Saturday, 20 May 2017


After reading this article in the Mail Online about Bridget Bardot I made an entry in the comments page, “So lets see if I understand this a French woman get vilified in the courts for telling the truth.” or words to that effect.

Two people who read my comment ‘liked’ it (see below).


I clicked on the link again to see if there were any other comments in the pipeline. I was confronted by this (see below) on the comments page. I don’t mind that they are no longer taking comments, but I do mind that they deleted the two comments that were there.

It irks all the more because the Mail is not conversant with the TRUTH!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Great Oaks from little acorns grow

Well not exactly a great oak but from one small seed this one trunk grew to support…..


…..this splendid creeper.


Now that is impressive, but this is moreso.


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Traffic Lights

Five heads of traffic lights all covered. I’ll bet the the cyclists are pissed off.


Wednesday, 17 May 2017


Several times over the last couple of years I have complained to the council about the rubbish bins at Hythe Bridge and the rats in the garden behind. Finally the garden has gone and the rubbish disposal has been rebuilt. Well done OCC.

Unfortunately only the residential boaters have keys. So now with the locked elsan disposal point the only people who can use the facilities are the 13 boats that are residential and those who live on the mill stream. The Mill stream dwellers are privy to keys for the elsan, probably the rubbish point too. Whilst this might not seem fair, at least the Mill Stream dwellers are not tempted to dump shit in the stream.


Monday, 15 May 2017

Friday, 12 May 2017

Many hands.

These two pictures tell a story. A story of futility. It was necessary to remove a railing along the river to cut back some bushes. Simple job just undo the nut and bolt at each end of the railing and lift it out. NO! Too simple. You will notice there is a rusty section. In order to remove the railing the ‘tradesman’ took an angle grinder to the rail. For some time it was wired back together, then this time I saw it it had been welded into this, this bodge.


What is amazing is this job, for a pair of spanners, was done with an angle grinder and a welding kit and took six months to finish.


Tuesday, 9 May 2017