Howdy all

If you ever want to get some regular excersize i suggest you buy yourself and your kids paintball guns and play in the garden every weekend .It is really fun and lots of energy is burned off and muscles get excersized that you did not even know you had ,just what an old fart needs , lots of giggles too…

Here is one of me looking really macho…


As you can see this is good dirty (clean) fun .You know running and rolling around in the garden and in the bushes etc etc

Heres a pic of my opponents not looking quite as macho but trying hard….


ok we only have three paint ball guns so i take them on two at a time and believe me i get blasted away just as much as i blast them away….

ok game on… play unless masks are on……all guns on safety and pointing up in the air when masks are off……….


i have a lot more paintball pics but for some reason i cant get them to download….

so here is my goofy twit


it sure is a dogs life…


Have a greatday all

treat me like a french girl……

howdy all

The beautiful one posing again….




she used to be very easy to take pictures of but now she has become a teenages she has to spoil it all by posing and being all self absorbed all the time….

i hate posed pictures….



ok my girl stop posing and eat your frogs legs.

Have a gretweekend all

just because….

howdy all

the best feet ive ever seen

mine of course

and i give it on good authority that not only do the look good but are also superb walking tools


not so sure about running as i dont run ….well not unless im chasing or being chased…which is not very often.

YIP as you can tell ive nothing really to blog about but i figure my nonsense is just as good as everyboby elses nonsense and the intenet is full of it,

But this is what i really wish to say

Have a greatday all

blondie and the flying buttress…..

Howdy all

A few years back we used to run a stall on a market and during a recent spring clean we came apon  a few bits of ex stock that we did not know we had.

Blondie fell in love with this 3d puzzle of notre dame almost immediatly.


She has spent the last two evenings constructing this puzzle with great concentration.Its been really quite andp eaceful with no whinning or fighting going on


So it seems i might have an architect on my hands, She informs me that she wishes to copy it and cut it out of wood on the scroll saw…So it seems i might have a forger on my hands?…..a little ambitious if you ask me but she is a whiz on the scroll saw so ill leave her to it….i dont suppose i should complain because who knows one day she might just design and build a structure that  still stands a thousand years from now.

The final product..



pretty funky if you ask me……but im a little disapointed that a quassie modo did not come with it…

Now i had to have a bit of fun too and i experimented a bit with some figurines.







Ok i know they are not in scale but these were just quick experiments with the cell phone camera……i like the sense of perspective that is noticable on some of the pics..not bad for cell phone pics in my opinion…..anyway i am going to do a few more comprehensive photographic studies of some purpose built miniture scenarios using my proper photo gear….when and if i ever get the time.

Fun has been had

Have a greatday all




Howdy all

To busy for an actual blog so here is a song.

Just as relevant as it was in 1965 im my opinion


The eastern world, it is exploding
Violence flarin’, bullets loadin’
You’re old enough to kill, but not for votin’
You don’t believe in war, but what’s that gun you’re totin’
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin’

But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction.

Don’t you understand what I’m tryin’ to say
Can’t you feel the fears I’m feelin’ today?
If the button is pushed, there’s no runnin’ away
There’ll be no one to save, with the world in a grave
[Take a look around ya boy, it’s bound to scare ya boy]

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction.

Yeah, my blood’s so mad feels like coagulatin’
I’m sitting here just contemplatin’
I can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation.
Handful of senators don’t pass legislation
And marches alone can’t bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin’
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin’

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction.

Think of all the hate there is in Red China
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
You may leave here for 4 days in space
But when you return, it’s the same old place
The poundin’ of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead, but don’t leave a trace
Hate your next-door neighbor, but don’t forget to say grace
And… tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
You don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction
Mm, no no, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve
Of destruction.

Have a greatday all

posing piccaloo…………

my beautiful grandaughter

chatterbox ,cheeky wench and cuty pie of note.

The things that come out of this four year olds mouth are simple amazing…..well for about ten minutes that is after which it all turns into one long constant, persistant never ending monologue……she is so intelligent and so damn cute,.



and never stops talking.



THE PIG….and the great chicken massacre…

Howdy all

Here is an update on Saxon aka the pig.


He is just over a year old now and getting big, he has just started to fill out and is becoming very powerful.

Naughty as hell and cannot sit still for more than two seconds at a time .He has no end and is a real busybody with his nose in everything, The garden is full of holes and chewed up bits of debris all the time. He has broken through the front gate and attacked the postman ,or more correctly the postmans bicycle for which he got a damn good hiding ,this was quite amusing as the post man abandoned his bike and went running up the street scattering letters all over the street. Saxon however had no interest in the postman only the bike. He also attacked another dog so he has been banished from the front garden unless under direct supervision ,He is a handfull and pain in the arse of note.

Everything is done at full throttle and the other day he injured me when he came flying in the front door at full speed and took a running jump at me whilst i was sitting on the couch.I was not expecting this and he hit me full force in the chest with his head and i believe i may have cracked a rib as it is very painfull when i move.Such be bull terriers.

But we love him non the less


Pictures like this are few and far between as he cant ever keep still and it always degenerates into something like this


A few months back we got ourselves three laying hens and i built a very secure coop for them. Anticipating that the dogs may be a problem i put a lot of effort into building a secure coop for them ,fenced off ,completely covered in wire mesh, trenches dug and filled with bricks around the perimeter to prevent digging etc etc .This all went well and the beautiful one, aka doolittle, built up a really good relationship with these chickens. Named them clucky,lucky and tucky, could hug and kiss them etc. I kept away from getting personal with the chickens as for me they were never intended to be pets and it was always in the back of my mind that once they cease to lay i would be the one who has to slaughter them.

I must say it is really cool having fresh eggs on a daily basis.

One day we got home and all the chickens were dead. The pig had somehow managed to climb onto the roof (i did not anticipate this) and ripped his way into the coop and killed them all. He made no effort to eat them , just killed them .I was really pissed off and doolite very upset .The pig got the hiding of his life and was in the dog box for about a week. Anyway i did a quick google crash course on butchering chickens and they now sit in our freezer as no one wishes to eat them .Disembowelling a chicken is easy but yucky and smelly……such be life.

However i do not let a dog get the better of me and i am redesigning the chicken coop so that it is impossible to reach the roof and also so that the chickens can get up high if danger does get into the coop .IF AT FIRST YOU DONT SUCCEED TRY AND TRY AGAIN.

Here is the pig giving his mom love bites because despite all this i mentioned up above he is actually very loving and well natured and he really loves his people ,He is still a puppy, just a puppy in a powerful body and still has a lot to learn.


Have a great weekend all