Monday, 28 May 2012

Black Mink near the River Frome

I was taking a bike ride in the Frome valley near Tincleton in Dorset where I saw that I could get under a bridge over a small semi tributary of the main river. I didn't have my camera with me. After a few minutes a jet black mink walked under the bridge on the other side of the river. It must have known I was there but it didn't seem concerned.

This picture is of a similar animal taken from: and I would like to give full and proper credit to the person who took this photograph

Monday, 21 May 2012

A TESCO trick

This blog was never intended to show anything negative. I have heard that TESCO trick customers and this weekend I came across just such a trick. If I had bought more than just one item I would probably have missed this TESCO trick. Here's the evidence.

I saw two bags of watercress advertised as a twin pack for £1.25. When I went through the check out I was charged £1.30. Please see the photographic proof.

When I looked further I found that the each pack in the twin pack contained only 35g of watercress making a total of 75g for £1.30. The Co-op sell 85g for £1.  So the twin pack contains less than the normal amount and TESCO are charging more. This is a clear trick.

This post should go 'viral' and millions of people should watch out for any other TESCO tricks that might trap the unsuspecting customer. Beware when you shop at TESCO

The last part of the trick is that TESCO make each bag of the twin pack as large as a Co-op pack even though both packs put together contain less than what is in the Co-op bag. All this is no accident it is a deliberate customer trick.
Please forward this post to as many people as possible and teach TESCO not to trick their customers.

Finally I have done all this on my mobile phone without too much difficulty. It is now possible for consumers to publish trick like this.

I do intend to send a link to this post to TESCO and see what response I get.

Horse chestnut blossom

This horse chestnut blossom seems to be growing from the ground - but it's not.
The nut(s) won't have far to fall in the Autumn...

A cherry tree bears fruit for the first time

These decaying blossoms will soon become delicious sweet black cherries. The first time this tree and her neighbours have borne fruit.

Birth of an apple

From the apparent decay of a beautiful blossom comes the birth of a new apple.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

middle class vandalism of a Frome river bridge

The first photograph shows the 'normal' or non vandalised side of a 19th century bridge over the river Frome. In the area where Tess (of the D'Urbervilles) had her happy period. The other side shows how it has been vandalised over this winter period.
Why middle class vandalism? Look at the colours, you'll see these 'hippy' colours at every festival such as Glastonbury. Glastonbury and similar festivals are almost entirely middle class - they are the only people who can afford to go.

A fortified manor house

This is Woodsford Castle by the river Frome. Its not a castle but a fortified manor house. You can see by the archways that it dates back to Norman times or very soon after. I wonder what or who the original owners were afraid of. Perhaps the locals of Dorset in those days were a bit less conservative than they are now?

A beehive by the river Frome

This beehive is miles from any house in the middle of nowhere next to the river Frome. It looks to be unused by a bee keeper but the bees certainly like it.
If I knew anything about bees, there should be lots of free honey.