Monday, 11 February 2019

White stuff.

Courtesy of my Mother, I like the rest of my family love snow which given the lack of it where I live has always been a bone of contention between me and the weather gods. As a sad individual I do things like look at my fav little town up around Tahoe called Truckee on webcams just to watch the snow. The downtown cam is always interesting as I know the place well but I'm now fascinated by the airport snows and then like clockwork an army of snow clearing vehicles turn up and beaver away till the snow is gone and snows and off we go again. I'd just like to know who pays for all this given I've never seen a single plane! I do find it oddly satisfying to see the snow being cleared though....give it a try.

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Go girls

My girls at it again...ah youth!

Thursday, 31 January 2019


Very cold, crisp and bright this morning so a walk along the river I think. A bit of time outside blows away the frustration of the last few months as our paralysed leaders grapple with my family's future.....yes, a long walk I think.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Like father

I have a few interesting little building jobs already in hand this year and I hope a visit to see family in America is possible this summer. To amuse myself inbetween jobs I plan to play and make more music with the kids as so far we have all had fun learning how playing together works, practise, teamwork etc.....all good for the kids to learn. The pic is of me back in the day and one of my daughters now.....she is better than me in every way.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

What happened?

Its the day after the disastrous parliamentary Brexit  and nobody seems to know if we are coming or going and I like millions of others am angry at the failure of our glorious leaders to stop playing games and get our lives back on track. I could go on forever about the whys and wherefors but why bother? we are powerless it seems to make politicians toe the line, at least under the present system and given our British lack of direct action. I do fear though that this situation might change and for the first time I would probably agree....what a shower of shits we have in parliament, where is our Cromwell when you need him?

Wednesday, 26 December 2018


I made sure all the various birds (chickens etc) had a good feed this Christmas but this little symbol of the season decided to help himself to leftovers....who doesn't like leftovers?

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Christmas tune 2

My girls singing their mums favourite Christmas tune, courtesy of the great Richie Blackmore not smoke on the water Richie but I'm a Christmas pixie Richie, he's a strange one! so pretty soon time to take a week off from driving, school, shopping, Brexit and all forms of politics....I advise you do the same.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Essential supplies

Just getting ready for the Christmas lockdown, Tis the season to be jolly after all. Mind you with the country being driven insane by the conniving shits in Parliament a stiff drink or three would be in order at any time.

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Friday, 30 November 2018

Christmas tune number 1.

My girls decided this is a Christmas song...who am I to argue.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018


Making Christmas pudding (plum duff) is an old family tradition, it goes back now about 8 years......well traditions have to start sometime don't they?

Saturday, 17 November 2018

My kind of woman

Perhaps it's because I was brought up by and around strong women, perhaps it's because I'm a father of 3 amazing little girls, but for whatever reason I have nothing but admiration for the way in which Theresa May has comported herself in the last two years of tortuous Brexit negotiations. Belittled and sneered at by Euro pygmies and betrayed by so called male colleagues she is still battling on regardless and I thank her. The deal may be a pile of crap but its the only deal in town and she has tried to make the best of a terrible situation. All the childish make believe nonsense of no deal being better or she has been weak in negotiations just don't me the man who could have done better. So everybody should just shut up and buckle down to the task in hand which is working together to make this deal work for us all, I know I am.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

pay attention

With Brexit reaching boiling point here some hardcore brexiteers are saying sooner a Corbyn labour/socialist govt sooner than take the deal on careful what you wish for.

Saturday, 10 November 2018


This guitar finish is not normally something I'd have warmed to but with the last two and a half years Brexit nonsense driving me crackers I've started becoming more English/British than ever. I shall put it on my ever increasing list of guitar wants.