Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Sunday, 14 November 2010

For all my Australian friends

Just watching yesterday's rugby game

'Ned Kelly! Sir Howard Florey! Sir Donald Bradman! Shane Warne! Joan Sutherland! Ned Kelly!  Skippy - can you hear me, Skippy? Your boys took one hell of a beating! Your boys took one hell of a beating!'
(With thanks to Bjorge Lillelien)

East Malling

An act of Rememberence

PoppiesWhen I was a teenager I was a member of a scout troop attached to a church in south Manchester. On Rememberence Sunday the scouts would parade to church and proudly carry the flag and solemnly set it next to the altar for the service. During the service an old(er) man, Frank, we all knew as rather grumpy would move to the front of the church and read the names in the Book of Rememberence; it was the only time we'd see the book out of its glass case. It listed the names of men from the church and scout troop who had given their lives during the second world war and as he read this big man would have tears rolling down his ruddy cheeks - he'd known all of them through the church or scouts and fought alongside a couple of them.

That's one of the things I think about during the silence at the  eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
As an aside; Frank passed away gently, of a heart attack, in his seat in the main stand at Maine Road watching his beloved Manchester City.

The image is one of mine from a set of poppies from June, 2009. 

Friday, 12 November 2010

The sea

IMG_6778, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Monday, 8 November 2010

Quick query

I've just enjoyed a lamb casserole with suet dumplings. I made it with vegetable stock so is it suitable for vegetarians?

Sunday, 7 November 2010


IMG_6708, originally uploaded by nogbad the bad.
I bought these when I went shopping - need some brightness in a cold and gloomy day

Friday, 5 November 2010


I've just posted on Blipfoto what would otherwise have been the posting here. Not a big deal because most of the folk who read here read there too but I got me thinking about all the boundaries we pretend about the technologies. Is Blipfoto a microblogging site? Is it something else? How do we differentiate? Is it important or do we need to think about who we talk to in each of these places?

Thursday, 4 November 2010