Location: Teignmouth, Devon, United Kingdom

I'm married with two grown up children and four grandchildren, My wife of 47 years is Sue and we are the same age. My two children are Pamela (blogging occasionly under and Roy,who was recently Paralysed from the waist down due to an Absys on his Spine. My 4 grandchildren are (oldest first) Gavin, Hayley, Thomas,and Zoe. Sue and I are both retired and we're disabled too, her with a badly Arthritic back and spine, me with lung (COPD) and Heart problems.I have always loved Fishing (all sorts) Sue started fishing with me about 8 years ago, now she really enjoys it too. We both love m'cycles and m'cycling, Sue owns and rides her own bike which is a Custom 1981 250 Honda.I own a 1979 Honda CX500. We are both members of this motorcycle club ( view or join our club on or see my blog post Dec 2007 blog "Getting old, never", of course we're badly resticted now due to our illness, only riding in really good weather.Just over three years ago we lost our best friend and Baby Mojo the border Collie, Gone but never forgotten. Please feel free to use any of our photo's but do let me know you have used them, thank you.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


The last few days we have been out and about locally, so I thought I had better share a few pictures with you. This blog was also supposed to contain pictures from our own little garden, alas we forgot to take them yesterday and today has been really dull and drizzly, not picture weather.
Below, a closeup of a bunch of park Daffodils, there are usually loads of them growing semi wild around our parks, verges and hedgerows.
Below, A bunch of Daffodils surrounded by Primroses, both here in the park and all around Devon they grow wild along the roadsides.
Below, this lovely Blue/Purple Crocus is dotted amongst the trees here.
Below, a bunch of yellow Crocus, this and the blue one is all around the Botanical garden.

Below, the lovely common Alder catkins is very prolific this year and is a sign that spring is near.
below, This lovely yellow Gorse is now out all over Devon.
Well folks its that time of year again, time to go back to the caravan for another season. On Saturday we load up the car with sleeping bags, pillows, oxygen equipment, bottles etc plus food, clothes, walking boots, Television, DVD player, C D s and DVDs and lots more, all this and the fishing tackle isn't even going this time !!!. If we stay over there on Saturday (we may not I have a stinking cold) my blogging will probably be only around once a week, but please do visit occasionally.
Joke of the day.
Do You Ever Wonder Why?

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Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety-one?

If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...
does that mean that one out of five enjoys it?

Why do croutons come in airtight packages?
Aren't they just stale bread to begin with?
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ *~*~*

If people from Poland are called Poles,
then why aren't people from Holland called Holes?

If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist,
but a person who drives a racecar is not called a racist?

If it's true that we are here to help others,
then what exactly are the others here for?

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked,
then doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted,
musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed,
tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?

In America if Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP? ?

Do Lipton Tea employees take "coffee breaks?"

What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men?

I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks,
so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use. Toothpicks?

Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office?
What are we supposed to do, write to them?
Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so
the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail?
Now I think this is a good idea!!!!

Is it true that you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive?

If a cow laughed, would milk come out of her nose?

As income tax time approaches, did you ever notice:
When you put the two words "The" and "IRS" together, it spells


Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

Lucky you, to be enjoying daffs and catkins and primroses. Nowhere near springlike here, in fact it was -20C for the past 2 days. Horrible.
Have a good time at the trailer, hope the rain stays away. Say hello to Combe Martin for me. Have a pint at the Marine. Thats where I saw my first TV, we watched "The Cisco Kid" once a week.

6:59 pm  
Blogger Martin Stickland said...

Thanks for the sing song Bob and happy caravaning!

11:20 am  
Anonymous daffy said...

The daffs look great! I have my crocus blooming wonderfully in my front garden at the moment but we are suffering with gale force winds up North at the moment and I fear my crocus (croci?) may not survive!
Have a great time at the caravan... hope the cold gets better and you can enjoy yourselves more!
Loved the jokes!

2:14 pm  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...


I loooove those daffodils!!

Have fun on your travels!!

(Hope your cold is soon over!)


4:34 pm  
Blogger Peggy said...

Further north, the daffs aren't nearly as far along as yours. We are however enjoying the tail end of the snowdrops!

5:12 pm  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi all, I'm afraid "dear old blogger" is up to its bloody tricks again, it has removed several of the pictures in this post, sorry.

10:27 am  

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