Finally I’ve been able to link the Trailer video hence the reblog.
If you’re unaware ‘T2 Trainspotting’ was released in cinemas on Sunday, then you’ll not be a fan of the original 1996 ‘Trainspotting’ which was of course a movie and nothing to do with trains!
Love the first and you’ll love T2
Btw I work half days On Fridays and watched the film at Oxford’s Odeon this afternoon, a few hours ago!
This isn’t a Movie Review just a brief message to say if you enjoyed the film in 1996 you’ll not be disappointed so GO SEE AT THE CINEMA for the true movie experience, it’ll not be the same film on ‘Netflix’! And if you live outside the UK I urge you to watch, this is a time capsule showing the real UK as it looks in 2017.
I’ve had a great deal of trouble trying to show also link the YouTube official Trailer video here on my blog but cannot? 🙂 However the video exists so go to YouTube to watch, then read a couple of movie reviews and if you enjoy fun escapism then go and see T2…….. at the Cinema 🙂
However if you’ve no idea as to what all the fuss is about and you’ve heard there is bad language(c#nt word), one or two sex scenes, male nudity (also a very sexy Bulgarian lady’s tits), drug taking and violence (fights no blood)…..there is! BUT note being a ‘Danny Boyle’ movie none of the above adult material is gratuitous and the film is as described………’A Dark Comedy’, the sex and violence will make you laugh rather than be disgusted, so if you love the 1996 0riginal then you’ll know what to expect.
T2 Trainspotting is rated 18+
On a personal note the graphic drug taking scenes in ‘Trainspotting’ did at the time and still do make me feel rather uncomfortable, does the movie trivialise and glorify drug abuse? Hmm isn’t supposed to be! Anyways I’m giving no spoilers, the pros of filming drug taking still makes me nervous.
No matter I trust Director ‘Danny Boyle’s’ judgement 🙂
Film reviews are extremely personal to the writer, therefore recommendations are fraught with problems. For example I hate ‘Rambo’ because I’m lonely and depressed therefore I love happy endings where the main characters are hugging and kissing and crying and living happily ever after.
You pays your money and makes your choice 😀
T2 btw isn’t a romcom.
I’ll finish now and leave you with one thought, if you loved the first you’ll love T2 if only to compare what 20 years of aging does to the human body, there’s a depressing thought! 20 years IS the special effect!
(Thank you to the 4 ladies for commenting yesterday 🙂 However I decided to delete the/your replies basically because I wouldn’t want someone to read this ‘amusing post’ with very adult themes then forward to your blog, the internet being the internet and all that, my choice, perhaps you have second thoughts also? Like I said your comments were 🙂 appreciated (very) and useful as regards twitterand facebook and Instagram…….. anyways you get the idea. If a post is good enough (haha whatever that means), entertaining enough then people will like, the post was just for fun anyway. TY
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Btw aren’t Emojis the best invention EVER! Seriously, they’re awesome add one yellow smilie to a sentence and it sets your emotions alight, and the iPhone Emojis are even MORE FABULOUS!!! Did you know they’re the product of texting in olden days when a phone message had so few characters users resorted to LMAO LMFAO……….
But I hate LOL, why? Is anyone actually Laughing Out Loud? My niece say lol within a spoken sentence, strange but adorable. Andrew)
I’m always curious as to why a blog falls silent, not because I’m nosey I’m just curious, have they gone ghost or finished forever? Especially interested if I’ve enjoyed Following. I’ve been on WP 2 years now, 2 years is a long time but I do lack inspiration which is fine, perhaps I ask to much of a simple free website? (I do) I may take a break. Anyways thank you for each view like and comment, you made me so happy.
If you didn’t consider my ‘writing‘ varied eclectic and haphazardly ‘all over the place’ before this Post then you haven’t read this one yet.
A blogging observation which really did catch me unawares, an age thing, and I’m surprised it’s taken SO long for the ‘penny to drop’ when WordPress gives us the sharing tools …………. yes I speak of clicking those tiny icons which send you to Twitter and Facebook! Duh so obvious.
‘WordPress is pants as regards social interaction (if you’re not very good), you have to be on Twitter!’
I didn’t write that btw, they’re not my words, whoever did goes top of the class and at the same time proving I’m slow on the pick up, social media adds an extra dimension to WP.
If I decide to take a break I’ll continue to scroll my Reader, my imagination requires it’s daily fix of amusement and intellectual stimulation to ever walk away, I watch little TV the internet is far more fun. Here’s a thought, whoever coined the phrase ‘self abuse’ as an alternative description and deranged idea masturbating is bad for you? Must have been those two faced Victorians who’s values Margaret Thatcher said we should return back to. B#ll sh#t what values? The ones that branded Charles Dickens a criminal, placed him in debtors prison just because he found himself on hard times, thank God for a Welfare State.
Time for adult themes, (there has to be with me, some like and they’re fun to make), as always if at least one person enjoys then I’m truly happy 🙂 )
Def masturbation– Stimulation of the genitals with the hand for sexual pleasure
“There are two kinds of people in the world, those who masturbate and those who lie!”
Wanking! An unusual habit all those tingly sensations and waves of pleasure, I’m immature lol, playing with oneself does fascinate me, always has done, all aspects and God knows why it’s scorned upon? There’s loads of medical benefits and more.
I read that ‘2 kinds of….’ gem in a borrowed copy of GQ Magazine and for some reason it’s one of those useless pieces of information that attaches itself to a brain synapse or whatever and will never shift or disappear………… I probably have all my neurological brain biology mixed up but you get the idea.
Humour me, sex amuses the child in me.
Like I said I won’t write a Post, yes playing with oneself is incredibly pleasurable but more importantly clinicians and psychiatrists say masturbation is good for ones general health and mental well being, that idea fascinates me, you know all those pleasure giving chemicals serotonin and dopamine being released from the brain making me high, so powerful they produce orgasmic sensations men spend the rest of their lives trying to recapture. Being serious for a moment, did you know masturbating flushes the prostate gland of stale semen (think about that astounding fact for a second, could fresh semen give you prettier more intelligent babies?
Men have to Wank daily, how else do they rid themselves of aging tadpoles, hey? AND we’re knowledgably informed ‘unused’ ‘past the sell date cum’ could be linked to prostate cancer, not forgetting ‘playing’ is the safest form of sex, no STD’s. In women masturbation can help prevent cervical infections and urinary tract infections through the process of “tenting,” or the opening of the cervix that occurs as part of the arousal process. (Googled)
So there you are, healthy for mind and good for the soul, and doesn’t send you blind 😀 . Here’s a tale, I once knew a lady who said when she was a small girl, her mother would smell her fingers and ‘tap’ the back of her hand. True, no violence or malice, just disapproving AND that lady wasn’t scarred for life, she thought it very funny.
Improved Health and Mental wellbeing, safe sex and pleasurable, seriously why do certain Christian Preachers teach children masturbation is wrong? Madness!
Serious subject pleasuring oneself, there’s a whole Series there, NO.
ENOUGH!!! (I honestly hope I’ve never offended anyone)
Are you bored yet?
Enough silliness, but masturbation thoughts are most welcome!
You’ve twisted my arm, I’ll tell you a true tale. Quite a few years ago I was on holiday sitting on a sandy beach in the Greek Islands, staring out across the Mediterranean Sea, a low Autumn sun shining above the horizon and practically all by myself. Short story short, my Brother and I had words, he went for a scooter ride to cool off and I sat cross legged wondering what an earth I’d done wrong?
Siblings can be together for just so long.
Then all a sudden a young lady woke me from the day dream by throwing her towel on to the sand a few metres away, quite startled me in fact, and no word of a lie I glanced up and down the beach and I can still visualize now, the lady was on her own the beach was empty and this beautiful young blonde was rolling out her large towel a few metres from me……..WTF? She never said a word, never looked at me, didn’t seem aware I existed, invisible I was! Why so near me when the beach was empty?
(Remember I’m always honest, 🙂 )
At the time and all these years later all I can assume is this single young lady, late twenties, felt more comfortable sitting close to another tourist rather than on her own, and just enough distance to make plain we weren’t an item, safety in numbers have you will! That’s the best I can come up with she wasn’t picking me up, she fancied a day on the beach but didn’t want to be all on her own. Any problem and I could have saved her. Seriously.
So she sits down on the towel also looking out to sea, rummages through her bag, takes out a bottle of suntan lotion, places it beside her then starts to undress! Frigging incredible! And still she doesn’t glance my direction or utter a word, so strange. Cotton dress unbuttoned, that’s tossed away and unbelievably sat only metres away is a slim beautiful twenty something blonde lady wearing a skimpy two piece red bikini! Then she begins to smooth suntan lotion onto her arms and legs.
Ten minutes ago I’m having an argument with my brother, five minutes ago I’m daydreaming looking out to sea, NOW this bikini clad lady lies back on her bath towel, closes her eyes, and there we both are two strangers on an empty beach, silent still and enjoying the warm late autumn sun!
Note these are the days before iPhones mp3 and earbuds, with nothing to occupy her mind I guess she lay day dreaming and my dick became hard and long, my heart was racing my breath quickening, and you’ve guessed I was excited. Amazing how one loses inhibitions when aroused, you take risks, brain chemicals and sex drive blur sane judgement. So what did you do next Andrew? I did what every sexually excited male would do, I silently drew my knees forward grabbed a towel to cover my waist and thighs then as quiet as I could wiggled my bottom and pull my shorts and pants down.
And all the while she lay serenely relaxed eyes closed, not a care in the world, oblivious to this panting English Tourist sat metres away one hand under towel, holding his dick masturbating himself IMPORTANTLY all the while staring at her gorgeous near naked body,only red bra and briefs for modesty.
Still to this day I close my eyes and see this gorgeous young blonde babe as if by photograph, all I can think now is surely I can’t have been THAT silent! You know breathless gulping and panting, well after a minute or so, yep that quick I came hard onto the sand between my legs, surely she heard me climax? Nope at no point did she turn and look or open her eyes, 😀 what if she had, clocked a tourist knocking one off staring at her breasts…………….could have been an interesting scene if my brother had come back.
I was spent and satisfied but can’t for the life remember what happened next, not a clue, I’d guess she went her way and I went mine, ok not a riveting story but unusual. Note I do realise these days a wanking man would be arrested and get 5 years for gross indecency, quite right to, doing disgusting acts like that in full view of watching women is sexual assault, and knowingly sadistic! Yes. BUT I still consider ‘mine’ was all very innocent (first and last), if she’d looked she may have guessed and at worst she’d have kicked sand in my face! 😀
So have you ever masturbated outdoors? (As if anyone would answer 😀 )
Facebook Twitter Instagram and your WordPress
Quickly returning to Social Media, first off for no apparent reason I’d like to make clear I’m NOT on FB and don’t do Twitter! At my age you must be joking, never have and never will, truthfully speaking I can’t help musing there’s something a little creepy about grown men having a facebook account, boys yes, men no, there you are just an opinion. Don’t get me wrong social media is a great idea but the revolution’s passed me by…….mind you Twitter’s good if you’re famous, start a petition to get Stephen Fry back I say, my sister in law is on FB, helps her unwind of an evening after the kids go to bed.
Oh yes where was I, thoughts of social media. For several weeks now I’ve become increasingly aware the majority of bloggers I Follow link their WordPress to Instagram Facebook and Twitter accounts and this has me asking myself why do I have a WordPress? The lack of social interaction here does make me unhappy. I need to get out more, I’m a stranger to you 🙂 I need a lay!
Don’t judge me yet, I’m so pleased when ladies reply and say Hi when I comment, an erotic poetess says my comments always make her smile, she says I have a funny turn of phrase and it’s such a pleasure others appreciate my honesty. One woman even wrote me a profile for an internet dating website, lots of encouragement and tips, she said stay clear of bs and you’ll do well, but 😦 of course I never did…………… she’d have been disappointed after doing all that for me. Oh well.
So Bloggers post then Tweet their friends with the link. Common sense! A true community of friends interacting, would be nice but no that’s for the ‘kids’ and mums/moms……… like I said I don’t, I publish and well I’m depressing myself now 😦
So are there any conclusions to be made here, no, lol you decide and please don’t ever take my posts tooo seriously, people seem to Like me
I’m WELL aware I sound ungrateful 😦 , I’m NOT , NO, I’ve met so many wonderful people from across the Globe and yes some have become ‘internet friends’, (strangers still) and who recognise my rather unusual truthful honest way of expressing myself, and I’m extremely pleased to have yes lol interacted with you and your blog writing 🙂 I hope no ones been offended by my silly little Posts or my honest comments.
Incidentally my stats say someone in China has been viewing my blog 🙂 I’m so curious which post they looked at? Housing estate Walnut Tree? Autumn Leaves photo? Downton Abbey? My balls in briefs? Oxford’s ‘Gropecunt Lane? My mum’s collie?
I’ll still Follow.
That’s enough now, amazing where a couple of hours and a meandering stream of consciousness takes me.
(I have to admit I’m not entirely happy with this Mrs May post, uploaded last night, and but for the comments I would have removed, a little tooo jolly but it stays. The only point I’m trying to get across is our PM could be a useful bridge to the world oh and introduce Theresa if you’ve never heard of her 🙂 )
I never usually blog Politics and I’m NOT going to repeat here what you can go read on the internet about Mrs May, after all I pale into significance compared with the professionals, so go Google British Newspapers! 🙂 But I’m at a loose end and I Follow several American political bloggers so why not post one of my own.
Sunday is nearly over and I thought I’d show a few pictures of our Theresa since she’s in the American News 😀 . AND thankfully yes a chemistry existed between her and Trump but don’t worry Theresa was just playing politics, being nice and all, she’ll never be his lap pussy and note could be good counsel when he’s off Twitter.
Mrs May is a shrewd bright no nonsense talking daughter of a clergyman with sound moral judgement, so please give her a break Britain’s Press hopefully she’ll be a brake on Trump lunacy, they liked each other so calm down!
Unlike Trump, May is University educated having studied at St. John’sCollege, Oxford (which incidentally I walk past everyday on the way to work) and as you’ll guess I’m a big fan of our new PM she’s a breath of fresh air after that wanker showman David Cameron (BREXIT is his fault alone c##t) and never forget Theresa spent six years as Home Secretary coping with weekly (daily) minefields of riots, prison breakouts, police shootings of black teenagers………and yes the Police Federation so good at standing in the way of countless Home Secretaries over the years, they deserved a telling off!……..just watch this, Theresa as she reads Police the riot act.
AND I do like this very telling photograph below (1000 words and all that!), Trump’s re-telling an anecdote, cracking a joke and she’s well just letting it pass. (BTW I’m NOT anti American I loved Obama such a graceful intelligent man.
A few pictures, hasn’t she a great sense of style. (I wouldn’t say no!)
A Saturday evening family picture post for you and 🙂 I haven’t forgotten the tale of how my Grandfather came to England as Religious asylum seeker and economic migrant, writing that is more time consuming than I first imagined and believe it or not 😀 a post has to be exactly right before ‘publishing’, amuses me writing publish but then again WordPress has to be treated with respect.
So as I said a quick picture post. My genealogy will get confusing if you’re not following, only joking, each tale is individual to itself, so to set the scene with this one, the gentleman is my mother’s Grandfather and my Great Grandfather as I prefer to say. He lived in Yorkshire England working as a music publisher and very successful he was to, actually I’m not sure if I’ve shown any other pictures, no matter he was very successful then lost everything business and all, during the 1930’s great depression. A very sad tale but then I guess many thousands suffered similar hardship.
But scroll back a good few years and he served as a Rifleman during the First World War, however according to my mother cavalry horses were involved somewhere and by a quirk of fate he was kicked by a horse, missed his first troop ship to France because of the injury only to find the ship was sank! I guess an incident like that either makes you feel either lucky or deeply sad that you cheated death when close friends died. He did go on to serve as an infantryman and below is a Postcard sent home o his wife and children. On the front is a picture of (no names this time) of my Great Grandfather and on the reverse a short message, incidentally I magnified his face and he’s the moustached gentleman at the far end of the line and goes without saying another treasured photo……. the short message is to his wife Nellie.
But please don’t expect tales of battles fought and daring deeds done, no he came home safely and went back to his music publishing business and raising a family.
One of my top ten favourite movies, makes me cry and that’s no easy feat.
Mary Tyler Moore died this week, now I’m not old enough to remember her portrayal of all American moms in 1960s television sitcoms but I do know her characters were usually amusing lovable housewives, ‘cute cookies’ have you will and always exuding a strong sexy appeal to satisfy the dads watching, you just knew her characters could cook delicious meals and be a filthy sex goddess in the bedroom, in the nicest possible way 🙂
Then in 1981 Mary surprised the viewing public by playing the character of Beth in RobertRedford’s ‘Ordinary People’ (a family drama which I may write about). The film was awarded 4 Oscars that year but shamefully Mary didn’t win, OK shamefully is a little ott but anyone who’s seen ‘Ordinary People’ will tell you she stole the movie with a magnificent character performance.
Remember I titled my post Strung tighter than a fiddlersbow? Well if you’ve seen ‘OrdinaryPeople’ you’ll know I’m referring to Beth a berieved mentally unstable mother on the verge of a nervous breakdown. At the time Mary’s good clean wholesome image was chalk and cheese to Beth’s various personality disorders, I guess the measure of Mary as an actress is that she gave a masterful performance of two women who couldn’t be more dissimilar, hence most people of the time were of the opinion Mary was robbed of her Oscar………. without googling I wonder who one best supporting actress that year?
I recommend you watch, and by the way I saw this years ‘La LaLand’, what an earth is with all the hype and awards? I hated it! 😀
It’s late evening in the UK and I’m sooon off to bed so this’ll be a quick post, my hot water bottle’s been there half an hour already hmm can’t help thinking a woman would be nicer. God I must be getting old talking of hot water bottles!
Read the Title you’ll see I’ve written ‘my week’, all very ambiguous I know, what I really mean to say is I’d love to write and upload more during the week but I work Longgggg hours (ahhh) also endure tedious bus rides in slow moving Oxford City traffic and by the time I get home, make tea, wash up, read some blog posts, perhaps masturbate! By the time all that’s done I’m worn out!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m blessed and grateful to be in regular paid work.
Then it’s up to bed and ridiculously I repeat the same routine next day and the next! Madness lol, if a Martian landed on earth and witnessed the ridiculous things humans get up to he’d jump back in his spaceship and clear off home, (I know a lame lame anecdote but it’s late.)
Long and short, I’d like to post more, but there doesn’t seem to be the time.
Now to YouTube.
I also referred to YouTube in the post Title. Those of you who’ve read the odd post of mine will know time to time I include a YouTube video, btw I know of another blogger who does the same. Now I’m not someone to give advice but YouTube is a very useful media tool and ISN’T only for wasting one’s life watching people do stupid things!
So lol my advice (and this is the first and only occasion I’ll offer advice, after all I’m in no position). Perhaps begin a YouTube Channel of your own and for your viewing only. Sign up, get a Channel then walk away and completely forget about it. Yep you read right don’t even go back there until the day you’ve filmed a short video on your camera, then upload onto your Channel and post the video link onto your blog (If you want to, goes without saying!!!) Easy as! Then forget about the Channel again and be happy no one watches except via your blog or videos for the family.
Useful tip? Not for everyone after all most of bloggers are writers, but making videos via your camera can be fun.
You now have your own YouTube to be used how it was originally intended and designed to be used. Note. Remember you cannot upload video straight onto WP unless you pay. And I’m not going to pay for a domain!
Anyways here’s another one of my videos, a while ago I filmed (mpeg off digital camera) a whole Series instructing the viewer how to make a toy garage for model cars out of wood. Incidentally the garage in the video I gave to my young nephews for Christmas, aren’t I a great Uncle 😀
A wonderful family photograph and one of my very favourites this time taken of my Grandfather on my father’s side, I love his expression standing next to his horse whilst on a bakery delivery round in rural West England…….incidentally more than one person in my lifetime has said I resembled my Grandfather!
Yes all true, I haven’t described my Grandfather for effect, he was quite a remarkable man and only after his death did I appreciate all he’d done in his life and for other people! Now I’m left feeling ‘if only I’d asked him to tell me more of his life story while he was alive’, one of my biggest regrets I didn’t.
I had written what a school teacher would describe as a political essay to counter act my present views on illegal immigration, you know how a white, privileged middle aged male should be careful espousing derogatory remarks about asylum seekers entering Britain (not that I particularly do but you get the idea), why not? Simply because I’m a descendent of one, yes a fact I conveniently forget time to time.
I’m not racist, but a white, middle aged, working class male ticks a few prejudice boxes!
I deleted the essay!
You may have guessed after reading this and viewing my previous 2 family photograph posts I have researched my family tree and written down family anecdotes a little like the popular TV genealogy program ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ (there’s a US Version). Well yes I have researched my family history and I’d like to impart one jewel of advice if you’re thinking ‘yes one day I’ll research mine when I’ve time’.
Note the word ‘time’.
“So Andrew what is this jewel of advice?” I here you say.
Well before you do anything else, and while people are obviously alive, write letters to close relatives asking for family anecdotes, dates of passing etc, also go speak with them personally and sit listen to their stories all the while writing anecdotes down!
You will almost certainly discover elderly people will chat to you until their hearts content simply because no one asks! The elderly are often forgotten by younger relatives understandably rushing around self absorbed in their busy lives but elderly family members are secretly willing you to write their memoirs lol, they’ll tell you interesting stories ’till the cows come home’, pleased you’ll listen, pleased their memories are saved for posterity.
Go do it 🙂 you’ll never regret especially when a son or daughter comes and inquisitively asks “tell me more about Grandma!” It’s a fact when you reach middle aged you’ll begin to ask questions about your family, look how popular the TV program is, there comes a time we all wish to understand how our ancestors have shaped the people we are today……….but remember when Grandparents Great Aunts are gone then well it’s alas to late.
(I AM aware some people are unable 😦 )
To be continued…………………… perhaps, because I’m not sure how interested you’ll be in my Grandfather 😀
Mum’s side of the family, continuing from yesterdays post! Yawn if you’re bored, but there’s very little text, you’ve busy lives 😀 .
I’m an excitable fellow, doesn’t take much to get me started on a project! I received such lovely comments and likes for Eddie and Aggies wedding that I’ve been scanning more pictures from the same album and all featuring Great Grandmother my mother’s Grandmother, and showing has basically given me an excuse to make digital copies of photo’s which are irreplaceable, you just never know do you!
As Bradley commented yesterday I also love looking at old family photo’s, a human face conveys so many emotions, they’re time capsules and quite surreal in a way looking at blood relatives from generations past, anyways it’s been fun to discover them again. A few of these I haven’t viewed in years.
So quickly returning to yesterday’s wedding photo post, the lady bottom left was my mum’s Grandmother and the picture taken Finckle Street in the rural village of Cottingham, Yorkshire. England.
A short and sweet post, I enjoy seeing these published on my blog and I’m not showing of, if nothing else they’re quite interesting images, warning I may probably publish more!
Why Post a family photograph Andrew? A short answer would be a lady in Miami USA enjoys me sharing old pictures of previous generations from my family, in addition I haven’t viewed these three for several years which seems a shame. 🙂 Incidentally below are links to three other blog Posts for those interested in genealogy and family history, hopefully you’ll take a peek and enjoy.
Anyways enough ‘waffle’ let’s return to the photo of Eddie and Aggies wedding 1912 shall we, a common theme to my previous blog was sharing my vintage family photos, here’s three links to earlier posts and quite interesting tales, well quite a few people were kind enough to ‘like’ which was nice.
I am a very fortunate man in that I can trace back my family tree many generations, in fact my Mother’s side back ten generations and I’m lucky to posses photographs of each of my Great Grandparents, in addition I have envelopes full photographs posted from a Great Grandfather who served in the Somme Region 1916 WW1 and a Great Grandfather serving in the Boer War South Africa.
I’m NOT showing off mind, neither bragging, I only tell you this because I realise I’m a very fortunate man because some adopted children may not even posses a picture of their own mother to call their own……… very upsetting to write because there’s a family story here.
Eddie and Aggies wedding! The assembled family seated in my Grandmother’s back yard belong to my mother’s side of the family, and very wealthy they were to, however their business and fortune were both lost in the Depression (bad news for me lol), anyways all very unfortunate. Oh yes I said my mother’s side, well the lady wearing a white blouse seated between her two cousins is my Great Grandmother Nellie and all looking very splendid in their straw hats and long skirts.
Perhaps one or two of you are interested in the Edwardin costume? (Downton Abbey and all that.)
(To begin with thank you to those who newly Followed my blog after reading yesterday evening’s post, your likes are really appreciated 🙂 and consequently I am now Following two new blogs but for personal reasons I’d like to say little more except to say I loved reading the ‘Friendships & Loneliness’ post last night before bed, thank you. I should warn you new Followers my WordPress has no one specific theme, in fact sometimes I feel out of my depth here compared to some of the Fabulous blogs I Follow and read with a passion, a very productive lunch hour at work I can tell you but don’t expect tooo much from me please, I’m very honest and true to myself consequently they’re not to every ones taste 😀 Yesterday evening wasn’t a happy place for me as you may have read last night, I shouldn’t apologise should I, but writing helped and I guess I’ve given you all a great Movie recommendation, beats the run of the mill Movie Revues.)
Hester thank you for such an interesting and intriguing comment to that post, yes our connection though tenuous lol was a neat touch point! (More ways than one though, my Great Grandfather having fought Dutch Boers in the 1898-1902 Boer War!!!)
Enough of War 🙂
Three photographs for you Hester. Having completed my first year as a newly apprenticed Toolmaker here are a selection of the tools I made throughout that year and every item crafted by my very own hands, everything on the table made by me and I’m rather proud of every item even if I say it myself, and why not lol I’m not that skilled at anything else! Incidentally I still use many of them today at my present place of work.
Below I’ve included a second set of photographs taken of the Factory I was apprenticed to and a Company I’m truly grateful to, they paid me a living wage and taught me a Skilled Trade, it’s only now all these years later that I realise I was a very lucky lad indeed! Incidentally the factory is no more, an American Company bought the then owners out and closed that old Plant several years later……….all those wonderful 1940’s buildings have disappeared flattened and in its place are luxury penthouse flats! I was going to swear but you’re a lady and what’s the point?
That wonderful factory employed hundreds of workers, kept a local communities shops and businesses alive, trained young men and women a skilled trade, helped UK’s balance of payments and manufactured armaments during the second world war. Yes they made war weapons from bomb and bullet casings through to casting hand grenades in the iron foundry. I’m afraid I’m very VERY bitter about the factory being closed, I’d moved on to the University by that point, but I still cried the day I wandered along the canal tow path only to witness those lovely buildings being demolished to rubble, such happy memories, such fabulous workmates.
A few more pictures of W Lucy & Co. Ltd. taken before closure.
That’s progress for you!
It’s funny when I write something I never have an idea how it’ll be taken, so thank you for the comment and a blog connection with someone residing in a far away Country, Africa no less, is fabulous. I used to worry with my previous blog after uploading but now I ‘publish’ and see what happens, I guess we’re all a little like that. Incidentally the company I used to be apprenticed to manufactured electrical substation switchgear and exported ring mains to SouthAfrica. As you know I now work for a blank mainly associated with research groups also the odd day supervising lol pretty 18= females, hard life 😉 But seriously I did love my apprentice days, out of interest could you be a little more specific with at least one example of a manual you’ve written because I’m quite fascinated, or perhaps you’d rather not this being a public website.