Random Stuff From Your Neck O' The Woods

Dinobot

Justified & Ancient
Joined
May 19, 2015
Messages
3,813
Reaction score
5,071
Points
214
Location
Broadcasting from the moon...

Analogue Boy

Bar 6
Joined
Aug 10, 2005
Messages
12,097
Reaction score
13,096
Points
314
Last year, I posted that Warwickshire Council were asking for names for their new gritters. I am rather disappointed to see my suggestion of ‘Gary Gritter’ hasn’t been accepted but anyway, here are the results....


The names selected for Warwickshire’s new gritters are:
~ Usain Salt
~ Professor Chris Gritty
~ Gritta Thunberg
~ Snowbi-Gone Kenobi
~ The Mighty Thaw
~ Charlie Boy
~ Grey13 Hero

There’s an honourable mention for ‘Slip-Not’.
 

Yithian

Parish Watch
Staff member
Joined
Oct 29, 2002
Messages
33,162
Reaction score
42,346
Points
314
Location
East of Suez
Woke up to this.

SmartSelect_20210128-143648_Gallery.jpg
 

Souleater

I'm not a cat
Joined
Jan 10, 2021
Messages
5,310
Reaction score
9,403
Points
283
I love the black and white photo, it has a pleasingly 50s/60s vibe to the building.

I often find myself drawn to black and white photographs (as much as I like vibrant colour ones) because there's something really nice about the light and shadow on them.
I always find B/W photos more atmospheric and appealing
 

Spudrick68

Justified & Ancient
Joined
Jun 8, 2008
Messages
3,277
Reaction score
3,993
Points
174
Michael Jackson arrested in Morecambe.

Apparently wrestled to the floor by 8 police officers for breaking Covid rules. Seems a bit OTT to me:

 

David Plankton

I AM HIM.
Joined
Jul 31, 2005
Messages
6,417
Reaction score
9,443
Points
309
Michael Jackson arrested in Morecambe.

Apparently wrestled to the floor by 8 police officers for breaking Covid rules. Seems a bit OTT to me:


He was arrested as an imposter because the real Michael Jackson would obviously have been wearing a mask. The copper at 2:35 onwards looks a bit of a slob standing there with his hands in his pockets.
 

CarlosTheDJ

Antediluvian
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
6,746
Reaction score
8,426
Points
299
Location
Pebble Mill
We were up at Seaford Head yesterday, bracing the winds and snapping some photos.

Here's one of the shots I took of the Head itself, just before we wandered up to the top.

IMG_15032021_225657_(1080_x_1080_pixel).jpg


And here's a photo posted in a local Facebook group today, just after quite a lot of it had fallen in the sea.

FB_IMG_1615848963977.jpg


:omg:
 

skinny

aka Wuluwait, Boatman of the Dead
Joined
May 30, 2010
Messages
7,946
Reaction score
8,466
Points
299
Location
Planck Units
^ Hope nobody was hurt. Bloody 'ell.
 

Mythopoeika

I am a meat popsicle
Joined
Sep 18, 2001
Messages
45,077
Reaction score
38,236
Points
314
Location
Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar

Yithian

Parish Watch
Staff member
Joined
Oct 29, 2002
Messages
33,162
Reaction score
42,346
Points
314
Location
East of Suez
I was reading yesterday that the cherry blossom in Japan has peaked at its earliest time on record

The two countries generally experience the same weather systems, I think.

Certainly the trees that line my short walk to work look beautiful.

The 'best' locations (avenues lined with the trees on both sides) have been closed off because they're such popular spots for people to gather--this weekend, probably.

Covid strikes again.
 

Souleater

I'm not a cat
Joined
Jan 10, 2021
Messages
5,310
Reaction score
9,403
Points
283
The two countries generally experience the same weather systems, I think.

Certainly the trees that line my short walk to work look beautiful.

The 'best' locations (avenues lined with the trees on both sides) have been closed off because they're such popular spots for people to gather--this weekend, probably.

Covid strikes again.
Do the Koreans celebrate it in a similar fashion to the Japanese? i remember from seeing a travel programme about it a few years ago it is a pretty major thing there,
 

Yithian

Parish Watch
Staff member
Joined
Oct 29, 2002
Messages
33,162
Reaction score
42,346
Points
314
Location
East of Suez
Do the Koreans celebrate it in a similar fashion to the Japanese? i remember from seeing a travel programme about it a few years ago it is a pretty major thing there,

Normally, yes.

Perhaps not such a major thing, but it certainly is a thing.
 

hunck

Antediluvian
Joined
Jul 13, 2011
Messages
6,195
Reaction score
9,254
Points
299
Location
Hobbs End
Last night cycling along a canal towpath I met a young fox coming towards me. On seeing me it about-faced & I followed it while it trotted along in front of me for about 100 yards until it found an escape route. A nice little wildlife incident.

Re early flowering, bluebells have just started blooming in my garden. Several weeks earlier than is usual I think, normally it's nearer to late April.
 

cycleboy2

Justified & Ancient
Joined
Dec 22, 2005
Messages
2,193
Reaction score
5,562
Points
239
Last night cycling along a canal towpath I met a young fox coming towards me. On seeing me it about-faced & I followed it while it trotted along in front of me for about 100 yards until it found an escape route. A nice little wildlife incident.

Re early flowering, bluebells have just started blooming in my garden. Several weeks earlier than is usual I think, normally it's nearer to late April.
We regularly get deer in our garden, and I hear owls and foxes, but rarely actually see the foxes - but one of them walked along our wooden fence at the top of the garden yesterday morning around 10 o'clock. Large as life, lovely red-brown colour with a white end to the tail. And then he was gone, or she was gone – I can't tell the difference, and having just looked it up, apparently even experts find it hard to determine fox gender by sight.
 

charliebrown

Justified & Ancient
Joined
Nov 2, 2020
Messages
1,087
Reaction score
1,484
Points
153
Location
Earth
The U.S. southern states are called the “ Bible Belt “ of America.

All the churches this year are advertising that they can have people together this year for Easter, because the governor removed all restrictions.

I personally still try to stay away from people.
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Yithian

Parish Watch
Staff member
Joined
Oct 29, 2002
Messages
33,162
Reaction score
42,346
Points
314
Location
East of Suez
Bright and sunny here earlier (click for proper size).

SmartSelect_20210404-190353_Gallery.jpg

Taken five minutes ago from the hard shoulder, peering through the razor wire at North Korea beyond the water.

KakaoTalk_Photo_2021-04-04-19-26-34.jpeg

Happy Easter, Forteans.
 
Last edited:

Kondoru

Antediluvian
Joined
Dec 5, 2003
Messages
7,987
Reaction score
3,303
Points
239
Do the Koreans celebrate it in a similar fashion to the Japanese? i remember from seeing a travel programme about it a few years ago it is a pretty major thing there,

I remember reading that some Japanese claim the best blossom is in Seoul.
 

Kondoru

Antediluvian
Joined
Dec 5, 2003
Messages
7,987
Reaction score
3,303
Points
239
Hes got a 4x4

not that this invalidates his camping...

also `Solo` doesnt involve a dog.

Not even a Wookie.
 

Yithian

Parish Watch
Staff member
Joined
Oct 29, 2002
Messages
33,162
Reaction score
42,346
Points
314
Location
East of Suez
We just had dinner in the Hyundae Motors exhibition centre in Goyang and went out on the rooftop terrace for a stroll at sunset. This is the new part of the city--high-rise and ultra-modern. Now drinking strawberry-ade: wins all round.

SmartSelect_20210424-200028_Gallery.jpgSmartSelect_20210424-200142_Gallery.jpg
 
Top