Friday, March 31, 2006

shopping at LIDL

after ordering a repeat prescription in the medical centre pharnacy I waited for the shower to pass by

waiting for his master outside the chemists

rubbish is mounting up again in the corner

and who bent this lamp?
seems to be a dodgy driver around
I thought about a bet on the Grand National but the girl in this betting shop said that it is next week not tomorrow

great style on the bus out, but Mackadown Lane LIDL was out of skimmed milk AGAIN - Lidl Online

after shopping at Bordesley Green Road LIDL about 12 km extra journey and my 5 year old trolley from NETTO in Denmark is loaded with 14 litres milk, 10 kilos rice, cottage cheese and green stuff and apples

home again by the glassless bustop on Bosworth Drive looking east


The first sack is empty and nearly finished - using the green plastic measure for one portion

an impulse purchase from LIDL size XL MOTOR BIKE KNEE WARMERS

and my arthitic left knee feels better
(the red button is my master switch for tv and computer)

see also bio-hazards around Merton House

Thursday, March 30, 2006



ROB VIGURS is exhibiting at the CUSTARD FACTORY
Birmingham B) 4AA
until 11 April 2006

This Gallery re-launched in January 2006 as the Vaad Gallery with a showcase of some of their home grown talent and now has a full programme of events scheduled until August check out their new website for more info due in April."

Kerrang! 105.2 - Music With Attitude, Rock Radio, West Midlands, UK: "The Custard Factory is changing.

We are now host to many new retailers from old Favourites like the retro Urban Village to the new Art House DVD and Video shop (due to open April 2006) or Jeans Stuff a place for collectors to adore, antiques to bric-a-brac you'll find something there you never realised you needed.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

birdsong in the evening

I walked to the Kingfisher Project, a bit late for photography and no sign of the hawk, but there were many birds to be heard but hardly seen

home again and nice to get my big (size 13) boots off in a tidy hallway

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

after and before

left hand window was cleaned by my guest - THANKS
compare the colours of the lockup garage doors
and I cannot remember when I last polished the greyer right hand window - 4 or 5 years maybe? - how time flies.

Monday, March 27, 2006


the right picture at last I was at Kvik Save on Monday afternoon for just under £10 - the hot cross buns were 40 p
even if "illegal" in my diet and I could only taste the sugar not the spices with my nose cold

Tuesday afternoon problems with the image server seemed to be more or less sorted

from the car park top level at Chelmsley Wood

I have just followed the walkway, svalegang "swallows' gangway" in danish, round the corner and over the bridge on the look out for interesting view points for future photography.

this handicam close up was uploaded by accident see SNAPS TWO for more flower close ups (about using my HandiCam with the Zeiss 40x digital zoom lens)

blogger image server is in trouble again tonight Monday

so I cannot fully blog the walk home yet
so this last image was uploaded on

Saturday, March 25, 2006

mothers' day eve in Birmingham

On my way to the Birmingham archives

I had set out early to make some snaps

street florists getting ready for a big day

two ladies have had this pitch for about 18 months

High Street

Location: Union Street, B2, Birmingham United Kingdom
Grid ref: SP071868 Postcode district: B2 4xx (map centre)
X: 407200m Y: 286900m
Lat: 52:28:47N (52.4798) Lon: 1:53:44W (-1.8956)
Web Address:

Union Street

Corporation Street

Cherry Street and Dior for POSH MOTHERS

Don't they teach manners in Denmark?

unpacking the demo kit

briefing in front of the Council House

Culture Shock

what did they think of this image, and what did the floozie on the jacuzzi make of the demo?

Don't they teach manners in Denmark?

Jyllands Posten Secular Extremist and a big pile of placards

handing out jackets to the marshalls in Victoria Square Birmingham

jyllands posten - Google Image Search

jyllands posten - Google Search

jyllands posten secular extremist - Google Search

Don't they teach manners in Denmark? - Google Search

Jyllands Posten Secular Fundamentalist

Global Civility
"The Muslim Action Committe or MAC, has been set up by over 400 Islamic Scholars of the United Kingdom in response to the global concern in the western media and government victimising and provoking the Muslims by producing blasphemous cartoons, depicting our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as a terrorist. As a result, deeply offending the global Muslim community."
stand up straight please for the photo

Jyllands Posten Secular Fundamentalist

including the Iman of Birmingham Central Mosque

with the naked image of the floozie in the jacuzzi in the background

what do they really think?

the Danish women feel sorry for their sister's lack of freedom of choice

Danish paper rejected Jesus cartoons
: "In April 2003, Danish illustrator Christoffer Zieler submitted a series of unsolicited cartoons dealing with the resurrection of Christ to Jyllands-Posten.

Zieler received an email back from the paper's Sunday editor, Jens Kaiser, which said: 'I don't think Jyllands-Posten's readers will enjoy the drawings. As a matter of fact, I think that they will provoke an outcry. Therefore, I will not use them.'

The illustrator said: 'I see the cartoons as an innocent joke, of the type that my Christian grandfather would enjoy.' 'I showed them to a few pastors and they thought they were funny.'

But the Jyllands-Posten editor in question, Mr Kaiser, said that the case was 'ridiculous to bring forward now. It has nothing to do with the Muhammad cartoons.

'In the Muhammad drawings case, we asked the illustrators to do it. I did not ask for these cartoons. That's the difference,' he said. 'The illustrator thought his cartoons were funny. I did not think so. It would offend some readers, not much but some.'

The decision smacks of 'double-standards', said Ahmed Akkari, spokesman for the Danish-based European Committee for Prophet Honouring, the umbrella group that represents 27 Muslim organisations that are campaigning for a full apology from Jyllands-Posten.

'How can Jyllands-Posten distinguish the two cases? Surely they must understand,' Mr Akkari added. Meanwhile"

Friday, March 24, 2006

rainy today

on the top deck at the traffic lights by the Custard factory

early morning and time to get up

I spent most of the day in bed with a cold

yes there is a coin op washeteria near by (answer to an email)
ready for when my Blomberg eco wonder dies

In the evening took the 97 bus to Brum
to photograph the green lit Selfridges
see Birmingham St Patrick’s Festival

unfortunately they had changed the lamps back to blue

so I stayed on the bus at Birmingham and went straught back to Chelmsley
the driver's periscope mirror on the top deck of the 97 bus

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Don Cameron has made a blog too

My World

from my email:-

After looking at your blog I decided that having one of my own might be agood idea. So here is my blog address with a few photographs. My user nameis in Scots


my grandchildren are thriving

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

107 images downloaded at last

the cell phone just needed to have its battery fully charged and my wonderful Cell Phone Manager did the rest MobTime Cell Phone Manager - PC software to manage your mobile phone.

Birmingham is a sandstone city standing on this bedrock

Triassic Sandstone Aquifer Rock is on the web and obviously badly polluted by industrial waste

red sandstone seen in an exposed cellar at this car park by the mail box

geological map on wiki

Lapworth Museum of Geology - Birmingham City Guide venues & listings

The Lapworth Museum
The Lapworth Museum has a large and extensive archive particularly relating to Charles Lapworth, the first Professor of Geology at Birmingham

I better go there to get better informed
Geology of the British Isles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

blurred snap of the corridor on the eighteenth floor

Radisson SAS Hotels & Resorts - Hotel Information
Radisson SAS Hotel, Birmingham.
Radisson SAS opens 10th UK property in Birmingham
less than a 3 minute walk from the railway station and close to the Bullring Shopping Centre
sas birmingham - Google Search

looking down from the eighteenth floor of the new SAS hotel

victorian railway viaduct arches in the back yard of the custard factory

capuchino coffee at the custard factory

an industrial strengh floor pitted with a century of use

I like this green at the Custard factory