Dinner For One

This is an oldie, but it still makes me laugh. Have you seen it?

texthistory

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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Don’t forget to write your Christmas letter…..

Harrods at Heathrow

Harrods at Heathrow

 

Wordless Wednesday : The Last Train

Old railway station at Farrangalway, KInsale

Old railway station at Farrangalway, Kinsale,Co Cork

A Geyser in Nevada‏…

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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Playing Around with my Photos

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

Whale Watching in West Cork

The lone boatman

The lone boatman

Blue on Blue

Blue on Blue

Looking towards the horizon

Looking towards the horizon

Wordless Wednesday : Can I Give You a Hug?

Ghostly!

Ghostly!

Ooops I have gone and done it…

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 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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