Ginger Piggy

27 07 2020

Richard noticed this today just as I was about to kill it – sorry, cut it up – for my stew. I would never have noticed but he says it looks just like a pig… and it does! 😉 Read the rest of this entry »

Job Application: pre-Feminist Extremist Days

30 05 2020

A quick post about a job application I made in the days before feminism became so extreme. It was meant to be funny and was taken that way by all concerned! Read the rest of this entry »

The (Equal) Dangers of Lowland Walking and a funny story

2 04 2020

Not sure whether he did it to prove that lowland walking is just as ‘dangerous’ as going to the hills but this is a (very) short story about Richard… Read the rest of this entry »

Mean Joke!

14 02 2020

I’m off to see Ozzy Osbourne soon – supposedly it’s his last tour. Should be a good do – apparently he has Alzheimers now so he’ll sing everything twice! 😉

(Before anyone gets offended, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if he’d made a similar joke about himself and the situation – it would fit with his sense of humour).

Mischief Night – a Northern Tradition or a British One?

2 11 2019

4th of November
One of my favourite nights of the year when I was a child was ‘Mischief Night’ – the night before Plot (or bonfire) night so 4th November. I’m not sure whether this was a Northern thing or a British thing so please feel free to leave comments about what you got up to if you had a mischief night when you were kids… Read the rest of this entry »

Hearing Both Sides

21 03 2018

Richard got the bus up to my house the other day and related this tale which I found most amusing…

Our buses are small 16 seaters and are always full of bus-pass pensioners – Richard and I are the only paying customers who use them (despite being just as old!). None of them are Yorkshire folk but mostly imports from the south of the country. These two were Londoners…

A woman got out her mobile and said;
“I’m on the 2 o’ clock bas, where are you?” (they don’t say bus like us down there…)

A reply came from a few seats away;
“I’m on the 2 o’ clock bas”

“Which 2 o’ clock bas?”

“The Embsay 2 o’ clock bas”

“Well I’m on the Embsay 2 o’ clock bas”

They finally turned round to look at each other – husband and wife and never even noticed each other sitting 2 rows apart!

When Richard related this to me, complete with cockney-type accents, I shrieked with laughter… good job I wasn’t on the bas!

Merry Christmas!

25 12 2015

Well I was going to send this last night but, when I logged onto my PC it was very weird and almost looked virused. After a quick disconnect of the network cable and a reboot, things looked better but it was bedtime by then.

So here it is, Merry Christmas (as the song goes)…
Christmas 2015
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Hilarious – Wild Sheep Alert!

14 08 2015

Thanks to my friend Simon who posted this link elsewhere. Absolutely hilarious tale of a Lake District rescue! 😉

Grough Rescue Article

Easter Jokelet :-)

24 04 2014

“How’s the diet going?” I asked the missus.

“Not good.” she sighed, “I had eggs for breakfast this morning.”

“Oh dear,” I sympathised.  “Fried?”

“Cadbury’s.” She responded.


Courtesy of ‘The PubPaper’ Issue 750 21 Mar 2014

Pretty much like me that 😉

Dear Lake District National Park…

11 12 2013

Sat 23 November 2013

Dear Lake District National Park,

My friend and I, prompted by promises of wonderful mountain vistas and beautiful weather, decided last week to visit the Lake District – most of which is under your control. I am writing to complain about the treatment we received during our visit. Read the rest of this entry »