ABOUT ME

I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Thursday, 7 March 2013

THE DAILY HELLO. (07/03/13)

I think The Daily Telegraph must have a new editor. It has been like looking at Hello magazine this week.

Monday  the front page was taken up with a picture of the queen. She was in hospital with the trots. Now I could have understood the photograph had she been flat on her back dressed in incontinence pants on the royal litter. She looked fine to me, smiling in that condescending way of hers. Maybe she wasn’t smiling but clenching her buttocks. Difficult to tell with royals and politicians which end you are observing or listening to. I’m not a doctor so maybe she was ill.

Tuesday, there she was again, different coat but looking much the same. She was out of hospital. I suspect she was just slinging a sicky or distracting the media from old Air Miles Andy who may have been caught with his fingers in the till again.

Wednesday, Katie Kambridge. It was her turn to monopolise the front page. She was wearing a coat and stealing teddy bears from children in Grimsby. This is not as bad as it sounds. If the issue of Grimsby were holding teddy bears they were probably stolen from the Pound Shop. The police should investigate and arrest her for receiving. That would be news.

Today, it was some lass who was suing Lord Sugar over something to do with a reality TV show… Big Apprentice X Factor Brother……. I think the show was.

I have never agreed with the Telegraph’s political bent but it has always been a reputable rag with a great crossword and difficult Sudokus. Every now and again it is unbiased but only when I agree with the commentator. I used to enjoy the separate sports section as it covered all sport. Nowadays it is mostly football and racing and half of the coverage is gossip. Gossip is not news and should only have a place in a serious paper if it involves scantily clad young ladies frolicking with cabinet ministers.

Dithery has been pretty quiet since they stopped him Badger hunting. He contents himself with printing money and doing nothing. I did notice that he has switched his attention to Deer stalking today and his wife was baking cakes….she only made page two. Pity even with bright pink hair she is easy on the eye. What did she see in Dithery? I can only think it was his face…..poor bloke he looks like a polished baby’s bum. Ladies have a thing about babies bums and are fascinated by what they produce. That must be how he pulled her. Bet she regrets it now.

If they want a celebrity gossip section then they ought to put it out as a supplement…… On nice soft absorbent paper please.  I could hang it and use it for something useful. Better still supply the suggested supplement in roll form. It may not be that efficient ………probably put more on than it takes off……worth a try though in these straightened times.

I have hung about all day waiting for the drizzle and rain to stop….it just has but it is now dark and misty.

_V0G5861_2_3_tonemapped_edited-1 The Promenade Ravenglass. It is going to have a grand display of daffodils. I’ll bring a longer lens…..It’ll squash them up a bit.

_V0G5858_59_60_tonemapped_edited-1The Post Office. Brian’s lair he is a grand bloke but a bit slow. I posted my broken camera from here and sorting out the postage and insurance took all morning……we did have a coffee break two thirds of the way through and retired to the pub over the road to recuperate. So an experience of personal service difficult to find these days.

_V0G5855_6_7_tonemapped_edited-1The slow pace of life does have advantages with petrol at £00.07p per gallon.

_V0G5852_3_4_tonemapped_edited-1The signal box.

I’ve been here a month now…………………………………………………………….

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A week before I arrived this Great Tit was grabbed by a Kestrel. It still visits the feeders several times a day. She is looking much better…………….Now that is good news.

As always all pictures will enlarge with a click.

That’s all for today. I’m an awful gossip I am.

38 comments:

  1. Hello Adrian!!! Wonderful images....the birds and buildings. Looks like a great place you're visiting! Poor bird:)

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  2. You have a way with words that makes me smile Adrian, great photos and i love the petrol pump one . Good news on the Great Tit , you can see it looks better. What news on the campers axle ?.



    Peter

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    1. Peter, no news I'll chase them up next week. I never thought it would survive and did try to catch it and put it out of it's misery.

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  3. Dus de Torenvalk had weer een goede dag ,tja de natuur is leven of overleven.

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    1. De Torenvalk is een prachtige vogel en moet eten

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  4. Yes, that's the downfall of feeders, for some, they become traps for those that benefit from them.

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    1. Yes it is a problem but the raptors haven't caught anything whilst I've been here.

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  5. I must say that I think your comments are quite out of order. That's what come of reading that fascist rag the Daily T. Mind you even it's not as bad as the Gruinad. I've not read it since their disgraceful reporting over Dag Hammarskjold's (non) arrival in the Congo. And what have the Royals ever done to you? Eh? Answer me that! Attacking poor defenceless people who can't answer back. Well they could I suppose but why would they?

    Anyway to important things. Good to see the Mrs Great Tit is surviving and benefiting from your kind side.

    Good to see some of the quainter sides of Ravenglass. I've always had a soft spot for signal boxes. Must have been a pretty good life. No boss breathing down your neck all the time and stopping you doing the crossword.

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    1. Graham I can see honours coming your way. we'll all be doffing our caps to you. Dag Hammarskjold did arrive he just had a heavy landing. I think they found most of him.
      Yes an amazing recovery.
      It is a quirky place even in the drizzle.

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  6. Hi Adrian..Always love your interpretation of the news or anything...you always make me giggle : )!!
    Really like the Petrol place shot, and the Ravenclass whatever that building is!!
    Poor little sport looking better ..that is good news!!
    Grace

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    1. Grace it used to control the signals on the railway.

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  7. That's quite a paper you read! It's got a lot of stuff that really gets your attention! Papers have changed and not for the better. Economics have made great papers into...well?

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    1. Red, The Telegraph is not the paper it was. It's also expensive at £1.20p / day.

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  8. Good for you, Adrian. We caught you on a good day. lol

    The Kestrel must have had a bad day too.

    Both pics and running commentary about the monarchy had laughing on the inside.

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    1. The royals seem to live for ever....must be all the hard work.

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  9. I didn't know smaller birds, such as this Tit, can (and actually do sometimes) escape a kestrel or other bird of prey.

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    1. I suspect it is rare for them to do so. Raptors kill with their feet so I suspect even they can miss now and again.

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  10. Hi there - nice post. Home of a fine little railway!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Stewart, it is a grand narrow gauge raiway.

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  11. I thought you'd got over your gripey tummy Adrian?...it appears not! I suppose if you've got a need to ease your discomfort what better way than to start with those poor unfortunates at the very top of our establishment. I can only hope that letting it all pour out did the job and you're now feeling much better!!

    Excellent set of images, but you didn't tell us that you'd got a commission to take the publicity photos for the next Ravenglass tourist guide? They should do the trick though the punters will be flocking in to see all those hotspots!

    It's good to see the Great Tit doing so well...[;o)

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    1. Trevor, it's much better than it was. Unfortunate they are but not poor.
      I can see them having to get another car park. The night life is amazing here. Owls calling, the waves crashing onto the mud, The flasks full of radioactive material sweeping through on the railway, all the children and sheep glowing in the dark.
      I never thought it would last this long.

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  12. beautifull, really all beautifull pics, congratulations

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    1. Thank you Laura, good to see you still bouncing round blogland.

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  13. Many thanks for the laugh Adrian it's not been a good day for me and I needed cheering up.

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    1. Glad to be of assistance Andrew.....The knees no better then?
      You are a bit young to be suffering.

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  14. Oh, you are a card hee heee. A good banter I think. The pictures are fantastic, cheers Adrian.

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    1. Bob, I know you are far from daft so don't think I am patronising. Google should and can convert written words to sound. Google translate does this already. Just needs a wee button or widget on my blog. I'll ask the source of all knowledge Mark..

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  15. Your (Adrian's) gossip columns always contain things that never reach the Swedish media. Makes me realize how little I really know about what's going on in the world...

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    1. Monica...think yourself grateful. I buy the only broadsheet newspaper we have left in this country. It is a waste of money.

      Your news probably has real goings on to focus on. Queeny filling the front page with a tummy upset when the world is going pear shaped just seems odd to me.

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    2. PS...have a look at Ann Cleeves. A good whodunnit writer.

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    3. We have our own king and queen - and crown princess who married a frog prince, and a little baby crown-crown princess just turned one; and another princess soon to get married next; and a prince yet unmarried... Plenty to do for the journalists! :)

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  16. Great writing and nice photographs. I shall come back.

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    1. Thank you Bill, I always enjoy seeing a new face here at the loony bin.

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  17. Excelentes fotografias....
    Cumprimentos

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  18. Glad I stopped by on a day you are in fine form! I wish I could find half as much humour in our newspapers. Your photos remind me of post cards from the 40s for some reason, the light and colours I think.

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    1. Pauline, the weather is to blame. Cabin fever I've got.
      I'm having trouble getting consistent colour with the Canon camera. It's not the camera but how the files react to my processing. These are all HDR popped through Photomatix and finished off in PS Elements.

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