Early Birthday Present

30 Jul


I’m getting an early birthday present tomorrow.

I’ve wanted a bridge camera with viewfinder for ages. Now I’m getting one.

Daughter is picking it up for me tomorrow morning whilst I am at work. Can’t wait to try it out.

Expect some better photos on here when I get the hang of using it!

This Week

27 Jul

Not been a bad week, weather slightly cooler, but still bright and sunny.

A shock  when we came out of work on Wednesday though. A private plastics recycling site had been set alight. The huge plume of black smoke could be seen all over East Lancashire apparently. This was the view from our back alley later on:

Luckily there was little wind otherwise it would have caused major havoc on the roads nearby.

Fire Brigade photo.

It seems the the fire was arson and they have CCTV footage which may help catch the perpetrators. Lets hope so. It caused a lot of disruption, and some folk had to evacuate their animals from allotments close by.


Seen in Altham  (between Burnley & Clayton – le – Moors, near Accrington) close to a grave yard:

This sign announcing the building of a new A & E department at the site. I wonder who was responsible for that cock up?

Lovely Weather…

19 Jul

…If you’re not working in a hot factory! Firm has had to buy a whole load of new fans.

Can’t understand though, those who complain about the heat and then go and swelter outside in the sun to eat their lunch sitting on the hot tarmac. Me, I go out to the back of the factory where it is sheltered by tall trees. A lot cooler sitting on the grass.

We are just finishing the flagging in the back yard at home. There were a lot of them missing or broken. When that’s done we will be putting the gazebo up! I sat out there after work today in a shady area with my feet in a container of cold water. What a relief.

We need a little rain though, or very soon we will be told water restrictions are being put in place due to a drought. We really need to control our water supply better when it does rain, so we don’t have these shortages.

Will be exploring a few local watery areas with the dogs over the weekend. Might even have a paddle myself!


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Things Were Going Too Well!

15 Jul

Everything seemed to be going fine. New home, new job..albeit temporary, not smoking, health on the upturn..comparatively.

I do have arthritis though, knees, elbows and wrists. Hips fine at the moment. The knees suffer worst for the obvious reason they have to carry my weight. I was getting pain, but took pain killers which helped to some degree.

Now though, it seems the problem with my right knee is affecting my calf. The first time I got agonising pain I thought it was a severe cramp, but it wouldn’t go. I was on the way home and I actually had to sit down on the pavement and wait for my daughter to pick me up as I couldn’t walk. I must have looked a right plonker sat there.

I originally thought I had pulled a muscle, but it has happened a few times now, so I eventually went to A & E. It seems the problem is my compensating for the damage to my knee and walking in a different way, although I hadn’t realised.

I now need a to have a scan to sort out exactly what is happening. Don’t know what will happen from there.

I actually swallowed my pride and used a walking stick when I went out yesterday and I must say it helped a lot. Thankfully at work I don’t have to do much walking, so that’s a good thing. Will just have to wait and see now. Heaven knows how long I will have to wait for the scan.


Anyone else having problems trying to “like” posts at the moment, or is it just me? Also Zemanta doesn’t want to load.



10 Jul

The Daily Mail journalists think everything is “Hilarious”. It seems to be their favourite word. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2359287/Sunburn-fail-Hapless-sunbathers-swap-sunblock-sun-ended-embarrassing-results.html#ixzz2YfUq4NI8 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook Intro to the article: “The sunbathers who cook themselves funny side up! Tan fans share photos revealing their hilarious burn marks”. Who in their right mind would think burning their skin is hilarious? Will they still be laughing if they find out they have skin cancer? “Tan Fans”? They all look like overcooked bodies to me. Difficult to believe that some morons think it’s good to smother their bodies in cooking oil because they think they will get a quicker tan. Basically all the are doing is frying themselves. A few days of hot weather turns some people into complete idiots.

Red raw: This girl's skin colour almost matches her salmon pink trousers following her days in the sun


Walking Home

9 Jul

Just a few pictures I snapped quickly on the way home from work.

I work in one of the factories on the industrial estate shown at the back of one of the photos.

They were taken from the main road through the village, just a couple of hundred yards from were we live.

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