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.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Great Dorset Steam Fair, part 3.

Before i start this 3rd part of the GDSF i will update you on Sue's progress. Last week she attended the Fracture Clinic where they removed the plaster for X Rays to check how the fracture is healing. On removing the plaster the Head man (a woman) was not happy with the fact that it was still badly swollen, and bruised, plus there was a lot of very Red Scaley skin.After doing the X Ray they found that there had been very little Bone joining, so they should really put it back in plaster for another Month. After much deliberation she decided to Strap up (Tightly) the arm high across her Chest with a thick Bandage that was also around her neck holding it in place. She now has an appointment for the 4th November for further checks.
Here now are a few more pictures from this fabulous event.
Please do click on any picture to enlarge it.
These Steam engines were just having their Fires lit early one morning.
This was quite a small (below) one as the size of Sue alongside shows.
As i have already mentioned we attended the show the day before the show actually started and a lot of these pictures are from then.
As you can see by the crowds in the back ground this picture was taken on a "Show Day". This lovely little fully working and very capable Scaled down edition was driven around by a youngster of about 10. There were about 15 -16 of these in one section, they were all in absolutely gorgeous condition.

Just one of the dozens of these lovely engines.
This one is owned by Anderton & Rowland, this family still run a large modern fair all around the West Country.
Sue dwarfed by these giant engines.
This engine was being attended by all the family, husband, wife and son were all busy cleaning and preening.
Again a row of engines before they got "Fired" up.
This one was just so clean (even when running) you could have eaten your lunch off it.
These next three pictures are of a "Stanley" steam powered car. This car is Taxed and fully road worthy and used regularly.
I think this was my favourite Steam exhibit.
There were around a dozed fully working Steam cars here, all in beautiful condition.
So just one more boring post still to come on this fabulous fair until next year. Meanwhile i have added two short "You Tube" films to give you an idea of the nightime atmosphere here.

Joke of the day.


A BUSINESS REP A man, checks into an hotel on a business trip and was a bit lonely.
He thought, "I'll call one of those girls you see advertised in phone booths
when you're calling for a cab."

He popped into a phone booth near the hotel and found an ad for a girl calling
herself Erogonique, a lovely girl, bending over in the photo. He copied the phone number and returned to his hotel. When back in the room he figures, what the heck, give her a call.

"Hello," the woman says. God, she sounded sexy.

"Hi, I hear you give a great massage and I'd like you to come to my room and give me
one. No, wait, I should be straight with you. I'm in town all alone and what I really want is s#x. I want it hard, I want it hot, and I want it now. Bring implements, toys,rubber, leather, whips, everything you've got in your bag of tricks. We'll go hot and heavy all night; tie me up, cover me in chocolate syrup and whipped cream, anything you want! Now, how does that sound?"

She says, "That sounds fantastic,
but you need to press 9 for an outside line."


Blogger Gina E. said...

Bob I can't wait to show Ken this lot of photos. He enjoyed the previous lot, but these are even better. Your steam fairs put our little backyard jobs to shame, lol!
Still you guys have a far longer history than ours, with far more old machines to tell the tales.
Sorry to hear about Sue's ongoing woes with her injury. It sounds like she might not be resting it enough to allow it to heal properly. Why does that not surprise me, when you are dragging her off to all those shows? But if she is anything like me, she wouldn't want to miss out on them! Look after yourself Sue - hope things will improve very soon,

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