Monthly Archives: March 2017

20170323 – Goodbye To The Kids

Thursday – a snow storm.

Jasper even skis in a raging snowstorm. Proud of him.

After yesterdays rain today we have a snow storm. Not really a good day to ski. 6″ fresh powder onto of a slush puppy, a snow blizzard and poor visibility, but my intrepid little skier, Jasper, ventures forth. One good thing is there’s no lift queues at the First Time lift, very few people are out to get the crazy skier award.

Jasper on leashes so we can slow him down and stop him.

Jasper has a great run down First Time despite the snow and despite the ski run being badly chewed up. He takes it in his stride and thankfully is on leash to stop him.

Well done Jasper a proper little mountain man.

After lunch it’s yet another trip down to the Outlets.

Bob and Marilyn come round for afternoon tea to meet Jasper and Beatrix and the kids.

Just love the American term for the houses on the slopes around here, “Ten, ten, ten”. That’s a 10 million dollar home, 10,000 square feet, for 10 days a year.
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Tommy Robinson says it as it is:

Yes, he’s an extremist, and I don’t support a lot of what he stands for, but sadly, in this case, it’s the truth. Our government’s let us down. How can our security services possibly keep track of so many 5th columnists in our midst.

Friday – cool and sunny.

On the First Time chairlift on a blue bird day.

It’s a blue bird day. We’ve had some fresh snow and the runs are pretty good.

Thankfully I’ve survived skiing for 42 days this season with no major accident. I’ve been very cautious so I finally get to ski with my start pupil, Fiona, after 2 years.

Fiona and I leave Beatrix and Jasper with Kurt and Wendy as we head off for a morning’s skiing together. I think she’s more nervous about leaving Beatrix and what if she needs feeding, than about skiing. We get to the top of the mountain. I assure her we can be back down to Beatrix in minutes if we get the call for fresh milk. Really depends on how fast she skis.

Time for family photos.

We have a great morning together. Get in about 6 runs and she’s does really well. She’s not forgotten any of her ski skills.

After 3 hours skiing we meet everyone in the Legacy Lodge at the base for lunch. Beatrix has been fine and not needed feeding so Fiona’s had 3 hours of time to herself and enjoyed a great mornings skiing.

Butties are smuggled into the restaurant by Wendy, we take Jasper onto First Time. Kurt manages to sneak a couple of free rides upon the lift and then Fiona takes the reigns and brings Jasper down for a 3rd run. He’s doing some awesome and fast runs straight down. Still no sign of a snowplow or being able to stop but he’s starting to master tuns on parallel skis. Oh well target for next year is snow plow stops and then he can ski without the need for leashes.

Nearly have tears when we come off as he wants to go up for more.

A quiet family evening on the last night for kids.

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Greatest George Carlin Quotes

“One thing leads to another”? Not always. Sometimes one thing leads to the same thing. Ask an addict.

Modern mums.

Property is theft. Nobody “owns” anything. When you die, it all stays here.

The best thing about living at the water’s edge: You only have assholes on three sides of you, and if they come this way you can hear them splash.

The future will soon be a thing of the past.

The planet is fine. The people are fucked.

The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post “Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not commit adultery,” and “Thou shalt not lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.

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Well I bet all those marching against Trump and BREXIT will be out in force today outside their nearest mosque with placards and chants against ISLAMIC fundamentalism and these hate preachers. Don’t hold your breath.

More family photos.

And no doubt the truly devout moderate British Muslims will be screaming from their minarets on how they intend to expel the fundamentalists from the Mosques and hand them over to the authorities.

So what have our government done about this recent terroist attack?

1st the house of commons suspended business when the attack was taking place. So much for business as usual. Surely the bold message to these gutless islamic fundamentalists would have been to carry on business and show them we are not cowed,.

2nd they’ve ordered the flags flown at half masts. Well thats going to strike fear into the heart of the jihadis. We need to recognise we are at war and take some harsh measures.

All the girls.

Never mind winning a battle of hearts and minds, I think it’s really about time we fought back. Here’s my two penneth:

1 Stop admitting back into the country anyone who fought for ISIS. So far we’ve re-admitted over 400. Deny them entry. I couldn’t give a rats if they’re made stateless. Lets find some 7th century barbaric islamic hell hole of a country and ship them there, or to any country of their choosing that will accept them, even if we have to pay that country.

2 As for the 70 terrorists due to be released from prison lets ship them out too.

3 Anyone found guilty of terrorism should be in-prisoned for life, I’d even bring back hanging, and their immediate family shipped out to the hell hole.

4 Close down the mosque that anyone convicted of terrorism attended.

5 Ship out to the hell hole, or a country of their choosing that will accept them, the leaders of the mosque that anyone convicted of terrorism attended, along with their immediate family.

6 Lower the burden of proof for terrorism.

Sounds harsh, but we’re at war and the threat of deportation certainly worked for Sarkosy when he quelled the French riots.

Saturday – rain, sleet and snow

Mum and baby.

Up at the crack of sparrows to take the kids and grandkids down to SLC airport. Sad as their 11 day holiday comes to an end. It’s been great having them and we’ll miss them. How will we cope with all the peace and quiet. What no toys to climb over.

It’s raining so thankfully we pass on shopping in Salt Lake. But as a consolation prize use we get to go to Smiths supermarket to top up while we have the drug mobile.

I’ve my own philosophy for driving on the interstates over here. Stick in the middle lane and then you don’t end up snookered into an exit lane. Bugger being in the way. They undertake anyway, so it’s no problem.

Lazy afternoon then in the evening we’re back on the social whirl as our next door neighbours Dominique and Sam come round for drinks. Can you imagine that happening in the UK? What friendly people, within just 5 minutes they’ve offered us their 3rd floor to store any of our gear. And of course, in true American fashion they come armed with wine and home made Swiss cookies – delicious.

A great evening just getting to know one another. They’re leaving on Monday but will be back in summer. Looking forward to seeing more of them and the block party in July.
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“[Islam] is a religion and is a belief system that mandates warfare against unbelievers for the purpose for establishing a societal model that is absolutely incompatible with Western society” — which is a demonstrably true statement.

Sunday – cool and sunny.

Mother’s Day, cards left from Ross etc., Kurt etc. and Jasper and Beatrix. Anna sends a lovely email.

More family photos.

Kurt kids have arrived home safely.

Another 3″ snow yesterday day. After a day off and several days just on First Time I’m back in my routine. Up at 07:00; good breakfast; great coffee; gear up; catch the bus, despite having the luxury of the drug mobile; hit the slopes. A blue sky day and a tad cool so I have a mid morning start.

That’s 43 days this season, despite what the Epic Mix says, it doesn’t know everything.

Another day in our social whirl as we head off to Bob and Marilyn for dinner along with Helen and George.

Great evening with great food, wine and good company.

Then on the way home it’s time to say goodbye to our drug mobile, a GMC Yukon XL, as we drop it off at Hertz.
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Well the wave of life celebration this time has to go to having our kids and grandkids out here with us. Never a dull moment. They’re all great company and getting to ski with Jasper and Fiona has to be the highlight of my holiday. Well worth all the cautious skiing to ensure I made it without injury.

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Meryl Streep’s Lifetime Achievement:

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Amazing isn’t it the similarities of scrots in both the UK and the USA. In the UK we have those who are too lazy to walk a few yards, so they abuse disabled and mother and infant parking slots. Here in paradise we have the lazy scumboarders, and I have to admit skiers, who just can’t be arsed to walk an extra 10 feet to put their gear in the copious racks provided. Instead they just litter them on the snow for people to trip or ski over.

Just imagine if we all did it there be no room left to ski.

Monday – cold.

Me and my super start skier.

Wow isn’t it quiet and oh so tidy. Walking across the floor is no longer a life threatening perilous event, dodging all the toys. But we miss them.

Wendy’s off with Helen and Marilyn down to the Outlets to have a girly day out. Probably practicing for the 100 yard Outlet trolley dash event. Just cruelty to credit cards.

Helen backs out of a ski day. That’ll probably jinx the major snowfall thats due.

I have a fraught morning trying to re-install Dreamweaver and setting up FTP. Then escape for some sanity up the mountain.

A relaxing afternoon mesmerised by the snow falling. Wendy returns with some shopping bags. Now there’s a surprise.

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Imams in mosques (and elsewhere) can call for murder (Qur’an 2:191, 4:89, 9:5), kidnapping (Qur’an 47:4) and rape (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30), all by quoting the Qur’an and Muhammad. So is it incitement to violence or the free exercise of religion?

Perhaps it’s time for the quran to be put on trial for hate speech and even ban it being sold.

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Oh joy.

My privacy sold to the highest bidder.

On Thursday, March 23rd, the US Senate voted to let internet service providers (ISPs) sell your web browsing history without your permission.

If you live in the US, your browsing habits can now be sold to advertisers and third parties. If you live somewhere else, it’s unsettling that this is already a $24B industry.

20170319 – At The Gun Range We Trade Water Pistols And Bows, For 45’s And 19mm Guns

Sunday – hot and sunny.

Jasper on the Magic Carpet on his way to First Time. Saves walking up hill.

Kurt and I take Jasper on First Time. Kurts got him on leashes. He loves it and the occasional fall doesn’t bother him unless he gets a bit of snow in his gloves. Hal and Angela joins us.

Ice cream time at MacD’s.

Kurt gets knackered snow ploughing down with Jasper. What about Papa, who’s also having to snowplow all the way down as he runs interference. Remind Kurt that I had the same with 3 of them. And look what a great skier he’s turned out to be – proud and jealous. Wish I was that good.

Angela shows Jasper snowplough with the hope he’ll copy but he’s having none of it. Sticking with parallel. After 3 runs down First Time Jasper and Angela head off home with Fiona and Wendy. They end up at MacD’s for lunch.

Kurt, Hal, Chris and I head up Crescent for some proper Spring skiing. Have 3 runs in slush with them and then head off down and leave them to the tender mercies of Hal. He takes them on a good tour and puts them through their paces.

Jasper on leashes so we can stop him.

Skiing down the bowling alley I get yet another scumboarder try to take me out. Fortunately he falls and just hits the back of my boots so I don’t fall. As you can imagine I give him the benefit of an expanded olde English vocabulary. Only a knuckle dragging lunatic would have gone so fast and out of control in that crowded section. Just stupid scum. Should be banned. Perhaps it should be Deer Scumboardless Valley next year for me.

Get back home for shower and change and then head off to a PCMSC apres ski afternoon. Take our own booze and some food. There’s a fantastic selection with awesome Carnitas from Helen, other Mexican dishes and amazing Key Lime and lemon meringue pie.

End of another awesome day here in paradise.

Snow may be crap but at least we’ve got some and how fortunate can we be to have the kids and grandkids out here. Just awesome to get to ski with Jasper at last and watch him come on. Brings back memories. A new generation of skiers.

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Well riding the surf board of life this week is a real treat. I get to ski with Jasper nearly every day and having the kids here is awesome, Feeling very grateful. We’ll really miss them when they go home.

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Greatest George Carlin Quotes

I’ve never seen a homeless guy with a bottle of Gatorade.

One great thing about getting old is that you can get out of all sorts of social obligations just by saying you’re too tired.

George Washington’s brother, Lawrence, was the Uncle of Our Country.

Have you ever wondered why Republicans are so interested in encouraging people to volunteer in their communities? It’s because volunteers work for no pay. Republicans have been trying to get people to work for no pay for a long time.

In America, anyone can become president. That’s the problem.

Once you leave the womb, conservatives don’t care about you until you reach military age. Then you’re just what they’re looking for. Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers.

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The picture that this whining harridan wants to get rid of.

Says it all. When will we ever be rid of this gobby harridan who’s trying to sell the jocks knitted smoke. Let’s give them another once in a lifetime vote two years after BREXIT, but this time England should get a say whether they stay or go. If this whining jockess bag pipe and her ilk are still in power then let’s rebuild Hadrians Wall and get shut of them.

Monday – hot and sunny.

Finally the 8th army gets out. No doubt about it the more people involved the more complex it is. It’s exponential 1 person has a factor of 1; 2 = 4; 3 = 9; 4 = 16 and if there’s a 3 year involved then double it. God only knows how we ever managed to win two World wars.

Even Beatrix enjoys it out here.

Driving away and Kurt realised he’s forgot his boots.

Take Jasper straight to first time – slow walking with a 3 year old in ski boots. Meet up with Helen who wants to see Jasper ski. Now Kurt can’t find his ski pass. So we ski down home run with Jasper and wait while Kurt gets a new pass. Just one of those days as I remain balanced on my surfboard of life.

Helen just can’t put Beatrix down.

By now Helens had enough excitement for a week. We take Jasper 2 runs down First Time. The snows awful slush but he copes alright. If you can ski this, you can skiing anything.

Still can’t convince Jasper to snowplough, I think he wants to miss that stage out and go for the downhill skier style. Sadly he hasn’t learned to stop yet, a fairly critical fundamental skill.

Lazy afternoon and then Helen and George pick me up to go to a slide show and lecture, at the museum, on steam trains to Park City. Interesting and well attended.

Lovely blanket crocheted by Helen for Beatrix.

H & G come round for tea and to see Beatrix and Jasper. They’re such kind and great friends. Helens crocheted Beatrix a beautiful blanket, such a thoughtful gift, and Jaspers not forgotten with a collection of trucks and diggers.

A lovely evening with good friends. I think George might be getting worried as Helen can’t put Beatrix down.

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As usual there is all this hot air and revolt from the liberal bed wetting PC storm troopers about hard BREXIT and leaving the Single market and customs union, yet I doubt most don’t even appreciate the difference. If they did they would know that remaining in the single market = free movement of people. While remaining in the Customs Union means we could not negotiate tariff and deals with other countries. Certainly not what we voted for.

Here’s a simple table that explains the various options:

Single Market = 4 Freedoms of movement of goods, people, services and capitol.

Tuesday – hot and sunny.

Mac D’s yet again.

Kids take a day off and go down to the second major sporting activity in Park City. Yes, it’s a trip to the Tangier Outlets, both a winter and summertime activity thats not yet recognised by the Olympic Committee, but who knows the 500 Metre Outlet Store Trolley Dash could become an Olympic event. Jasper gets to stay with Wendy.

I venture forth for a few runs. With all the excitement of snowploughing down First Time with our star, it seems ages since I did any proper skiing. After a few runs, some coffee and catching up on my blog I’ve had enough. Spring slush puppy skiing is not that good, but at least we have snow.

Lazy afternoon trying to figure out all the gizmos on the drug mobile. If you wave your foot under the back it opens the boot for you; if you want to fold down the 2nd or 3rd row seats then there are buttons for that; the drivers seat has an orgasm if you drive to close to an object and vibrates on the left or right; it shows you if you wander out of your lane; it warns you if it thinks you’ve nodded off; it warns you if a cars coming up in your blind spot; it even has onboard wifi and satnav. Sadly it doesn’t park itself, mind you it needs a slot the size of a football pitch and does 16 MPG.

Then it’s off to dinner at Hal and Carols. They give Kurt and Fiona the guided tour of their new home, it’s massive and awesome. You can easily get lost.The view of sunset over the Timpanogos is beautiful. Meanwhile Angela and Jasper are having a whale of a time playing and chasing one another. Dinner’s Raclet, a friendly cook it yourself style of meal. After dinner we relax while Jasper and Angela torment Hal.

Another lovely evening with great friends. All part of our PC social whirl.
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Software is slowing faster than hardware is accelerating.

The inside of a computer is as dumb as hell but it goes like mad!

Unix is simple. It just takes a genius to understand its simplicity.

The Unix philosophy basically involves giving you just enough rope to hang yourself. And then a couple of feet more, just to be sure.

Unless in communicating with it one says exactly what one means, trouble is bound to result.

What boots up must come down.

Windows is just DOS in drag.

Wednesday – rain, sleet and snow depending where you are on the mountain.

Rain, rain, rain stops play. Really cruel to the snow. Quite rare to encounter rain in winter, reminds us of home. So it’s no skiing today.

Fiona takes aim.

Wendy’s off to volunteer at the Christian Centre. The kids are still in bed. No doubt they’ll eventually get organised.

A trip to the Outlets is on the cards.

Then in the afternoon we see the news of the islamic terrorist attack in London.

When will we wake up from our slumber and smell the coffee. Let face it these terrorist activities are in the name of Islam.

Kurt with his weapon.

Islam should be held accountable.

If you doubt it go read the Quran.

I nip up to Heber to pick my mountain bike up from Hal. Angela comes round for a sleep over.

In the evening we troop off down to Park City Gun Club. Fiona, Kurt, Hal, Bob, George and I are all shooting. I think the club must think it’s a nursery invasion as Beatrix, Jasper, Angela, Wendy and Helen colonise the lounge and turn it into a playgroup outing.

We have a range of guns, 45’s and 9mm. When I’m shooting the target is the safest place to be. Take aim, fire and miss. Amazing how difficult it is to load the gun clips with those sharp pointy things. Given this ultra-convieniance society it’s a wonder that Americans don’t get the clips ready loaded. Wow those 45’s have a real kick. We all have a great evening and Fiona actually enjoys it. Quite proud of her that she went.

I think us Brits will be passing on NRA membership. An enjoyable experience but thank the FSM we don’t have guns in the UK.

Then it’s off to Chubasco’s for an awesome Mexican takeaway. Perfect end to a very sad day.
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How to Correctly Draw Muhammad:

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When will we smell the coffee and realise fundamental islam is at war with us.

Well they’re at it again. When will we wake up, smell the coffee and start to realise that the problem in our midst is Islam. Islamic Fundamentalist and the Quran is the problem. If you doubt it go read the Quran. Read the 109 paragraphs that promote violence. Realise that this is not just a religion but a complete political ideology whose aim is World domination, the overthrow of Western democracy and the implementation of Sharia throughout the World.

The Quran incites violence yet is not illegal or illegal to sell it. But the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 inserted Section 4A into the Public Order Act 1986. That part prohibits anyone from causing alarm or distress. Section 4A states:

At the gun range.

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if, with intent to cause a person harassment, alarm or distress, he— (a) uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or (b) displays any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting, thereby causing that or another person harassment, alarm or distress.

Read the Quran and it will certainly cause any “infidel” distress.

Fiona practicing before she gets her hands on a real gun.

Meanwhile the liberal bed wetters will no doubt be gobbing off that it’s all nothing to do with islam – the religion of pieces and permanent offence. Let’s face it these liberal PC do gooders, our political leaders and their multiculturalism are partially responsible for this state of affairs. For too long now we’ve bent over backwards to accommodate, like dhimis rushing towards our own demise. Time to get our values back, our country back, recognise the problem and deal with these extremists and any of their supporters harshly. It’s a war.