Tuesday, 6 December 2016

My Birthday And Christmas 1914

It was my birthday yesterday.  Number one son bought me a bottle of malt and number 2 son bought me a notebook for my scribblings..  Psst.. If you want an idea for a blokes Christmas present.  A bottle from the top shelf of the Scottish Malt  variety always goes down well.  My favourite is Dalwhinnie.  My rock hero Neil Peart (Rush drummer and song lyricist) drinks MaCallan.




 The wife bought me a book by one of my favourite comedian's, bus conductor's, folk singer, poet , rambler and author:  Mike Harding.  Check out his website for some great folk music and his books...

The book is called: Yorkshire Transvestite Found Dead On Everest.  If you type Winston Churchill and the sticky bomb in You Tube you will find Mike reading an extract from the book.  Have you met any loons like the sticky bomb creator?  I found the book very funny and if you want a good read about his ramblings, I recommend it very highly.  I am now the proud owner of three of his books.

So how old am I?  Well Princess Elizabeth became queen this year and the FA Cup Final was called the Matthews final that year.  Even though Stan Mortenson scored an hat-trick for Blackpool.  No I wasn't born in the fifties.  Can you guess how old I am?

I was talking to Rachel on her blog this morning about how I wish there was footity ball on Christmas Day.  In 1914 there was a truce and the Germans (no Stan Boardman jokes please!) and English exchanged cigarettes and sweets and had a game of football in No Man's Land.   Here's Mike Harding singing about it.

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  2. Well a big kronia polla to you ....a many happy returns in case you're wondering. My birthday was on the 3rd as was my grandson's. A whole bunch of jolly Sagittarians!!

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    1. Many happy returns LA. Yes a whole bunch of jolly Sagittarians. For ever wanting change and the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

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  3. You're a year younger than I am

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    1. Am I? Sounds like you have worked it out. Thanks!

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  4. I like Sagittarius people. Another Fire sign like me. Your age is a bit of a riddle to me because I know when the Matthews Cup Final was and I know when Princess Elizabeth became Queen. I always thought you were a bit younger than that. However, I think there must be a trick here Dave. Your birthday presents are good ones. I had forgotten all about Mike Harding. I like him too.

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    1. Glad you like Sagittarians Rachel. My age was in the year of the Matthews final and the Queen's Coronation. I am 53 now!

      You can find lots of Mike's stuff on You Tube and his website Rachel.

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  5. Belated greetings, hubby unfortunately is not a whisky drinker so not so easy to buy for.

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    1. Thanks Dawn.

      My wife knitted me a bobble hat the other day. What about a good book? Thanks!

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