Grease Lightning…

Grease Lightning…

The photograph is from the 1988 production of Grease at the University of York, the car nearly did drive off the stage…

It was a nightmare getting the car, a fantastic red Triumph Herald,  on stage, as tit had to be manhandled up the stairs to the first floor where the stage was. The engine luckily had been removed.

On the first night during the Grease Lightning song, the car was pushed from the back of the stage to the front, at which point the bloke driving the car couldn’t see the edge of the stage and nearly “drove” into the orchestra pit! I don’t think the audience noted, but you could tell the orchestra did, as the music went off key ever so slightly, as some of the musicians got scared of getting crushed!

I wasn’t in the production, something to do with the fact I couldn’t sing or act… however I was part of the team that sold tickets and managed the event on the days the musical was staged, so I got to see it every night it was on.

Nearly thirty years later, your mind will recall things slightly differently to the way that it happened, my memory recalls the performance as been very professional and really good. Great music, wonderful singing and a memorable performance.

Sadly I have no memory for names, so couldn’t tell you who is in the picture.

The view from Blackpool Tower

Back in February, we had a holiday in the North-West visiting Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool. My first time to this seaside resort, and mid-week in February was probably quite a nice time to visit, hardly any crowds and no traffic.

We did go up the Blackpool Tower, which in my opinion isn’t cheap, but we had some tokens from cereal boxes which reduced the overall cost.

The weather was nice, so we had some really nice views from the top.

The view from Blackpool Tower

The view from Blackpool Tower

The view from Blackpool Tower

The view from Blackpool Tower

The view from Blackpool Tower

The view from Blackpool Tower

The view from Blackpool Tower

The view from Blackpool Tower

The view from Blackpool Tower

Click the images to see larger versions on the Flickr.

Royal Air Force Museum Cosford

The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, located in Cosford in Shropshire, is a museum dedicated to the history of aviation and the Royal Air Force in particular. On a recent trip up north for a holiday, we stopped off for a few hours to have a look around the museum. It is free to get in, and certainly a much nicer option over stopping at the motorway services!

There are lots of aircraft on display, and the Cold War exhibition certainly was quite haunting (especially for those of us who the 1980s isn’t history, as we lived through it).

RAF Cosford

Spitfire

Catalina

Me163 Komet

RAF Cosford

RAF Cosford

RAF Cosford

RAF Cosford

RAF Cosford

RAF Cosford

Well worth a visit if you like aircraft or modern history.

Made me smile

This made me smile.

This is the LEGO Jurassic World Game Teaser Trailer, I think my kids will enjoy the game when it is released.

Let it snow…

Well let’s hope it doesn’t snow, as though it looks pretty, it does make all those things you need to get done somewhat challenging.

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These photographs were from 2009 and 2010, since then I’ve not seen the type of snow we had back then.

In the Lake District

Back in 1998 I visited the Lake District and had a very enjoyable few days walking across the hills and valleys. Sadly I’ve not been back since (well I did go in 1999), not really had the chance or the time. Hoping that this year that may change. I think this is around Ennerdale.

Lake District

Lake District

Lake District

Lake District

Lake District

Lake District

Lake District

Lake District

Lake District

Lake District

Lake District

I took these photographs with a Canon EOS 500 camera using film, the images were scanned in from prints.

Ten Incredible Sand Sculptures

Over the last few years, artists from around the world have created amazing sand sculptures on the beach at Weston-super-Mare. Here are ten incredible sculptures.


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