November 2007

dangly man

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one minute this man was walking along with some young people.  the next he ran off to the side and dangled from this tree.  people can’t help themselves can they.

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shorely not

shorley sent me this classic no loo-ing sign from amsterdam.  excellent stuff.

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funky builder

brother edd sent me this.  very funky.  i think he’s chopped his feet off though.

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me

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priceless shoes

this shop sells price less shoes which is bound to cause some customer confusion.  i assume the shoes aren’t free, just not marked up properly.  “how much are these” would be a common cry.

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nearly empty

after a year and a quarter of car commuting i think i consider it my main method of transport which is a real shame as i’m a dedicated walker.  according to my statistics i walk on average 63km / week. 

last week was a particularly car intensive week and i only walked 24km which is the lowest since i started recording my walking distances every day on the 2nd February 2004.  Since then i’ve walked 15,460,260km.

anyway, i don’t like filling my car up with petrol as it’s a waste of time.  my car has one of those displays that tells you how far you’ve got left petrol-wise.  mine said i had 50 miles to go on monday morning and seeing as my commute was less than 30 miles, and there was a petrol station near my office, i thought i’d be ok.  but i hadn’t allowed for the fact that the display may lie.

so as i drove my 30 miles, the distance to empty meter dropped quicker and quicker, and when i got to the petrol station i only had 6 miles to go.  i then spent over 50 of our earth pounds filling it back up again.

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how exciting was that story ?  funkypancake is getting more like a regular blog, and for that i can only apologise.

vanishing lake

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it was a bit there when i saw it.  it’s at Loughareerma and has a reason for its strange appearance and disappearance. see here for details.

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the umbrellas of belfast

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there were a lot of umbrellas abandoned in belfast, so there were.

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the irish people i met were proud of their drizzly windy weather so i assume these brollies were abandoned with glee
 

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guess the landmark

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i think this is probably quite easy, but can you guess the london landmark ?

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strange beer head

i thought i must have drunk too much when i started seeing the top of my beer turning in to a blobby cloud.  so i took a picture to check later, and it really did look like this.

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ben plays rummikub

we’ve played a lot of rummikub this year.  it really is a classic game for all the family.  top xmas present tip for you perhaps ?

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here’s ben from church and two pointy fingers.