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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Friday, 23 May 2014

PRODIGAL. (23/05/14)

I am a masochist. The weather is middling. Neither too hot, too cold, too wet or too dry. One thing it lacks is dramatic light, thunder and lightening or sunshine. I’ve been beating myself to get some pictures and failing , I mean really trying. Onanism is a sin. Perchance I am a wanker, if I am it hasn’t helped with my photography.

I’ve been listening to our government leaders all week taking credit for things outside their control and ignoring questions that concern matters within their control. What would I do on damp days without them? Makes me feel that I have being a tosser under control.

Theresa May. Oh; may oh may May become our leader, she isn’t a fat smuggy.

She gave the Police Federation hell. Told them their conduct was unacceptable. Told them unless they fell in line she would no longer pay their wages, one more investigation into to a right of centre person and that was it. She sited a long list of events where the Police had been economical with the truth. Told them to get their act in order.

She forgot to mention the cuts in the CPS and the legal aid budget.

(I can’t recall exactly but I think Dithery did mention fair and fair and fair and punishment for folk that weren’t fair, he mentions something new every week, I get confused. He must have a similar affliction).

I assumed the CPS and Legal aid looked after that bit. I am silly. She has two times decimated them.

(This is not some numpty here, Decimation is taking a tenth out for failure. Justice is a thing of the past. Where to put the malefactors. We cannot send them to Australia, Canada or America…..The Isle of White? A suggestion. Sounds fine to me. Northern Ireland would be a good place. Full of factions and crooks it is. A few hundred more would may be in time alter the gene pool.)

To support her contention she mentioned the bad policepersons lies over Hillsborough, Leveson, Stephen Laurence, a dozen others and Andrew Mitchell which had led to the sacking of serving police officers who she named. Iron Hard she is. What she failed to mention was why she could equate the injustice of Hillsborough, or Laurence with the sacking of Andrew Mitchell.

It is explicable Dithery Dave sacked him but months after the event. Dithery is a coward. He tries his best to run the country. He would try his best to run a KFC. Basically he’s an idle, incompetent, good egg. He should have given Andrew a good slap for going out of Number Ten pissed and aggressive, told the Police people on duty to behave, slipped them a twenty each, given them a slap or better still sent Samantha out to the Bussies and pissed up Mitchell. Job done; it’s what proper leaders do, delegate.

It would have been nice to hear an apology for the Police behaviour during the Miners Strike. I struggle to think how she omitted that. Happen it was just an oversight. Political speech writers are a strange breed. She must know that, just as thespians know to read the script. If you don’t you may look a bit daft.

She also informed them that a third of the population were convinced the Police don’t always tell the truth. I did wonder if she had looked at a similar survey of the population regarding politicians and failed to mention it. Theresa; with a good Catholic name like Theresa, couldn’t tell anything but the whole truth.   She has a wonderfully mobile face and is a beauty. I’m in love with her Craic. If she fails as a politician she could have me and become a stand up comic. She delivers the lines imperfect but I have never worked all the tenses out.

The Conservatives haven’t had a good week , year or lots of years. She only has to ask and she can buy me a pint. I’d give her the benefit of my ignorance. I love strong folk and she was set up by the machine that is ‘Silly old Boys’. Why they thought she should be the one to say ridiculous things that half made sense……..I just can’t imagine. They do it so well on their own.

Rant over, I enjoy ranting. I don’t enjoy seeing Red Deer swimming and failing to get a picture.

I don’t enjoy seeing a Pine Marten; donating eggs and having naughty Crows fly off with them. I set the Wildcam up three nights running.IMAG0018  Bad,bad, naughty, naughty Crow. Not to worry, it likes my eggs.

_MG_1863   Moll hiding. It doesn’t matter if a walk is half an hour or three hours she still hides when I say.

“This Way Now.”

_MG_1856    The woods not ten minutes away are brilliant. Wild Garlic, Bluebells and Ferns various.

_MG_1852   This is Loch Ness. I can see Fort Augustus. I can see a pair of Sandpipers I can see Swallows, Dippers and House Martins. No use to man nor beast if the camera can’t. Selfish I am.

Molly is still frog hunting and has yet to catch one. Daft dog nudges them into the water, then watches…….. then.

_MG_1865    …..Pounces…..She is dafter than Dithery. She has them in the long grass but wants to see them swim.

I am here for another week. My son comes tomorrow. The cow is tied up and ready for slaughter. Fortunately I am appreciated here and have more work on. I am in the back of beyond so there isn’t much competition from the big, posh, competent snappers. I do like taking photos for folk.

Have a great weekend.

38 comments:

  1. I always enjoy your rants Adrian.

    The woods look lovely with all the Bluebells and Wild Garlic; I bet the dogs love to explore in there.
    Enjoy your family day tomorrow.

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    1. Keith, this bit of wood is a little peninsular. They love it I let them off and away they go. Frogging, Deering they even got aboard Alan the gilly's boat for a ride out. Lord only knows what else. I've noticed the Dippers swim about like ducks up here. Never knew they could do that. Have fun in Wales.

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  2. Excellent rant Adrian. I'm fed up already with hearing all the... 'didn't we do well'...'we'll learn from our mistakes and get it right next time' comments that are being bandied about on the TV at the moment. At the end of the day they're all scheisters and only in it for one thing and that's to line their own pockets!

    Enjoy your day tomorrow and go easy on that cow! I hope your photo assignment goes well...[;o)

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    1. Trevor , the photo assignment was two nights ago. The pictures were fine but went down like a cup of cold sick. It was a knees up for a singles group. I did my best but couldn't get a face on shot. They paid. I should think so I shot their miserable heads from the side and back perfect with three strobes all running through flattering soft filters. Sold the pictures to the band. I was testing light on them. They just loved the red filtered strobe from behind their heads. I only dumped it there for a joke. This wasn't the Rolling Stones. They had never seen three Pocket Wizards firing flash before....Must admit neither had I. Buggers to sort they are.
      I have another time lapse to do It has to be two minutes thirty seconds with no beginning malarkey or ending pissing about. Clouds and a six hour tide flowing in when I asked the bloke I said do you want the tide to go out again. Sharp he was just flip the in footage, I'm sharper I said your waves would go backwards going forwards.
      It really needs more than one to do it so I told him £10k. I have seen the cameras and camera crew the BBC use to film Winter Watch. The bloody cameras are over 100K and Michaela will be much the same. Probably more dearer if it was in her contract for me to dry her off prior to make up. I have a days work a week in these backwoods. The trouble is I've actually used a RED camera. Unbelievable they are as are Phase One. Not got my sticky fingers on either yet.

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  3. I love your images here, especially the woods and Molly. Btw I have finished the little project I was talking about to you and it will be my 600th post on Sunday...but don't give it away here :)

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. Mersad, would I tell. If you have anything I can help with then e-mail.

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    2. It's up now. Please let me know what you think of it! :)

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  4. HI Adrian Love the bluebells and Molly hiding shots. Have a good weekend.

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  5. Ta Margaret. The good bit of this week.

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  6. Brilliant Adrian... there was a lovely chippy in Fort Augustus near the locks in the 90's is it still there?

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    1. Andrew, I'll probably go tomorrow. I'll report back. Grand picture of the grandson. How time flies.

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  7. Seems like that was a first class rant. No idea what it was all about but I could feel the passion. Love the photos of Molly, especially the 'frogging' one.

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    1. Pauline, I enjoy a good rant every now and then. Molly is fascinated by frogs and newts but frogs are best..

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  8. I like it when some pompous ass gets torqued by their own words or deeds. You tell'm

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    1. Red, pompous and politician seem to go together.

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  9. Parece un buen día adrian. Los perros se lo ha pasado bien ;)
    Precioso ese campo verde y lila.
    Buen fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Laura, sólo puedo recordar uno o dos días en que los perros no tienen la diversión.

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  10. Shame Teresa forgot to mention the tories and Maggie Thatcher's role in the cover up of Hillsborough and her parties beloved Murdoch empire still the truth will eventually come out and Dithery will be forced to eat humble pie...again
    I was in support of the legal eagles until I saw there protest...and the number of Guide handbags on display, do the poor ever get fair justice anyway the majority of people receiving legal aid can afford proper representation like the owner of a well known company grossing £10 million profits using legal aid to avoid a tax evasion charge. .not fair really?

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    1. Autocorrelation ducks that should read Gucci handbags not "guide" !

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    2. Douglas, it was just smoke to divert attention fro what they knew would be a disastrous election for them.

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  11. I could tell you were all worked up about something, but being on this side of the pond I couldn't tell what exactly. Enjoyed the ran anyway. I'm hard put, though, to see how your situation could be any worse than our poor excuse for a leader. I read yesterday where Lech Walesa has offered Poland as the next superpower if Mr. Obama is not up to the task. Oh, and I think it's the Isle of Wight, not the Isle of White.

    Maybe we should all emulate Molly and hide in the grass.

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  12. I could tell you were all worked up about something, but being on this side of the pond I couldn't tell what exactly. Enjoyed the ran anyway. I'm hard put, though, to see how your situation could be any worse than our poor excuse for a leader. I read yesterday where Lech Walesa has offered Poland as the next superpower if Mr. Obama is not up to the task. Oh, and I think it's the Isle of Wight, not the Isle of White.

    Maybe we should all emulate Molly and hide in the grass.

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    1. President Obama is a superb, intelligent and compassionate leader and I think R.Brague needs reporting to the Un-American Activities Committee.

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  13. I could tell you were all worked up about something, but being on this side of the pond I couldn't tell what exactly. Enjoyed the ran anyway. I'm hard put, though, to see how your situation could be any worse than our poor excuse for a leader. I read yesterday where Lech Walesa has offered Poland as the next superpower if Mr. Obama is not up to the task. Oh, and I think it's the Isle of Wight, not the Isle of White.

    Maybe we should all emulate Molly and hide in the grass.

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    1. Bob, thank you for the correction Wight it is.
      Hiding is a good plan but we would have to hide better than Molly. Alf hides in plain view. He just shuts his eyes. If he can't see me then he thinks I can't see him.

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    2. I'm this side of the Pond but still; couldn't quite understand your rant, Adrian. I really must get more up-to-date with politics. Do I gather Tony Blair is no longer PM? Just because I don't always understand your rants doesn't mean I don't enjoy them. (God, what a horrible sentence that was - three negatives - did anyone understand it???)

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    3. John, I've been practising writing really long sentences. I don't find your writing jars.

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  14. I was filled with your bad mood until I saw Molly 'hiding'. That swept it away. I expect it's what she does for you daily. Otherwise you might explode!

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    1. Lucy twice a day some days more.

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  15. Not sure i fully understood the rant, but I loved the picture of woods. Btw did you hear George Osborne not answering questions on Today this morning? Masterly.

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    1. Frances, no I missed that but was sent a clip of Miliband getting in a real muddle.

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  16. I hope you will post a nice picture of Adrian and Son Ltd. As for Mother Theresa May, I think she needs a bloody good... makeover. Her hair at the Police Federation Conference was a disgrace. Worzel Gummidge 's grooming is better. May and her husband own two houses whose value has been estimated at £1.6 million.

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    1. I have a picture of son and I should redo my avatar. I've aged so much in the last four years.
      It was a very strange speech.

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  17. Excelentes fotografias....
    Cumprimentos

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  18. You can see anything on Loch Ness as long as you believe it. Methinks you missed a shot of something else very special :-) ... and that's the cause of your rant !

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    1. Jay, I missed Nessy but then so did everyone else I didn't mind.

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