Just when sin is quite the thing, here’s one who holds quite tight to what has worked before...
Beer (brewing and drinking), holidays, diets, dogs, fishing, ironing, hiking, geocaching, Munzees, Lego, wherigoing, painting (oils, emulsion and gloss), ranting, recording history as I see it. Days with family, days with friends. Always an opinion (always wrong); rarely a dull moment. Welcome to my world. Remember history is written by those who make the effort to write it.
occurred to me that the passing visitor to this blog might wonder who the
various characters to whom I make passing reference might be. In fact regular
readers have asked who is who from time to time. So, for clarification, here’s
a provisional cast list, which is subject to change and amendment, and has been
organised alphabetically for ease:
expect I shall add to this list from time to time)
Lenham Archaeology Society. It’s
probably not (quite) as bad as I describe it. It does have its
highlights, but there’s no denying that scrubbling in the dirt for bits of
broken pot is an acquired taste. I’ve not been there for years – it’s possibly now
gone tits up.
Ashford Astronomical Society.
Was bloody excellent once, but like everything in my life the novelty
eventually wore off. Nowadays it is the ideal place to go to be ignored if you
aren’t part of the “in- crowd”.
Just like a real dog... only much, much smaller.
My daugher-in-law. Can be rather fierce. She terrifies me.
The sobriquet of Chipworthy Chippington O'Lata; so named due to his resemblance
of a fragment of potato. Ignore any other tales of the origin of his alias. I
was there... I understand he's trying to distance himself from the geeks these days...
bin in which one deposits chods. Also known as "Trap One",
it's somewhere where I often hide when my time could (and should) be
more constructively employed elsewhere. The place can actually be "checked
into" on Facebook should you find yourself transmitting to the
internet from my lavatory.
Little Angel TM ”
most recent fruit of my loin. Can be a tad loud occasionally. Seems to collect
animals, and is less than respectful about the world around her in her occasional blogging.
Darcie Waa WaaTM
Favourite youngest granddaughter. Almost (but not quite)as loud as her mother.
darling wife of thirty-five years. Not quite as wide in the arse department as
once she was. She used to blog
My best boy, and the best dog in the universe. He died on 16 April 2021. I miss him so much...
advocate of hunting Tupperware who seems to have spent an awful lot of his time up
trees when he was not in rivers
After a protracted illness he died in the spring of 2020
Brighton Kite Fliers. OK – so
Brighton is sixty miles away. But they are the best kite club in the south
east, and probably in the entire UK. But like everything in my life the novelty
eventually wore off
Favourite oldest granddaughter. Not entirely sure she approves of me. She likes and loves her
old grandad... but approval...? Much like her mother and father in that
Although he looks it, he wasn't a replacement for my Fudge. My Fudge was perfect... Morgan is a little sod. Cute; but a little sod.
named because I couldn't pronounce his name (Buster). Or so I told my oldest
grand-son. He died in the summer of 2017.
youngest grand-dog and brother of Treacle. He is “Daddy’s
Little Angel TM ”'s hound, but has had prolonged holidays with us.
associate who has only recently overcome his fear of maggots and fish.
Grand daughter's dog. A tiny little thing, but top dog in the family wolf-pack
grand-pug. “Daddy’s Little Angel TM
”'s dog who had a few extended holidays with us. Seems to enjoy having gastric difficulties over my floor. With far
less teeth than once he had, he passed away on 12 June 2021.
"Stormageddon - Bringer of Destruction TM"
grandson. The name is something of a clue here. Takes after his mother (which I see as karma)
The Man with No Alias (Patent Pending)
A particularly loyal reader who had bookmarked this blog on his phone. However
he has no alias. If any other readers have a spare one, they might care to
allow him to hire it on holidays and high days
puppy of "er indoors TM". So why is it me she
post people call "pants". Washing them seems to take up an inordinate
amount of my time.