Thought for the day:" Sometimes you run into people who change your life for the better. Those people are called Bartenders"
The rain is pouring down. I am about to travel up to the wilds of the Midlands - Leek to be exact. Wish I had completed loading the Bothy yesterday when it was dry and sunny. Doesn't look to be much fun this morning!!
Still managed to get the radio working after almost a year. I was convinced that the fuse at the back was probably gone - but had no way to get the radio out to check. Finally decided to take it to a local auto electric specialist who looked at it - said - okay that is a post manufacture radio - and got a screw driver and promptly pulled the radio out.... changed the fuse ... and lo and behold it is working!! So I will have music to go to Germany!! Mind you he thinks I should get a new radio and he will fit it - but at the moment it seems to be working....
In other stories this morning, the changes to the oath of allegiance came to my notice - with the current political correctness wording - it is not much - but I remember the old one - it is like remembering the Cub / Scout law as a child.. However there are a couple of small changes...
I, ... of ... do solemnly and sincerely declare and affirm that I will well and truly serve the Queen in the office of constable, with fairness, integrity, diligence and impartiality, upholding fundamental human rights and according equal respect to all people; and that I will, to the best of my power, cause the peace to be kept and preserved and prevent all offences against people and property; and that while I continue to hold the said office I will to the best of my skill and knowledge discharge all the duties thereof faithfully according to law.. So - how long can I procrastinate??? Will take my video camera and see if I can dub some songs for Germany - not much time now.... And so to Leek in the rain.... Cheers!
Thought for the day:"If I jumped in the washing machine - could I come out wrinkle free and three sizes smaller ?"
Saw this - chuckled....
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
EARTHQUAKE IN NEWPORT, SOUTH WALES.
An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale hit Newport in the early hours, with the epicentre in the Pill area. Victims were seen wandering around aimlessly, muttering "Fuuuckinell".
The tremor decimated the area causing approximately £30 worth of damage. Several priceless collections of mementos from Majorca and the Costa del Sol were damaged beyond repair.
Three areas of historic burnt out cars were disturbed. Many locals were woken well before their giros arrived. The South Wales Argus reported that hundreds of residents were confused and bewildered and were still coming to terms with the fact that something interesting had happened in Newport. One resident - Tracy Sharon Smith, a 15-year-old mother of 5 said, "it was such a shock, my little Chardonnay-Mercedes come running into my bedroom crying. My youngest two, Tyler-Morgan and Victoria-Storm slept through it all. I was still shaking when I was skinning up and watching Jeremy Kyle the next morning".
Apparently looting, muggings and car crime were unaffected and carried on as normal. The British Red Cross has so far managed to ship 4,000 crates of White Lightning to the stricken locals.
Rescue workers are still searching through the rubble and have found large quantities of personal belongings, including benefit books, jewellery from Elizabeth Duke at Argos and Bone China from Poundland.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
This appeal is to raise money for food and clothing parcels for those unfortunate enough to be caught up in this disaster.
Clothing is most sought after - items most needed include:
Full matching tracksuits
Nike Huarachi trainers
UGG Boots and any other items usually sold in Primark.
Food parcels may be harder to come by, but are needed all the same.
Microwave meals, Pot Noodles, Tins of baked beans, ice cream, Cans of Strong Bow or Special Brew and of course pies.
22p buys a biro for filling in compensation forms.
£3 buys chips, crisps and blue fizzy drinks for a family of 9.
£8 buys B&H and a lighter to calm the nerves of those affected.
Thought for the day:"When "i" is replaced with "we" - even illness becomes wellness"
Getting a few nice reports from the posting of Valeria of Mythodea "Counting them out".
But panic started in a little when I realised that I am off in 12 days !
I really ought to make a list and check everything off ... Managed to check the passport and tickets yesterday and found that the Health Insurance Card (used to be the E111) had run out!. Seems okay as they say that the on-line system will allow replacement in 10 working days ... may have to take the old one with me just in case... Travel Insurance and the RAC.... Bothy still int he garage having the brakes fixed to make it safe ....
So - get the boat back onto the trailer and check the bottom...
Clear a bit of space in the warehouse - possibly do some notice boards for Vollsanger - Volls Wagon could do with a new coat of polish ... Find Costume ... learn some songs !!!
and so - we move onto the final countdown for the CD - sadly - cannot see that I can get it all done in time yet ...
But - Black Pearl now onto Soundcloud....
That gives me 8 tracks ....
Think I may add Klabautermann - after all it is the only German Language song that I do ...
That will be another session in the studio - I wonder if I have time ....