Monday, July 18, 2011

Those Whom we Serve

Cherry - the anti social one
As all around seem to be displaying their pussies here are ours.

Cognac and Ginger - French and Greek strays (carrier bag in hedge near Calais vs. abandoned by mother in derelict village house in Peleponese)

Tomkins - my home office mate

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Naming of (his and hers) Motorcycles

The Naming of motorcycles is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a motorcycle must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.

apologies to T.S. Elliot

Ferguson von Doodlebug and the Sir Ronnie Corbett

Friday, July 8, 2011

Barrel without Bottom

Important News from Mrs Merkel 

As reported in Greek media today:

"The agreements of lending of Greece and Portugal was defended German chancellor [Angkela] Merkel and she forecasted that two countriesof Eurozone they will also accomplish they overcome the crises of debt that they face.

The agreements of support of economies of Greece and Portugal minimal support have from the German common opinion. Germany is biggest than the creditors of this two countries.

In her interview chancellor Merkel declared that “I am completely convinced that Greece will accomplish him (and) that Portugal him will accomplish”.

It added that “we try to demonstrate solidarity, which is important globally for the Euro”.

Greece needed it imports “painful” reforms, it added, and it rejected the place that Greece is a “barrel without bottom” regarding the debt.

“Naturally this is not correct. Today we provide in Greece guarantees. Greece is very debited. But cannot no one say that this country does not have hope. Existed a lot of countries that it needed they are submitted in much harder reformations by this”, it stressed the German chancellor."

The scene outside the National Bank of Greece yesterday

Thursday, July 7, 2011

McLaren Manchester

A little bit from Surrey has arrived in Cheshire.

The Rolls-Royce showroom in Knutsford has become one of three McLaren showrooms in the UK
The MP4-12C costs the same as a house 100yards away in Knutsford.  Roof and bodywork appear to be optional extras. It's good that proper kit cars are back following on from CABC's lovely Elan
We now have six expensive kitchen shops, new Waitrose and  Sainsburys supermarkets and a Costa coffee in Knutsford (the Starbucks only lasted 12 months and is now an expensive picture gallery) - it's beginning to feel like home for me now (time to move?).

A little bit of slurrey in Cheshire - yes my drain has blocked again!  Must be all the posh plush  loo paper from Waitrose

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

First Steps

Under the watchful eye of the lovely Sylvia, Son Nikos embarks on his free Get On ride at the RJH training facility near Salford.  CBT now booked!

Sylvia briefs Son Nikos
He's off! (perhaps not the best term as he stayed on)

Monday, July 4, 2011

A Motorcycle tour of the Somme Valley

To be precise this is the third time that I have tried to write this blog entry and the vagaries of have thwarted me twice.  I have therefore reverted to lazy blogging. It's my blog and I do what I like.

Clacket lane services eastbound 17:13 15.06.2011. - Nikos turns into a gob stopper dispensing machine

The 30 second elevator pitch is:

My friend NigeI of (Advancedbiker fame) organised a short tour to northern France just like the one last year but with more people. Mrs Nikos says that she enjoys feeding 12 people.  It rained a lot on the way there, I mastered filtering on the M25 London Orbital Motorway that was at a virtual standstill for 25 miles. It rained in France but we saw a lot of tunnels and rusty military stuff.  The Somme museum at Albert is housed in WW2 tunnels built by the Germans. On Sunday it was mostly sunny. The Vimy Ridge memorial is special and archaeologists have been digging up Thiepval Woods.  Apparently woods are not a good place to be during trench warfare especially when the mustard gas deployed blows back down the hill into the woods.   The waffles are nice at Ypres and they celebrate the last post there every day at 8pm.  The V1 and V2 museum is quite interesting at la Coupole. It rained a lot on the way home.  Mrs Nikos rescued another male kitten.

The long and short of it is if you want to see the pictures look here----->THE PICTURES
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