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New Years Eve, 1988-89
Tuesday, 27 Oct, 2009 – 22:39 | One Comment
New Years Eve, 1988-89

Another random packet of photographs pulled from the drawer and this time it’s the ’88-’89 New Years Eve Dance
As I recall we used to have great NYE dances, this was the second one that was …

Caches Nos. 169 to 179 – Motorway Mayhem ? ? ?
Sunday, 25 Oct, 2009 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches Nos. 169 to 179 – Motorway Mayhem ? ? ?

There are many caches in the Motorway Mayhem series all up and down the country (and probably over the waters as well). They are designed to break up a tedious journey. The locations are within …

Cache No. 168 – Pump house (N Yorks)
Saturday, 24 Oct, 2009 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No. 168 – Pump house (N Yorks)

October 24th 2009 –  Pump house (N Yorks)  GCBDA5 – Cache #168
This is a virtual cache, a virtual cache according to the rules of the game is –
“a cache that exists in a form of …

We sing our song, the bucket of water song…
Thursday, 22 Oct, 2009 – 23:41 | No Comment
We sing our song, the bucket of water song…

This is the song we lovers of water sing,
We can’t go wrong we’re happy as a King,
We beat the drum as we march along,
We crash the cymbal and bang the gong,
We sing our song The …

Watery Vodka – and a Chip Fight
Wednesday, 21 Oct, 2009 – 21:41 | No Comment
Watery Vodka – and a Chip Fight

‘Oh what a night, Late September back in sixty three’…. erm, no… actually ‘Oh what a night, Late June nineteen eighty nine’ – What a very special night. The venue was the Northgate Arena in …

Caches Nos. 158 to 167 – Bus Stop, Canal, River and Train
Sunday, 18 Oct, 2009 – 23:59 | No Comment
Caches Nos. 158 to 167 – Bus Stop, Canal, River and Train

It was a dull but dry Sunday, and the Grand Prix wasn’t on until tea time – so it was a good day for caching !
I had a couple of options as to where to …

Cache No. 157 – The Wench is Dead
Saturday, 17 Oct, 2009 – 23:59 | No Comment
Cache No. 157 – The Wench is Dead

October 17th 2009 –  The Wench is Dead  GCMPTC – Cache #157
A bit of a spooky one this… starts off in a churchyard in Rugeley Staffordshire at the grave of a murdered woman. A real …

A Gentlemans Evening
Friday, 16 Oct, 2009 – 22:01 | One Comment
A Gentlemans Evening

Twenty years ago this week two of the Waffledalers, Nelly & Sherry got married. I will cover weddings in a future post, but what I want to reminisce upon today is the Gentlemans Evening we …

From Tea Shoppe to Shrubbery
Thursday, 15 Oct, 2009 – 22:08 | One Comment
From Tea Shoppe to Shrubbery

So, one weekend in 1993 we found ourselves on top of the Malvern Hills. We had been brought there by Polska Paul, who was obviously of Polish descent, but came from Malvern and so took …

Bin Liners For Sale
Wednesday, 14 Oct, 2009 – 20:56 | One Comment
Bin Liners For Sale

I can’t actually remember where the bin liner fashion first came from, but there was a time where Bin Liners were worn a lot. The picture here was taken at a party at Wendy-woo’s house …

Update 11/10/09
Monday, 12 Oct, 2009 – 22:50 | No Comment
Update 11/10/09

Geocaching – Up To Date
WASH – Up To Date
Blog – Tenerife Holiday posted
Wharfedale Plus – No Posts
Genealogy – No Posts
I guess I now have enough posted to announce the blog to the world
So if you’re …

WASH Memories
Monday, 12 Oct, 2009 – 19:12 | One Comment
WASH Memories

Every Autumn for well over 20 years I have traveled down to Hunstanton, famed for being the only West facing resort on the East coast, to spend the weekend at Searles Leisure Park to participate …