Thursday, 29 April 2010

I nicked this

A blog I have started reading.

An Open Letter To A Scooter Rider

Dear Devil’s Spawn Scooter Rider,

I have been forced to share the roads with you now for nearly fifteen years. Through your own stupidity I nearly killed you in Spain, then I nearly killed you in France and now I find you dicing with death in front of my wheels in Italy. I worry about you. No, honestly, I do. Therefore I have decided to send you this list of helpful road safety hints in the hope that it will make your life a little less pointless dangerous.

1. Scooter Rider, I think I speak for all Car Drivers when I say that we are not mind readers. Although I perfectly understand why you might think so; you see us there, in our air-conditioned, quiet, comfortable and relatively safe modes of transport, and assume that we are superior beings in possession of unseen powers. We are. But not of the mind-reading variety. So next time you decide to undertake just as one of us is indicating to turn right (left if you are Brit, Kiwi, Aussie or other), or overtake just as one of us is indicating to turn left (right if you are etc…), just don’t. WE HAVEN’T SEEN YOU AND EVEN IF WE HAVE, IT SIMPLY HASN’T CROSSED OUR MINDS THAT YOU WOULD DO SOMETHING SO CRETINOUS.

2. Scooter Rider, biology dictates that it is not just Car Drivers that have eyes. Scooter Riders have also been blessed with a couple of their own, and if you hold a legally valid Scooter Rider license, that would indicate that at least one of them is in reasonable working order. I imagine, following a similar train of thought, that you will also have been blessed with the gift of forethought. Therefore, when you see a car parked in such a way that the Car Driver in front of you will be forced to pull out slightly in order to get passed it (badly parked cars in Italy? never), don’t choose that precise moment to overtake us. IT FORCES US TO SCREECH TO A VERY DANGEROUS HALT AND MAKES US VERY VERY VERY CROSS INDEED.

3. Scooter Rider, I know that having a scooter makes scooting in and out of the traffic delightfully simple. I imagine that’s the whole point. However, the opposite side of the road is still the opposite side of the road however you slice and dice it. Please don’t force me to screech to a stop because you and all your Scooter Driver pals are racing towards me, on my side of the road in order to overtake everything on your side of the road. APART FROM BEING DANGEROUSLY FOOLHARDY, IT FILLS ME WITH AN ALMOST OVERWHELMING URGE TO REACH OUT OF MY OPEN WINDOW AND SLAP YOU OFF YOUR SCOOTER AS YOU ZOOM PAST.

4. Scooter Rider, the ‘CCs’ mentioned in your scooter bumph refer to the volume of air and fuel mixture intake in your cylinder bore, not to the castrated cats which appear to provide the sound effects every time you rev your engine. Noise like that is bad, very bad. PUT A SILENCER ON IT FOR PITY’S SAKE!

Scooter Rider, let’s face it. You are not hip. You are not cool. You are not rumbling along manfully astride a Harley Davidson, or roaring along perched sexily on a ferocious Honda Fireblade. No. You are whining along clinging to a battered 50cc Piaggio. Don’t try to redress the damage that does to your ego by ruining my day, or I could decide that a long jail term might just be worth giving you a serious dose of Panda Power.

Keep out of my way safe.

Car Driver

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Damgan Market and beach

Damgan Market


Saucisson, Yummy

Basque food.


Wish I'd bought my washing.

Beach this way

End of April so empty

Kenzo doing what he does best, looking cute.

Love this pic


Mike and Paul dreaming.

Seat with a view

At dinner

Fruit de mer

And home time.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Saturday, 17 April 2010

New shoes and other random photographs

No "names", nothing fancy, but when theres a sale on you move quick.

This is one ewe that didn't want a hair cut

"There are no eagles in Brittany", Martin once said to me, so there buzzards, well they look like eagles to me, can you see it?

Er, cows, white ones.

Norman, there should have been a second picture, but he pecked me.

I've got my sister coming over in a few weeks, hope its not to noisy here for her

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Pauls cooked dinner

Veal chops with rosemary, roast pots, cabbage and courgettes.
Strawberry cheesecake. Pretty much the same recipe as the lemon cheesecake, but Paul used tinned strawberry's, poured away the syrup as there was enough in the strawberry's when he mixed it with the cheese. Fresh strawberry's as decoration.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

I've been naughty :-)

Today, I have cheated in the kitchen, its hot and sunny, I want more time in the garden, less cooking, I am still recovering from my hysterectomy, so its allowed.