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Sunday, 1 November 2009

Odds @ Sod's Bits and Pieces

 

23 comments:

georgek said...

What with the begging at my front door last night for Halloween and then them damm fire works,I think I will get a stand on speakers corner and shout my disgust at both of these events.Halloween,I find so unchristian,and those people who like to hear a big bang,GO TO AFGANISTAN for your holidays!!!

jim davis said...

Baa! and Humbug! George. I really enjoyed last night because I had the outside light and the hall lights turned off. So when the sweet little darlings banged on my door I quickly opened it. Then with a lighted torch under my chin and a grimace on my face, in a creepy voice I said Yeeees! Boy did it have a good effect, because when one kid screamed it set the others off and they went running up the path like two of dripping. I did it a few times with the same result, and in the end I think they came to my house just to be frightened. Boy I wish it was halloween every night. I missed Valb, Yvonne, Grace and Beryl doing a fly-past on their broomsticks though.

ValB said...

George I try to enter into the spirit of it all and I have a halloween bag full of chocs etc.ready for the little 'uns coming round, for trick or treat. However, last night following quite a few good, genuine youngsters complete with parents at the gate, we had a group of "older" kids who took all the sweets offered in one go and spoilt the whole concept of it. I won't tell you the names that Frank shouted after them but they started with a B!

Val B said...

Shut up Jim Davis! Us witches will haunt you yet!

yvonneh said...

Here ! Here Val, even though you let me down, I forgive you. Jim. you nasty man, you are lucky they didn't pelt you with conkers. George I know what you mean, but anything that brings a bit of fun and joy into this world has to be good. Even the local church was encouraging the children to dress up and at my grandaughter catholic school they had a party. I will make sure I get my broomstick out specially for you next year. To cheer you up.

jim davis said...

Whether you cheer him up or not is debatable. What you intend doing with the broomstick. Will be the KEY to that. Please excuse the pun Mr Key.

georgek said...

She might take me for a ride Mr Davis,now would,nt that be nice?

jim davis said...

No George not for me it wouldn't, I don't trust women drivers.

georgek said...

Perhaps not in a car Jim,but on broomsticks I hear they are the masters,Its funny how women still think broomsticks are for flying and not for sweeping.
Of coarse,their occult film,"Bread nobs and broomsticks"is all about witches,curses and fantasies,do you wonder that they daydream a lot,no wonder we have such a hard life Jim,but we can take it.

jim davis said...

You Pillock George you wait until they see your entry. Surely it should have been Bednobs and Broomsticks.

yvonneh said...

" Who has bread nobs George"?
I have heard of bread cobs, I think you must have been in the bath when you wrote that one.

Val B said...

Oh dear Jim, I always thought nob was spelt with a K!

georgek said...

whoops!!

yvonneh said...

Was that you going down the plughole george!

jim davis said...

So you are an expert in Knobs now are you Valb? Well I never.

georgek said...

Yes Yvonne,with a red face!

Sheila Bransfield. said...

Hello Tom and Sue
It may have escaped your notice (as you now live a long way away!) that the M1 was 50 years old yesterday!
There was a TV programme last night showing it when it first opened - not much traffic of course!
I remember hearing about the bikers racing up and down the motorway from the Ace Cafe and I bet other Cuckooites have good memories. I was only 14 when it opened so obviously didn't drive (and not many people had cars anyway).
I just wondered if this might be another way of generating some more memories for the website!
Hope you're both "recovered" from your UK trip. Great time - thanks again.
Sheila

georgek said...

One of our regular meals on wheels ladies passed away last sunday,she has been ill for ages,she was 92 and a real lady.Joan and I like doing the meals but somtimes its very sad.Sorry for being morbid.

yvonneh said...

So sorry George, know how you feel, they become friends, As a retired Sheltered housing officer we lost many and it always hurts. Do what Val did find the Baileys.

georgek said...

Im off to a rememberance service tomorrow on HMS BELFAST thats anchored on the Thames,got to leave here at 6am to arrive at Joans sisters house Cuckoo Dene by 8am,from there,onto the underground up to London,I hope I dont fall overboard with tiredness!.

yvonneh said...

Did you get to HMS Belfast George, as I heard there was a lot of trouble with the trains on that day, especially from east anglia and colchester.

georgek said...

Hi Yvonne, yes we got there no trouble on the trains,we went by car to Joans sister who lives at Cuckoo Dene then to London Bridge by Underground.HMS Belfast was about 5min walk from station,we had time for coffee and muffin before boarding ship for service which was very moving,there were about 150 people and all seated,after the service we were all ushered to the ward room and given a hot rum punch and mince pie which warmed the cockles our hearts,so a good day and the weather stayed kind.On the way back to the station we passed the Londons caves,prices,£60 adult,£40 child,talk about conning the visiter!

yvonneh said...

Glad you passed the London caves, so should everyone then perhaps they will have sensible prices. It is disgraceful especially if you have a young family. But there are plenty of free things in London like the museums and art galleries the markets and churches, house of parliament, horseguards parade covent garden and lots of other things of interest, where they charge so much people should boycott. Glad you had an enjoyable if not moving day.