Have liked this post but can’t really make my mind up. On one level this is so wrong. On another it is such a great looking design. If there is only going to be the one then I will probably never get to see it in the flesh, will probably never be able to decide if I like this.

Mind Over Motor

This Rapide wagon will be a one off, commissioned by a wealthy collector…. obviously. It is a Bertone design, and was made to commemorate the long relationship between Aston Martin and Bertone. This Rapide Bertone Jet 2+2 is based on the new Rapide S, so underneath it is familiar, but just take a few moments and digest the visual beauty of this stunning machine.




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Whoooooooohoooooooooo !!!

My latest pet hate.

Whooooohoooooooooooo !!!

Yes those idiotic women who sit in the audience on various TV shows bellowing like we used to as kids when playing cowboys and indians.

Whooooohoooooooooooo !!!

The problem is they have taken it to a new high, or should that be low.

Their latest appearance was on last nights Let’s Dance For Comic Relief Dance TV show.

Whooooohoooooooooooo !!!

But these screaming banshees make themselves known on everything from Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing On Ice, Deal or No Deal and the various singing competitions.

Whooooohoooooooooooo !!!

They aren’t supporting the artists or the competitors, in fact they are highly detrimental to the aspiring singing stars as they interfere with the performance. One only had to watch and cringe when during Popstar to Operastar the wailers whooped over the very nervous contestants attempts to produce the high notes.

Whooooohoooooooooooo !!! goes the ignorant female.

Sitting in the comfort of my lounge I have to quell rising levels of vitriol. The almost impossible compulsion to grab that wailing vixen by the throat. My wife has taken to muting the sound on the TV as both our nerves are set jangling. I jokingly suggest that it’s the same woman who is doing the round tour of all these shows. This cannot be true, surely. I think it is more an epidemic of these people whose only motive is to be able to watch these TV recordings and say “Listen that’s me !!”. People who have no interest in the content of the show just want their five minutes of fame.

Whooooohoooooooooooo !!!   Arrrrgggghhhhh !!!

View From The Conservatory

So I was just heading out to the freezer in the utility room, thinking about what we should have for dinner tonight. I was a little cautious stepping out of the kitchen as always, because I like to peek and see what birds are in the garden. I stood watching a Dunnock for a minute or so as it darted around the bare branches of some shrubs. Then a movement from the other side of the garden caught my eye.

And this is what I saw…

Skanky Fox in my garden. Apart from the lack of fur he seems quite healthy and alert.

The amazing thing is he clambered up on top of our fence and plodded along the top in the same way as cats do. The feet on one side on the top of the fence and the other feet on the arris rail.

As I said, Alert. He was aware of every noise be it traffic or bird calls.

I had watched him for a while before I thought to go get my camera. These pictures are all captured through double glazing which is less than clean at the moment.

I don’t think he had a best side.

This is the second fox that we have had in the garden with skin/fur problems. Although the previous one looked like he had suffered a kind of de-gloving of the hind leg, perhaps as a result of conflict with a car. Maybe this one has had a similar encounter although I am tempted to contact the RSPCA and see if this is indicative of something that local dog owners might need to be aware of.

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