The buzzard in higher resolution (original uncompressed) video

Bird Blue's favourites

Bird Blue's favourites
'Tiny Toad'

Bird Blue's favourites

Bird Blue's favourites
'Mr Cruisedog on watch'

Bird Blue's favourites

Bird Blue's favourites
My Vixen

YIPPY I OH ... (The sad tale of Boozing Bird Blue)

Mr Cruisedog in his bunk bed


A rare photo of Preconderotous - which this site is named after. Everyone told me that I 'couldn't' name a chihuahua that but it was meant to be. He answered to 'Precon' and his son had half his name - De Rotous ... so long ago has been their passing, but his name lives on for all to see ...

Strange that Vimeo/YouTube vids ALWAYS work embed. in side panel, but not Blogger!


Saturday, 20 September 2008

... Ta, Teapot ...

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Poach knows y'know ...

... Poacher refuses to be fazed by the fact he hasn't got the shirt to award ... as both Poach and the Pillock KNEW who had half inched it from the Bishop Lacey the previous week ... good boy Poach ...

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Berties before beer ... video

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Revenge of the druids ... video

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Ex header Pic: Havoc at the regroup Sep 15th 08

Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice Cry 'Havoc,' and let slip the dogs of war ...

Monks Retreat Sep 15: "I'll have one more Bertie ...

... for the road ..."

Monks Retreat Sep 15: You can have my wallet ...

... and watch, but please, don't hurt me! ....

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Arghh, don't do that!

... you know I've got a very nervous disposition ...

Monks Retreat Sep 15: "Oh no! I've got ...

... a yellow jelly baby ... I distinctly asked for a red one ... "

Monks Retreat Sep 15: I really hate to ask ..

... you Fukarwi, but where the ***** we?

Monks Retreat Sep 15: "I'm looking for ...

... the little pink one ..."

Ex header pic: Meg and Number 2

... not sure if I put this up or not ... so to make sure Shirley ...

UFO sighting Mon Sep 15: "Hello, emergency, which service do you require please?"

... "Er, yes, I'd like to report a UFO sighting, earlier this evening. I was walking my dog outside Broadhempston about 8 pm when I suddenly saw a large saucer-shaped object on top of a hill with one bright white light, a smaller white light and two or three orange lights ... "

UFO sighting Mon Sep 15: "Then there were only two ...

... bright white lights and what appeared to be a door on the left hand side ..."

UFO sighting Mon Sep 15th: "And then the white light ...

... glowed VERY brightly as though it was about to take off ... then I got scared and ran off! You do believe me, don't you?" ...

Monks Retreat Sep 15: At a great rate of knots ... video

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Here they come ... video

Monks Retreat Sep 15: The hash trundles through ... video

... And I DID shout, but you wuz too far away to hear! All's well that ends well, anyway ... and they all love an adventure ... now wait to see what fun games Fukarwi and Archangel have got in store for you now ...

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Been around and around ... video

Ex header pic: Fukarwi, Archangel and KC entertain at the circle ...

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Now this REALLY is spooky ... 'Gollum' video

This vid clip was taken with ONLY me around ... and I didn't mention it to ANYONE. At the naming of Rod later on in the pub, Bubbles' offering was 'Gollum' !! The odds of this video clip and him mentioning the name in the same evening are astronomical - and I know a thing or two about odds ... a shiver went through me when Bubbles shouted the name out ...

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Fallen Woman flying tonight ... video

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Shortie ... video

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Captive audience ... video

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Don't get angry, Blaster ... video

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Headed them off at the pass - again ... video

But of course, we hadn't done this one at all, the start was the only 'same' bit ... again, apologies to Archangel, but you know whatawally I am!

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Controlled confusion at the 'orf' - as usual ... video

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Ba-ah ... video

Monks Retreat Sep 15: Matching Hashers ... video


Just in case some of you were wondering where Forrest Stump was on Monday, newly named Hang Loose informed me that Forrest has injured his back at work and couldn't make the Monks Retreat as a result. We all wish you speedy recovery old son.

Bit tired now ...

Been assembling my running machine most of the afternoon and installing software ... but I do have a short postscript on proceedings from the Monks Retreat ... My apologies to Fukarwi and Archangel ... it was virgin territory and it took me further than I anticipated on going before adjourning to the bar ... the moto-cross track was brilliant, as observed by a group of us high up on the ridge ... you all looked like you were having so much fun down there, wheeling and counter wheeling in utter confusion with cries of : "On you!" ringing out from all quarters ... a triumph Fukarwi, a triumph on your virgin lay ... ever so well done, the hares ... ... It's strange, isn't it, when you try your hardest for a downdown, zilcho ... but tonight I had shouted out - as wallies do - "I know a short-cut back to the pub!" A trusting little band had followed ... then realising that perhaps I didn't after all ... I had turned off my headlamp, vaulted a barbed wire fence and legged it ... I thought that was the end of it until returning to the Monks Retreat, Wickdipper had glowered at me and said: "Where have you been, they've been looking for you!" ... Oh-oh ... and apparently Teapot wasn't best pleased when he eventually got back ... I hadn't had a DD for so long that it was a bit of a struggle ... well done Rent Boy for taking the vid clip ... All in all, an excellent night was had by one and all ...

Monks Retreat Sep 15: The rumour is ...

... that Fallen Woman has distributed free beer in advance of the circle ... sigh

Monday, 15 September 2008

Monks Retreat ... call to circle video Sept 15

Monks Retreat ... video Sept 15

The Monks Retreat at Broadhempston - a hash friendly pub if ever I saw one ...

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Another battle fought all day

... was with the new, 'improved' Sitemeter ... Dad, pay attention, you'll like this, not a lot ... Sitemeter closed down all Saturday to bring in a new 'whizzkid' version ... I logged onto it eagerly at lunchtime to find ... a disaster! I'll tell you later, Winfield, but to cut to the chase, I sent e-mail after e-mail to the support team, complaining bitterly at the new system AND, it seems I wasn't the only one as ... they are NOW in the process of REVERTING back to the former program!! Hopefully, the Whizzkid who invented the crap is now back unemployed ... yippeee!
Here's the notice currently on Sitemeter:

We are in the process of rolling back SiteMeter to the former system.
SiteMeter should be back online soon.
Please check back later.
Sorry for inconvenience.

Sincerely, SiteMeter Support Team.

Attack of the Widgets ll (2008)

That particular widget has just been removed kicking and screaming ... incredibly, it kept regenerating changes to its HTML code as fast as I changed it - never seen a widget that sophisticated before ... here's to that widget, it was so blue ...

Attack of the Widgets (2008) or ...

... The Widgets Strike Back (2008) ... or was it 'Beware the Ides of Widgets' ? Whatever it was, I've been fighting them off most of the afternoon ... I had to forcibly explain to my widgets that I Am Widgetmaster (2008) and not the other way round. It might have been something to do with my insisting on posting and reposting the Belinda Carlisle videos - Heaven is a Place and Circle in the Sand ... they stay up for a few hours and then are 'no longer available' which makes no sense as I get them from Youtube anyway, so if the copyrighters object, they should remove them from source. Sigh. Marked the widget's card now and back in control ... I think ...

Two Birthday cakes for Poacher and ...

... they really were delicious! Well done, the cake makers!

Bishop Lacey Sept 8: Poacher DD and cake video

I learnt a thing or two about VHS tapes

To get a seized up VHS tape unseized is tricky but how about if the tape is also sticky and nearly 20 years old? I had tried to get this tape playing about 15 years ago and it didn't work then. However, coming across the tape during a clearout today, I thought 'What have I got to lose?' and took out the 5 securing screws and lifted the 2 spool assembly off its sprockets. Then laboriously, I rewound the whole tape by hand, avoiding touching the oxide film or twisting it. Then I put the carefully reassembled tape together and then baked it in the oven on gas mark 4 for 5 minutes with the door ajar. Then I wound and rewound the tape twice (important) and with bated breath, pressed 'Play' on the video recorder ... for a couple of minutes nothing happened as the auto tracking tried to figure out this ancient tape. Then a flicker of colour and then BINGO! it played. Just reward for my three and a half hours of toil. And at least four of you liked it: Beep Beep, Little Horace, Nick and Emily. The rest of you, unlucky!






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