Feline Friday

Posted on 31st Aug 2012 by ian under Feline Friday | No Comments »

it’s Friday and today, six more cats and a dog… Click to enlarge.


On This Day, August 31

Posted on 31st Aug 2012 by ian under On This Day | No Comments »

Friday already!  And the end of winter (well, officially…) On this day in 1888 Mary Ann Nichols was murdered. She was the first of Jack the Ripper’s confirmed victims… In 1895 German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin patented his navigable balloon… In 1897 Thomas Edison patented his Kinetoscope, which was the first movie projector… And a century later, in 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, her companion Dodi Al-Fayed and driver Henri …read more


Thursday Thoughts, August 30

Posted on 30th Aug 2012 by ian under Thursday Thoughts | No Comments »

Welcome to Thursday Thoughts – today, six wee ones from minds bigger than mine.  Click to enlarge.


On This Day, August 30

Posted on 30th Aug 2012 by ian under On This Day | No Comments »

Well, it be the penultimate day in August and, to be sure, top of the T’ursday to ya…  And I have no idea why I am typing in an Irish accent! Oh!  The opening ceremony for the Paralympics was brilliant – here’s a link to my take on it for Rydges. Straight to those born on this day: In 1908, American actor, Fred MacMurray. Fred starred in the best version …read more


Wacky Wednesday, Aug 29

Posted on 29th Aug 2012 by ian under Uncategorized, Wacky Wednesday | No Comments »

No theme this week, just some random images – it’s a Weird Wonderful Web innit? Click to enlarge.


On This Day, August 29

Posted on 29th Aug 2012 by ian under On This Day | No Comments »

Welcome to Wednesday On this day in 1833, the United Kingdom whacked a ban on slavery throughout the Empire… and, in part of that Empire on this day two years later, in 1835, the city of Melbourne was founded. In 1966, The Beatles performed their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.  Fancy a group being wealthy enough to spend their time making music, taking drugs …read more


Tuesday Travels

Posted on 28th Aug 2012 by ian under Tuesday Travels | No Comments »

Today, some little houses not exactly on the prairie.  Click to enlarge.


On This Day, August 28

Posted on 28th Aug 2012 by ian under On This Day | No Comments »

Happy Tuesday! On this day in 1898, a dude by the name of Caleb Bradham invented a carbonated soft drink that would grow up to become Pepsi Cola, which never gained the following of the cola that has red on the can… what’s the name of the other one… nah, it’s gone… And on this day in 1996, Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales divorced. To those born on …read more


Monday Moments

Posted on 27th Aug 2012 by ian under Monday Moments | No Comments »

Welcome to Monday Moments.  At this precise moment, no one is actually feeling pain… just shock and anticipation.  Click to enlarge.


On This Day, August 27

Posted on 27th Aug 2012 by ian under On This Day | No Comments »

Welcome to Monday… On August 27, 1859 petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world’s first commercially successful oil well… … and on this day in 2003 Mars made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing just  55,758,005km away.  Whew!  That was close!!! To those born on this day… In 1877 English automotive engineer, Charles Rolls.  Charlie was a bright spark – with his mate …read more