Monday, 26 April 2010

More from SBW's training weekend

Nice chap this city dweller, not only did he like the cut of my rifle he also sorted out the leaking taps and pipes and unblocked a drain. What a star!

Sorry Toni

I think I know why it was vibrating so much, did you know how good it is at taking down trees?

Sorry about the guard but it kept sliding round. Did loads with that on Sunday afternoon, cleared some access paths into the cover, cleared around a few pegs and some tracks. Still need to clear around a couple of feeders and the paths to the first two pegs on the first drive!

Ben and I went clayshooting over at the Chalk Pit and enjoyed ourselves on the 50 bird sporting, the ABT however was very difficult!

Saturday was mainly log cutting and stacking and also getting the first bit of sunburn of the year!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Goodbye Nana

After a stay in Macclesfield Hospital my Grandmother passed away today;

Sadly definetly the end of an era, sleep tight Nana.

You know that call me dave chap?

Well apparently I am so important to his election campaign that he and some chap called George Osborne had time to send me a personal e mail about how they were running the election campaign.

I thought that this deserved a full and honest reply;

Dear David, let me call you that as you seem to call me by my first name in
full.

Not only am I surprised that you have the time to send me a personal email but that your
colleague George Osborne also has the time to spend writing emails to me.

Not only would I prefer you to desist from bothering me but I also would like to make it
clear that I will not be supporting your local candidate in my constituency as he has spent
rather a lot of my money looking after a property which isnt in my constituency.

If he or you could explain why this situation exists then I may decide not to vote for anyone
but your local candidate.

Dont worry, I wont be supporting UKIP or the BNP not that its any of your business but I rather fancy that the local independant candidate who lives nearby may have local interests at heart unlike those following the party line.
Yours heartilly fed up with the wasters in westminster
Bambibasher
Remember, make your MP work for a living, dont re elect him!


Oh and Georgy boy got the same!


That said I have to admit that its not just e myther that gets my goat, I thought that preferential mailing lists meant that you dont receive such items of junk mail. Short of waiting for the other parties junk to arrive and swapping around inserts and returning them I thought this would do;

If enough people return them the Post office will start charging them for it! I suppose that reason enough to ensure that they dont get public funds for campaigning!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

third monday again and is your journey really necessary?

In light of the recent flight trouble I thought this was apt; To get one of these;

You need to get to this place;
Which is tucked away behind here;
And something peeking out from behind;
There it is, another lecture on the briney!
Giving it all away here;
Some very interesting bits displayed on screen and off;

Trials rifles;
and more;

as always some great hands on;

Always looked forward to these bits;
Trials rifles on display too;
Werent they wonderful compared to the muzzle loader?
Carbine in there;

Nice display eh?


Monday, 19 April 2010

I am beginning to understand politics

Thanks to Clive for this one;

I asked a friend's little daughter what she wanted to be when she grew up.

She said she wanted to be Prime Minister some day.

Both her parents, Labour supporters, were standing there, so I asked her,

"If you were Prime Minister what would be the first thing you would do?"

She replied, "I'd give food and houses to all those poor people on benefits."

Her parents beamed, and said, "Welcome to the Labour Party!"

"That's a worthy goal!" I told her, and continued, "But you don't have to wait until you're Prime Minister to do that. You can come over to my house, mow the lawn, pull weeds, sweep my drive and I'll pay you £25.

Then I'll take you over to that homeless chap who hangs out in front of the store. You can give him the £25 to use toward food."

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, "Why doesn't the homeless man come over and do the work himself and you can just pay him the £25?"

I smiled and said, "Welcome to the Conservative Party."

Her parents still aren't speaking to me.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

The Suburban Bushwacker & I

I was at Snoggy's in Wimbledon on Friday (which probably explains my waistline) when I saw this;





I wonder if the one eyed git is aiming to match M Bob for financial acumen?

Well SBW tipped up at chez bambi and enrolled in a bit of training. SBW and I after loading up the monkey and on to the wood for a zero session.







SBW's first bash with the 6.5 x 55 CZ 550 FS. A little more concentration required;

The next 6 round test group and I was happy with his effort;




Closer up;



A little familiarisation session with the Rigby followed. I must get the 6 x 42 I want for that sorted.On to the woods afterward, no deer to shoot sadly, plenty of does (out of season) and eventually 2 Roebucks were seen but moving far too fast.

Friday, 16 April 2010

The weekend draws near

Mr FM forwarded me this little gem;

Very interesting but I find the racking of the back more interesting, I dont think my battered 10 year old Jimny will be around when my back goes!

He is also responsible for spreading this little piece.


Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Spot the difference

The Grinning Spiv Bliar;


Here we have one of the latest "outrages" committed by the alleged far right BNP;
And finally the one eyed PW;



Can anyone spot the difference?


Ok I'll tell you, those service personell around the two liebour crooks are serving personell whereas the one with the Odious Griffin isnt.


Oh no, he is ex services and has chosen to stand alongside Griffen unlike the serving personell who in fact had to be ordered to attend a parade to stand behind those scumbags and not one of them looks in the slightest bit happy to be there!


Anyone notice how using HM servants could be construed as breaching the regulations regarding political party canvassing prior to an election?


Now under Labours "A fair Britain for all" manifesto title surely every prospective Parliamentary Candidate should be flown at tax payers expense to the sandpit to be photographed in front of troops who doubtless have plenty of other things to do thanks to the grinning spiv deploying them in the first place!


It almost makes you want Wilson back, at least we knew he didnt like any establishment even his own!


This however is a man who has visited the forward bases, not sat around Bagram air base unlike our elected representatives;
And the reason why? Because unlike those elected to represent us HRH has 2 sons serving and one has got his knees brown unlike those who represent us;
Does anyone know exactly how representative of the population our political overlords are?
My answer is to make your MP work for a living; "Dont re elect them!" In fact if an independant candidate was elected at enough constituencies then the crooked cabal of the political elite might have to do some work and not just vote themselves pay rises and bigger expense accounts!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

A shorter working week than normal thankfullly

So that gives me more time to introduce my friend the OzPig, bought locally and it didnt take too long to light!
I had to sort part of the wood pile so I used the smaller bits to test fire the piggy


Meatballs in sauce stewing away on the pig, pan came with the piggy.


Lots of heat produced by the fire, trick is to leave the door open and the heat really does rage away!


That was saturday, so sunday morning was spent in the wood sorting out feeders and pegging out the drives. Yes at last we decided to peg out the drives, we might even look professional at this rate. The numbers are small but laminated so should survive the year, some drives are more stannd than walk but generally the shoot has moved to a walkk and stand.

Areas for more work were spotted and marked up, plans made and next month the heavy work begins.






Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Diana effect?

The Diana effect? What the hell has the deranged scouse type professional grievers behaviour over that damn woman got to do with the spontaneous showing of respect for the loss of lives in another dirty foreign war?
Damn politicking by alleged senior spokesmen thats what it is.
This bunch of clowns and in fact every bunch of clowns since Jim Callaghan sent in the troops to Ulster in 1969 has denied the loss and sacrifice made by our service personell always put in harms way when politicians fail.
I say let the people (whoever they may be) show their respects however they want. It's not for me to do the same but its definetly a right I stood in line to defend, freedom of expression!
The bodies of those two Sappers were airfreighted back in a civil aircraft with no ramp ceremony!
Shame on you, the people at home are supportive of our troops as they represent us and our society, what that means is should the support wain then what little political will to keep fighting will disappear!

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Happy Easter from Kelmarsh

Yes greetings from foreign climes, or Northamptonshire as the natives call it! The tea lady appeared as the Easter Bunny and although there were no eggs this year business was brisk.

We took the usual size shedding and arrived on the saturday to set up. To say it had been raining was an understatement, some people had no idea why 4wd and off road tyres exist;



The stand looked pretty good when set up although as the business is run by a female it will constantly change!

The crowds were steady all day sunday and we didnt get 5 minutes to sit down.


The weather was pretty grim on sunday but it still didnt deter the punters thankfully.

Sassy and Cody came along, they were both in season so leaving them at home wasnt an option even if it meant keeping a sharper eye on them than normal. Both girls modelled goods all weekend;

Some customers were happy to pose for the camera;

The girls thought that the modelling work was tough going and seemed to be happiest at rest;

Sunday brought the first sighting of red cords this month;


Monday brought out some fine examples;

And more;

Sassy as per usual remained totally unfazed by it all;