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Tuesday 16th August 2022

(Weather - Storms on the horizon.)

Reluctantly, I have put this painting on Ebay.

Why?  Because it is a commissioned painting by V. Gregory c1972 and is a view of Mount Rainier, Washington State, USA painted from one of my photographs and I would like somebody else to enjoy it.  It's on an auction ending on August 22nd, so be quick.  HERE

Wednesday 17th August 2022

(Weather - Oppressive.)

To remain optimistic
When everything's dark
Just get on get on a plane
To Yosemite Park

If that doesn't work
To make it all right
Then get out your paint brush
And paint something bright

And if that doesn't work
Try reading this HERE
You'll find it inspiring
A bit like Shakespeare!

Friday 19th August 2022

(Weather - Brighter than a ......)

Yesterday, I flew a North American Harvard out of Fairoaks, did a few aerobatics, frightened the neighbours and was escorted back to Fairoaks by a couple of red Hawker Hunters.  Then I jived around the dancefloor to Glen Miller with Deborah Kerr and then jumped into bed with her.  Was I watching Reunion at Fairbororough or was it the Tamnavulin?

Saturday 20th August 2022

(Weather - No complaints.)

100 years ago my father was 12 and my mother was 16.  WW1 was recent history, WW2 was in the distant future and horses and carts were the norm' for local transport.

100 years in the great scheme of things is less than a blink of an eye, right?

Just wondering.

Tuesday 23rd August 2022

(Weather - 9 rain drops but lovely later.)

Thanks for visiting, not much to report today except another eye injection for ARMD which didn't hurt much, made a few customers very happy on Ebay, you can check HERE if you don't believe me, pulled up a few weeds and the dreamy artwork on your right is not for sale.  Thanks G.

Wednesday 24th August 2022

(Weather - Today, in the North, South, East and West it will be fine.  Elsewhere it will be happy later.)

Today, I penned another rhyme

But it's much too good to publish

So, I'll leave it for another time

In case you call it rubbish

Thursday 25th August 2022

(Weather - The sound of happy rain returns.)

Keen followers of this inspiring blog, of which you are the only one, will know that on Page 1 is the story of 'The APO' (Thursday 25th June 2015).  Yesterday I found hundreds of them in the shed so I've put them (one at a time) on Ebay for all to enjoy click HERE to bid.

Saturday 27th August 2022

(Your weather today depends on atmospheric pressure, humidity, jet streams and where you are so expect nothing and you won't be disappointed.)


This blog has recently been described as 'delightfully bonkers'.  Thanks Cherry. 


 Sunday 28th August 2022

(Weather etc.)

Today I wrote another story

But nobody yet has seen it

Dynamite, describes it best

But I didn't really mean it

If you really want to read it

And your name's like Scarlotina

Then let me know your email

And we'll play the concertina

Monday 29th August 2022

(Weather - spectacular.)

Now this is serious, I have redesigned my proposal for generating electricity from the tidal stream. The cables and drive system are based on the same technology as any mine shaft, ski lift, cable car drive or even the San Francisco cable car system would be an example.  Revolutionary?

Wednesday 31st August 2022

(Weather - Calm with still periods.)

If you were an alien approaching the Earth

You would notice the moon pumping water

If the natives can’t see the power of the sea

Then they surely should blinkin’ well oughta

Friday 2nd September 2022

(Weather - Still still with calm periods.)

Hopeless if you are relying on wind power to make a cup of tea or burn your toast etc.  But the tide is still on the move!

Colorful Houses
Aviation Show
Camel and Pyramids
Above the Clouds
Ski Lift
Wind Turbines on Water

Saturday 3rd September 2022


(Weather - Mostly the same.)

Apologies if you are beginning to feel a bit seasick but you'll get used to it.  I know you will be interested to know where I am with my

The answer is nowhere.  Despite sending the idea to every company in the field (globally), every research establishment, every government department in the world (except Russia and China although having said that I've had 'hits' from Russia and China) every journalist, every newspaper and every dragon in Dragon's Den the idea has been ignored by most, ridiculed by some, completely misunderstood by some and , yes, even praised by a few and wishing me good luck but zero advice, money or help on what to do next. 


So, I'm sorry if you can't afford to make a cup of tea because energy is too expensive but it's not my fault, I did try.  It seems to me that millions are being poured into the most ridiculous ideas for generating electricity imaginable when the most blindingly obvious, staring you in the face, simple, cheap, efficient idea is being ignored.


I’ll go back to designing soap boxes for Lottie.

Sunday 4th September 2022

(Weather - Bright periods during the day followed by dark periods during the night.)

My reference to feeling seasick above only occurs if you are viewing this on a laptop, you won't feel sea sick if you are on a mobile (cell) phone.

Unless you are on a boat!

Wednesday 7th September 2022

(Weather - Autumn already.)

Yesterday, I didn't tread on a slug even though I normally would.  Why?  Because it was gliding across my path effortlessly, it's antenna were working overtime and it's been doing it for a few thousand million years so I guess treading on it wouldn't be kind so I drew another birthday card instead inspired by the slug.


Friday 9th September 2022

(Weather - Sad.)


I'd just like to thank Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who sadly died yesterday, for being there, taking up the role and endlessly drumming up business for Britain.


As someone who struggled to get used to the idea of singing 'God save our gracious Queen' in 1952 when King George VI died.  Today, we can sing 'God save our gracious King' once again. Thank you to Royal families for a few days without politics.


Another sad story is that the lovely painting at the top of this page which I sent to an Ebay customer has been ‘damaged beyond repair’ by Evri (The new Hermes) courier but if you can get any response from Evri let me know.


‘Evri thing about Evri is rubbish’ according to somebody on Trustpilot.

Sunday 11th September 2022

Weather - 

The autumn mists appear again

Like haze upon the crown

They're water droplets hanging there

That might go up or down

Tuesday 13th September 2022

(Weather - Respectful.)

Enjoy your day as best you can

As if you're eighty-three

And if you can you'll know for sure

How it feels to be like me

Wednesday 14th September 2022

Weather - 

The warmth disappears, the light disappears

And the nights get increasingly longer

So jump on a train or maybe a plane

And buy a cheap ticket to Tonga  

Saturday 24th September 2022

Remembering - Click on a picture.


December 1939

July 1945

June 1953


June 1953

LAC Jones 1172 Squadron 1953

June 1953


April 1962


May 1965


October 1966


October 1969 (Seattle USA)


November 1982 (Tokaanu NZ)


August 2006

menorca 01

May 2008


June 2012


October 2016


October 2016


May 2019


September 2022

December 1939

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