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Friday, 29 January 2010

Out dammed pigeons.

Workmen installing rows of pointy things in the roof of Bath's Green Park Station to stop pigeons roosting.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

K.E.Y.N.S.H.A.M.


This is the old  house of Horace Bachelor  whose radio adverts on Radio Luxembourg in the 50s taught the Europe to spell Keynsham
It’s had several uses since his death including a hotel, and is now apartments.

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Free Wood (well almost)


Helen noticed that they had chopped up a fallen tree at Prior Park Garden Centre and the wood was free.
Andy and I jumped into the car and popped in, unfortunately the sections of logs were so big I could hardly lift them.
So we filled the back of the estate with six of the smallest and drove home, on the way we borrowed a Maul (it’s and sledge hammer crossed with an axe) from a friendly tree surgeon and found it would split the giant logs easily when swung by Andy(it’s useful to have a Son in Law built like desperate Dan).
So we went back and filled the car again with the logs that were too big to carry the first time, I think we have enough for both family’s to last about three weeks.







Friday, 22 January 2010

I must have been mad.


The current controversy over new transmission line in Somerset in 2016  reminded me of some of my photographic work when I was under contract to the Central Electricity Generating Board 30 years ago.
This is line work on the Tamar crossing, it’s about 300ft high but does have ladders to climb.


This is a standard transmission tower, around 175ft high but you have to climb the bolts on the corner.

And some idiot had to go up to take the snaps, I suspect that under current health and safety laws I would have needed at least a month’s training before going up.
But I just turned up and climbed and they pulled my camera bag up on a rope.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Spotted Dick


It was farmer Gordon Tuckers 70th  birthday on Saturday, here he is with the giant spotted dick that he has instead of a birthday cake.

And his family had kindly arranged for  
Magical Mandy to saw him in half.

 Gordon been mentioned on the  blog a few times, he appeared 
with this 8 foot crowbar that takes 2 people to carry.
And I used this picture of his shed, he collects old tractors.


Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Winter Wonderland





The gardens a Winter Wonderland, 
but I’m pleased I don’t have to go to work.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Go on tickle my tummy!




Biscuit the Shetland pony is a real Pussycat.

Banes are filling our Village grit bins.


Banes are filling our Village grit bins for the 3rd time.
Thank you.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Onyx the One Eyed Wonder Horse loves the snow






Onyx the One Eyed Wonder Horse 
loves the snow.

Pheasant chasing









Biscuit was so excited to go out again, he ran off with his lead rope on and went Pheasant chasing.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

John Hobhouse

I was sad to hear of the death of John Hobhouse at the age of 99, I first met John when I had a shop in Bath and he ran a wholesalers called Avon Industries in Widcombe, it was knocked down when they built the ring road and he moved it to Brassmill Lane.
I Photographed John many times over the years through his connection with the RSPCA but this picture from about 30 years ago is my favourite.
More about John HERE

Looks like the thaw may have started!


Thursday, 7 January 2010