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Photo Article: Rogue bloggers for Woodlarks lunchbreak

We are half way at 17 miles. Brian Basham,who started just after midnight, is now only a couple of miles ahead of the main group so we are stopping for lunch. I wish my friend euro loon Jonathan Price was here joining me at the back as I am struggling a bit and his Guardianista thoughts are always a reason to march on and end the suffering. The next stop is four miles away. It is hard to think beyond that. Again, everyone else eats but I just nibble at my half eaten breakfast sandwich and take on more fluids. I feel rotten. If you have yet to donate to this great cause please do so HERE.

Monday 13 June 2022

Photo Article: Rogue bloggers for Woodlarks reach 14 miles

The next target is lunch which is 3 miles away. We are, I calculate, now on track to catch up with Brian Basham at c 3pm. My fellow rogue bloggers, even hungover Lucian Miers and reader N who has an incredibly heavy backpack, are on fine form. I am not. Something is not right and I am not eating just taking on more liquids. I have confessed to Nick Richards at Woodlarks that I might not make it to the finishing line this year. But I try to think about the next three miles which takes us, just, past halfway. Master Miers,a barking mad commie is staying at the back of the group to help me along and entertaining me with his bonkers world view.  He makes our in house Euro loon Jonathan Price who normally is at the back with me seem quite sane.  Think of my suffering as Master Miers explains why houses belonging to rich people should be nationalised and donate to Woodlarks HERE    

Monday 13 June 2022

Photo Article: Rogue bloggers for Woodlarks update: Basham located at breakfast time

Past the beds of watercress we marched and we are now only 15 minutes behind schedule and at the first rest break, the Cricketers Arms. Lucian is apologising for last night’s excess to his Mrs. And Fleet Street legend Brian Basham has been in contact. Two hours ago he was 45 minutes ahead of where we are now. The pursuit is on. If you have yet to donate to this great cause think of the suffering that lies ahead, another 25 miles to go! Please donate HERE

Monday 13 June 2022

Photo Article: The Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks set off from Winchester Cathedral

Reader Sam and Andrew Bell are late dropouts.  Fleet Street legend Brian Bashan was meant to start at midnight but has gone AWOL. So it is just me, reader N, Steve Moore, and a very hungover Lucian Miers and his communist son. Start delayed by 35 minutes by Lucian’s  hangover. Now we are off!  If you have yet to donate to this amazing cause please do so HERE

Monday 13 June 2022

Photo Article: 20 litres of Elderflower Champagne decanted - will be drinking a bit after we finish the walk tomorrow

I always keep empty plastic bottles so that I can be fecking green and recycle them for use again. The Mrs thinks she is being green throwing them away so that Wrexham Council can use vaste amounts of fuel recycling them. Today, she might understand the method in my madness.

Friday 10 June 2022

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - it is Elderflower drinks season

For an all too brief period, the elderflower tree at the edge of the top field next to the graveyard bursts into glorious white blooms. And then they are gone. Making hay while the sun shines, last Sunday, Joshua and I waded through the long grasses. I created enough of a track for him to follow through with the grass on either side towering over the little fellow. 80 heads were picked and dumped in our basket and we headed home.

Thursday 9 June 2022

Tom Winnifrith podcast: 1939,1940, evacuations and falling out with Dominic Frisby as I am a pedant

It is all to do with “Kisses on a Postcard“ by Dominic’s late father Terence. I should not have been such a pedant. But I am. I discuss family links and experiences of 1938-44, evacuations, operation Pied Piper and other matters of fact and why we give poor old Neville Chamberlain such a bad rap. I hope Frisby junior can forgive me and commend to you the work of Frisby senior as anything this family touches must be magic. 

Wednesday 8 June 2022

Fancy a staycation by the river Dee? Welsh Hovel annexe with 1 grumpy owner now taking bookings

Just like the Greek Hovel -  which, in reality, is a luxury eco-palace (book here) - the Welsh Hovel is not really a hovel, either. It is a listed building that, after three and a half years, is almost entirely renovated. I refer you to the “new” annexe.

Tuesday 7 June 2022

Keep up to date in the battle to be woke, now it's June so we need a new signal of virtue

If you need an explanation of the cartoon below, you haven’t been following how virtue signallers have to keep refreshing their halos with the latest message.

Sunday 5 June 2022

Sajid Javid on breaking Covid rules - why it is so easy to hate the Tories

Having voted Tory in 2019  for which I apologise, yet again  there are so many reasons to despise the party. But its approach to Covid rule-breaking, as demonstrated by Sajid Javid, is yet another one. I think of my father’s funeral, as only 30 could attend.

Saturday 4 June 2022

Photo article from a French beach - the topless birds and the Muslims

Madame Le Pen would ban Muslim headgear. In some places, Burkinis are banned. And so, I bring you the view from directly in front of where Joshua, Olaf and I sat.

Friday 3 June 2022

Photo article from the Welsh hovel - what is this monster?

The Mrs is surviving without me and Joshua, and, this morning, encountered the creature below – just a few feet outside the main door. According to her, it was 3-4 inches long. She slid a spade underneath, and flung it away. I might have used the spade to smash it on the head. So, what is it?

Thursday 2 June 2022

Diane Abbott you will burn in hell with your IRA friends

How many of the folks Diane Abbott is meant to represent were murdered by the IRA? She does not care as the tweet below shows.

Wednesday 25 May 2022

If socialists could do basic maths they would not act like such arses

Meet Terry Wilson. He can’t count as you can see below. That is why he is a socialist.

Tuesday 24 May 2022

Photo article: training walk for Rogue Bloggers for Woodlarks - agony as the cows attack

On June 11, myself and seven other rogue bloggers will walk the 34 miles from Winchester Cathedral to Woodlarks. I can now say that I will complete the walk after yesterday’s training effort of 23 miles. But that is three weeks away so now is a great time to sponsor me HERE. To encourage you to donate, let me tell you about the pain of yesterday and show you the reason: the cows, or bulls as they were advertised.

Saturday 21 May 2022
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