Monthly Archives: February 2011

Shrub Monkey

“Shrub Monkey” – definition – an elderly man who observes young girls from nearby bushes, hedges or shrubbery. So there you have it – a shrub monkey is a Peeping Tom/pervert king of character.  However if you Google  “Shrubmonkey” you will find a website.  … Continue reading

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Another day – another tale

Fabulous day weather-wise – it was like summer again.  Trouble is I was painting in the shade.  It’s impossible to paint when the sun’s shining on what you’re painting cos you can’t see what you’re doing for the glare.  Never … Continue reading

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Yet another old friend contacted

I have contacted yet another old friend today.  It’s funny but these days, all my friends are old (sorry Don).  Anyway – Don is a former Colliery Training Officer (as I am) and he’s writing a book containing amusing mining … Continue reading

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Quiz aftermath

You will have to congratulate me, Marian, Heather & William for winning the quiz again.  It’s two weeks since the last one cos last week was St. V’s D.  We scraped home by one point.  Our last round was disastrous … Continue reading

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Another Pleasant Valley Sunday

Marian and I awoke this morn to find it had been raining and was threatening to do so again.  Whoo hoo – no painting today.  The local and fairly accurate forecast said 20 degrees C by 1300hrs – and guess … Continue reading

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W/E’s here again

Saturday again.  Not that it matters when you hit retirement.  Six Saturdays and one Sunday every week.  I ache in every fibre of my being.  Why?  Painting.  Chubby Brown put it well – after making love to his wife he … Continue reading

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Mittwoch

Hi all.  I’m telling more and more people about this blog but I don’t know how many are reading it.  You might paste a comment – I will accept all criticism – as long as it’s good. Uneventful day today … Continue reading

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