Category Archives: Humour

Peter Sallis and a “nice bit of Wensleydale cheese lad”

Peter Sallis the actor best-known for voicing Wallace in Aardman Animation’s Wallace & Gromit  and starring in long-running BBC sitcom Last Summer Of Wine, has died at the age of 96. “It is with sadness that we announce that our … Continue reading

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Customer service “par excellence” at the Merienda cafe, Cockermouth

My recent visit to Cumbria has taken me to different parts of the county and usually when I arrive anywhere the first thing I do is search out a cafe for my daily input of cappuccino. On these visits I … Continue reading

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This is Goose Leader to all flyers………

The trials and tribulations of an RAF pilot………………………….             On my recent visit to Cumbria I was out one afternoon enjoying the countryside and taking photographs when I heard this tremendous roar in the sky. … Continue reading

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Glasgow taxi drivers and a caring society…………………

  For the best part of last week I was in Glasgow staying with friends and making the most of my time in the city. I had stopped off at Lake Ulleswater in Cumbria on my way up to Scotland … Continue reading

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What makes us English……..Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling

I have been asked on several occasions by friends and colleagues from abroad “what makes you English?” and I always struggle with the response. I could of course say that we are a proud nation, arrogant, insular, bloody minded but … Continue reading

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Mae West……..is that a gun in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me!

  “I used to be Snow White but I drifted,” quipped Mae West, the Hollywood actress who is remembered for her Wildean wit as much as her flamboyant personality. West was born on August 17, 1893, in New York, a … Continue reading

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Enough said…………..

  Having lived in Yorkshire for the last thirty eight years I would say the above is a fair summation of the “lady folk” of this erstwhile county……………….

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