06 Jan 2016
in blogging, humour, Travel
Tags: butler, dinner, dinner for one, dinner party, humorous, old friends
This is an oldie, but it still makes me laugh. Have you seen it?
This ancient black & white short film began as an end of the pier show in the 1940s and has become a surprise hit in Germany, especially on New Year’s Eve. It has now broken the world record for the most frequently repeated programme on tv.
This is from the i newspaper “The 18 minute play, written for the theatre by Laurie Wylie in the 1920s features the refined Miss Sophie (May Warden) celebrating her 90th birthday with a dinner served by her elderly butler James (Freddie Frinton). the only snag is that all of Miss Sophie’s friends have died, so James must stand in for her guests – Sir Toby, Admiral von Schneider, Mr Pomeroy and Mr Winterbottom. He must also, naturally, drink al their toasts starting with sherry and working his way though to the port.
The joke is that James gets more and more drunk, continually tripping…
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06 Dec 2015
in blogging, London, Travel
Tags: bear, Blogging, Christmas, Christmas time, display, Harrods bear, Heathrow, holidays, humour
Harrods at Heathrow
18 Nov 2015
in blogging, Ireland
Tags: closed railways, colour photography, Farrangalway, Kinsale, old railway line, photography, progress, railway, railway station, recycling old buildings, ticket office, Wordless Wednesday
Old railway station at Farrangalway, Kinsale,Co Cork
23 Oct 2015
in blogging, nature, Travel
Tags: amazing, buildings, Geyser, Hot Spring, interesting, nature, Nevada, photography
Amazing photos and video of a Geyser in Nevada.
Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog
Be sure to watch the video at the end.
In the early twentieth century, a farmer decided that he needed to improve the agriculture on his ranch in Nevada. He figured that a well needed to be dug to bring water and nutrients to the soil above.
He lived in a barren desert and the water stored deep beneath the Earth’s crust would have provided a more sustainable crop for this harsh and dry area. He knew that a well with ample water was needed to supply bountiful crops.
What he didn’t know was what was waiting for him deep below the soil. He began to dig a deep well when problems soon arose. After digging deep into the Earth searching for water, he found what he was looking for. The problem was that the water was incredibly hot. Over 200 degrees in fact, making it impossible to create a…
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22 Oct 2015
in blogging, Ireland, Travel
Tags: aspect ratio, blue sea, editing, photo edit, photography, scenery, summer, tips and tricks
In photography, Aspect Ratio is something that I had vaguely heard of, never used much, (except maybe by accident when editing photos – but I admired the look of it in other photographers’ work. Now thanks to a great post by Luvo Photography – What is Aspect Ratio and How to Use it – I picked a few of my sunny September photos and played around with them – hope you like the result.
Whale Watching in West Cork
The lone boatman
Blue on Blue
Looking towards the horizon
19 Oct 2015
Tags: Crowd funding, Englishman in Italy, fund raising, humour, Italy, publishing
If the book is as good as the blog posts, then it will be hilarious!
Englishman in Italy
At 3 pm on Sunday the 18th October, I pressed the button and launched my little book project on the Kickstart website, Taa Raaa, I shouted as it went live. I then realised the enormity of what I had done. Not only had I offered a weekend stay at our house, complete with a wine tasting at my favourite cantina, as part of the rewards but the realisation, that I might not receive any backers suddenly hit home…… I would have to change my name from Pecora Nera to Billy No Mates!!!
Pecora Nera changes his name to Billy No Mates
Driving through Asti later that evening my phone blipped… I received the following message Hooray! Susan Fischer just backed your project. followed almost immediately by Hooray! Jo Ellen Prutz just backed your project. To say I am excited is an understatement, there are three questions that…
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