Wednesday, 17 July 2019

17th July 2019 - Updating Drivers! and just passing by

Thought for the day :"People who inhale helium on a regular basis speak very highly of it."

Drunken Monk Teddies back in charge of the Bothy after having to stay in the back while we went to Bangor, which led me to think about how it looks in Europe - after all this is the side that most people expect to see the driver...

Drunken Monk Teddies in Charge
Which made me chuckle when I read this little story...
Maybe I should purchase a steering wheel for them ..
So, Bothy in for the service today...  fingers crossed ...

Countdown one more time...   Sadly the original version of the "Ladies of the Harem" at Herstmonceaux fails half way through - I cannot believe that it has been that way al the time as there are 277 views - but I cannot get it to work so I have uploaded it again ...

Ladies of the Harem

Cheers !!

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

July 16th 2019 - Thunderbird 2 ? Don't mind if I do

Thought for the day: "Today I went to the toilet without my phone – there are 124 tiles in the bathroom"

Hmm - it is  green one!

The Thunderbird 2 you see here is a 100% road-legal conversion with a bespoke metal body based on a 1994 Toyota Previa (2438cc petrol/automatic). It has eight windows at the front, the two in front of the driver have windscreen wipers, and there are two circular ports on either side.

Entrance and exit is by gull wing doors on either side with gas struts and a pull handle, the interior is color-matched to the exterior, and it has all the requited headlights, indicators, and brake lights to keep the boys in blue happy.

In the back you’ll find a a Thunderbirds themed bed and a roof-mounted DVD system (so you can watch Thunderbirds obviously) and your view outside is provided by the circular portholes.

It might not be the most practical camper van for sale but you’d have no problem at all making friends when you roll into the campground.

and the bottom line - the cost..

Not as bad as I thought !

And your daily Trump ..

(today was telling 4 democratic representatives to go back to their own countries - all are US citizens - 3 born in USA and one came as a child) 

SO - up to Oxford and back from the Scarlet Cord Consecration...

Grand Standard Bearer

Cheers !

Monday, 15 July 2019

15th July 2019 - Sold some CD's

Thought for the day :"She was only a whiskey maker but he loved her still"

Just realised - I sold 4 CD's over the weekend - Bonus !!!

In other news ..

Changed the profiles today ..

and had a nice little picture of Scarlett

And off to Oxford this evening - my first outing as the Grand Standard Bearer - Order of Scarlet Cord

Best get a "spot the Bothy" done..

Cheers !

Sunday, 14 July 2019

14th July 2019 - A bit of Banquet - a clever boat and a rotary phone

Thought for the day :"I can't believe I forgot to go on my early morning run this morning. That's 17 years in a row now."

Back from Bangor - after an excellent evening dining and playing...

Not so sure about the rabbit in the corner - makes me think of Danny Darko !!
But some made the effort to dress up.

Saw this and though - - that is a clever idea...

In other news - I sometimes just want to give up - I think !!!

And with those few words - we start another week ...

Has to be Vollsanger - His Song - Here all Week

Cheers !

Saturday, 13 July 2019

13th July 2019 - Didn't we have a lovely time .....

Thought for the day:"I cycle to lose weight, but my bicycle has a fitted picnic basket, so I snack as I ride. .. it's a vicious cycle."

Off to Bangor

Back tomorrow - hopefully with some photographs..

Cheers !

Friday, 12 July 2019

12th July 2019 - Mary Quant & Saxon Banqueting

Thought for the day:"Your DNA is backward .. Me AND?"

Looking through some old Photos for Susie today and the old Mary Quant dress was discussed. Do not seem to have any pictures of Susie wearing it - but two more generations have worn it ...

Will search the other galleries just in case...

It is enough to make you feel old - well almost as much as getting your tax code changed because they have started paying your old Age Pension.. happened today !!!

In other news - the Logo for the Masonic Order of Athelstan - Magonsætan Province is finally "vectored"  ...

I quite like it - but then I would...

Now to get the enamel buttons made..

Ready for the Saxon Banquet tomorrow - still have to prepare the Bothy ...

and down to 19 days on the Countdown....

Has to be Sir Cadawyr...

Cheers !

Thursday, 11 July 2019

11th July 2019 - Charity for Alzheimer's and some Trumpton

Thought for the day: "When the shoe salesman offered me velcro shoes I said,  "Sure, why knot?" "

Last January, at the St Teilo Lodge Burn's Night in Llanelli, the Charity collection was raised to provide funds towards Alzheimer's Charity, and in particular to support Maggie Trevett-Evans who shaved her head to raise money for the Charity.

Yesterday I was delighted to be able to present a Cheque to Maggie for £250 raised on the occasion which she was able to pass on to Jess Bowring - the representative of the Charity based in Ammanford.

A sunny day in Maggie's garden was a fitting place to remember Ken Evans, initiated in 1999, and Worshipful Master in 2008/9.  Once an excellent ritualist, and finalist in the television quiz program "15 to 1", his latter years were marked by this very sad condition. Maggie has raised over £1400 and hopes to have a full presentation to the Alzheimer's Charity in due course.

W Bro Iain Sewell Organiser of the St Teilo Lodge Burns' Night
Maggie Trevett-Evans presents Cheque for £250 to Alzheimer's Charity

In other International News ...

(Boris's unparalleled comments show how out of touch he has with Wales and areas like ours.)

Of course, anyone who knows me and my tourettes syndrome with M & S will be delighted with this sign from Marks and Spencer...

Operatives Lodge Constituted in Bridgend today - and very impressive the ceremonial was...

Cheers !

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

10th July 2019 - Furnace Ponds and a Time Capsule

Thought for the day:"It's definitely the weather for shorts. I've just opened the whiskey."

Your daily Trump...

Seem to have lost these photos for a while - so thought I would leave them here for future reference
Furnace Ponds (note to self gallery is German Trip 2019)

In other news a Vancouver elementary school just unearthed a time capsule after 50 years. In it was a letter from then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

Cheers !