Women and childred first! It’s Gordon!

August 14, 2009

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Martin Day, whose enthusiasm for the noble art of photoshop knows no bounds and who usually deploys his art in the cause of making Gordon Brown look stupid, has excelled himself with this latest offering, on display in its original setting here.

A Long Wait

August 12, 2009


Apologies for the long break in blogging – after my very enjoyable trip to my favourite city San Francisco the Fleet family spent a lovely week in Dorset, of which more detail later.

While in SF i had occasion to need to synchronise the inbox of my work laptop via the rather flaky WiFi connection – whereupon I was faced with a rather alarming ‘time to go’ message by Outlook, which I snapped with the iPhone.

Fortunately my elderly Dell soon regained its sanity!

The Further Adventures of Cecil

July 19, 2009


Cecil the Slightly Camp Garden Gnome has made a cameo appearance on this blog before when he went for a ride on a John Deere tractor, but now the show-tunes loving garden ornament has fallen victim to Rothmans, (pictured above wearing a very avantgarde pair of black sunglasses) who likes nothing more than grabbing Cecil from his usual resting place (out of sight of the house, as he is rather vulgar) and carrying him to her favourite lurking place outside the wendy house, where she will then sit and cuddle him for ages. What Cecil thinks of this isn’t known, partially because nobody has asked him, and partially because he is made of plastic.

While we are on the subject of Cecil, here he is showing a remarkably cheerful demeanor given that he is up to his waist in snow.


The Dangers of Swimming… Guest Post by Mrs Fleet.

July 10, 2009

From The Sun so it must be true…..

“A WOMAN is suing an Egyptian hotel claiming her daughter got pregnant – from using the swimming pool.

Magdalena Kwiatkowska’s 13-year-old returned to Poland from their holiday expecting a baby.

Magdalena believes the teenager conceived from stray sperm after taking a dip in the hotel’s mixed pool. She is now seeking compensation from the hotel.

A travel industry source said: “The mother is adamant that her daughter didn’t meet any boys while she was there.

“She is determined to go ahead with the case.”

Tourist authorities in Warsaw, Poland, have confirmed they received the bizarre complaint.”

Run for your lives… the ANTS ARE COMING!

July 4, 2009


Photo by Penarc, via Wikipedia

The BBC brings us disturbing news of the ongoing activities of the fiendish Argentine Ants, who appear to be in the throes of a diabolical and well advanced plan to take over the world, one leaf at a time.

It seems that the appalling brutes all form part of one globe-spanning mega-colony, and that when ants from the sinisterly named Californian and European Super-colonies meet with colleagues from the Japanese colony rather than fighting they act as though they were old friends.

It’s not hard to imagine that somewhere on the Argentine pampas, deep inside the original hive, lurks an unusually large ant with a scarred face, sitting in a tiny leather chair, stroking a tiny white cat, while cackling in a chilling manner. Meanwhile his minions, clad in little brightly-coloured boiler suits, scurry hither and yon to do his bidding, while John Barry music plays in the background.

All of this raises the question – WHAT ARE THEY UP TO?


(Other than by using a very, very, very large kettle of boiling water, obviously. )


Pictured – The natural enemy of the Ant, the Kettle of Boiling Water (this rather nice one designed by architect Michael Graves)

Good Timing from Q Magazine

June 27, 2009


Pictured on display at the entrance to Borders in Oxford, and apparently rushed out as mine hasn’t appeared through the post yet, it appears that the Editor of Q magazine has had a major stroke of luck with his choice of cover story for the August edition!

Pirate Facebook

May 19, 2009

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While tinkering with the settings on Facebook, Mrs Fleet has discovered that it is possible to change the language settings to English (Pirate). The results are quite marvellous to behold! The element which made me giggle was the replacement of the word Applications with Arrrplications and Log Out with Abandon Ship.