About This Blog

This blog was originally started as a thread on the forum pages of an animal rescue site. Now it's here!

The articles you find in here are purely for entertainment (yours and mine) and (with one or two exceptions) are all tongue-in-cheek chronicles of the World (my bit, anyway) as I see it.
No disrespect is intended towards anyone unless I make a mistake and make it too obvious.

I hope you enjoy my offerings. Feedback and comments of any kind are welcome.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Double Doo-Dah's

10 of the best double-entendres ever aired on British TV and radio

1. Ted Walsh - Horse Racing Commentator -
'This is really a lovely horse. I once rode her mother.'

2. Pat Glenn, weightlifting commentator -
'And this is Gregoriava from Bulgaria . I saw her snatch this morning and it was amazing!'

3. Harry Carpenter at the Oxford-Cambridge boat race 1977

'Ah, isn't that nice.. The wife of the Cambridge President is kissing the Cox of the Oxford crew..'

4. US PGA Commentator -

'One of the reasons Arnie (Arnold Palmer) is playing so well is that, before each tee shot, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them .... Oh my god !! What have I just said??'

5. Carenza Lewis about finding food in the Middle Ages on 'Time Team Live' said:

'You'd eat beaver if you could get it.'

6. A female news anchor who, the day after it was supposed to have snowed and didn't, turned to the weatherman and asked,

'So Bob, where's that eight inches you promised me last night?' Not only did HE have to leave the set, but half the crew did too, because they were laughing so hard!

7. Steve Ryder covering the US Masters:

'Ballesteros felt much better today after a 69 yesterday.'

8. Clair Frisby talking about a jumbo hot dog on Look North (local news) said:

'There's nothing like a big hot sausage inside you on a cold night like this. '

9. Michael Buerk on watching Philippa Forrester cuddle up to a male astronomer for warmth during BBC1's UK eclipse coverage remarked:

'They seem cold out there, they're rubbing each other and he's only come in his shorts.'

10. Ken Brown commentating on golfer Nick Faldo and his caddie Fanny Sunneson lining-up shots at the Scottish Open:

'Some weeks Nick likes to use Fanny, other weeks he prefers to do it by

And to close,

Brian Johnston commenting on the 1976 cricket test match between the West Indies and England at the Oval. It occurred as Michael Holding of the West Indies was bowling to Peter Willey of England.

"The bowler's Holding, the batsman's Willey"

Johnston claimed not to have noticed saying anything odd during the match, and it has been claimed that he never said it at all, but this was contradicted by an account offered by Henry Blofeld (cricket commentator), who claims to have been present at the time

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Bamburgh Castle April 2013

Bamburgh Castle

Disney have filmed here.
Polanski's Macbeth was filmed here.
Bits of the Harry Potter movies (so I've been told) were also filmed here. 
Here are a few of my snaps of this historic place.
I haven't labelled any of them due to Blogger being a pain in the ... derriere! 
The islands you can (only just see) in some pictures are the Farne Islands



Wednesday, 8 May 2013

My Home Town

Newbiggin is here!
The Bay
Viewed from the south end of the bay

St Bartholomew's
Many a time I ran (shit scared) through that graveyard
at night.

The promenade
In the old days the wall wasn't there, but constant flooding
at the north end of town called for a new sea defences.

The locals
Panda (left) and his bro

The small version of the monstrosity
This, and the "thing" below are the work of Sean Henry

The monstrosity!

Local fishing boats (Cobles)
Traditional boats for this area

The "other" monstrosity obscuring the view of St. Bart's

Windows 8

I give up!
Blogger's editor is constantly at war with Windows 8.
I can't (at the moment) include any pictures as the editor will not allow me to position or label them.
I am miffed!
Seriously miffed!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Meet the Oddballs!

This is the 'Family'!

Oddballs to the last man (or woman)
But you will never meet a finer bunch of oddballs ... EVER!
My wife (front left) and Aunt Dot (front right giving a whiskey and coke a good seeing to),
my sister (third from the right) and all the cousins and, of course, myself (behind the camera) gather for the first time in a good number of years for a meal.
The waiter, having presented the bill and received payment, generously offered
to take a 'group' snap before we all retired to the pub next door. 

(Left to right) Julie, Jo, Me, Gillian, Dot, David, Denise, Jeff, Helen,
Paula, Claire, Gavin, Donald, Brylie, Lorna, Ann

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Almwick Gardens

Alnwick Gardens are here.

The tree house restaurant/cafe

Simple yet filling fare.
The water feature thingy
(it has a name but I've forgotten it)

The water thingy from the top

The Oriental garden ...

... and again

The oldest tree in the garden. 

Alnwick Castle (beyond the trees)
The water is from the water thingy in the
earlier piccies.

The Angel of the duck pond.