Monday, 30 April 2007

Woo hoo

This is the woo hoo tunnel. Because it has a great echo, we all shout woo hoo as we go through it.

Saturday, 28 April 2007

This weeks big thing

For those of you who thought the new album by the Arctic Monkeys was this weeks big event, think again. Tomorrow is the Eugene Hope Fest 2007 organised by Cindra and Tom. I will be wearing my Eugene Hope Fest 2006 t shirt in honour of the event. We send our best wishes, and hope everything goes off as it should. More info here:-

Friday, 27 April 2007


Came across this little stream whilst wandering through the woods, as you do.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Mark Ronson - Stop Me

I'm listening to it, you might as well too.

Wednesday, 18 April 2007

This is my shed at the bottom of my garden, most houses round here have a shed, the duck however, is optional.

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

My computer desk

I've been tagged by Catch to show my workspace, so here it is. Those of you with a keen eye will notice The Art of Knitting binder, the bottle of beer (you didn't think I blogged sober did you?) and the serving hatch. Other than that, it's the same as everyone else's isn't it?

The other half

This is Normanby Hall, in the top picture you can see the chandelier lights are on, and you could also see the staff in their crisp black and white uniforms. At 9.30am I guess they were serving up breakfast. Maybe Lozman could see if they've got a spare room or two.

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Show off

Had a great day out today at Normanby Hall, especially nice to see a couple of Jays building a nest and a Green Woodpecker. The Peacock was also out to impress. Will post more photos throughout the week.


One day I will be in the right place at the right time to get some amazing crashing wave shots. In the mean time I'll make do with this.

Friday, 13 April 2007

Filey Brig

I took this photo last Sunday, give it a click to get a better view.

Thursday, 12 April 2007

Not what it seems.

It looks like an ancient prehistoric landscape, but actually it's the cliffs at Filey.

Funny, or is it?

A young man named Gordon bought a donkey from an old farmer for £100.00.
The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day, but when the farmer drove up he said, "Sorry son, but I have some bad news... the donkey is on my truck, but unfortunately he's dead."
Gordon replied, "Well then, just give me my money back." The farmer said, "I can't do that, because I've spent it already."
Gordon said, "OK then, well just unload the donkey anyway."
The farmer asked, "What are you going to do with him?"
Gordon answered, "I'm going to raffle him off."
To which the farmer exclaimed, "Surely you can't raffle off a dead donkey!" But Gordon, with a wicked smile on his face said, "Of course I can, you watch me. I just won't bother to tell anybody that he's dead."
A month later the farmer met up with Gordon and asked, "What happened with that dead donkey?"
Gordon said, "I raffled him off, sold 500 tickets at two pounds a piece, and made a huge, fat profit!!" Totally amazed, the farmer asked, "Didn't anyone complain that you had stolen their money because you lied about the donkey being dead?"
To which Gordon replied, "The only guy who found out about the donkey being dead was the raffle winner when he came to claim his prize. So I gave him his £2 raffle ticket money back plus an extra £200, which as you know is double the going rate for a donkey, so he thought I was a great guy!!"
Gordon grew up and eventually became the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and no matter how many times he lied, or how much money he stole from the British voters, as long as he gave them back some of the stolen money, most of them, unfortunately, still thought he was a great guy.
The moral of this story is that, if you think Gordon is about to play fair and do something for the everyday people of the country for once in his miserable, lying life, think again my friend, because you'll be better off flogging a dead donkey!

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

New York

Due to the kids getting PC games for easter I can't get on my computer at home to post my photos of Filey. However as a bonus here's a picture from Dons holiday in New York. Don retired on 31st March and is now officially a layabout, which makes him a happy man and me a jealous one.

Monday, 9 April 2007

Diddle diddle dumpling

What do you take to bed ?

Friday, 6 April 2007

Thursday, 5 April 2007


You should have seen the size of the ones I did!

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

It's faster by train (not)

This morning I was due to pick up my Mother in Law from the train station. She had very kindly agreed to come and look after the kids for the day. Her train was due to leave Leeds at 7.20am and get to Hull at 8.20am, a journey of 1 hour. Unfortunately when she got to the station and boarded the train she was informed that it had been cancelled, but not to worry a coach was being laid on. At this point she rang me to inform me that she might be a little late. The coach duly arrived, but instead of taking her all the way to Hull, it dropped her off at a half way point called Howden, informing her she could get a train from there to Hull. She eventually arrived in Hull at 10.15am a journey of nearly 3 hours. The knock on effect of this of course is that I was nearly 2 hours late for work. At no point was a refund offered, nor refreshments of any kind. And to be quite frank they can shove their easily rolled off the tongue apologies up their incompetent, idle, arses. This is not a one off incident, it happens frequently, the british rail network is a joke and an embarrassment, as well as being an over priced rip off. Have I missed anything out?

Tuesday, 3 April 2007

Waves at Sandsend

Listen out for Katie's scream of glee towards the end.

Monday, 2 April 2007