Wednesday 28 May 2014

Shades of Mr Bangelstein...

A young monk arrived at the monastery. He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old Canons and Laws of the Church by hand.

He notices, however, that all of the monks are
copying from copies, not from the original manuscript.

So, the new monk goes to the Old Abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up!

In fact, that error would be continued in all of
the subsequent copies.

The head monk, says, "We have been copying
from the copies for centuries, but you make a
good point, my son." 

He goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts are held
as archives, in a locked vault that hasn't
been opened for hundreds of years. Hours go by and nobody sees the Old Abbot.

So, the young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him. He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing.

"We missed the 
R! We missed the R!
We missed the bloody R!"

His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying uncontrollably. The young monk asks the old abbot, "What's wrong, father?"

With a choking voice, the old Abbot replies,

"The word was .....


Monday 19 May 2014

White leg weekend...

The varicose veins are slightly more pronounced, the old operation scars slightly more livid, the knees are slightly more knobbly, and the socks have at last been shed for a few weeks...

Yup, summer has arrived with a vengeance, and the good people of the village are treated to the wondrous sight of Scrobs' legs!

I thought both readers would like to know this!

Saturday 10 May 2014

Incredible bass player...

I was tipped off about this lady's talent recently, and to find that she is only nineteen years old on this super track with Jeff Beck, is just amazing!

She shows such skill and maturity on such a potentially difficult instrument - and heavy for that matter, that I wonder what the next years will do for her - lots hopefully!