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  1. Mrs Compo was reading about someone in Spain who was caught dumping an old freezer over a cliff. They were fined (I forget the exact figure) several thousand euros and forced to remove the freezer and take it to the proper disposal facility.
  2. These days brewers seem to be making all kinds of arty-farty real ales, so it made a nice change to go into 'Spoons the other day and find a proper old fashioned bitted on the hand pump. The barmaid (Can I say that these days?) said that it was the most popular of the beers on offer at the moment. I would love to see a return to proper beers such as Shippos and Home bitter. At a wedding reception in Manchester some years ago we were next door to a pub that sold hand-pulled Holt's bitter, a cheap and cheerful old fashioned bitter with no firills or added cherries, lemons or any other such st
  3. Fly raised the issue of energy drinks cans strewn around. I have raised this issue with the local press. There is a driver who throws his/her Red Bull cans out of the car on a regular basis. I cycle around a single track road circuit of four miles each day (the roads form a square) and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday I can guarantee at least one new RedBull can along one of the two parallel roads leading north on my circuit. some days it is multiple cans and also empty fag packets too. One saturday morning there were over a doen empty cans and several fag packets dumped in a 'passing place', so
  4. There's a farmers' auction mart on locally today. Saw a couple more of the farmers' personalised number plates. : W4TEN (Watten west farm) and SK11TEN (Skitten farm's second private plate))
  5. I saw ELVIS yesterday in Wick! It must have been him, he was driving a van with a personalized number plate "ELV15 J"
  6. Personalized number plates are common here in Caithness; many farmers have them. A few of examples are: "SK17TEN" (Skitten farm), "S18STR" (Sibster farm), "T15TER" (Tister farm) & "B5 EWE" (A sheep farmer).
  7. Sonny Liston had both reach and balance but Cassius Clay still knocked him down
  8. I love the canal boat art, Barrie. Worranexpert!
  9. I read this and thought how good it is. Give it a try and see what you think: AND THEN IT IS WINTER You know time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems like yesterday that I was young, just married, and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all those years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams. But, here it is... the winter of my life, and it catches me by surprise... How did I get here so fast? Where
  10. A mac would be nice but the intiial outlay is very high, Phil. Maybe a sceond-hand one would do the job?
  11. Hands up if you hate computers! I have just reparied yet another faulty connector in mine. I also thought I might just clean the keyboard - big mistake. The "N" key now keeps jamming and the remainder are stiff. Oh well, back to the drawing board, as they say.......
  12. I had to go into the colony to monitor grass growth as a part of my job. Great job it was, too, Loppy!
  13. That's all for today - Out and About again in a day or two.........
  14. An Argentine dug-out from 1982:
  15. ....with Rockhopper and Gentoo penguins:
  16. On the beach at Sea Lion Island with the Elephant Seals.
  17. Having fun with sledges in the snow. Port Stanley 1987: The Globe hotel - the most southerly proper pub in the world:
  18. Especially for Katyjay: What about a round of golf here? (Port Stanley, Falkland Islands).
  19. I can see I shall have to dig out some non-jock images, Katyjay!
  20. Here's a number plate that gave me a laugh. Sorry about the blurry pic but I was driving at the time and it was taken before the days of dash cams.
  21. I think I shall invite the entire village up for a feast, Nonna!
  22. The dam problems at Whaley Bridge prompted me to dig out this old photo of the same dam that I took back in the long, hot summer of 1976. No chance of flooding then! Curiously, there is a patch almost in the same place as the damage now threatening the structure but on the inside of the wall. a patch, perhaps? Whaley Bridge is off to the right of the picture.