The Joyful Activities labelled Play
Musings and thoughts while not working.
From the archives a selection of photos dating back to 1936 holidays in Scarborough
And so to the end of year Buxted School Youth theatre group
Julie's Scottish great grandfather (1887 - 1965) doodled this. He was a lithographer - I rather like it. Those in need can request a translation. Hint being a little prickly
Lovely three days skiing with Andy in Les Gets. Although a farmer he is actually quite a nice guy with an ability to fall down the mountain with certain style and grace.
The Camel has landed - nuff said bout da Six Foot Stuffed Camel
Our new favourite in the world of one arm bandits - Copper King
Ribbed for your pleasure
You just never know what is going to brighten up a day - and a Bobalot themed birthday present served to lighten spirits. From Mr Wendy & Mrs Brydon came the first piece of Sir Bobalot memorabilia to be seen by the world. Muchly appreciated and will be the start of line including iron board [...]
A little share for the spotify friendly amoung you. Please feel free to delete the obvious children-orientated tracks & tracks I have to put in to amuse the Saffa's among you all I think the endearing song of the year for me is Chain my Name by Polica, but having said that the favourite over [...]
These are actual complaints received from dissatisfied customers by Thomas Cook. For context for our foreign based readership ... Thomas cook is one step up in quality from waste disposal 1. “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger [...]
Monday 5 August 2013, will go down in the history books at Dungeons based around the corner from where we live in Hout Bay It was one of the most perfect swells in living memory. It’s hard to put an exact size on it. Some surfers were calling it 20 foot, others 30 foot plus, [...]
Four men taste testing the quality of the burgers from Five Guys in Dallas. IMHO my favourite burger under $5 - fat burger still wins in the $5 to $10 category simply because a) they all shout fat burger when someone walks in, and b) All the chefs are reassuringly large in volume. The burger [...]
At the height of World War II on April 6th, 1943, British Ambassador to Moscow, Sir Archibald Clark Kerr, wrote a letter to Foreign Office minister Lord Reginald Pembroke in an effort to simply brighten up his day. We think it helps to read most Fridays to warm the heart when life seems a little [...]
A cold 'Weekend' morning in Cape Town saw Brick & Jemma husbands don their wet suits and brave the shark infested waters. We salute the effort shown to come out here and your love of catching the big one. Brydon & Russell looked like the emaciated Saffas that they are in comparison with these two [...]
Fear not, the morphine has now subsided and with a clear head and the promise of chocolate later, I finally get to pen my thoughts on the South African medical system and the Karma Bunny. The Karma Bunny is not mine - I simply write about him on behalf of my cousin, the youthful Michael [...]
So just back from a day or so in the hospital having had a combination of nurses, general anaesthetic, morphine, chilled chicken curry and surgery. I woke yesterday afternoon at about five after surgery with a gaggle of nurses showing me photos of shark teeth imprints on my left ankle. Little idiot me thought that [...]
Hadn't really given much thought to the occasional ant trailing its way across my desk - when in Africa etc etc. Better ants that lions I had thought. Then I decided to scan a document and found the below. A quick spray of doom and manual removal of the ant eggs seems to have resolved [...]
Something for your Wednesday (if you have Spotify)
From our Afrikaans brothers straight out to the lonely inhabitants of the UK.
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The favourite item that I have found thus far in South Africa - fairly sweet on the tongue but as close to childhood in a can as I have found.
Truely epic Nick Pandolfi radio interview with an old boy from Suffolk/Norfolk after the Great Storm of 1987. It may be hard for my American cousins to understand. A personal favourite passed to me yesterday - listen well .
Lovely to see the Nice family of Suffolk being featured on the back page of some god-awful Easy Anglian print publication. We certainly are pleased to see the location of mum placed in perspective - the young Sir John looking a little more coy in the background.
Featuring three glorious people from my office and my cousin Tom. Just signed by the very clever Alan Mcgee from Creation records. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHsis8L57G0
Simply love it - personal control and water ski whenever you want. A little cheaper and more versatile than a motorboat. Would like to see it with a dog sitting loyally on the motor looking back at his owner. The solo personal water skiing thing is a bargain at £10k. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgsK6oDIpO4
So no longer will I hear the cry of how do I get the famed mushroom lasagne recipe. We are liberated and ready to prepare for luncheon parties without having to kill an internet connection when Dave mistakenly sends through a 3mg .gif file. The issues of scanning do seem to beset the world's Internet [...]
The fastest 100 metre hurdles wearing swim fins (female) is 19.278 seconds and was acheived by Veronica Torr (New Zealand) on the set of NZ Smashes Guinness World Records at the Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, on 24 August 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRDnajV1A3w
THE Magic Fox Vintage Smoothie Boutique Urban Forest Pop Up Chill Retreat is to be Britain's first 100 percent twat-friendly festival. If Alex James is not there it's because he's trapped under one of his own pigs As the festival-marketing season begins, the organisers of the new event claim to have concocted the ultimate pretentious [...]
Mummy - what should I do?
I quite liked this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0tREt3c48I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waIuhfoTMv8&sns=fb and then not so good but worth a little gander http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMusZDgFa2Q
Full list of all forty-five is shown on buzz Feed link - www.buzzfeed.com. How come I think that the photos of women with guns are the best.
A pocketful of kisses to Oliver for fine hosting and a little cuddle to Frank as someone has to. Did I ever tell you about the one about my mother-in-law (she used to be a teacher).
For full list come over and borrow the ipad
The young Frank Malone becomes Gary Busey
Found on the wall in an art shop near the hotel we were staying at - still sits uneasy with me
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. [...]
British Wildlife Photography awards 2011. A country shoot, a deer at dawn, a yawning fox and an explosion of starlings – God Save the Queen
Obviously there are some really big assumptions in this calculation. The first is that five percent of the total Angry Bird hours are played by Americans at work. First, we don't know the international breakdown, nor do we know how often people play at work. But, five percent seemed like a reasonable assumption. Second, the [...]
The fatuous Richard of Stein cooks up the lamb leg butterfly style. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evvoeqVyu_4
On sale soon may be Gadaffi water - if things go according to the plan of the revolutionaries . They catch him, kill him, liquified him and we provide the bottling facilities - a la BBC NEWS. Alkaline hydrolysis is the green alternative to cremation and works by dissolving the body in heated alkaline water. Everyone [...]