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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


I took the first photograph two weeks ago meaning to put it up as 'The first rays of spring' type thing, but because I'm really lazy at updateing all my non-toy Soldier blogs, it didn't happen, then doing the greenhouse on Friday I took the second photo and voila! A post worth looking at....I hope?

Two Weeks Ago

Two Days Ago


Fraxinus said...

yup spring is here at last blackthorn just about coming into flower in the hedgerows of kent the first blaze of Cherry blossom in evidence also

Maverick Collecting said...

Blackthorn was in bloom on the Reading-Basingstoke bypass two weeks ago (and some hazel type thing was bursting forth), but only there, we've still got a week to go I think, the height here works against us in the Winter, but we get the West Country's Summer, so best/worst? of both worlds!

The Snow-drops and crocuses were very disappointing this year, but the Daff's are starting to give a better show, just late!