Monday, 31 December 2007

I'm not sure why the wife was a tad upset at Christmas


Perhaps offering to cook the lunch for all the relatives and forgetting to mention I got the recipe from some publication like Viz:

1. Cut out aluminium foil to desired shapes.
2.Arrange the turkey in the roasting pan, position the foil carefully( see picture for details:
3. Roast to your own recipe and serve.
4. Watch your guests faces.

Saturday, 29 December 2007

The last Pheasant shoot of the year

Well at least the season runs to the end of January and today my youngest lad decided to take up the gun:

Ok so a single shot .410 to be precise but it is an Anschutz.


He wears the cartridge belt like Pancho Villa and despite being convinced he had shot first a Pheasant then a wood cock the only tally again was a single Squirrell. At least this mexican revolutionary is doing his bit to preserve the native reds!

I must get him out with the duck and goose flighting before the season ends! Anyone know where you can get non toxic in .410?

Oh and thanks to Nigel and the two Richards for shooting, Vanessa and Charles and Richard for beating.

See you all in the new year.

Maybe I can leave you all with a little clip of how it should be done?



Thursday, 27 December 2007

Well the Christmas Eve Stalk

Never happened, one of those things I suppose. I did wander around some new land with a new stalker helping to site some high seats.

Christmas came and went a trip to the Outlaws passed resonably uneventfully:





Some reasonable scenery along the A27.



A day later we were back in Hampshire at the shoot:







The only problem was the weather, a strong south westerly and very mild. Bugger all birds shown in the end and I forgot to drop some stuff off at the in laws.




Some birds were shot! Not enough to make up a bag photo but at least we had some happy faces from Nigel, Vanessa, William and Charles:

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Merry Christmas you lot.

By the time most of you will read this I'll be out stalking possibly with a hangover.
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This allegedly has something to do with global warming but its seasonal, I personally prefer this:

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Meanwhile over at Paws for Thought Tams has stocked up in response to the Christmas rush with deliveries from Dokken and Sporting Saint. We now have fur covered dummies, dummies up to 3 lb Hare dummies , Dokken Dead Fowl Launcher dummies, Green winged Teal and Grouse with the necessary scent kits.

If you dont believe how a well trained dog can increase your bag have a look at these:















Friday, 21 December 2007

As today is the last one at the day job for this year at least


Have a nice crimbo and I'll see if I still have a job after tomorrow nights staff do!

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Take a look at this


Look at the picture here and you can see where this guy broke through the guardrail, right side where the people are standing on the road (pointing). ?The pick-up was traveling from right to left when it crashed through the guardrail. ?It flipped end-over-end, across the culvert outlet, and landed right side up on the left side of the culvert facing the opposite direction from which he was travelling. ?
Now look at the 2 ND picture below...





If this guy didn't believe in God before, do you suppose he believes now?

And this dear cletus


Hopefully Christmas eve will see me stalking our cloven hoof friends and also taking a new chapp for a wander around!

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Time to try something new



I saw this and thought some of you may like this, it also helps me practise expanding the use of my blog!

Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Whilst driving home this evening

like the old fart I am I enjoy listening to PM on Radio 4. It despite being a BBC radio program (cue lefty, trendy, townie rubbish about foxes and badgers) has a go at all politicians and does its best to put the lying two faced scum on the spot. The problem is that most of them are shameless.
If only they were half as interesting as Shameless then perhaps life would be bearable, I know the cast are all scallies but that is sadly where you author is from until my mother thankfully evacuated us to Cornwall where despite there being nothing to vandalise Bambibashers older brother couldnt kick his habits.
Luckily I joined the army and here I am.
Anyway back to Radio 4 and the announcement that the Liberal Democrat leadership election result was announced.
Now far from me to bore your already dull midweek evenings with such tripe, the literal dems are usually boring enough for that without my help. I want you to consider the party of liberalism and high taxes that cant really make its own mind up on what day it is has managed to elect a leader.
The obvious clue to all of this is in the poll results, bland faceless no one No1 polled 20, 477 votes against some other nobody that polled 20, 988 votes. How did they manage to get 42,000 adults to admit to being party members and look even then they could hardly tell the difference between two former euro party trough snufflers and the one that won has been in westminster for all of two years. well the Call me dave brigade must be quaking in their collective shoes now.
I dont think so somehow, which is a pity as they need a kick up their jacksies if they are to overturn the stalinists embedded in Whitehall now.

To keep you amused whilst I do some work!

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This has been doing the rounds for a while but thanks to Elmer Fudd for passing this on!

Thanks to Mr FM for this and like him Rum Sodomy and the Lash is one of my favourite LPs of all time!

Some people have style, grace and flair, some are just lucky enough to be able to shoot deer from their hot tub but at least with a nice rifle!





Before I go and spend some more unearnt money on cleaning rods for my rifles, (carbon fibre rods at that) I will leave you with something suitably seasonal:


Saturday, 15 December 2007

A great day on the shoot today


It was,

Freezing cold quite literally and most of the birds sat tight in the cover. It was blowing freezing cold eaterly wind and even 3 layers of clothing couldnt keep me warm. Thankfully a good days beating worked followed by steak and real ale in the pub afterwards.
Roger dragged out his secretary who sadly despite being a pure 100% stunner doesnt seem to like having her picture taken.




Drinks were taken by the beaters before the last drive! Obviously everything came with ice wanted or not.





There were the usual crew of motley mutts present as well as a new pair of beaters Father and son team courtesy of NOBS.





The bag though not massive was still appreciated by all the team who took home something.













click on this for a laugh

Friday, 14 December 2007

Hilarious start to the weekend

I hope your dinner parties dont go like this:

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I was hoping to do something like this:






but it probably will be more like this:



Thursday, 13 December 2007

Thanks to the Army Rumor Service for this one:

Found on ARRSSE where several ex squaddies now coppers are attempting to defend their right to whinge at the moment:
I understand Arthur Scargill has been asked to take command of a Citizens’ Militia who, in the event of a Police strike, would:
- wave their pay packets in striking rozzers’ faces
- establish an unlawful central control centre to direct Militia resources to deal with unlawful Police Federation secondary picketing
- persuade the army to dress up in Militia uniforms
- protect Nottinghamshire coppers when they refuse to strike- arrange an historic ‘Battle of Hendon Wood’ where former miners mounted on Blackpool donkeys would mount ferocious baton charges on fresh-faced police probationers
Beware: the government has been stockpiling CSOs. This is not strategically a good time to strike.
STOP PRESS **** STOP PRESS **** STOP PRESS **** STOP PRESS **** STOP PRESS ****
The first Police Wives Support Group has been form in Romford, Essex.
Spokesperson Tracy Shagalott explained:
“No way will the girls tolerate going without a regular supply of imitation leopard skin crombies, MegaArgos Patio BBQ sets and getting their tits done twice a year. We’re here for the duration.”
Good one Trace!

Quick update

It was the battery wot dun it guv!
It seems that driving a new diesel rarely doesnt do the battery any good so madam had to get over to the dealers and they changed it!

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Please consider this

Consider helping someone out please

Mid winter fun

Phone call from the Furher whilst chatting with Nigel the baker, "it wont start"," what wont?" and so it went on, it seems her diesel truck doesnt like the first decent frost we've had this year.

Tough I had to scrape my windows this morning before driving to work. I was a little later than normal and there were still plenty of Fallow out in the fields alongside. It seems that either everyone goes to work at the same time as I normally do or the new bridge at Beddingham being opened is too much to resist?

Still time for some humour:

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This also appeared in my in box thanks to Jeremy who obviously isnt as busy as he should be, its taken from the Freelander advert of a few years ago and now entitled "How to spot a Blond Antelope!":


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No doubt I will be held to blame for her truck not starting even though it is madam herself who hasnt let the glow plugs light go out on the dash before turning the engine over.

It needs doing though as I want to be in Hampshire this saturday for some more of this:



Although I do rather fancy some of what my Canadian friends are getting up to:


That said TrazTaz in Germany sent me something to drool over:

From the top down:Remington 700 .308

Parker Hale 9,3X62 ( PIG STOPPER!!)

Toz .22Merkel 16 bore with interchangable barrles for a rifle shotty combi,

7x57r(very nice gun)left cz75 9mmright weirauch

.375 magmerkel 12 bore aya lincoln 12 side by side

( you just gotta look English at some shoots!!)

Good hunting!! You seen any pig yet?

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Decembers Junior pinup?

Whilst I was at work today, Dominic our little springer cocker cross found out where the cat flap is:

Yes he did get out the little shoite!

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Wappenshaw

for those of you who havent heard this before it's an annual gathering of riflemen for a shooting match, in this case our club holds this early in december.

We braved some appalling typical Bisley weather to take part in a match using everything from Muzzle loaders, Black Powder breech loaders to modern rifles.

here a few pictures from today:












Myself clambering around with my Ross.




Another couple of members shooting alongside:





This is a Savage, a 99 I believe in .300 savage! Nice.











My Great Uncle In Montreal had one many years ago!



This smart looking match model of a 1903 Springfield was accompanied by some slightly older rifles.








A nice trapdoor model shot alongside some other nice examples.













This one has the same sort of bayonet that allegedly Teddy Roosevelt had removed from the trials 1903.















This to me looks like a private or Volunteer version, perhaps we can have some ideas on this?
Anyway despite the weather we had a good shoot and lunched afterwards on Snake and Pigmy pie at the Clubhouse of the Honourable Artillery Company.


Something I forgot to mention whilst driving back across the range, proof that Michael Howard and those other cowards whose idea of law enforcement is to create new laws rather than enforce existing ones:

Ok so its sat down at 600 yards on Century but it has one pistol grip and a relatively short barrel. Most importantly its sticking two fingers up to those clowns in the Home Office!
Yeah really committed to controlling gun crime, banning private ownership really worked didnt it you spineless control freaks. Instead of finding those responsible and punishing them under the law you demonised law abiding citizens who will never forgive you lying thieving scum.

Thursday, 6 December 2007

My December pin up


What a stunner!

Where was wally working?


Ok so the bus should tell you which town I was in, the skyline behind is the real clue.
I had to survey a couple of sites in town and this spot was first on
the list.




No clearer?
Here you go then:











With thanks to Mr FM for this:

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Finally from a friend:

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

more snouts in the trough

So as the skeletons fall out of the closets Broon the one eyed git must be hoping that they will deflect the flak from him. Not only is the leader of the porrige wog neu arbeit guilty of accepting unlawful donations but Peter "Dipped in tea" Hain another double (probably brown) hatter has also been caught with his nose in the trough.
Labours answer to its own inability to obey laws they introduced themselves is predictable; new legislation possibly to allow public funding of these career criminals.
The last thing this country needs is more legislation when the current clowns cant even obey the existing ones! That is typical of politicians, all legislation and no enforcement.
The Nimrod accident enquiry reports today. Another attempt by the politicians and the politicians in uniform to spin the news about how good they are and that tosser spouting platitudes about heroes, what would he know, the complete waste of my tax pounds.
Anyway rant of the week over or is it? Nimrods replacement running 4 years late is what?
Yes you guessed it another Nimrod!
I am so glad that I dont fly in service aircraft any more!
So lets have some fun and remember dont forget kids can call your bluff as well!


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Monday, 3 December 2007

Blogging from work during lunch

Time to share this mondays happy clips with thanks to John S and Mr FMT for these:
Do you have a boy racer problem?

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Men, yes we just cant help it!

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Maybe more later! I think I am out on site tonight with the mad paddies so fun and games ahead!

Sunday, 2 December 2007

A wet and windy weekend

Having spent yeaterday chaufering kids around to birthday parties instead of shooting or working the dogs. I took them out today and as Sassy is in season she is on the lead! So in a couple of days we'll be looking her stud dog up provided we can keep her sons from giving her the good news. I was rained off training today so whilst sorting out some pictures I found this:
Gundog training











This pup was from her last litter a couple of years ago and we probably will use the same dog as then unless we find a black and white dog in the meantime.


I was thinking about where I should have been and this came to mind: