Monthly Archives: August 2011

Mutiny on the Bounty

I’m watching the 1962 version of Mutiny on the Bounty with Marlon Brando and the convincingly tyrannical Trevor Howard. The very ship from that film visited Blyth a while back – and here are some pics of it. This is … Continue reading

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Not Such a Bad Day at the Office

It’s deadline day tomorrow, so these past few days I’ve been cooped up in the flat like a baked spud in a microwave. I’m not doing too bad – most of my workload is all but completed but I still had two … Continue reading

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Book Cull

I’ve finally taken my huge old bookcase to the tip and downsized with something far nicer. This left me with over 100 books to get rid of, mainly hardbacks. I don’t have much room in this flat and under my … Continue reading

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Kipless in Kebabville

Do you believe in karma? In my younger days I had been known to throw the occasional wild party at weekends. My neighbours weren’t too impressed with this and I took on board what they said; after all, it’s not … Continue reading

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Riot in Haste: Repent at Leisure

Public anger may have subsided since those recent scenes of devastation in our cities, but now there is a widespread clamour to see justice done. As is usual with our screwball courts system though,  there are cases that appear to make … Continue reading

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Joke Update

In my Divvint Hoy Me Ganzy in the Clarts post I somehow forgot this gem. Two soldiers, a sergeant and a private from Newcastle, are hacking their way through thick jungle with machetes. The sergeant suddenly stops and gestures for … Continue reading

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Hopping on the Hoppers

When I was a teenager I sometimes knocked about with friends who lived on a neigbouring estate. One of the attractions there was a railway line that ran along the bottom of the back gardens of one street. Engines on … Continue reading

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BST: Bucketing, Stotting, Teeming

Is the drought still on? We’ve had enough rain here to float an ark. There was so much of the stuff yesterday that Newcastle United’s friendly game against Fiorentina was flooded out after 63 minutes. It takes some deluge to cause the … Continue reading

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Come Rain or Shine – or Both

I know it’s pointless complaining about our crazy climate, as we have to take what we are given, but weather-whining is as British as saucy postcards and Yorkshire puddings so I’m going to have my two bob’s worth. I’m melting … Continue reading

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Divvint Hoy Me Ganzy in the Clarts

The north-eastern dialect is one of the most liked in the UK, apparently. But it can be difficult to understand when certain regional words are used. For example, ‘Divvint hoy me ganzy in the clarts’, which translates as ‘Don’t throw … Continue reading

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