Here I am at a show for work in charge of a lorry with a tail lift. I'm unsupervised with the keys.
What could possibly go awry?
Down to the brick where the plaster is done for and some damp proof and scratch coat before building back up and plastering.
I may have a new lodger next month and hopefully he'll find a sorted house!
Now nearly forty years old and holidaying alone with BS7, it hasn't changed much, save for the medium. I purchased a book on my whizzy iPad and have been savouring it each morning this week, mixed with anticipation of the day ahead and the train, castle, garden, museum, bookshop or event that we will see together.
The holiday book is called Go, Go, Go! It is an insider's account of the Iraninan Embassy siege at Princes Gate in 1980, broken up and concluded by the Special Air Service. Aged only 8 at the time, my Special Forces Skills were still in their infancy and I was not called in, so it is enjoyable to read the account.
The book is choc' full of drama and bloke-friendly illustrations just like this one. On reading the background it is an irony that the siege takers were protesting against Ayaltollah Khomeini and fundamentalist Islam becoming the cornerstone of Iran just the year before . All the siege takers were after was more democracy in Arabistan. Once they'd killed a hostage though, it only went one way.
It's a great book!
Thank you VX 52.
I'm sure bridges and trains and stuff will follow this holiday week.
The show ticked all the boxes for a Blog BS5 country show visit:
1 Large moo cows
2 A well made pork pie
3 tractors and farm machinery to have a gander at (not pictured here)
Great sunshine and a country pub pint of the way home. Ideal.
Anyhow we had a right old time of it crossing back and forth and splashing about.
Top bridge action!
As the bottom one releases its water so the top one becomes heavier and begins to travel. It drops 500 feet down on a steep 800 foot track and pulls its partner up. The whole thing recycles water and uses no oil, fuel or electricity. It is in Devon and has been in operation since 1890. 40 passengers per carriage and no harm to the environment. It's £1.50 each way and a right old caper. We had fish and chips on the beach at the bottom and then explored the shore. Perfect English holiday.