Monday, 17 June 2019


My girls are getting quite good at this and now have thousands of followers much to their and my amusement. Remember the third rule.....don't talk to commies!

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Eat more meat

A bit busy to post lately but need to get at it again so until I can come up with something suitable this will have to do.....for my poorly sister, even auberge get their salad picked by 'locals'....stick with the well done steak!

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

St. George.

It's that time of year again....England!!!!!!

Sunday, 7 April 2019

One man went to mow

Suns out so time to get cracking in the garden....with the help of a very small John Deere riding assistant.

Friday, 29 March 2019

Nice view

Spent some time in stone yard today working out what can come out of the block the quarry has delivered. It was a rare sunny spring day and the view across the priory to Liverpool over the river Mersey was rather special. I also like the shipyard crane looming large over everything, its hard to see here just how bloody massive it is......a good day.

Thursday, 28 March 2019


Prime minister May has now announced she will resign if it gets her Brexit deal through, something still far from certain. I just hope the shits who have hounded her are happy and can live with the potential of a communist Corbyn govt which is possible quite soon given the chaos the politicians we pay have caused. I have no great expectations of politicians and so I'm rarely upset at their failings but we do seem to be reaching rock bottom. So farewell and thanks Mrs May, you did your best and you fought hard against the small minded dinosaurs you were up against......I'd have taken your deal and worked on it down the line but then again I'm a bird in the hand practical person and pie in the sky is not in my worldview.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Monday, 11 March 2019

Green eyed

As a rule I'd say I'm pretty content with my lot and happy with my day to day life. I have most things I need and I try to live a comfortable life but with a careful eye on what I might consider frivolous or carless expenditure. Then I saw this pic of somebodys music room online and the green eyed monster was aroused.....I see guitars in my future, lots of them!

Friday, 22 February 2019

Early start

We have had some very welcome but unexpected sun these last few days so I got out and got an early start on changing old windows for new double glazing copies. I know it would have been better to have them in before winter (so says my cold toes wife) but sooner late than never hey?

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?