Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Monday, 30 August 2010
I'm a member of the RSPB and I'm happy to support them but this looks to be a bit over the top for the logo.
Sunday, 29 August 2010
I took this shot at Pickering and today I finally spent a bit of time finding out what it is. It's a mix of cod liver oil and unsweetened orange juice and it was popular during the war as a way of giving children vitamins and minerals they might otherwise have lacked. It reminds me of the cod liver oil and malt that we were given as children. Any malt in my diet now still comes in liquid form and is generally in Guinness or another stout.
Posted by Nogbad at 09:16:00
Saturday, 28 August 2010
Friday, 27 August 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
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Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
I'm still not sure that this is grammatically correct. It works up to my possible death but then appears to suggest it might also cause my fellow occupants whereas I'd have thought that they were caused by their parents and the university allowing them into the same building.
Posted by Nogbad at 20:04:00
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Accommodation was superb and included free, off-road parking. It was in Christ Church University student accommodation but off campus and close to the city centre.
And now for the awards discussed and agreed on Saturday morning. Pub of the week was The Thomas Beckett in Best Lane. Smashing boozer with no music or TV but decent beer and good food. Beer of the week was Whitstable Brewery Oyster Stout at The West Gate Inn (Wetherspoon) and the Priory mild in The Old Buttermarket was jolly nice too. And so was the Whistable Brewery beer we had in the Old Brewery Tavern (can't remember the name of it - we only had a couple and it was gone when we called there on Friday night). The Old Brewery Tavern also had the best toilets and the best outside drinking area (off-street) and a nice TV for watching some of the test match on Wednesday afternoon. Best on-street outside drinking area is The Buttermarket. The worst pub by a distance was the Three Tuns. An olde world pub playing "house" music far too loud to a few customers who were all commenting that they didn't like it - it was obviously on for the staff rather than the clientèle. We entered between tracks or we'd not have gone in. Service (and the music) were so poor that people were leaving rather than waiting to be served in what must have been the least busy pub in Canterbury on Friday night. Coffee of the week was the latte in the Farmers Market at Canterbury West station.
We didn't have a "third day trip" this year but had two full days of cricket. We didn't have any cricket on Wednesday but did have rather a lot of beer. We've not yet planned next year but this year was a classic without a doubt.
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Added later: My paternal grandfather had a reserved occupation during the war because he worked at "Gorton Tank"; more formally "Gorton Locomotive and Carriage & Wagon workshops and the Motive Power Depot". That's also where this engine was built. Sadly my grandfather died (of natural causes) during the war years. The workshops closed in 1963 and many of the men transferred to Crewe.