Saturday, July 30, 2022

I am 70 today.

 Today we started  a week's stay in a cottage in North Wales.

Here  is Chris's Birthday present & card .

More photos during the week.......

Thursday, July 28, 2022



Zelensky wartime Vogue photoshoot, because this is the "new normal" now. 

 I wonder how the soldiers on the front line and the families who have recently lost people on the front lines feel about them having time to promote themselves in Vogue! 

How much money did they pocket ?

Let's play a fun game:

Quiz -

 (1) This happy couple have just won a $180 Million lottery jackpot. 

(2) They've just returned from honeymoon. 

(3) 200,000 of their countrymen have just died and 1000 more dying daily

Just Published by ALJAZEERA :

"Pandora Papers: Ukraine leader seeks to justify offshore accounts Files obtained by ICIJ claim Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his partners established a network of offshore companies in 2012."

 Read Here:

Watch Interview With Sam Tarry This Morning

Ben Kentish: 'Do you think Keir Starmer has got a worse relationship with the trade unions than Tony Blair did?' 

 Labour MP Sam Tarry: 'I think far worse. Far worse.'

Much talk over the past 24 hours about a" General Strike". ( Most notably from  Mick Lynch ) 

But people have muttered such stuff for several years , yet  it  comes to nowt. I will believe it when I see it .

But I hope it happens! Bring It On!


It's illegal to sack a trade unionist for attending a picket line. Unfortunately, Labour politicians don't get the same degree of protection.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

See video of BBC’s "The Gallows Pole" shoot up Erringdon Moor at Cragg Vale

View the Sony Promotional (3 minute )video + text  Here:  


"Shane Meadows is known for his naturalistic style of filmmaking. 

Those who have worked with the director know that he likes improvisation from his actors and camera work that allows for a bit of serendipity. 

 Few are more aware of this than cinematographer Danny Cohen, who has worked with Meadows on multiple projects, including Dead Man’s Shoes and This Is England, as well as the TV spin-offs This Is England ‘86 and This Is England ‘88. 

So, when Cohen began work on Meadows’ new period drama, The Gallows Pole, he knew it would be a challenge to relish. 

The BBC period drama tells the tale of a group of 18th century workers in Yorkshire, as they gang together and conspire to run the biggest fraud ever seen in Britain. The show is populated by recognizable faces from British TV and major cinema releases, as well as a host of new talent. Meadows wanted to give them all creative freedom with their performances, while making sure he could capture every moment possible. 

And that meant plenty of camera coverage. Cohen chose for his crew to shoot on four Sony cameras: two VENICEs, one FX6 and one FX3. Designed to work together and complement each other, these Sony Cinema Line cameras have common strengths that made them ideal for Meadows’ period production: excellent latitude, natural skin tones and a filmic image."

A Couple of my own photos taken there 


Friday, July 22, 2022

The Forde Report : Things The Guardian wont tell you.

As the character
Hector Barbossa  said in the film   Pirates of The Caribbean.
“You're off the edge of the map, mate. Here there be monsters.”

 You know Corbyn could have beaten the Tories. He just couldn't beat the Labour Party.

Read  about the just released Forde Report here : 

And here

Inflation Latest : it is now 3 journalists needed to handle one Mick Lynch.

Mick Lynch does the Hokey Cokey while the 3 blokes with him try to trip him up! That What It's All About !

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Team Zimnoch

"Team Zimnoch " decants to a small cottage in North Wales next week,

 it's over the period of my 70 th Birthday 

 And, no doubt , it might be mentioned here soon ! 

In the meantime, I went drinking with Phil & Ken in Halifax today .


Saturday, July 16, 2022

Sheer Poetry : on the supposed passing of Johnson.

Mark Thomas rips into Johnson after receiving his honorary doctorate from the University of Kent in Canterbury Catherdral.

Friday, July 15, 2022

Sylvia Plath Festival : British Gas Missed A trick by not sponsoring this ?


Me and Cath went to this event at Hebden Bridge Library tonight. 

It's purpose was to  give  information about October's Sylvia Plath's 90th Birthday Festival .

. One of the poets was  from Halifax, Gaia Holmes ( very good) 

  I really liked her .Sorta Punk  Poetry from The Moor in Halifax. Splendid

Plus  another  poet from Philadelphia called Katie Ailes.

British Gas have missed a trick ! They really should be sponsoring this Festival .......

Read All About the October Festival here:

Also , from Sunday 17th July . some photos from The White Eagle Lodge in Rawden near Leeds......(n.b. music from Alan Pergusey )

Piccadilly, Manchester


Thursday, July 07, 2022

My 29 day ban on Facebook : view the offending video.

Rather oddly, I was given a 29 day ban by facebook for posting this video today ' 

It  refers to the current problems of Boris Johnson here in UK 

 Bit of a shame as this month I celebrate my 70 th birthday & we go away on holiday.

 I have appealed the ban , but it's unlikely to be overturned ( it seems , i discover too late, they always ban this particular parody video,no matter the topic )

 The upshot is that I will be posting more here during my 29 exile.. 

Facebook's gain is your loss.......


I went for a few drinks at The Upper George in Halifax on Friday . We bumped into a facebook Friend who had a spare ticket for Primal Scream who were playing The Peice Hall that evening . It would have been rude not to go...... Image Gallery

Sauna in Mytholmroyd