Archive for the 'Just for fun' Category

BANG! and the dirt is gone…

Posted by on September 25th 2016 in Illness and injury, Just for fun

 Manhattan Project

Best served cold

Posted by on July 20th 2016 in In the News, Just for fun

Image courtesy of my friend and neighbour Chris.

Wherezat? #2 – now with added clues

Posted by on February 21st 2016 in Just for fun

While I was in hospital being given Cycle 2 chemo my parents brought me a get-well card to cheer me up. They know how much I like walking in the Lake District and how often I've been there, so the card had been chosen appropriately. "You'll know exactly where that was taken from" was their assumption as I looked at the picture:

Well, I had to admit that it had me puzzled.
The back of the card wasn't much help either:

Well, I was utterly bamboozled - I've been to Buttermere so many times that I should have a fair holding of shares in The Fish Inn, yet I still couldn't place the point of view in the pic.
Yesterday I was sad enough to resort to the map-stash in order to find out more info. It took me over an hour to find out what's really in the image and where it was taken from.
And yes, I had been there long ago.

Are you up for the same challenge?*

Just in case you want to order cards like this, they are available online from the Stephen Ashmore Photography Greetings Card Website.

*So, it was too difficult, eh?

Here's some additional help, in a negative sort of way...

Neither Buttermere village nor Buttermere itself are in the picture;
Only in the broadest sense could the photo have been taken from Buttermere; and
I assume that neither the walkers nor the sheep are still there.

Seeing red

Posted by on February 21st 2016 in Just for fun

Well, it looked normal on the outside:

But the inside was a different matter:

Needless to say, I didn't eat it.
Apparently the red stuff is some sort of fungal infection.
Oddly, all of the other bananas on the same "hand" were normal.

Gratuitous mugshot

Posted by on February 14th 2016 in Illness and injury, Just for fun, Pics

Men Behaving Baldy.

Nick V., Uncle Fester and Michael N.

Photo by Nick.

Titter ye not!

Posted by on August 26th 2013 in Just for fun

You can make up your own captions for this one:

Beware of Rising Rocks

Posted by on August 9th 2013 in Astrostuff, Just for fun

Some timely information for those intending to go out to see the impending Perseid meteor shower:

Pin the tail #7

Posted by on July 20th 2013 in Great Escapes, Just for fun

Friday's pic:


Wildcamp walk-out - early-morning reflections in the Llyn.

Pin the tail #6

Posted by on July 19th 2013 in Great Escapes, Just for fun

Thursday's pic:


Wildcamp - Moon over a distant Crimea Pass.

Just to help out the strugglers, here are two supplementary pics from Tuesday's walk up the mountain featured in Pin the tail #1:





Pin the tail #5

Posted by on July 19th 2013 in Great Escapes, Just for fun

Wednesday's pic:



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