Wednesday, 6 January 2021

The third lockdown

Now we're in this 3rd lockdown in the uk, i do hope that we all follow the rules, i was only saying to the wife the other day about all the thousands of people with covid but where are they, we've not seen or heard of any locally, then all of a sudden, our daughter knows two famalies who have it & my sister's next door neighbour has it, & then their relatives who visited them at xmas for ONE day, now all of them have to isolate, God knows what it would have been like with 5 days at xmas. I don't think people realise how important it is to steer clear of this thing, it's certainly brought it home to us to behave & stay at home. I'm letting off steam on here because Twitter attracts some strange people sometimes, so i tend to just comment on tv or less serious topics.

Anyhow if anyone has landed on here thanks, I would love you to leave a comment, i enjoy a nice discussion now & then.

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Sunrise

Sunrise
the calm before another storm

1957 Wolseley 6/90

1957 Wolseley 6/90
Came by this photo of one of my favourite cars of all time, the Wolseley 6/90 the other day which takes me back to when i worked at Rolls Royce at Barnoldswick, the Wellfield factory in about 1966. I had a Wolseley 15/60 farina model, but the engine blew up, & this guy who had a small backstreet garage across from the factory put a 1500cc engine out of an A55 in, but it just wouldn't pull so i popped across to see him. As i was looking around he asked me if i fancied this car, a grey 6/90 with a straight 6 2639.4cc engine. He wanted £38 for it so i bought it. The photo is from the original handbook from the car, pity i haven't got the car to go with it! It was an absolute cracker to drive, with a tiny gear leaver at the r/h side as the front seat was a large bench seat right across, an overdrive lever and handbrake coming from under the dash. The body shell was very thick, you couldn't dent the wing, they were solid, really well made. When i was down London doing a bit of recording, i picked up a black 6/90 with an Austin healy 3ltre engine in it but the diff didn't match, so it sounded beautiful but it did not have the power.

Blackpool tower

Blackpool tower
The picture shows the view from the top of the tower looking down through the new glass floor, in August before the comedy patio thing which is brilliant, was finished. The illuminations are good in my oppinion, we had a trip through the lights on the coach, a Chris Cooper coach trip, highly recomended.