Seaside Holiday Tales 2.

Posted on 30/07/2017 By

Seaside Holiday: Saucy Postcards.

Seaside Holiday. Dear Friends of Bertie. This is the second Seaside Holiday special. In the previous one “Whitby”, posted November 2016, we mentioned Diddley’s 60th birthday in Whitby. Including the special cake which was made by the wonderful Yorkshire bakery E Botham. The Birthday was a seaside special birthday, where the holiday cottage was decorated…

Holiday Special: Oh Mr Porter!

Posted on 23/07/2017 By

Oh Mr Porter! Dear friends of Bertie. This is a holiday special. I hope you like old films. Bobby loves Will Hay. None more so than that classic of British Comedy. “Oh Mr Porter”. If you have seen it, watch it again. We have just done that. So with a bit of suggestive music hall…

A Day in the Life of a Trainspotter.

Posted on 16/07/2017 By


Trainspotter. Way back in 1954 Bobby’s dad, Sid, bought him an Ian Allan Train spotting book. He still has it. That, allied to Sid’s own keen interest in all things mechanical, led to his son’s enduring interest in such things. Given that being a trainspotter was the main hobby of schoolboys in 1954 it is…

Continental Railway Journeys: Lammersdorf

Posted on 09/07/2017 By

Back to Lammersdorf. In Continental Railway Journeys Austria, you heard how Bobby got the idea of coming to a less well know part of this wonderful country from English people in a Country Walking Magazine article. Amazingly, but due to his being an obsessive collector, as a result of that heatwave, staying indoors, sorting out…

A Day in the Life of a Heatwave.

Posted on 02/07/2017 By

Heatwave 2017. Sunday Bertie: “It so bleeding ‘ot! (Sarf London). Can’t put up with this heatwave much longer. How about you Bobby? Bobby? BOBBY? What’s the matter with you? You do look a bit cream crackered. Even Uncle Dick.” Bobby: “Uhhhhh. Given up. Made an executive decision. Had an outbreak of common sense. I’m giving…