Saturday, April 26, 2014

The tour de France and Yorkshire

The good news is the Tour De France is coming to Yorkshire in about 10 weeks.... The bad news is yorkshire farmers are worried.... very worrried,  about their dry stone walls......   Yes seriously!
Now some news for Yorkshire farmers, if you watch the tour de france you'll see the riders chucking away drinking bottles, thats to save weight, that ounce can make the difference between winning and losing. Now in the whole history of the tour theres no recorded instance of riders filling their pockets with boulders from dry stone walls, and it seems unlightly that the'll chuck away a one ounce bottle to carry a 20 pound rock, Ffrankly even if they do theres only a few hundred riders and they can only carry so many rocks, so somehow I honestly can't see large sections of Yorkshire being denuded of dry stone walls.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Light lines

Heres some taken on Saturday.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A few London pics.

Megabus (review)

Megabus, mega-slow, mega-uncomfortable, mega cramped, meg- hot.  I made the mistake of going to London (about 190 miles away) by Megabus, the bus arrived promptly and departed promptly, but thats about the best I can say about it.
Yes it's cheap but cattle wouldn't be allowed to travel crammed in like that I'm sure.  Despite the bus being freaking huge, inside the seats are tiny, hobbit size really, theres bugger all legroom, which is actually quite dangerous on long journeys, remember it's all to easy to get blood clots sitting unable to move. 
The seat back in front of me was about 14 inches in front of my face (way too close for comfort) 
And in the event of a serious crash I doubt it would have been easy to get out, theres no proper emergency exits like they used to have, just windows you have to break with little hammers, not so bad you say except for some insane reason the little hammers are.... wait for it... behind bloody glass themselves.  Yes no joke the hammers for you to break the glass are behind glass, and how exactly do we break that glass?  Fucking crazy!

Coming back was worse, by then it had warmed up, quite a nice spring day, but onboard the bus it was sweltering  I'd guess over a 100 degrees F, the sweat was running off me and I was in a tee shirt, god help if you had anything thick on, it's all to easy to get dehydrated in conditions like that.

It's the first and last time I'll travel Megabus, it was really very uncomfortable, and frankly 6 hours for an under 200 mile run is just silly, thats a long time to be wedged up againsts a total stranger with sweat running off you both, unable to move.  There really should be a proper look at how close and small seats are allowed to be.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Photowalk today and other news.

Yes it's today at 11.00 at Rhosilli in the gower Wales for the photowalk (free)

Other news, theres now a committee worrying about the welfare of rabits.... I kid you not.  With all the crises going on in the world scientist are worrying about the uk's lack of rules about keeping rabbits.  It occurs to me if they spent less time worrying about nonsense and more time trying to stop wars we might be better off.

Other scientists have spent several years studying fly's they have now discovered that they can manouver like jet fighters when danger lurks.  No news to anyone who has tried to swot a fly then.  Money wasted guys.....

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Some garden flower pics.

Took these earlier on in my garden.

In the news today

The search for MH370 seems to be getting close to finding the area the plane went down in, whether they'll ever recover either of the black boxes and solve the mystery is another thing.

Maria Miller has resigned from her position as culture secetary after a row over £5800 expenses claim, although she could now get a £17.000 pay off (for what exactly?) .  If you or I over-claimed £5.8k we'd probably have a visit from the old bill, but it seems it's ok if your in govenment as long as you apologize, even if it's only a 32 second one.

But the big news, the really really big front page news  Baby George (prince George) has been seen crawling, and better Oh! much much better! Been crawling with ordinary children....   Yes really ordinary everyday common children (they actually said that on the news I kid you not)  Well what can you say, I can only hope he's been inoculated against 'common' illnesses that he might catch from us common folk.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Free Photowalk one week away

Yes a week today is the free photowalk.

Free photowalk on Sunday 13 April meet at Rhossili car park in the gower (near Swansea Wales UK) Starting at 11.00 am.

All abilites welcome, experienced photographers will be on hand to provide free photographic help and advice if required. Relaxed friendly walk along flat-ish headland with great views of the beach, cliffs and worms head island etc.

Toilets available at car park and local inn for refreshments also at car park
If you require any further information please ask.

I really must stop going shopping!

I really must stop going shopping, I really can't cope with the nonsense these days.  For starters my backs pretty bad so I can't stand for the interminable amount of time it takes to serve a customer these days.

I mean come on the mastermind question and answer session takes longer than it used to take to serve a customer with the good old fashioned tills.  "Do you need help packing?"   "Did you bring your own bag?"  "Do you have any vouchers?" "Have you got a discount card?"  "Do you know about our special offer on petrol?" "No, Yes, No, No, No I don't want bloody petrol which you don't actually sell in here do you!,"  It's bloody silly. 
Despite all the automation and computerisation it's actually got sloower than it was 30 years ago, how barmy is that!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Saturday night TV

Well it's Saturday evening and telly is bloody awful, Ben Stiller is on every channel, ok he's not really but it seems like it (and I'm not a fan)   The only half decent program I could find was the Nevada triangle and that turned out to be exactly the same program shown a while ago as the search for Steve Fossit with a different name ( so another bloody repeat). 
It really is pathetic, it's Saturday evening, telly should have some good programs on, yes I know years ago everybody went out on a Saturday (well a lot anyway) but things have changed, we're in a recession, people stay in a lot more.
TV companies are wondering why people are watching less telly and watching more films online.... Err guess guys, if telly's crap we'll go elsewhere, and the films online are newer and better still advert free.  Yes shock horror people don't actually like the adverts.
Something TV companies and the mugs who pay huge sums to have their rubbish adverts shown haven't learnt yet is almost all the people actually veiwing (and that number gets smaller every day) don't watch your crummy adverts. Oh no, we turn over to another program (anythings better than the ad's) or we go and make a cuppa or use the loo.
But the bigest thing TV companies should be worrying about is advertising is paying your wages, so if you show shit programs and the same films over and over again, less and less people are watching.    Once we find something better to do or watch your screwed for revenue.  Think it through guys....good programs = large numbers of viewers, and large numbers of viewers make it attractive for companies wanting to advertise with you (even if no bugger watches your adverts)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Eat seven a day

We're now being told to eat seven items of fruit and veg a day, seven?  I can't afford the five previously suggested.    It's ok for ministers to suggest we eat lots of expensive fresh fruit and veg, but then they are on bloody good money, I know lots of people who work where I live and they don't even get minimum wage (yes I know it's the legal minimum)  I'm lucky if I get seven a week to be honest.
Oh they want us to live longer they say and seven a day will help, trouble is they then move the pension age to pay for the people who live longer and to avoid actually giving out any more money.  By the time my children grow up to pension age it'll e 150 years old before they get any money.