Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Baconsdozen a common name?

Thirteen or so years ago when I started this business we chose the name Baconsdozen because we were moving to number thirteen and the estate agent kept calling me Mr Baker.(Seemed to make sense at the time).
Now I see 'Baconsdozen' has been chosen as the web site name for an American company listing hotels and a couple of people on facebook.We also had a scammer promising people jobs clearing cheques,working for a firm called Baconsdozen Industrial Ltd.
There are some odd folk about.

Friday, 14 May 2010

The sands of time.

Some people said building the outer harbour at Yarmouth would increase erosion further down the coast,others say its a seasonal thing but the beach at the Denes in Lowestoft seems to be losing sand.Much of the ruins of the old sea wall can be seen on this picture,normally most of it is covered by a good depth of sand and shingle.The beach is unusable because of concrete and steel debris,which is said to protect the newer sea wall but if this sand continues to be lost it must increase the risk of damage.The denes area flooded many years ago destroying the fishing village,presumably the possibility of the outer harbour increasing erosion was studied,or was it?.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Bikes at Flixton air museum.

We attended a show at an air museum in Flixton Bugay..I'm determined to use the transit a bit more than last year when it really didn't go anywhere.The second picture is of a couple of the trikes at the air museum.This museum is a great place to visit.Planes and relics from two world wars and relatively modern exibits as well.A waste of time trying to describe it there is simply too much to see.These trikes were part of a collection from a visiting motorcycle club.All in all a good day out.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Hung parliament.

I might have heard it wrong but i thought I heard someone say that the goverment had been hung.
Seems a bit extreme,but they probably deserve it.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

If you can't fight,wear a big hat.

We still keep selling the sou westers.Film companies and the TV people especially (thats the BBC and ITV not transvestites) seem keen on them.The modern materials and designs have their place but these great heavy things do the job of keeping you dry brilliantly.They also have the bonus that wearing one on a boat (preferably a sailing boat) makes you look like you know what you're doing.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

British fishing boats

This morning Lowestofts trawler basin had a couple of trawlers in it.At one time there would have been half a dozen at any one time,now just two are a rare site.Neither of these will be landing any fish here or employ British crewmen despite having union jacks painted on their sides.These are the so called flag ships,the result of surrendering our fishing grounds in a desperate attempt to appease our european masters.Membership of the EU is said to benefit this country,looking at these boats makes me wonder how.