Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Old rope

As part of a compilation album, cherry red records are releasing the first single my old band Ellery Bop ever released. As a first effort by a 19 year old me it is not too bad considering I could neither play,sing or write a tune, somewhat of a drawback in a musician I imagine. It means that I get paid a couple of hundred quid for something I would happily have done for free as when I recorded the track I was at uni trying desperately to figure out how never to have a job plus my kids get to laugh....a lot!

Monday, 27 November 2017

Fat Nazis

Things have as of late been a bit hectic and so my blogging has been rather light something I do plan to put right. I have been too busy even to read many of the regular blogs I visit but among the few political ones I read such as zman,worstall,Takimag and powerline I have tried to keep up and comment when so moved. I don't comment often but I occasionally find the racism and anti Semitism in the comments enraging as they for me detract from otherwise educating and amusing conversations that move forward conservative and republican thought and tactics. As result I am usually called a 'snowflake' which if they bothered to check out my blog they would quickly realise was stupid or a Jewish stooge. I'm not bothered about any of this as I know the writers comprise of cheeto eating fat wannabe Nazis or twisted old blokes unhappy with their lot. Me.....healthy wealthy and with great family and friends and as the old joke goes 'saving up to be Jewish!' so if I offend anybody I can only say tough and if you want to find me.....feel free, always happy for a full on conversation.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan the self appointed leader of the digital lynch mob cleansing our beloved (not) entertainments business is apparently in a little trouble for drug possession, something she puts down naturally to a conspiracy. I for one couldn't care less what Hollywood lowlifes do to other Hollywood wierdos but I do care about statements like this.......have a great career miss McGowan.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

We're a happy family

Daughter number 3 joins in with our family obsession....take it away chimpy!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Moving on

Lots of work to do around the various houses this winter if the weather permits as I will start the long selling process next summer so everything needs to be spick and span. It will take quite a while to sell my property as it comprises several houses with outbuildings, land etc so not just a simple sale. The time taken however will give me time to decide if we are going to renovate a new property, self build, move to another part of England or apply for an American EB5 visa, all viable options but some real serious thought needs to go into making what may be the last of my major decisions in life....I hope!

Thursday, 28 September 2017


Jeremy Corbyn may be the next Prime Minister, a possibility that fills me with so many emotions I find myself having to devote lots of time and effort starting to plan for the devastation to my life that would ensue. It would be lax and foolish to not plan for the horror that a Labour/communist Govt would inflict on the country and more importantly for me, my family,its finances and future..... so lots of plans to make and much musing here over next few months.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Tap tap tap

A wet autumn means working inside, so the next week or two will be spent chipping away at the back of what will be a garden bench, idle hands and all that.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Stupid people

As America tears itself apart over matters large and small I kind of admire this chap, doing the right think isn't easy sometimes.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Gabba gabba

My daughter is much to young to see a band playing in a club but the fantastic CJ Ramone kindly invited her over to his sound check in Liverpool and gave her a little private show of her own complete with him playing her fav Ramone tune 'commando' I just happened to escort her and by coincidence being a big fan enjoyed the day almost as much as her......we're a happy punk rock family!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Jam today....and tomorrow.

Given our rather crappy weather I can't grow grapes like my sister does, on the plus side she certainly can't grow damsons like I do. Given I may possibly like jam butties more than I do a glass of cab I reckon we are both doing what we need to do to be happy!

Friday, 18 August 2017

On the up

On one of this summers very rare sunny days the kids and I went for a walk in the once popular local seaside resort of New Brighton. As a typical Victorian resort its heydays of the 50's and 60's passed with the onset of cheap foreign holidays and by the eighties it was a rundown mess with the economic prospects of zero, or so it seemed. The last few years have seen a turnaround with private investors and local govt both seeing potential in the open beaches coupled with cheap property and so the old girl is now on the up. The new resort does lack though a centre point to bring in the crowds, something the old New Brighton certainly had in the form of its pier and tower. Both are now long gone and will never be replaced so it seems Starbucks will have to suffice....ha! The kids and I walked through the woods that once held court to the towers fair and I tried to figure out exactly from old pics just what went where but the only sign of the tower and its ballroom is a plaque recording how many times The Beatles in their early days played there. The Beatles in their rocker days played the ballroom at the towers base both on their own and backing visiting talent, something I'd like to have seen. But as much as I admire the band I'd sooner more was made of past architectural glory and perhaps an effort made to enhance the area with some fitting and quality new building....we shall see!

Friday, 4 August 2017

who ate all the pies

The warm wet summer here has given us a bumper crop of blackcurrants and we plan to take advantage of the plump little beauties in pie making this working!

Friday, 21 July 2017

Johnny Ramone gtr build 7

Guitar finished....happy daughter....job done, a cold one is in order  think.