Monday, March 31, 2014
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Favourite postcards II
An 18-month old terrier-like dog.
When I go to the ‘postcard section’ following an interesting exhibition I rarely find a card of something I actually enjoyed looking at. After making my around the amazing collection of Tudor objects excavated from the Mary Rose I was surprised to find this card in the shop. This was one of my favourite exhibits.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Ivy on trees
There is an interesting RHS article here Link that starts off 'Much maligned, ivy is often accused of strangling trees on which it grows. The reality is often less sinister but there may be times when its control is advisable. In the border, ivy’s dense growth can swamp other plants and control here is often needed.'
Read it for more information. That ivy isn't bad was bought to my attention by Dominic and I will pass the information on to my friend.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Saturday saw a trip to the London eye.
It was a lovely trip made perfect by a glass of wine in Gordon’s wine bar.
Monday, March 24, 2014
My foot and the car
A pious self inflated arrogantly corrupt women drove her car on to my foot this morning. Then sat there as if nothing had happened.
I managed to not fall off my motor cycle (I was just driving off when the incident happened) and politely and calmly attracted her attention (oh how lovely to be British). I asked her to reverse off my foot. Quite a reasonable request I felt but the women spontaneously combusted and started to lecture me.
Now I like a good lecture as much as anyone. I am particularly interested in self righteous lectures inspired by self defence when it isn’t necessary and it was with sadness I interrupted her to suggest she would have my attention better if she got off my foot.
All credit to her because although she spontaneously combusted at the suggestion she did put her car into reverse and free my foot up. I righted myself and she promptly tried to push me off the road.
She didn’t succeed.
Human’s are priceless.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Favourite Post Cards I
Friday, March 21, 2014
The Horn and I
The horn was on the back of the boat when Bottle and I took the boat in to Oxford some moons ago. As we approached the lock there was a bit of a hoo har of a song and dance and after much distraction and jolliness we got through the lock and continued our journey in to Oxford... except there was no horn.
The horn must have fallen off.
After the weekend, Bottle and Mrs Bottle took their boat down to the area we thought it *might* have fallen off and they spent some time hunting for it.
In the meantime my mum bought me a horn.
Mr and Mrs Bottle found the horn. I said they could keep it, but they too had bought a horn.
So, we had a grimey horn which Bottle took apart and cleaned up.
I now have a horn with a tale.
That is the tale of the horn with the tale.
Lovely memories, lots of fun, lots of laughter and good friendship. The horn says it all.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Rest in Peace!
I shall take a moment to be quiet in the sun. I will sit and remember the years passed by and the times we met; such fun! Memories, oh sweet smiling laughing memories. Honest times. There was laughter when laughter was due. Support came so readily from you too; a card, a word all support when things got rough.
I will be sad that we didn’t see you in these last few months.
I will be sad to know that the ones you love are left.
I will be glad you lived, that our paths crossed
I will be glad to have known you – to have had you and Trish as friends.
Rest in Peace my friend, rest in peace. We will mourn, and I am sad you died but rest in peace my friend, REST IN PEACE!
Maffi sums it up here. Philip was a great friend to Maffi so if you see Maffi on his travels, be gentle with him. This will hurt…
Maffi and I have had great fun boiling things on the towpath before. This Saturday I did a but more boiling….I expect Maffi will have been diappointed to miss out on the fun:
No need to worry Maffi – it was a complete disaster!
Monday, March 17, 2014
Life on the water
The Oxford Times has an article on how things can get a little bit awkward on the water. Our amazing Coalman Dusty is featured too. You can read it here
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Friday, March 14, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Maffi and I dived into the various Chandlers and then as we screeched to a halt for me to get to my meeting on time we spotted my favourite CRT employee having lunch. Fantastic.
Sadly there just wasn't time to head up to see the lovely Chris and Jenni. Chris is part of the Braunston Canal Society Volunteer group who received the CRT Recognition Award for the amazing work they have been doing. You can read about it in Towpath talk (page 11)
This sight in Braunston Marina was a bit of a treat:
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Monday, March 03, 2014