One wall, one city, one Chicken.
Contentment and more.
Happy new year.
I purchased him at 34k and have had many happy miles since driving past bridges, factories, convoys, other Mercedes cars, and along many exciting Motorway routes. We have bumbled along in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We've driven to work, on holiday and in rain, shine, snow, ice and hail.
How is he to pass the mighty 100 barrier later today?
He's taking four girls to the ballet in Cardiff.
What a milestone.
As 2010 closes , stock turn for this range has accelerated hugely. It's a measure of delight really as the month of December generally sees the bowl all done for.
Thanks to D'ang who explained turn and churn as a retail concept. His 14 minute M&S career lends him significant retail clout far beyond my slender grasp as an 8 Store Area Manager.
A fan and reader of this blog has now submitted her own picture to post!
Here is a Norwich to Newport flower from Norfolk blog fan, Dandelion!
Check out that floral ticket check action!
I wonder if Dandelion has any bacon shaped like a large country?
My car was serviced today by my pal Spence. VX52 has new oil and filters and is just 400 miles short of 100,000 on the clock.
I had a right old lark here today and we came out for a lark about afterwards in the frozen fountains.
The beetle is one if a handful of sculptures, and with artistic flair here I am intelligently 'deconstructing its narrative' as they say in The Guardian....
Not my scene really.
Maybe if it had said 'express who you are through watching Sci Fi on tv and having a sneaky pint'?
No train action at all on BlogBS5 this week. I was due in Cumbria and Yorkshire with an overnight stop at York but the North has tons of snow and is closed!
This recent batch has an edifying mix of scaffold related location searches, a decent hymn, a dive location in Australia where my good pal Mike has just booked a jaunt, a cool and hip Californian clothes brand, and most critical of all how to sidestep in Doom on the IPhone!
Anyone else have such an interesting search history?
I am on a train through to North Wales today and my ticket has just been checked between Crewe and Stafford. The chap checked and clipped the ticket with a clipper that left the shape of a steam train!
Now that's dedication to the cause.
I was on the minibus tonight (headed for my b and b) and heard two fellas having a chat about a parcel from Amazon:
'What have you got there?'
'Two copies of the fungi of Switzerland!'
Blimey! That was random.
I mean did he buy it twice or are there sufficient mushrooms in Switzerland for a two volume exploration?
I had a lift back to my b and b with a colleague who is always interesting and bright company.
He and I got to chatting about an Airfield that was on the way, and on the spur of it we decided to endure the rain and a five minute trudge through a field to visit it.
This is it.
It is the airfield at Tempsford and every SOE flight into occupied Europe left from here, dropping women and men in their twenties into Europe to support Resistance cells. They were briefed and armed at the barn.
Poignant stuff with a memory to many, including Violette Szabo.
We were at my folks house Christening a wooden spoon I had just received as a much appreciated gift!
I chose a slow beef stew as the spoon's maiden voyage and cooked that for a few of us to eat that night.
Khaless didn't appear in a stew inspired vision, unfortunately.
New tarmac and road paint action here in BS5 has resulted in an exciting zebra crossing. This rather helped me as I wobbled safely across it last night on the way home from the pub.
I had been away all week and went to my local for a fancy dress birthday party. I suppose most people would blog a picture from that, but this is Blog BS5....
Blog BS5: even when it's not trains or bridges or roads, the action keeps on coming.
How long before some peasant tags them with graffiti though?
Nasty bus action in Manila this afternoon with an enraged police officer (who had been removed from his post) holding a load of hostages. Loads of dead Chinese tourists as a result, and a bungled attempt to break the siege.
The bus was held up on a road that was right under my brother's apartment building in the city. He is UK side for a while now but he has a pal in the same building who could see the whole thing from his window.
More than they bargained for on that bus trip :-(
My 21st C laptop is a work machine and was given to me 7 weeks ago to replace my previous one.
Look at the lightning time below.....it records the moment from pressing the on switch to detection of my wifi network and connection to my work server.
Nuclear attack warnings are are faster.....
Hey if it's not your thing ( or you think 'pretend friends' as my deliberately irreverent brother says), them that's cool but I just like this bit particularly.
And there's a woman in the opposite seat who is reading the same book! Mind you, she has a leather bound book but mine's on IPhone today.
Fear doesn't really mean following through sort of fear in this verse; more 'aware of' I think.
Trains and bridges will be back soon! Well before peace on Israel probably .....
Smaller signal bars to make me think I am not losing signal really.
Here they are, courtesy of the 18 Phd employees at Apple mentioned by Steve Jobs in his Friday press conference.
Well spotted before now but ignored 'til you were rumbled, chaps.
What a cracking read! Take this Claas Lexion 600 as an example. Second hand and it still costs 140 large but you get a vertical knifestraw chop, power spread, laser steering (cool) and a yield per quality meter. Ideal! 0 - 60 is a bit sluggish but hey ho.
You can't go wrong being a spod , especially when you haven't got a clue about vertical knifestraw chop action.
BS7 and I picked up this and that, and spotted bags of peas on RTC (reduced to clear) so we nabbed two.
At the checkout they came up at their reduced price of 99p down from £3, but they were originally on a BOGOF and this still kicked in, taking £3 off.
Everyone loves a bargain. Spend two quid, get three quid off!
Thank you John Lewis Partnership.
Here is a view of the lower end of Park St in BS1, and College Green where the Cathedral (just visible) has been since the early 10th Century.
After College Green and the rather swanky hotel (always good for a posh pee stop!) the vid' swings around into the centre of the city.
No spaceships but I hope you enjoy this Friday morning view.
He lives in Manila and I live in BS5 so when he visits it's a real treat and a catch up. We took a stroll to look at doors for some impending work on my house but then repaired to The Seven Stars. 'Just a couple' was the order of the day so we could catch Spain Germany in the World Cup later on.
On the way home the swings and rides looked a good lark, so here we are near my house!
I thought about slipping the glass into BS7's handbag but that's not good and it was too small anyhow!
Had a go with an IPhone 4 too. The display is sharp and the video camera is great, but I wouldn't shell out for one over a 3GS just yet.
The iPad was pretty heavy for its size but really tactile too. I'd definitely get one if I had dollars to burn.
This is the train on the Wrexham and Shropshire line and I'm on it from Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury .
I've just stepped on and thought I had the first class carriage. It's clean as a whistle, very roomy and very well appointed. This is really elegant and everyone has a roomy table!
Top stuff and most impressed here.