June 2009

stone

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this is stone at a place called stone.  not sure if it’s the actual stone

the poppy on the drive

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this poppy has sprung up in a crack in our driveway.  well done it.

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fruit smelling balls

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this sounded rather ‘south park’ but it did get me wondering why you’d want a fruit smelling ball.  (and why ‘smelling’ is written so small-ly).  perhaps it’s to ofset the smell of stinky footballers feet ?

the best china

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a classic village fete game.  pay some money to chuck a block of wood at some nice china.  everyone’s a winner.  especially kezia who proved particularly distructive

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the avro lancaster

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we went to a donkey derby yesterday which included a fly by of a rare avro lancaster

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according to the blurb in the program it was “an underpowered and singularly unsuccessful aircraft”.  classic british design therefore

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there’s only two in flying condition in the world, the other being in canada

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this one did a couple of nice swoops over the local houses

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just look at the state of this chap’s aerial

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a great show

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here’s the complete set in case you are interested.  and if not, why not ?  don’t answer that.

weaving

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i was in charge of the plastic dibber thing and kezia was in charge of the string thing.  between us we created this masterpiece.

my mum

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we saw my mum yesterday afternoon and had a lovely time !

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hassock of the week (special guest edition)

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this hassock was sent in by top regular reader phil.  he explains it thus:

My girlfriend came third in an embroidery competition for
Livery companies, organized by the Broders Livery Company(embroiders), attached
is a picture of the second place entry. I am sure that this has to be ,at least
a candidate for hassock of the week

I think that this is going to be my one opportunity in life to
say that, and as I am never one to miss an opportunity, I had to take it

Thanks Phil !

crazy birds at waddesdon

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these plants have joined forced so they can fly away.  i’m not convinced it’ll work

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exit via the alligator

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do you see what they did here ?  it’s a good way of making sure no one ever gives the zoo a bad review AND it keeps the alligator fed

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an outrageous spoon ratio

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the latest spoon situation at the regulator.  often the spoons are shared fairly equally between two saucers, but last time i went there was a huge imbalance.  whatever happened to impartiality ?