Thursday, 29 March 2007


So the big meeting went ahead on Wednesday to decide the future of those who are left (including me), and the decision that was made..... Let's wait and see what happens. In the mean time though if you could just try and absorb the work of all those who have left it would of course be appreciated. Well I'm still in a job, let's look on the bright side eh.

Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Time for a Whinge

This car is parked outside my house, it's quite nice, a sporty little number, an MG, probably worth a few quid. It's been there for a month now, hasn't moved, not once. Its owner pops out every saturday and starts the engine and lets it run for a few minutes then goes back to his house. He has another car, which he uses every day, a nice BMW. What is it with the MG, it's just rotting away. I accept that I don't have a divine right to park outside my house, I don't have a problem with that (honestly!). What really bugs me is the sheer waste of it all.

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

The Shins - Australia

My kind of music, and I bet Don's chuffed to bits now I can post videos again!


A sad day today as 2 much loved colleagues left for ever. The remaining few (including me) learn our fate tomorrow. Having said that, if we're treated with the same sensitivity as those who were leaving, they'll probably leave it a few weeks before deciding our fate. So good luck to Don and Mel for the future and I look forward to the big bash on April 20th.

Monday, 26 March 2007

Robin or Robin?

Nessa recently posted a photo of an American Robin on her site and allthough there is an obvious similarity between it and it's British cousin, I was quite surprised at how different they are.

Sunday, 25 March 2007

Early Starter

Took this photo of a Red Admiral in the back garden today. Strange thing is they're not supposed to arrive in this country until May. So this one either forgot to go home last year or got an early flight this year.

Friday, 23 March 2007

Watch out Lamp, here we come.

It's a strange day at work today, lots of people are expecting to hear whether they have been accepted for voluntary early retirement and voluntary severance. In my office, 4 out of 7 have applied for it (not me!). If they all get it, our office will be severely depleted, which may have implications for those left behind (ie me). Still, look on the bright side, it's a good excuse for a piss-up.

Wednesday, 21 March 2007


Up river from the stepping stones at Egton Bridge.

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Radio goo goo

Another gem from Radio Viking's Fact of the Day team. Sam, "did you know, Venus is the only planet that orbits the sun clockwise". Co-presenter, "you mean all the others go anti clockwise". I feel insulted that the presenters feel the need to state the bleedin' obvious in case the thickies out there didn't understand the first time round. So I'd just like to say that Radio Viking is rubbish, and by that I mean it's crap, in case you weren't sure what I meant by rubbish.

Sunday, 18 March 2007

Mother's Day

Took wifey to Whitby today so the kids could buy her some Amber ear-rings. This image caught my eye.

Saturday, 17 March 2007

The morning after

I took this at approx 5.30am the morning after the full eclipse of the moon, which of course is probably irrelevant. It was taken from our back bedroom window.

Thursday, 15 March 2007

Luke the Lion

Luke the Lion came with us to Sewerby, he enjoyed meeting the penguins.

Wednesday, 14 March 2007


Also spotted these chaps at Sewerby Hall, I think they are called Degas, but I stand to be corrected. Not sure if they were cold or whether they just like each other!

Monday, 12 March 2007

Saturday, 10 March 2007

Up close and personal

Met this fella at Sewerby Hall today.

Friday, 9 March 2007


Found this article hidden away on page three of the Times (or was it the local free rag, I forget). Anyway, you might think with a population of around 250,000 it would have generated a few hits, but no, not a single one. I guess that makes me a bit of a geek, either that or no other bugger reads the paper, no wonder Laurie left for pastures new. I suspect this may have been his parting shot. Good luck in Louth, young man.

Thursday, 8 March 2007

Modern London

I know most people like the traditional old buildings, but there's some quite groovy new ones too.

Tuesday, 6 March 2007

More London

The top picture is Southwark Cathedral, it's old and it's Gothic apparently. The bottom picture is a boat. The thing on the front of the boat is a deer (also known as a Hind) and it was Golden in colour, see if you can guess what it's called.

Sunday, 4 March 2007

The touristy bit

St Pauls Cathedral and Tower Bridge.

Saturday, 3 March 2007

Going down, down, down

This is the underground, the little blue sign says keep to the right. This is because people who live and work in London run every where. It's quite strange to be going down, or up an escalator, to have people running past you, and I'm not talking fast walking here, I'm talking running. And another thing, this picture doesn't do it justice, but these escalators are frighteningly steep. Having said all that the underground is brilliant, getting from a to b couldn't be easier, and it's cheap too.

It's a hotel

The conference that I attended was at a very posh hotel, it even had a tree growing inside the hotel. I shouldn't really call it a hotel though, as it's really called an Urban Lodge, no seriously, it is.

Not finished yet

I went to London for the day, but they were still designing it and it's not finished yet.

Thursday, 1 March 2007


I'm spending the day in London tomorrow, so I should have some snaps for you on Saturday.