Thursday, 31 January 2008


my nemesis, the ASH tree

The gales of today reminded me of that nasty day eight years ago last Tuesday.

Damn, I hate gales!


Keiths contribution for today:

Wednesday, 30 January 2008


The other day I got tagged by jonm. He asked me to write down six non-important things/habits or quirks about yourself. So here goes.

1: I love the open fields around our village. The disused railway line was always a favourite for making dens, camping and hunting rabbits as kids, and as I got older for walking my Labrador.

2: Now I'm disabled, and can only use one arm, the easiest way for me to read the newspaper is from back to front!

3: I am addicted to the "Bourne Trilogy", as is my father.

4: Can't run anymore. This is great as I hated running when I could!

5:I always do the Daily Telegraph cryptic crossword every morning, after reading the paper backwards!

6:I go to the pub every lunchtime. It's the only time I get to see my mates, and it gives my father some free time to himself.

I wont tag anyone else, but if you wish to take part........

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Joke Tuesday.

Now, I need you to clear your minds of all obscene thoughts!

A 95 year old man is given a jar to provide a sperm sample for analysis at hospital. He returns two days later with an empty jar.

The nurse asks why he hasn't managed to supply a sample.

"Sorry", he says, "but I tried with my right hand, then the left hand! Then my wife tried with both hands! Then with her mouth, first with her teeth in, and then with them out! Then we asked Ethel from next door to have a go.

It was no good.

We just couldn't get the f*cking lid off the jar!!

Now, you didn't think that, did you!!

Monday, 28 January 2008

Cover blown!

Birthday wish

Keith let the cat out of the bag on my last posting. Today is my 46th birthday,(for my present, see picture). He came over for a couple of pints,and met Don,(the poachers dad), and Baz, his best mate. They sat there talking about some French coins Keith had got, and archery (Baz and Keith both shoot longbows), well Keith did, but he's too old now! I watched the news!

I didn't fancy a battering on my birthday from Di, so this is from yesterdays mayhem in the pub. Certain information has come to my attention and I feel duty bound to give you all a good laugh. Bear in mind the grief I am going to get!

Di, our beautiful landlady went into the local town the other day. She parked up, went to the chemist to get some memory pills medicine.On coming out, Di realised she needed to fill the car up with petrol, petrol stationso Di sets off to the petrol station and when she is almost there..........AAHH, the car, I need the car!! She'd walked there!!

Another piece of information miraculously entered my domain. Some time ago, Jez was out in his car, when he broke down. He rang Di up to come and tow him home. Out she came, and Jez roped the two cars together. Off they went.


Now, after driving three and a half miles, Di, our beloved landlady realises that the rope has snapped! Were is Jez? Do wing mirrors/rear-view mirrors spring to mind?


Friday, 25 January 2008

Normal service resumed!


Well, after a few months absenteeism, Trigger is back!

Fortunately he hasn't changed.

We were watching the golf, live from Qatar. The Doha golf club. "Not golf again!" said Trigger.

"Piss off" I said, "you haven't been in for months!"

"When you become a regular again you might just get a say".

"I didn't get a say before." moaned Trigger. "Ok, what do you want on?"

I'm not bothered, but anything but golf!"

"Alright." I put the fishing programme on(I know Trigger likes fishing).

"What's this?" asks Trigger.

Fishing you moron!

"Right, I'm off then, see you all!!" he announces. TW*T!

Thursday, 24 January 2008

This takes the biscuit, now I AM fuming!

black sheep ?

Right! After my slight missive yesterday, what I read in todays Daily Telegraph got me raging. So much so that Dad came in to see if I was alright!

Baa,Baa Black Sheep has now become Baa,Baa Rainbow Sheep!

snow white

Now we have news that Snow White cannot have any dwarfs, for fear of upsetting 'vertically challenged' people,(that would be dwarfs then).

Now for the real cruncher! This is SO ridiculous, that I laughed before the rage took over.

three little pigs

The Three little pigs has been pulled from primary schools in case it upsets Muslims

Now I'm not against Muslims, as long as they don't bother me, or try to force their religion on me. Just the same as I am with any other religion. I loathe it all.

But that isn't the point of this rant, it's the Politically correct tossers who ruin it for everyone. Even the Muslim council of Britain has condemned the decision!

I'm off for a game of chase the Spastic round my virtual golf course. What do you think?

I quite like HTML!!

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

National disgrace!


Today has been a bit strange. We have the police protesting about their, quite frankly disgraceful treatment by this corrupt excuse for a government of ours who have reneged over their signed and sealed pay deal,(which the Scottish force got at our expense), and we have the bizarre scenario of the police policing the police.

policing police

To me, this is a completely ridiculous state of affairs.

His excellency Gordon (the giver) Brown, has just signed a deal with India to give them £825 million!

Hello!! Am I missing something here?

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Joke Tuesday.

Paddy is trying to catch fish through the ice.

Ice fisherman

He hears a loud booming voice say, "THERE ARE NO FISH UNDER THE ICE!" Paddy says, "Is that you God?"

The voice replies, "No, you tw*t, I'm Barry, the F*CKING ICE RINK MANAGER!"

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Pub news.

smoked salmon

We had a giggle today.

Di,our beloved landlady was hosting a christening. She had my friend the "smoker" do her some smoked salmon. His eldest son sliced the salmon up, wafer thin, and left some tail ends with fresh lemon for Jez to try.

However, things took a turn for the worse when Di, ever the perfectionist when it comes to cleanliness thought they were waste bits and chucked them in the bin.dustbin for salmon

Jez was not best pleased and obviously told us. So we had a little fun. "Pint please Di, and a packet of crisps". "What flavour?" "Salmon"! "You can b*llocks"!

Saturday, 19 January 2008

Pub news.

TRIGGER'S back!!

Thursday, 17 January 2008

What's in your dresser?

my dresser

This is our dresser, passed down at least two generations that I know of. The photos on the left are my fathers parents, the one on the right of that is my mum's mum,in the middle is my mum and dad with friends.

The silverware is solid silver, how old, I have yet to determine. The plates are original willow pattern.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Joke Tuesday.


This joke is so crap, it's funny

Chicken politics....

Trevor, the farmer,was in the fertilised egg business. He had several hundred young layers (hens),called 'pullets' and eight or so roosters, whose job it was to fertilise the eggs. The farmer kept records, and any rooster that didn't perform went into the soup pot and was replaced. That took an awful lot of time so he bought a set of tiny bells and attached them to his roosters. Now he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report simply by listening to the bells.

The farmer's favourite rooster was old Gordon, and a very fine specimen he was too. But on this particular morning Trevor noticed that old Gordon's bell hadn't rung at all! Trevor went to investigate. The other roosters were chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing. The pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover. But to Trevors amazement, Gordon had his bell in his beak, so it didn't ring. He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

Trevor was so proud of Gordon, he entered him in the West Berkshire county fair and Gordon became an overnight sensation with the judges.

The result: Gordon won the No Bell Piece Prize, and the ultimate Pulletsurprise as well!

Clearly Gordon was a politician in the making....who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention?!!

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old grumpy gitSorry to butt in. My blogpage is down at the moment. Last night somebody must have hacked their way into our server, or somewhere, and found some of the names and passwords. They then put pornography and vile language onto several pages, including mine. Until we find out how they breached the security and "closed the hole", so to speak, my page will remain off. Sorry for any inconvenience (as if!)

I will now return you to the studio, over to you John, as they say on TV!

Monday, 14 January 2008

Smokin' !

Picture the scene in the pub on Sunday lunchtime. Keith is chatting to Nikki, Charlie is staring vacantly out of the window, Steve is worried about Paul because he has to go to work on a Sunday, John G is dozing in his wheelchair after consuming vast amounts of "Pedigree" beer and Don is propping up the bar talking to Stu.

Di, our lovely landlady, asked Don if he would 'smoke' a couple of sides of salmon for a bit of a "do" she is arranging next week.

Don, you may recall, is our local genius at smoke-curing wild pigeon breasts, and is considered to be an a bit of an expert when it comes to cooking breasts.

"Yes, of course I will" he said. To which Di replied "I've got them in the fridge out the back at the moment"

"Don't let me forget them" Don said.

"No", said Di, "I'll get them out for you when you are ready to go".

Now my hearing is not so good these days, but I hope she meant the salmon steaks!

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Pub/horse news.


Keith, that well-known arsehole friend of mine has produced this cartoon, then tried to blame me for it when he saw Nikki today.But no,I had pre-empted his manouevre, and explained to Nikki that it was Keiths work as I am too thick to create that yet!

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Quiz time!

james bond

A quiz for you. You have a few days, no cheating, as I'll know!!

I give you the main Bond girls names (character), you tell me the film. There could be more than one per film, so your memory needs to be good.

We start with the first. But they may not be in order!

  1. Honey Ryder
  2. Tatiana Romanova
  3. Jill Masterson
  4. Pussy Galore
  5. Vesper Lynd
  6. Solitaire
  7. Dr. Holly Goodhead (best name ever)
  8. Giacinta "Jinx" Johnson
  9. Paris Carver
  10. Wai Lin
  11. Dominique (Domino) Derval
  12. Plenty O'Toole
  13. Tiffany Case
  14. Kissy Suzuki
  15. Teresa Di Vicenzo
  16. Natalya Fyodorovna Simonova
  17. Kara Milovy
  18. Melina Havelock
  19. Major Anya Amasova
  20. Miss Mary Goodnight
  21. Dr. Molly Warmflash
  22. Pam Bouvier
  23. Magda
  24. Pola Ivanova

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Joke Tuesday.

miss piggy and kermit

I am a Muppet. I completely forgot about joke Tuesday

Scouser walks into a job centre and tells the assistant he's hard working,honest and desperate for a job ........ the assistant replies "that's fortunate, we have just got one in. We need a chauffeur for a multi-millionaire, which includes looking after his twin nymphomaniac daughters whilst on overseas trips. It comes with a salary of £200,000 a year".

The Scouser says, "you're bullshitting me."

The assistant replied," You f*cking started it!!"

Photoshop trial.

European pike

A mate of mine went fishing last week and caught this beauty, 23 pounds! The blood is his, its teeth grazed his finger, and as they have an anti-coagulant a lot of blood follows!

This is my first successful photoshop post. Thanks Keith !

Monday, 7 January 2008

Pub news

The potential death of Me! Go here.


Saturday, 5 January 2008

Pub news.

I didn't quite grasp what I'd heard at first, but the ensuing fits of laughter confirmed things.

Bush (don't ask) : "Hello Sharon, you have a good Christmas?"

Sharon: "Not really, I've had that bug. But now I'm better and looking forward to a good blow-out!"

Bush, spluttering in his pint: "Can you let me finish the drink first?"

Sharon: "I said BLOW-OUT!"

Bush: "Same thing, just inhale now and then."

Sharon: "John, you wont blog this will you?"

Me: "No, would I?"


BTW, I have come into some information regarding my beloved friend Zoe. Now, being the friend that I am. I told Zoe about my windfall.

"Oh f*ck, where did you get that?!"

"Top secret."

"Keith knows."

"You bastard, I'm toast!"

Read future posts, Keith gets the info tomorrow!

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

It's my own fault!

Just when I was beginning to get a small grip of posting using HTML, one of my mates tells me to get Photoshop.

"Use this, it's brilliant. I do all my designing using this." He says. "You can do anything with this."

I gleefully took it home and downloaded it, thinking I could make distorted pictures of Keith.

Instructions, no! Can I use it, no. Ring a bell................?

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

New Years wish.

To ALL my friends in the blogosphere who sent me best wishes for 2007, it did f*ck-all!

For 2008, could you please send either money, alcohol or petrol vouchers.



You have to know that a very good time was had in the Merrie Monk last night, and, on wishing Di a happy New Year at lunchtime I received the following reply: " I feel like shit".!!