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Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Sheppard in Abergavenny

This stature of a Sheppard in Abergavenny has a small sign warning against climbing on the statue.
No wonder the sheep look worried!

Monday, 29 October 2007

Kennet and Avon blocked at Bath

The Kennet and Avon Canal is blocked at Bath just above Widcombe.
I’m told the boat was hired only a few hundred yards away on Saturday.

It got its rudder wedged on a lock gate and has sunk at a spot where the towpath is narrow, so it can’t be moved till two small cranes that fit the towpath can be brought in on Tuesday.

Thank you Mr Google

Friday, 26 October 2007

Abergavenny Angels

The ancient covered market at Abergavenny has these eye-catching Angel Cooks hanging from the ceiling.
The sort of thing that would drive the councillors and officers plus other of the citizens of Bath in to Nimby mode.

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Wendy Takes a Tumble

We were leaving for a wedding in Abergavenny at noon today, unfortunately Wendy fell leaving the front door.
She has chipped a bone in her leg and strained a tendon.
But she has received excellent treatment at the new NHS Bath walk in centre in James Street West
and RUH casualty.

Monday, 22 October 2007

Pink Nose

Little Lottie pink nose take her favourite doll “Little Bu/&%r I can’t see where I’m going” for a walk!

Friday, 19 October 2007

Dyson Blade

Though they were announced a year ago I spotted a Dyson Blade hand dryer for the first time yesterday.
It produces an air stream flowing at 400mph. This unheated air is channelled through a 0.3 millimetre gap, no thicker than an eyelash.
A sheet of air acts like an invisible windscreen wiper to wipe moisture from hands leaving them completely dry.
It’s yours for around £600 + VAT; maybe I’m not hanging around the right washrooms!
This one is at The Mall Cribbs Causeway.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Tabitha turns over a new leaf.

Tabitha turns over a new leaf.
Picture David Mattock

Wednesday, 17 October 2007


"That’s agreed then, you get the gunpowder and I’ll look for the matches"
Picture David Mattock

Sunday, 14 October 2007


It’s a spot the Sam contest?

He’s reflected as all bad photographers were before Photoshop, in the One hundred and twenty-four thousand pound Ferrari!

Footnote: it cost £2000 to insure it for our motoring correspondent to drive for the weekend!

Friday, 12 October 2007

Heat reflecting foil from Apollo 12.

We were shopping in Wells today; in the Market Place Bernard House has a shop.
I usually look at his stock of antique barometers and instruments, but today my eye was caught by some space collectables including this piece of heat reflecting foil from Apollo 12.

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Toddler Control

Forget about reins, wrist straps, and things to keep your toddler under control.

I think I’ve found the perfect way to make sure they stay by your side all the time.

Friday, 5 October 2007

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Wednesday, 3 October 2007


A rugby fan holds the top from his flask in his mouth
to free his hands so he can clap his team.

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Kennet and Avon Canal

Over 25 years ago the village organised a trip up the Kennet and Avon Canal to the aqueduct.
I can’t remember whether the barge had a breakdown or ran out of fuel but it makes little difference.
We had to get out and tow the barge home by hand.

Monday, 1 October 2007


Thought it was the Goodies, but no one had a beard!