? well, we find listening to CDs and tapes works well. Esther’s favourite are joseph and the amazing technicolour dreamcoat, The Young Person’s Guide to the orchestra, various rockin’ kids church songs cds and story tapes.
on a recent trip to the north of england i agreed to sit in the back of the car with kezia whilst esther sat up the front. i borrowed jane’s CD player so i could listen to my own music. i also took two sets of headphones in case kezia didn’t want to be left out.
the first problem was kezia’s head was too small and speakers hung at her neck level. so i raise them up with her mouse toy. then she went all space age and wore them sideways.
then esther wanted to wear the other pair and they ended up jiggling away to BRMC whilst jane and i listened to winnie the pooh.
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but if you really want to be amazed, watch this and see what realy happens when the funkypancake family go on long car journeys. (it’s 392KB but is worth the short download – believe me!)

trollies on the stairs

jame bond had a licence to kill. i’d rather have a licence which allowed me to push trollies down chairs. it would allow me to over-ride any local rules.
i probably wouldn’t need it in belgium as it apprears you can take your trolley down the stairs anyway.

belgian outside toilets

more belgian gents facilities. it’s great how they’ve all been painted to liven them up and make them standout.
this one had elvis on it:
this one had some strange animals going mad:
and how’s this for a modern one in brussels ? i think it’s only for blokes, but i guess ladies could use it too. just not quite as privately:


camouflage on ships is a bit bizarre. they should just paint the top bit blue to match the sky and the bottom bit blue to match the water.
but this one does blends in with the buildings in the town centre.

granny transport

“hey son, just have a look out the window and see if granny’s still alright sat up on the roof in her favourite chair. i’m a bit concerned i didn’t tie that safety rope properly”

stained glass brick window

the light from a stained glass window produced an anti-window on the brick wall (and the angle in the foreground).

various transports

two people walking by the extreme sports thundercats race on the Isle of Wight last saturday. And a bird.