Most of the media commemorations of the 9/11 attack on New York were written and published yesterday… ours memory is slightly different so waits until today to write. It was seven years ago this morning that I switched on the television. The wife was on a business trip and I never sleep well when she’s … More Life changing experiences
I was again having a ponder about how life has changed over the years when I began considering how much the mobile phone has become an integral part of life for many… if not most… of us. Twenty years ago the wife and I lived in Central London, however she worked in Croydon which for … More More Fings…. etc.
Sad news today about the passing of the highly regarded yet still under rated artist Beryl Cook who died qietly last night aged 81. Beryl’s pictures had a quite unmistakeable style featuring ‘fat ladies’ and otherwise ’rounded’ characters which brought to life many a social gathering. She didn’t really do much painting before the age … More Vale Beryl Cook
Just chatting to the sister on Google chat about the pictures she uploaded to the gallery of our mother as a young girl. It made me think just how ‘sad’ life is in general. Perhaps sad isn’t the right word, but it’s how I felt. In mum’s pictures she’s there as a young girl with … More Life is a strange thing.
Well the forum might not be ‘fixed’ but it has at least been created. No doubt a bucket of configuration will be required before it all works spiffingly but… as I write… I have at least password protected it. I’ve bridged it to the gallery too… and will soon sort out how to access it … More Family Forum Fixed.
Tell me if you’re getting bored with this train of thought? Better yet… add a few comments in that’ll set me off in yet another direction! 🙂 I’ve remembered what it was that started me off this time. Yet again I’d remembered the old, old TV series “Champion the Wonder Horse” (a series from 1955’ish) … More Reminiscence
I was thinking today about Fred Emney who was a well known and quite famous comedian and character actor. I read a little about him and discovered his father, (also an actor and also called Fred) died whilst appearing in a Pantomime a week after slipping onstage on some soapsuds that were part of the … More Remembering Fred Emney
The first decent camera I had was bought from Dixon’s in the UK some 20+ years ago. I forget the make, but it was a pretty good SLR that came with a great little lens. The pictures I took are still clear and bright… and obviously it used 35 mm film. It got damaged a … More A lens on the world.
Am sitting here still in a haze of well-being because of the quiet time in the garden and on the computer I’m playing through some of my old Beatles tracks. Currently the system is working through Abbey Road on the ‘Because’ track. Gee those guys were something special. Track after track, of wildly differing styles, … More Old music… old memories
This morning I posted a note about how I used to enjoy Pot Noodles when they came out… until I knew better. To cheer me up a little… The Phantom posted something on his site. I’ve never seen it before bit I fell about laughing. Damn funny I thought… and I loved the accents. Awww… … More And so this appeared