Wednesday, December 31, 2008

These are some photos we took of the ww1 war graves in Etaples, France.
There are flowers on every grave, and as you can see the upkeep of them is excellent.

It was a very emotional day.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

No, no, you're not seeing things this is a purple squirrel.
Teachers and pupils at Meoncross school in Stubbington, Hants were amazed when they saw this purple squirrel.
They could not believe their eyes.
Dr Mike Edwards and english teacher said:
"I was sitting in my classroom and looked out of the window and saw it sitting on the fence. I had to do a double take."
"Since then it has been a regular at the school, everyone's seen it. We thought it might have been paint or something but then when you look at it up close, it's an all over coat, not in patches like you would expect if it had been near some paint. It's fur actually looks purple all the way through. It's an absolute mystery."
Pupils, staff and parents have found a nickname for him, Pete.
They have even emailed television nature expert Bill oddie to see if an explanation could be found.
Lorraine Orridge,the school's registrar, believes Pete's coloured fur looks like a school uniform.
She said:
"The squirrel has become a bit of a legend among staff and pupils at the school. He makes an appearance most days and we always look forward to seeing him. We don't think he is a mutant squirrel, but he may have had a mishap around the school. The old building where we have seen him nipping in and out is a bit of a graveyard for computer printers. He may have found some printer toners in there."
"We haven't seen any purple babies yet."
TV Wildlife expert Chris Pacham believes pete will moult and lose his purple fur in the spring.
He said: "I have never seen anything like it before. Squirrels will chew anything even if it's obviously inedible. It is possible he has been chewing on a purple ink cartridge and then groomed that colouring into his fur. Alternatively he may have fallen into a bucket containing a weak colour solution that has stained his fur. Underneath there is a normal grey squirrel who has just given himself an unusual hair pay a fortune for that in a salon."

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

To all my blogging friends, Merry christmas to you all.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

You would just kill him, wouldn't you!

May I wish you all

a very

merry christmas

and a

happy new year.

Monday, December 15, 2008

"Happy birthday to me.............

Happy birthday to me................."

Well actually it isn't my actual birthday, as that was last month.

No, what I mean is, it's two years today that I started on this blog site.

When I read your blogs you really have cheered me up.

Thanks everyone.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

After having their 11th child, an irish couple decided enough was enough, as they could not afford a larger bed.
So the husband went to his doctor and told him that he and his wife did not want any more children.
The doctor told him there was a procedure called a vasectomy but it was expensive. So, he explained that there was a less costly alternative.
The husband was to go home, get a fire-cracker, light it,put it in a beer can and hold it up to his ear and count to ten.

The husband said to the doctor:
"B'jayzus, I may not be the most smartest man in the world, but I don't see how putting a fire-cracker in a can next to my ear is going to help me with my problem."

"Trust me, it will do the job." Said the doctor.
So the man went home,put a fire-cracker in a beer can, held it up to his ear and began to count:
at which point he paused, and placed the can between his legs so he could continue counting on his other hand.

This procedure also works in New Zealand, Tasmania and several suburbs in Brisbane.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Well, so much for seeing the brightest moon last night.

I saw .........Absolutely nothing.

It was raining that hard and the sky was so overcast, I could not see the moon at all!

I have never been so disappointed in my life. You probably know by now how much I love the planets and I was so looking forward to seeing this spectacular sight.

Today, Saturday, there's a thick mist so no chance......again.

Typical, ain't it???

Friday, December 12, 2008

My last post was about the snub-nosed monkey that is near to extinction, now these lovely creatures are totally the opposite.
These crabs are a brand new species, found on the remote South Pacific island of Espiritu Santo in the Republic of Vantuatu.
It makes you wonder just where these have come from, doesn't it?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This is a photograph of a rare species of monkey.

It was thought to be extinct but luckily it was spotted in Vietnam's Tung Vai commune along the cruise border.
It is of a Tonkin snub-nosed monkey, which naturally has a narrow, upturned nose and full pink lips.

It is believed to be of an adult monkey, of which there is only about 20, and there has only been sightings of about 2-3 infants.

This photograph was taken in April 2008.

The reason for their near extinction is believed to be because of bush meat hunting and demand for parts of the animal for traditional medicine.

It would be such a shame if they were hunted to extinction, wouldn't it?

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

A christmas tree has been branded 'an insult' to a County Durham town.
The tree was meant to be the centrepiece of festive celebrations at Peterlees Castle Dene.
It was put up and decorated with the usual coloured lights and was switched on by pop star Natasha Hamilton from the girl band 'Atomic Kitten.' She also performed a string of hits in front of the tree.

Well, I don't know why they are you?


Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A day in the life of Snowdrop..........

" oohhhh, that looks cold out there........"
" huh,why did mummy throw me out in to the cold snow?"

"why is mummy taking a photograph of me in the snow?.........."

"please let me in. I'm cold....."
"I would have thought daddy woud have fed me by now.........."?

"aahhh, lovely, food at last....."
"now time for a romp...."
"oh yes, that's enough, I'm tired now........."
"daddy is worrying about getting to his snooker match tonight, mummy is worried about driving to work.........ooohhhhh, I don't know...........I don't know what all the fuss is about....."