Happy New Year Folks!

I’m generally fond of Christmas but always thought the New Year’s fuss to be the real Humbug – other than those golden olden days when we had gigs for loadsamoney. Nonetheless I think it’s not unreasonable to wave goodbye to 2015 which seems to have been a (literally) diabolical year across the globe (except for the cricket of course).

So, here’s to 2016 and “let’s hope it’s a good one without any fear”.



2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 93,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 4 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


The Bearded Wonder

Just back from visiting Mick who is cultivating a Hipster image

Mick Cooper 29:12:15

I’m not sure if it’s the chocolate biscuits but he’s looking more cheerful. He’s moving today from QA close to Alexandra Park to the Victory Unit, Wyllie Road, Portsmouth, PO2 9NA. It’s a physio/rehab place which he expects to be in for a week or two. In 2016 he’ll be scheduled for a gall bladder operation.

In the meantime you can visit him  there between 1.30-7.30 OR it’s his birthday next Monday (4th) so why not send him a card?


That’s a Big One

I hope you’ve all had fun over Christmas. We’ve been on our travels for a few days and ended up last night in a hotel on Brighton seafront where we spotted this fellow guest (photo by MRA)

Ray Davies

and what’s she pointing at? Brighton seafront has grown a giant penis:

Brighton's penis


Merry Christmas!

To you all. The Blog is having a little break for a few days although I’ll keep my eye on Comments.

Have a lovely time, take care and here’s a Christmas Tree, hand-made by My lovely Resident Astrologer (MLRA?), to wish you all the very best for this time of year


Lou final Xmas tree