Posts tagged ‘ashes’

October 19, 2018

Kindness to a Stranger

by duncanr

April 30, 2016

Message in a Bottle

by duncanr

message in bottlelovely story this !

Gary Robert Dupuis is slowly making his way round the world – thanks to the kindness of strangers . . .

December 16, 2015

Dear Brother

by duncanr

August 7, 2015

Pomicide !

by duncanr

stumpedconcerns are being raised about the whereabouts of the Australian cricket team

expected at Trent Bridge to defend the Ashes, they failed to show

police have advised the public to be on the look-out for a bunch of guys, last seen dressed in white and with red faces

unconfirmed reports suggest some may be seeking asylum in the UK, claiming they face derision and mockery if they return to Australia

Aussie Customs and Immigration officials, meanwhile, have been put on high alert in case any of them try to sneak back into the country under false names and false beards

CAUTION:- ‘loon’ and other Aussie readers of madhatters are strongly advised NOT to click the following link – the pain may be too much to bare 😆

January 8, 2014

Wanking : Typo or Freudian Slip ?

by duncanr

The Guardian newspaper has a well-deserved reputation for typos – so much so that it has earned for itself the alternative title ‘The Gruniad’

I’m not so certain, though, that this header that was subsequently ‘corrected’ – the word ‘wanking’ being replaced by ‘ranking’ – was a typo at all, rather than the writer’s inadvertent revelation of his true opinion of the performance of the pundits commentating on the recent series of cricket matches between England and Australia 😆


January 5, 2014

England : Down (Under) and Out

by duncanr

bowled outEngland 0 – 5 Australia

Oh dear, perhaps ‘the least said, the better’ regarding the England cricket team’s awful performance against Australia’s cricketers (hee, hee) 😆

January 19, 2010

Dust to Dust, Ashes all over the place

by duncanr

Ralph White was a bit of an Adventurer when he was alive.

He’s even more of one now that he’s dead

The ruined Temple of Thor in Iceland.
Fairview Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where 121 Titanic victims are buried.
The waters of Lake Baikal in Russia.
A lighthouse in Norway.
A suspension bridge in British Columbia.
The Blue Nile Falls in Ethiopia.
Atop Mont Blanc

These are just some of the places his family and friends have taken his ashes – scattering around 1/2 teaspoonful at each place.

To see more of the places he has been on his afterlife of adventure click here . . .

Apparently there’s enough ashes left for another 50-100 scatterings

What better way to celebrate his life !!!

July 30, 2009

One of the joys of an English summer…

by NobblySan

… is optimistically checking to see if they’ve actually managed to get any play in the cricket yet.

As ever, the press get us all wound up at the prospect of England managing to beat the Aussies, but when finally Day 1 of the match arrives, the Great British weather has to have its day in the sun…err.. rain (sorry).

Nonetheless, the online, radio and TV commentary teams will manage to while away a few long hours talking bollocks – and in the case of the TV chaps, showing clips from the last time we beat the Aussies (conveniently forgetting the last time they absolutely thrashed us, naturally).

But despite the fact that it’s been chucking it down solidly in Birmingham, the sun hasn’t been seen for days, and the monsoon season appears to be upon us, there’s always one smartarse South African, who has to wear bloody sunglasses.