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  1. Went out for a walk near Dunbeath in Caithness yesterday morning. It was very cold, the roads were covered in "Black Ice" (Can we say that these days?) and it snowed at first light, turning to sleet then rain later. When the clouds cleared it left a sharp, sunny day but still very cold. 1. Tories exploding nuclear weapons in the North Sea in order to show their imagined "British Empire" who's boss. 2. Scaraben 3. L to R: Maiden's Pap; Morven; Small Mount. 4. Loch Rangag on teh Causeway Mire
  2. Reflections at Amble on the Northumbrian coast.
  3. Low Alwinton church, in the Northumbrian National Park.
  4. I wonder if you can see this one, Brew? Warkworth Castle on a fine November afternoon (2-11-2019)
  5. Seems to have been a Google, Flikr and Photobucket problem alright, CT. Let's hope it stays good.
  6. Dunnet Head part two........ A fissure in the cliff - that's 300ft down to the bottom. The group consisted of the ranger (At the head of the walking snake) and six ladies (Which was nice) and of course myself at the rear, taking the photo. Lunchtime with a view. And finally.....A fresh piece of Otter Poo. Ther eare a lot of Otters on Dunnet Head. They inhabit the many small lakes (Lochans) that abound on the moor.
  7. I was out and about on Dunnet Head yesteday. This is the most northerly point on the British mainland. For a change, I joined a Ranger guided walk from Dunnet village for the 10km walk to the head. The weather was generally fine but the wind was very strong and gusting to gale force at times. Small streams for waterfalls over the 300ft cliffs but in tehe wind they were more like water-rises than falls! The wind was blowing the water back up skywards from the cliffs. The following pictures have been uploaded via "". Here's hoping they stay for long enough to see them! Posting i
  8. How about this for odd lyrics. It is my favourite Procol Harum song: Homburg Procol Harum Your multilingual business friend Has packed her bags and fled Leaving only ash-filled ashtrays And the lipstick, unmade bed The mirror, on reflection Has climbed back upon the wall For the floor she found descended And the ceiling was too tall Your trouser cuffs are dirty And your shoe
  9. Dave Clark does indeed own the RSG rights.
  10. DJ360: I have the single, Zabadak on my jukebox. It's one of my favourite tunes but I agree the lyrics are weird, to say the least. The flipside (Don't hear that term very often these days!) "The Sun Goes Down", is equally strange.
  11. Right.......I used the phrase "Just Sayin'" at the end of my opening post. It seems that the term is meant to be used as an expression of being fed-up with someone or something. So, I apologise firstly for using a catchphrase and secondly for misusing the term. I have modified the originall post to remove the offending phrase.
  12. I was listening to Radio Caroline North this morning when the song 'Elenore' by The Turtles came on. I was musing on how pathetic the lyrics were. for example: Chorus ".....Elenore gee I think you're swell And you really do me well You're my pride and joy et cetera" That awful song was then followed by The Days of Pearly Spencer. just take a look at the lyrics - what a difference in quality: A tenement, a dirty street Walked and worn by shoe less feet Inside it's long and so complete Watched by shivering sun Old eyes in a small child
  13. Trying "Post Image" to see if my pictures really are "Things you don't see anymore".
  14. I can see photos up until September 28th and the links work from the 29th but can see no images after that date. I wonder if it is my workshop gnomes reaching out in the world?
  15. Is it the song "Nottingham Ale"? I used to have a copy of the song on tape but it is long gone.
  16. Here's a poem about the recent Queen's speech, written by a singer/songwriter pal of mine. [Credit: Arthur Marshall]
  17. Our Mam allus useter buy this tea; except I think it were abaht a tanner then, not 1/9d:
  18. I was musing on the topic of Potted meat/beef this morning as I was out on my bike - as you do. I came home and lo! potted beef is mentioned in this topic. So, here in Scotland, potted beef is a a jar of gelatinised beef strips and not the paste that we loved as kids in Notty. I now have a burning question: Is potted meat/beef still available in the Midlands or has it gone the way of many other goodies over the years?
  19. Found this photo of Leen Valley signalbox on The site owner is Chris Ward, who was the loco fireman on this engine. It depicts the 0620 Daybrook pick-up goods at Leen Valley Junction Signalbox but the date on the photo is 23/12/64. Although the track was still in-situ until 1965 the line had actually closed to al traffic on 1st June 1964; apart from use for a short period of time as a carriage and waggon storage facility, so a bit of a puzzle there. [photo credit: Chris Ward]
  20. They were wearing boots and socks but nothing else. I could have taken a full frontal photo for proof but it seemed a bit seedy to me. when they arrived I offererd them a hot drink and they were very pleased to be made welcome. They were so cold that I offered a hot shower and a bed for the night, which they readily acccepted. Several others had given them accommodation during their walk, too.
  21. He seemed to be compusive, obsessive. He said that originally it was just a walk for a bit of fun but when he was arrested he was badly treated by the police. AS an ex-marine, he was already soewhat traumatised by his army career and bering pushed around made him determined to complete a full traverse of the UK mainland from bottom to top (Excuse the pun). After surviving several arrests and imprisonment, mainly in Scotland, he completed his solo walk. The next step was to take his girlfriend along and have one man/one woman doing it together. When arrested it was only him that was taken into
  22. They were arrested on their way home once again. She put her clothes on and was released but he insisted on staying naked. He was locked up in Edinburgh jail for almost five years until they finally gave up and let him go. They tried to release him several times but each time he undressed as soon as he left prison and was immediately arrested again. They had borrowed my ordnance survey map of the area for their final leg of the journey and promised to let me have it back the following day. I thought they had forgotten but five years later the map arrived by post with an apology for the unavoid
  23. Perhaps Admin can merge the threads together, Red? I apologise for any inconvenience caused by my multi-threading....memory not what it used to be.