bikini cat! wearing socks and gloves 🙂
1876 today and already Thomas Strong has been fined 5s. with costs for being drunk and disorderly in Shirley.
Good to see you keeping up with the Strong Shirley tradition, emms 🙂
In other news, this is a fair Springsteen cover:
howdy fings, i was early to bed, in the evening, then up again for a few more medicinal drinks , mid early morning 🙂
it’s the weekend emms, best time to let your hair of the dog down 😉
🙂 ..must resist the ‘whisky in the tea’ option for breakfast…
….nah, f’it, it’s the weekend, and the malt counts as one of my ten a day 🙂
music to lift your glass to emms:
one for xen
right, will love you and leave you with my current fav – played it yesterday, hope someone clicked and enjoyed
🙂 night fings, like the paul simon haven’t got tot o the othe rone yet..
Poor old Thomas Strong: his horse has dropped down dead on Ashbourne market place.
And a month later he’s up before the beak again for being pissed.
I like to think everyone was permanently tipsy in those days,
Didn’t everyone just drink beer in those days ‘cos the water wasn’t safe?
i think that’ s right xen, weak beer mostly, maybe 2% is, or they’d have fallen over all the time,
i recall from a local history thing we did that most shops sold beer, the idea being that you’d sup an ale while buying your groceries etc.
At Culland, Mr. William Cox gives his regular labourers 4s. to 5s. in the Winter, and 6s. to 7s. per week in the summer; finds them a cottage and good garden, at 20s. Rent; fetches their coals; keeps them a cow at 50s., including Baulks to cut Hay enough for her during the Winter (the whole keeping worth about 4l.) These cows are as well kept as his own, and some of their owners sell 2 cwt. or more of Cheese, from their cow; they each keep a pig. The prices without these privileges is, in the Winter, 8s. to 10s. per week and board in the house; and 12s. to 15s. in Hay-time and harvest, with 3 quarts of Small Beer and 1 of Ale daily.
General View of the Agriculture of Derbyshire; with Observations on the Means of its Improvement. Drawn up for the Consideration of The Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement.
By John Farey, Sen. 1817
Small beer, Emms? I’m sure they’re downing it all the time in Hardy’s Wessex…
And a very happy 60th birthday to one Mark E Smith… 🙂
“If you buy a pint in a bar, you have to pay for it, even if you don’t drink it.”
One EU diplomat gets it right. Even Tim Martin should be able to get his mullet around that… 🙂
Eh up, who shaved the Titten-tat? Pud ^up there^ looks just like Kit with a lot less hair. 🙂
Tilly has a dicky tum, tum.
Did she eat something she shouldn’t have? Give her a cuddle from me. x
Banners for Monday and Tuesday done.
Hope Tilly’s OK.
Are there two flavpurs that go together better than butterscotch & banana? And is there a chemical reason for the deliciousness of the combination? 🙂
Vodka and tomato juice? Whisky and orange juice? Ooh, very bestest, dry white wine and olives. And salami. No, that’s 3. 😉 x
Give us a look, Bill. 😉
Ha, well there are calçots & romesco sauce too, 51… 🙂
That’s our 5 a day done, Xen. 😉
It’s 10 now, 51. So that’s more 5 glasses of wine then. Grapes, innit?
Still got half that bottle of long-lost voddy and some tom juice in the fridge. Back in a min ….
Ma’s phoning her wee brother in France on his birthday. That’ll be him 71 now. And he still runs marathons & half-marathons most months. From what I can hear though, at this moment he sounds a bit pished… 🙂
She seemed cold and was very quiet, shaking and gurgly. Ate some grass and threw up earlier.
Sleeping behind me now. Not gurgling and seems more comfortable. Hasn’t eaten today. Doggie wisdom?
Defrosting something tasty to cook for her tomorrow if she’s still off her food.
Will keep an eye on her in case she needs to go to the PDSA.
Evenin’ all, just passing by, busy times, lots to do, so here’s something to cheer up the busy lots of work to do times:
Ludicrous and hilarious. If I remember right, Boney M was dreamt up by a chubby German bloke, probably Bavarian, with lederhosen and sausages and beer, is this right?
He did a good job, lederhosen or no 🙂
Evening lovely James. Another guilty pleasure. I fessed up to a sneaky liking for Abba and Shirley Bassey last night. 😉
Continuing on the German theme: Kraftwerk 🙂
on a less jolly note to Boney M. If it’s too grim, listen to Boney M for a bit.
Fiftyone, there’s no guilty pleasure, there’s only pleasure. Wow, that sounds like a mad hippy hedonist. Let’s rephrase that:
Fifty, there’s no guilty pleasure, there’s only pleasure in good measure.
Much better: Epicurus pwns Hedon.
p.s. that Kraftwerk thing is pretty damn good, with their heavy German accents 🙂
Right, must make tea, hence rapid posting here, so before I go and make tea:
I thought for ages that “Hedonism” was from some ancient bloke called Hedon. With false memory syndrome, I used to tell people that Hedon was this old dude in Crete or Cyprus who was a bit wild, and didn’t leave any writings.
Then one day I looked up “Hedon”: There’s no such person 🙂
Instead, it just comes from the greek “hedon” meaning “pleasure”. That made me feel pretty silly, warbling on knowledgeably about “That old Greek bloke, Pleasure, what came from Cyprus, I’m sure of it.”
With Epicurus, you’re alright though. And Epicirus is much better than that old Cypriot bloke, Hedon, who doesn’t even exist 😉
“Thomas Strong has been fined 5s. with costs for being drunk and disorderly in Shirley”
Just wondering how Shirley feels about that.
Tea. Ah, and I see, in a few minutes, the page will turn over, and Kraftwerk will be lost, like tea in the rain.
… hang on. Like tea in the rain? Eh? It’s raining outside, not here.
Tea. And cake. Withnail.
Ha, may I use that line, James “like tea in the rain”, it seems to fit so many things? I only like tea in the afternoon or evening.
Kraftwerk, though, will never be lost. 🙂
Boney M. Best manufactured group ever.
Tea and Cake :
Never palls 🙂
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