Saturday, 27 July 2019

27th July 2019 - And we are off

Thought for the day: "My Friend thinks geology is boring, I think geology rocks."

So -

Off line for a while probably

Cheers !

Friday, 26 July 2019

26th July 2019 - Ready for the Off

Thought for the day "Those babushka dolls. They're so full of themselves."

And in all this heat - maybe we should be surfing ...

with your dogs !!

Just one more day packing and cleaning... then on my way  - fingers crossed

Mr Relaxed
and don't seem to have done anything with this little gem so may as well post before I go ...

5 Days to go so today's offering is


Thursday, 25 July 2019

25th July 2019 - Packing

Thought for the day: "I had a goldfish that could break dance on the carpet – only for about 20 seconds – and only once"

Sadly Rutger Hauer died yesterday ... famous for many things - but I go for the Guinness adverts

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like Time to die.  Nah - time to Drink !!!

I thought a picture of Ancient Wales would be useful in the records..

It will probably come in useful sometime ..

The heat is again extreme and they think that it may break the UK record of 39 degrees today - that is 108 F (in real money).  I am saddened that the old Fahrenheit is not still used much these days. It was a delightfully British thing to have cold temperatures in Centigrade and high on Fahrenheit. Why did they want to make everything consistent?  For me 108F means something whereas 39 does not - except they are both hot!

actually looks as though Conquest may be cooler than the UK if the forecast is anything to go by ..
However - another day to load and clean...  
Drunken Monk Teddies are helping though ... 

A bit of welding today and we are ready to finish packing ....  (and melting)

6 Days to go for the start - two for the travel...

Cheers ...

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

24th July 2019 - Cleaning the Bothy and getting up to speed

Thought for the day:"My German translations are going from bath to sausage"

Saw this and had to put it here ... The world is going crazy in a box...

Light my Fire to Steptoe & Son

In other news... Daily Trump - now with extra Boris..

and this thought from the past

and from IKEA..
seems fair !!!

In other gender issues... Why guns are better than women...

So, the Openreach man came to the house and checked all the system and told me that the router was too old and couldn't handle the fibre connection, and SKY tell me that they sent me a new router in 2016 and I sort of remember having another one when I used to check the speeds downstairs, so SKY are sending me a new one by next day delivery. Which is when I search under the TV and find the SKY router that they sent me in 2016. And so I have Broadband again - and it is running at about 35 mbs which is a lot faster than it was. But the Openreach man tested the line and said it was coming in at 76 mbs. And the SKY test says that it finds problems with the line speed - and they are guaranteeing 56 mps or I get my money back......

So for the record - this is today's speed...

and so - it is 7 days to the start of Mythodea.....

and today's video is
Tanja's Song
And so - back to another day cleaning the Bothy and getting the surface rust off. It was so hot yesterday that I was on the roof at 9pm last night with my scrubber and the special T - Cut tryign to clear the front. Still have both sides to do - ho hum ..

So - waiting on the postman and then to work ...

Cheers !

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

23rd July 2019 - Questionable Place Names and Broadband issues ...

Thought for the day:"I'm starting a new band called 'Cat's Eyes'... We just play middle of the road stuff."

And to start the day - for those with OCD - how does this work ?

Which is why Graffic Artists should also be engineers!!!

Thinking of forthcoming "Spot the Bothy" ....

And that is not including Wales ...

Bullyhole Bottom, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
Cat’s Ash, Monmouthshire, Wales
Pant-y-Felin Road, Swansea
Penisarwaen, village in Gwynedd, UK
Sodom, Flintshire, Wales, UK
Splott, Cardiff, Wales
St.Mellons, Cardiff
Stop-and-Call, Pembrokeshire, UK
Tarts Hill, Flintshire, Wales, UK
Three Cocks, Breconshire, Wales, UK

And your daily Trump...

and the day to change profiles - Monday Week 28

So the new Broad band is in and I found an old router to use - though a new one is on the way for tomorrow ... It is a lot faster but not reaching the speeds that they claimed ...  Will monitor ...

Oh !! Boris is Prime Minister as of tomorrow ...


Monday, 22 July 2019

22nd July 2019 - Ymlaen Llanelli - Music in Llanelli & RoS

Thought for the day :"I have finally come to terms with getting older - but my body is taking it badly"

Sunny day in Llanelli and a small music festival in the town..  with Rookery Lane

And in politics ...

As my dear wife commented - "I would take Benny Hill every time!"

And in Masonic News ... had nice confirmation this morning of appointment as Deputy Provincial Grand Master in the Royal Order of Scotland in November ..

So- back to cleaning the Bothy and making her look a little smarter .

Cheers !