Monthly Archives: October 2017

20171009 – Ascot; Hampton Court And Good Old Henry VIII; Work A Four Letter Word

Monday – warm and sunny.

Wendy at Hampton Court.

Lazy morning getting ready for our trip to London.

It’s a 4 hour drive. No idea how they can cram 7 roadworks into the journey. Can you believe one of them was for 18 miles. Then to top it all as soon as we’d finished 18 miles of the spot the worker game, we come to a standstill due to stupid rubberneckers.

Hampton Court.

Arrived at Brett’s around 16:00. He’s got a nice (hate that word) roomy two bedroom flat in Sunninghill. He pops round to see us but he’s staying with Karien so we’ve got the run of his home for the next 4 days.

Pleasant evening in catching up on TV and of course a little wine.
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20 Questions For Burka Wearers

Tuesday – warm and cloudy.

Now that’s what I call a fountain. In it’s day it was a wine fountain for people to go help themselves.

Leisurely start to the day then we drive down to Hampton court for some history and selfi stick dodging. A tad expensive. I blame all those culture vulture Americans who just revel in it. Have a very interesting amble around the Henry VIII exhibits. Not so interested in the later periods. Have to limit my daily history intake.

Two interesting facts:

  • Field of gold meeting with good old Henry consumed 40,000 gallons of wine – not him personally despite his voracious appetites. This means each one there swigged an average of 4 pints of wine per day. Then I worry about my drinking.
  • Pies were the mainstay of English cooking. The pie case was actually there to act as the cooking pot. The gluttons would cut off the top of the pie and shovel the contents down. The top, sides and base of the pie would then be discarded. Fast food 15th century style.

    What a dining room.

    In the evening Brett and karein come round and we head off out to an Italian meal.

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    It’s Good To Be Anti-Islam

    Wednesday – warm, rain and grey.

    What a wine celler.

    Up early for a work opportunity. Strange having to don a suit,
    tie and white shirt of course – scruffy salesmen take note. Then it’s train into Farringdon. Nearly two hours commuting. How can anyone other than a lobotomised lab rat cope with this every day or even a few days a week.

    Wendy does Windsor.

    Good to see Clive again and have a tapas lunch with him. Looks like I’ve got a consultancy opportunity with him again and there could be more in the offering. So it’s Glasgow most of next week. Although at least it won’t involve too many suit and tie days.
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    How I end up feeling every day I use a web site.

    With the exception of NatWest and Chase banks can anyone find me a website or application that works. I can guarantee to find a problem with every web site I’ve used apart from these two. What ever happened to testing? Why bother when you can leave the testing to your users (that word just aboout sums up how the IT industry thinks of their customers) and then just ignore them if they point out a problem. NO ONE GIVES A DAM.

    As for common sense, forget it.

    Thursday – warm and sunny.

    Leisurely start to the day and then it’s the long slog back up the M6.

    Hampton Court

    Day starts off sunny but of course by the time we get back to the hell hole it’s raining.

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    When will the bloody high priests of technology in the IT industry come up with a sensible solution for passwords. These dam things are taking over our lives.

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    Islam is NOT a Religion of Peace

    20170930 – Trench Foot, Send Dry Socks; Packing Up, Heading Home; Bruges Without A Selfie Stick

    Saturday – warm, sun and cloud.

    A sunny day.

    Lazy morning. We all troop into town. Dot and Wendy go shopping, not that they need anything. While Barrie and I go on a pub crawl – well just two pubs really. Very pleasant sat out in the sunshine, admiring the facades of the town buildings, watching the French world go by and enjoying a Pasties.

    Then it’s back for a well deserved coffee.

    In the evening it’s a buffet round at Dot and Barrie’s. Barrie’s cousin Heather and John have arrived so they join us. Drink a little wine. Well to be truthful a lot of wine and enjoy Barrie’s new Double Oak Bourbon – my it’s smooth – especially when drank alongside a Jack Daniels, rough as a badgers arse by comparison.

    Stagger home in the pouring rain.

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    Who said it?

    Paraphrased as “Islam is as dangerous in a man as rabies in a dog”

    Sign in Bruges

    How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.

    Answer: Sir Winston Churchill.

    Recently someone was arrested for quoting this. So much for free speech.

    Sunday – warm and rain.

    Beer wall in Bruges.

    Morning was dry and warm but with rain forecast, yet again, for all afternoon so we went a walk into town. Deafened by them dam bells, it must be home to Quasimodo. Interesting how the church seems to have a spire missing. Turns out it was destroyed in June 1944 in the Battle of Bloody Hill.

    Pop into the local cafe for a coffee. What a den on inequity it is. It seems like they, the local snail and cheese munchers, go to church; pop into cafe for Bingo; free bread and pate; have a few bevies; and then probably go home and beat the wife to round off the day.

    In the afternoon and evening it rains as promised.

    Catch up on some ITV in the evening. First time we’ve watched anything on ITV for months.

    We really should have invested in some Wellie Bobs, to cope with all this rain and our quagmire of a pitch. Send some dry socks as we’ll be getting trench foot.

    Our caravan is at serious risk of putting in a solo appearance on eBay.

    The 79th Division liberated the La Haye du Puits on the 9th July 1944.

    Battle plan.

    Around La Haye du Puits there was fought a very bloody battle for Montgardon, referred to as Hill 84. The 79th Division fought for this area for five days at a cost of 1,500 GIs. When you add the causalities who fell in the battle for Hill 122 Montre Castre which is just to the east of the town, the number rises to 5,000 killed or injured. and was the most costly weekend in the European conflict. They then continued though Normandy and into the Loire Valley and then on to Germany.

    There is a fine monument in the town to all the liberators and civilians who lost their lives during the liberation.

    The town was badly damaged and was rebuilt in the standard concrete, but has recently been given an attractive paint job, making it look more Dutch than French. The parish church lost one of its spires during the fighting which has never been replaced.
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    The king of Belgium is fed up that the Dutch make jokes about how dumb Belgians are. He goes to King Willem, of the Netherlands, and demands that the Dutch should do something stupid, so that the Belgians can laugh at the Dutch. Willem wants to maintain good relations so he says; “meh, we will build a bridge in the Sahara”. The king of Belgium approves and so it happens; the Dutch build a bridge in the desert.

    They became the laughing stock of the world. The king of Belgium is pleased and says to king Willem:”Ha ha that was funny, you can remove the bridge.
    King Willem responds: “We can’t, there are Belgians on the bridge trying to fish.”

    “Why will the Dutch and Belgium go to war in 5 years?”
    “Because that’s how long it takes them to get our jokes.”

    Why will the Belgiums attack France first?
    Because they don’t know where the Neterlands is located.

    Monday – warm and sunny.

    Time to pack up and clean the caravan. A joyous sort of day but at least it doesn’t rain until the evening.

    Go out to Hotel Commerce for dinner with Dot and Barrie and cousins.

    Then overnight we get a parting deluge and a drum voluntary on the roof. Amazed this caravan hasn’t floated off like a 21st century aluminum arc.
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    Pat Condell Banned Video

    Tuesday – warm and sunny.

    Queen Wendy.

    Up at 07:00 with the typical whining from her indoors and to the usual sound of bells, summoning the faithful and waking the owl and pigeons. Oh the joy of packing up the caravan in a swamp thanks to last nights deluge. Cold wet feet. Memo to self, “buy a pair of welly bobs”. So much better than thongs and trench foot and frostbite in the little toe.

    Can’t believe it take 135 minutes to get up; leisurely breakfast; pack up car; winterise and close up caravan. Mind you we’d save half an hour if we didn’t bother trying to tease the water butt into an expensive green bag, designed specifically to keep it clean, warm and safe, and purchased by her indoors. Never mind with all the mud on the water butt it doesn’t really need any extra protection. Pots for rags. Another memo to self “loose green bag or use it as barbecue fuel next year”.

    Pretty good drive up. 350 miles and just a 6 minute delay and hardly any traffic. No chance of that in the U.K.

    Car park garage was tighter than a bull’s ass during fly season. Nearly had to get the roof down or go on a crash diet to get out the car.

    Hotel’s quite quaint. In the center of Bruges by the canal. Our rooms right by the canal so no doubt tomorrow morning we’ll have barge loads of German tourists peering in. Hotel provides a mosquito killer plug to deal with any mosquitoes that want your blood. Better not open the window as they’ll be in and dive bombing Wendy.

    Wot no shower! Well yes there’s shower caps and a shower in the bath, but not mounted on the wall and no shower curtain. This is going to be fun, by the end of me shower the bathroom floors awash with water and wetter than a Normandy caravan pitch in September. This is not going to help my trench foot. Where has the common sense gone.

    Out around Bruges for tea. Well not too far as Wendy “doesn’t want to spoil it for tomorrow”. At last some rabbit in a Flemish stew, not very appetizing that flem word, but it tasted good.

    Have another famous Belgium beer back at the hotel. Then it’s time for some Armagnac and watch Suits. Instead a lengthy FaceTime with Anna whiles the night away.
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    How the EU works: In Germany, they make the rules, in Britain, they obey the rules, in France, they bend the rules, in Spain, they break the fules and in Italy they have no rules at all.


    There was a cruise ship full of english, french, germans and italians, sinking in the middle of the med, the captain had radioed for help and been told that if the passengers jumped into the sea then they could be picked up. Now, being sort of busy trying to salvage what he could of the ship, he sent his young second in command off to give the passengers their instructions. 5 minutes later he came back looking disappointed. “What’s wrong?” the captain asked? “They all refuse to just jump into the sea like that, they won’t listen to me”, replied his second in command. So, looking frustrated, the the captain went off to do it himself. He too came back 5 minutes later, however he, unlike his second, returned a smug grin! “How did you do that?” demanded the second “Well…” started the captain”…I told the British it was traditional, I told the French it was fashionable, I told the Germans it was an order and I told the Italians it was forbidden!”

    A prize was to be awarded for the first person to discover a horse with black and white stripes like a zebra. A German, a Frenchman, an Englishman and a Spaniard participated hoping to win the prize of 1,000,000 euros. The German decided to spend weeks in the National library researching into horses with black and white stripes. The Englishman went straight to a shop in Piccadilly which specialises in hunting gear, bought all the equipment necessary and set off for Africa in his quest for this strange creature. The Frenchman bought himself a horse and painted it black and white . The Spaniard went to the best restaurant he knew in Madrid, ordered an expensive meal for himself with a fine bottle of wine; after the meal he ordered an expensive Havana cigar and a Napoleon brandy, sat in a luxurious arm-chair in the hotel and began to consider what he would do with the 1,000,000 euros once he had found this remarkable horse with black and whte stripes.

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    Why hasn’t Islam been designated a prescribed organisation?

    Under the Terrorism Act 2000, the Home Secretary may proscribe an organisation if she believes it is concerned in terrorism. For the purposes of the Act, this means that the organisation:
commits or participates in acts of terrorism;
 prepares for terrorism;
 promotes or encourages terrorism (including the unlawful glorification of terrorism); or
 is otherwise concerned in terrorism.

    On the basis of the evidence since 9/11 and the contents of the quran isn’t it time that islam was designated a proscribed organisation?

    Wednesday – sun and cloud.

    What a pokey room, noisy from other rooms. I think there was an elephant learning to tap dance in the room above. You could hear everything said in adjoining rooms so thank god no one was having nooky in the next room.

    Bruge famous photo opportunity.

    Breakfast was the best thing about the hotel.

    Then the tight arses in the hotel wouldn’t let us leave our car – retribution is mine says Tripadvisor – so we have to find the main car park. What a bloody nightmare that was. Major road works and to top it all the entrance to the car park is in the underpass. Have to say though once we’d found it was very impressed – green lights over empty bays and counts of available slots. What’s more plenty of room to manouvere, not your typical alloy wrecker.

    Pleasant stroll around Bruges. What a lovely city, spoilt only by the infestation of droves of selfie wielding tourists.

    Then it’s a short drive to the port. Armed with my sea sick pills I’m prepared for our crossing which is forecast at gale force 6 – joy. Pleasant evening meal and not a bad nights sleep. Crossing was smooth.
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    The Belgians are known to like chips VERY much…


    So, How can you make a Belgian go crazy?

    Lock him into a round tower and tell him there are
    chips in the corner.

    Last sunday, the entire submarine belgian fleet sunk. Why?
    They organized a doors open day.

    Two Belgians walk on the street and they see something they do not recognize. Here is the conversation:
    – Do you know what this is?
    – I have no idea.
    – Neither do I. How can we find out?
    – Maybe we can taste it and see if we recognize it.
    – OK.


    One Belgian takes a sample with his finger and tastes it. The other does the same. The first one says:
    – You know, I think it is dog poo.
    – I think you are right. Let us taste again to be sure.
    They taste again.
    – Yes you are right. This is dog poo.
    – Definitely. I am glad we found out.
    – Yes. Good to know. And it is a good thing we did not step in it.

    Thursday – warm and sunny.

    Welcome home to blue skies. Rain by the time we get to the hellhole.
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    Heading home.

    Don’t I just love the stupid waste we see at Hull. There’s about 6 border patrolmen and 5 police all hanging around having a chat about last nights sexual exploits no doubt. It would have been interesting to see the women in high heels chase someone.

    What a disgrace, wasted resource. Surely they either don’t need all that staff or they could walk up the car line and have a chat to passengers. That way they might notice anything unusual or dodgy. Bear in mind that the car had been searched, by Group4 of all people, when boarding at Zeebruge.

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    Tell The Truth About Islam

    Our next escape.

    20170923 – Yeah, It’s Snowing In Park City Already; D-Day Simulated Landing; Gold Beach.

    Saturday – warm and sunny.

    Wendy on windy beach.

    Lazy morning around the caravan.

    Then in the afternoon Wendy and I go for a bike ride. Wendy manages 10 miles, before whining, a new record.
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    Is Sharia law compatible with modern western democracies?

    Well apparently the European Court of Human Rights Judgement Summary found that “sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights”. Well looks like the ECHR is good for something then. Source: “Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe”

    Judge for yourself. According to Sharia law (see links for details):
    • Theft is punishable by amputation of the hands (Quran 5:38 – includes graphic image).
    • Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
    • Criticizing Muhammad or denying that he is a prophet is punishable by death.
    • Criticizing or denying Allah is punishable by death (see Allah moon god).
    • A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death (See Compulsion).
    • A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
    • A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
    • A woman or girl who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
    • Testimonies of 4 male witnesses are required to prove rape of a female (Quran 24:13).
    • A woman or girl who alleges rape without producing 4 male witnesses is guilty of adultery.
    • A woman or girl found guilty of adultery is punishable by death (see “Islamophobia”).
    • A male convicted of rape can have his conviction dismissed by marrying his victim.
    • Muslim men have sexual rights to any woman/girl not wearing the Hijab (see Taharrush).
    • A woman can have 1 husband, who can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.
    • A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
    • Girls’ clitoris should be cut (Muhammad’s words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
    • A man can beat his wife for insubordination (see Quran 4:34 and Religion of Peace).
    • A man can unilaterally divorce his wife; a wife needs her husband’s consent to divorce.
    • A divorced wife loses custody of all children over 6 years of age or when they exceed it.
    • A woman’s testimony in court, allowed in property cases, carries ½ the weight of a man’s.
    • A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits (see Mathematics in Quran).
    • Meat to eat must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah – i.e., be “Halal.”

    Can you imagine seeing one of these on the streets in the UK.

    If muslims want to live under the heel of this barbaric 6th century ideology then fair enough. There’s plenty of countries that support it so why not go there.

    In 2008, UK’s government formally recognized the first Sharia Law court, and the Archbishop of Canterbury – the head of Church of England – conceded that adopting elements of the Sharia law into UK’s court system was “unavoidable.”

    Here’s what the rest of Europe thinks.

    Since then, over 100 Sharia law courts have been established across the UK. Although they technically lie within the UK’s Tribunal Court system, these Sharia courts have been issuing rulings that contradict Britain’s common law.

    In 2011, Britain’s Muslims began demanding that Sharia replace British common law and become the only law in towns with large Muslim populations, including Birmingham, Bradford, Derby, Dewsbury, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Sheffield, Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets, an East London Muslim enclave whose streets are already plastered with posters declaring, “You are entering a Sharia controlled zone: Islamic rules enforced” (below) and where Muslim imams now issue death threats to women who refuse to wear the Hijab (see Quran and Taharrush).

    Sunday – warm, sun and rain.

    Windy beach.

    Drive with Dot and Barrie to Saint-Germain-Sur-Ay. Oh the women are orgasmic, there’s a market on. All of 5 stalls and selling cooked chickens at the rip off price of 17 Euros.

    Barrie and I go for a coffee while the women maraude the market. How can anyone take so long over just 5 stalls.

    Funny we’ve been to this place before, but separately and we both remember that the first restaurant is run by a miserable French harridan with a bad attitude – nothing new there then.

    Have a pleasant stroll along the beach.

    Just having a natter.

    Whats with all these seagulls standing on one leg? Have they all had an amputation? Turns out they do it so keep warm. One legs is tucked up in their feathers to keep warm and the other gets cold, then swap. Wonder whether, to keep warm, they pee on their feet as well?

    Call in the restaurant for lunch but they take so long to even come and take our order that we troop out. Owner’s gob smacked. Obviously not used to people voting with their feet.

    Back to Dots for lunch.

    Barrie’s has his Frey Bentos pudding and mushy peas for tea while watching his team, Newcastle, get thrashed. Meanwhile Dot comes round tour for tea. Then when it’s safe we go round to Barrie’s for drinks.
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    Driving around here makes you eternally grateful for the sacrifice made on D-Day. You can’t imagine how it must have been. The Americans have it right with the respect they show for their armed forces.

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    Very tempting book “Helmets of the Battle of Normandy”. I imagine worldwide sales must run to the 1.

    Q: How do you sink a French battleship?
    A: Put it in water.

    Q: What do French recruits learn in basic training?
    A: How to surrender in 17 different languages.

    Q: How do French tanks work?
    A: They have one forward gear and six reverse ones.

    Q: Why don’t the French eat M&M candies?
    A: They’re too hard to peel.

    Q: What is the most useful thing in the French Army?
    A: A rearview mirror, so they can see the war.

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    The joys of caravanning, having to walk across cold wet grass in your thongs.

    Monday – warm, rain and some sun.

    Our C47 to Normandy.

    By way of a change it lashed it down all night. Nothing better than laying in a caravan listening to the rat a tat tat of rain on the roof and suffering a sign pitch. They should make an advert of it all to help sell caravans.

    Lazy morning.

    Dot and Barrie on the way to Normandy/

    Drive down with Dot and Barrie to the American Airborne Museum at Dead Man’s Corner. An amazing interactive museum that gives you a flight briefing, then you bundle into a C47 aircraft and fly on your mission to Normandy. Very realistic flight simulator; ack ack fire; smoke in the aircraft; crash landing – Disney on steroids. Museum’s quite interesting too. One of the better D-Day exhibitions. Then we pop into the Dead Mans Corner museum.

    Drive up to Sainte-Mere-Eglise for a stroll round and very late lunch.

    Set up camp on D-Day. No caravan, no air con, and can you believe no wifi.

    Then the highlight of the day is a trip to a big gargantuan 24 hour L.Eclerc. Bet it wasn’t there on June 6th 1944. Splash out on a quality 10 year old Canadian Whisky – Pike Creek.

    Galettes, black pudding (Boudin), smoked sausage and cheese for tea. A tad disappointing but those galettes are oh so filling. Relaxing evening catching up with some crap BBC TV and finish of my blog.
    How Dead Man’s Corner got it’s name:

    Dead Mans Corner

    The corner got it’s name when an American tank was knocked out right in front of the house, where it sat for days, with the dead commander sticking up from the turret. The troops began referring to it as “the corner where the dead man’s in the tank” This was shortened to “Dead Man’s Corner” and it is still known by that name in France today.

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    Does the Quran really contain over a hundred verses that sanction violence?

    The Quran contains at least 109 verses that speak of war with nonbelievers, usually on the basis of their status as non-Muslims. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.

    Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, most verses of violence in the Quran are open-ended, meaning that they are not necessarily restrained by historical context contained in the surrounding text (although many Muslims choose to think of them that way). They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subject to interpretation as anything else in the Quran.

    Paratrooper at Sainte-Mere-Eglise.

    The context of violent passages is more ambiguous than might be expected of a perfect book from a loving God. Most contemporary Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book’s call to arms according to their own moral preconceptions about justifiable violence. Islam apologists cater to these preferences with tenuous arguments that gloss over historical fact and generally don’t stand up to scrutiny.  Still, it is important to note that the problem is not bad people, but bad ideology.

    Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to balance out those calling for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. Muhammad’s own martial legacy, along with the remarkable emphasis on violence found in the Quran, have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history.

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    Arrogance of some religions sounding church bells at the ungodly hour of 07:00. Then the bloody owl starts its mating call.

    Tuesday – warm and sunny.

    D-Day Beaches.

    Lazy morning. Then a fast 6 mile bike ride for me to get the heart pumping, followed by a leisurely stroll into town with Wendy. Of course we have to go in a shop and buy something, so what better to buy than a toilet brush for all of 99 cents.

    Some of the D-Day facts.

    In the evening we go round to Dot and Barrie’s for tea. Barrie’s cooked a fantastic Chicken Tikka Masala and made it spicy, best one ever. As for that bottle of St Emillion it was awesome. I’ll be up and out to the sewage farm (Intermarche) tomorrow morning and if it’s under my €10 limit I’ll even get a trolley and buy a dozen.
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    Q: What’s the difference between Frenchmen and toast?
    A: You can make soldiers out of toast.

    Q: What do you do if a Frenchman throws a hand-grenade at you?
    A: Take the pin out and throw it back.

    Q: How do you get a Frenchman out of a bath tub?
    A: Throw in a bar of soap.

    French Waiter “Waiter, would you please get your thumb out of my soup?” “So sorry sir, but I have a boil and the doctor told me to keep it warm.” “Well why don’t you just stick it up your ass?” “I do sir, but I’ve got to serve customers occasionally…”

    French Guy This American guy is sitting at a diner minding his own business eating breakfast. A French guy chewing gum sits down next to him & says “What are you eating there? American bread? In France we eat only the soft centers out of our fresh bread & send the crusts to America.” The American Guy ignores him. “What have you got on that bread? Jam? In France we eat only the freshest fruit & put the seeds & pits into containers & send it to America to make your jam.” “Well let me ask you one question. Do you have sex over there in France?” “Oh Oiu, Oiu, you know we do.” “What do you do with the used condoms?” “Oh flush them down the toilet of course.” “Well here in America we put them into containers & sell them to France as bubble gum.”

    Wednesday – warm and sunny.

    Mulberry harbours at Arromanche.

    Up and out to sewage farm with my shopping trolley. Really needed a gas mask to cope with the stench in Intermarche today. Wasn’t quite the Eau de Sewage floor cleaner from Dior, think it must be smelly hairy female french armpits. I think I’ll buy a gas mask from one of those WW2 surplus shops around here.

    I’m in luck that St Emillion is €9.75, but sadly they only have 8. Oh well better than none.

    Gold beach.

    Then we’re all off to Arromanches to visit gold beach, where the British landed on D-Day. What amazing ingenuity those Mulberry harbours were.

    Gold beach.

    Visited the The Landings Museum in Arromanches. Interesting film, slide show and exhibits. They have the organisational skills of a swarm of disorientated nats. Thankfully they weren’t involved in the planning the D-Day landings or we’d probably have invaded the Isle of Man. Just a few signs and time tables would work wonders. In August this must be worse than the mayhem of half the muslims at Eide deciding to go around the kaba clockwise.

    Then it was lunch but by 14:00 most of the restaurants had shut up or were out of food.


    Drive up to the Arromanches 360 Circular museum which has awesome views over the beaches and a fantastic 360 degree D-Day landing film. Most impressed. Gives you an impression of the scale of the enterprise. But bear in mind that more Americans were killed in 9/11. Of course that was nothing to do with Islam, the religion of pieces and permanent offence.

    For tea I have the left overs from Barrie’s Chicken Tikka Masala, awesome grub. In the evening we start watching Band of Brothers on HBO to get a flavour of this place.
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    Nothing To Do With Islam

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    Has anybody noticed that Corbyn and his Trotsky sidekick Mc Donnel have said they would back strikes that break the law. Yes, that’s right, the leader of the labour party and his bean counter, who could one day, heaven forbid, be prime minister and chancellor of the exchequer are prepared to break the law. No respect for parliament, democracy and the rule of law.

    It’s an absolute disgrace. Why haven’t they been kicked out of the labour party. Heaven help us.

    Thursday – warm and sunny.

    Reminders everywhere. It really should be made a World Heritage coast.

    Lazy morning and then as it’s the last sunny day before we leave we take up the mat, scrub it clean and then take down the awning. Weather is so unsettled.

    Dot and Barrie come round for drinks, drinks, drinks and some dinner.

    Do you know why the Tawaf around the Kaaba is “Anti-clockwise”?

    Modern Science has proved many things that confirm the importance of Tawaaf around the Ka’aba “Anticlockwise.”
    1) The Blood inside the human body begins its circulation “Anticlockwise”
2) The electrons of an atom revolve around its nucleus in the same manner as making Tawaf, in an anti-clockwise direction. 
Considering the universe as a whole, you will notice that: 

    Mulberry harbour at Gold beach.

    3) That the moon revolves around the earth anti-clockwise. 

    4) The earth rotates around its own axis in an anti-clockwise direction. 

    5) The earth revolves around the sun in an anti-clockwise direction. 

    6) The planets of the Solar system revolve around the sun in an anti-clockwise direction.
7)The Sun along with its whole Solar system orbit in the galaxy in an anti-clockwise direction.
8)All the galaxies orbit in the space in an anti-clockwise direction.

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    How To Insult A “Progressive”

    Friday – warm and torrential downpour.

    Let me loose on one of them ducks please.

    Rain forecast all day so we set off with Dot and Barrie up to Cherbourg, where we let 2 shopaholics loose in the biggest supermarket in Normandy. Have a stroll around a giant Decathalon. Lunch at L.Eclerc.

    Apparently Barrie’s Hyundai Sante Fe comes with a rear seat audio assisted gear change facility. It shouts out from the back whenever you need to change gear.

    The day I’ve been waiting for. Scrap that piece of crap – ALKO wheel lock. Designed by a half wit.

    Afternoon tea at D&B’s.

    Quite evening watching more of Suits because the VPN keeps failing.
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    The Quran was it really the eternal word of God to Mankind?

    The Muslim claim is based on circular reasoning:

    We know the Quran was from Allah because Muhammad said so and we know that Muhammad spoke for Allah because the Quran says so.

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    Don’t you just love a master stroke of design. Electric hand drier that detects your hand, no button needed and yet it has a dummy chrome button on the front. Superb example of crap HCI.