Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Did I do that?

I've just come back from a ride on my motorcycle, with a furry visor. It's one of those things that bikers learn to live with in the summer months, like they do 'wet ear syndrome' in the cold weather (work it out for yourself!)

So out comes the wet tissues, and the visor cleaning begins, ready to go through the whole experience again tomorrow.

There was a particularly large greenish splodge with red bits today. Totally unidentifiable as previously having been any kind of living creature.

Got me wondering.....................

what if..........................

that particular splodge was the last remaining member of some species hitherto unknown to man? What if it was something that, had we known about it earlier, could have been beneficial to mankind?

Ah well, guess we'll never know..............

Wednesday, 23 June 2010


I grew up with dogs. My late father was a shepherd, who bred award winning working Border Collies, and we always had 5 or 6 around the place.
Of all domesticated animals, they are the ones with the most character.

This article just goes to prove my point.
I read it a couple of hours ago, and I'm still laughing

Friday, 4 June 2010

You have the right to remain stupid

If someone told you the world was square with purple elephants on it, you'd be correct to label them stupid, insane or perhaps both and no one would disagree.

But you probably wouldn't call them stupid or insane to their face.

Everyone has a right to their own opinion, even if it's wrong, stupid, ignorant and without any basis in reality. I respect that 'right'. But I don't have to necessarily agree with it.

When I point out to people, friends or otherwise, the inaccuracies of their logic or prove them wrong, they rant and rave like demented souls.
Then they tell me they have the RIGHT to their opinion.

Well, if your opinion is that 2 + 2 = 5, well I'm sorry, you're stupid. That's not an opinion, that's a fact
And most people just can't accept being told that they're wrong.

a bit from a poem by Mary Oliver

Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life? to do some work now..I'll expand on this later. Meanwhile, what IS it you plan to do?

Thursday, 3 June 2010

My other blog

It was while I was writing the bit about Slapton Sands on this blog, that I realised that I've got literally hundreds of photos of places I've been, and loved, so I decided to set up another blog, to try and do justice to the beautiful country we call 'home'.
You'll find the link in the 'Links' section on this page. It's called 'My British Isles'.

You know, they keep on about people staying at home because of ash clouds, air fares, air miles, etc., but personally speaking, I'd be more than happy if everyone holidayed abroad, so that I've got the roads and the beautiful scenery to myself.

Trouble is, the British Tourist industry would soon go bust! Ah well, can't have it all ways, I suppose.

Anyway, if you like the UK, please take a look - you may find it a bit surprising. It's not just the places you'd expect to visit..........

But then, I'm seriously odd!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

The Irritations of Art Deco

I'm fanatical about everything Art Deco - especially the Streamline moderne end of the Deco spectrum.

Now, I've got a 1:12 scale replica Art Deco house, that I was given for my birthday a few years ago, and it's almost furnished and finished the way I want it.
(you can see it by clicking the 'Ocean Boulevard' link on the right side of this page)


the one thing I want for it, I can't find.
I want a telephone. Not just any telephone, but this one - only in 1:12 scale of course.

You think I can find one? Nope, no chance. I shall end up either trying to make one myself, or, more likely with my dodgy hands, paying somebody else to make one for me :(

Such a tiny thing, but it's been bugging me for years now. LOL the thought of a telephone bugging someone instead of someone bugging a telephone.......

anyway, if anyone comes across one (small chance!) please tell me where it is.......