Monthly Archives: February 2016

Smooth Toppings and Really Awfully Good Crinkley Bottom


You ever heard of Crinkley Bottom? – Oh – you know a few that gott’em! – In Waterfall such place is found Where live bands, playing, hang around, And where, if you have starvery, You sate it with a carvery. Nude statues … Continue reading

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Topping up Swimming Pools using a 2 Litre Mineral Bottle!


Due to the current drought, and all the supply dams being at alarmingly low levels, we have official water restrictions.  A saving of 15% on normal consumption is mandatory, and watering gardens using a hose, or topping up swimming pools, … Continue reading

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A Really Awful State


This week, the photo challenge is ‘State of Mind‘ The Midlands* is a lovely place Where peace of mind is found, So it would be a great disgrace If fracking there was found. The ‘exploration’ underway Is a disgraceful biz, … Continue reading

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Priorities of Life and Death


The day was supposed to be devoted to editing, sorting out a faulty pool filter, repairing a collapsed bird feeder, a bit of writing, and taking more steps towards making the move into the main house feasible. Well, the bird … Continue reading

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Sons of the Sea


Well, the current photo challenge theme is Seasons is it not? Over sea these sea sons fly – Fishy seize-ons reasons why! Some, er, time they’re standing by, And the summer sea-ne just spy. Sea dogs must be sea sons, too, All the … Continue reading

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Driving Necessities.


This was a day in which I should have been doing editing, fixing a leaking pool filter, and some much-needed repairs on electrical equipment, where some of the recent workmen had the idea that for anything with a button the … Continue reading

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Really Awfully Topsy-turvy Rhyme


(Read on at your own peril of wild puns;  each pair’ll savage your mental stability.) A bear is not bare but is covered in hair; While beers ale and arty aren’t Bruin; [1] When bears go out badgering one might declare … Continue reading

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