Monday, 31 October 2016

Comforting

It is nice to have your suspicions allayed. 

Sometimes I feel like I am somewhere else, but apparently I am wrong.


Phew


Sunday, 23 October 2016

It's all relative

Chronic inbreeding in this Dorset village has produced some really strange family names.



Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Lunar Conjunction

Here we have an unusual cosmic event. 

I was lucky to catch this rare Transit of Citylink last night






Monday, 10 October 2016

This weeks rants

Amazon Prime/Netflix/Now TV:

You pay them your money and get thousands of films to watch. Oh dear me, I never realised there were so many awful films on the market. 

Who is spending so much time and money and effort making such awful films? 

One scrolls up and down and left and right in the hope of finding something educational, or elevating. If you discard all the films that have that brightly coloured Peppa Pig look, and then remove all those with zombies on the cover, now chuck all the films where someone is brandishing a gun at someone else... then you are merely left with a shed load of dross.

Hyperbole:

Once upon a time, everything was awesome. Remember that?

Then the descriptor of choice became "Stunning". "Hey man, check out that stunning face flannel". Look, if it doesn't actually cause unconsciousness, then it hasn't stunned you, OK? 

Now the news video click bait is "Adorable". Really? I'll be the judge of that.




Thursday, 6 October 2016

Time and Tide

Outside the Sailor's Reading Room at Southwold. This local feature was set up to give nautical types something else to do apart from drinking beer.

You can't miss it, it's next to The Nelson pub.


Inside there were indeed Sailors, reading.



Monday, 3 October 2016

Well trained

Spotted in Anglesey Abbey*

What is it? A dog? A lion, a cat? A baboon?



I suspect the sculptor had never actually seen one of whatever it's supposed to be.

*Not an Abbey, not in Anglesey.