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Cartoon Museum, London

The Cartoon Museum is moderately priced and hosts exhibitions, events and workshops for both children and adults (see website ⇒ ) and is very close to the British Museum ⇐ which is free to enter.  Cartoons and single frame caricatures  have been an integral part of British life and included political, satirical, sarcastic, social commentary, humour and the downright bawdy.  Earlier cartoons/caricatures, than those here, can be found at the Queens Gallery ⇒.

? but it is quite fascinating.




Although often irreverent, cartoonist could also be patriotic especially in times of war.

The infamous Andy Capp by Reg Smythe

And, a little social commentary from an unlikely source.

And, something to read.

And, learn how to draw cartoons.

Or the easy way, which made me hungry.


When Squirrels Meet

“Excuse me Sir”.   “Do You Know the Way to San José ?”  Sing the song ⇒.


Brighten the Day 4

8 Flora and some lyrics to brighten the day.

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“What do you say to an 8 foot tall Budgerigar ?”.  “Who’s a pretty boy then”.

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“Call that a hair style, check out the hat”.

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“I’m feelin’ glad all over
Yes I’m-a glad all over
Baby I’m glad all over
So glad you’re mine.

The Dave Clark Five

Wisley Flowers DSC_0074“That John Wyndham had a good idea”.

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“Purple haze, all in my brain
Lately things they don’t seem the same
Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why
Excuse me while I kiss the sky”.

Jimi Hendrix

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“Yellow is the color of my true love’s hair
In the mornin’, when we rise
In the mornin’, when we rise
That’s the time, that’s the time
I love the best”
Donovan.

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“Blue moon!
Now I’m no longer alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own”.

Billie Holiday

And, one more time with a song.

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“Sunny, Yesterday my life was filled with rain.
Sunny, You smiled at me and really eased the pain.
The dark days are gone, and the bright days are here,
My Sunny one shines so sincere.
Sunny one so true, I love you.”

Stevie Wonder

More Brighten the Day ⇐.


A Christmas Story – Oops

Twas the day before the night before Christmas and all through the city twas well. Then it got silly.


Halloween – Don’t Turn on the Light

There was an ‘orrible rustling and I shouldn’t have turned on the light.  Don’t look at the next picture, you’ll never sleep again. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

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Coots in Dark 2

It’s not so much the nasty sharp little beaks.  It’s more the yeauchy big squidgy feet.   Imagine being run over by a stampede.  It couldn’t happen in your worst nightmare.  Could it ?

Aaaaargh.

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Happy Halloween and may all your frights be silly ones.


When I’m 64

A little whimsy to brighten the day.

            Vera, Chuck and Dave

                                                                                                       Vera, Chuck and Dave.

When I get older losing my hair, many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I’d been out till quarter to three, would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four? .


The Great Nut Heist

At the Eastern End of St James’s Park

This time I took some food.  I put down the carrier bag to take out my camera and ~

“Right, I’ll do the old squirrel up the leg routine”.

Squirrel up Leg

 

“You do the blag”

Squirrel in Bag

 

Cute Squirrel

“I’ll do the snatch.  I’m so cute the rozzers will never suspect”

Rich Squirrel

“Oh my, Oh my, Oh my. I’m rich I tell you, rich”

Squirrel on Knee

“Well now that’s all sorted out, a nice little sit down on this handy leggy thing”

St James's Park Squirrel

“Cor blimey governor, it ain’t ‘alf  a good bit of cashew this.”

Squirrel on Post

“A nice piece of walnut for me.  I say, any chance of liqueur”.

Tightrope Squirrel

“Look it’s the great Squirreldini”

Crow

“Blasted squirrels.  Any of us could do that if we wanted too”

Coot

“What, with these feet”

Squirrel by Flash

We don’t have much and life can be hard, but:-

Sittin’ in the morning sun
I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch them roll away again, yeah

I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Watchin’ the tide roll away, ooh
I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Wastin’ time

  Otis Redding Listen on Youtube

There are more squirrels at Squirrels in the Park and  Squirrels Up My Leg


Paused for the Holidays

Teddy and Dongle

 

Due to unexpected technical difficulties and the after effects of abduction by Yuletide aliens, we will be temporarily off-line.  I  hope you all enjoy your holidays. 😀

Images temporarily abducted from the interweb.


Squirrels with Altitude

I’ve always considered myself to be quite animal friendly, and animals quite friendly to me.  Nevertheless, at the south east corner of St James’s Park Lake, I was quite surprised by this.

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I discovered why squirrels are so good at climbing trees.  Those little claws are sharp.

When he or she looked up and realised that this tree had a face, there was a quick scamper off behind a real tree.

Then, would you ~
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There was another one.

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At first I thought this must be the same squirrel, but a close examination of the whiskers shows a variation and there is slightly darker patch at the left shoulder.  I think they must have been siblings and the little scamps were playing “Anything you can do, I can do better”.

Even the geese were surprised.

Surprised Goose

Wha’  the ~.

Still, they were only having fun in their own squirrely way.   Good on them, they make me laugh and I feel quite privileged to have had squirrels up my leg.

There are more squirrels at the Great Nut Heist.


Squirrels in the Park

Just outside Kensington Palace and a little to the north, there is an intersection in the path where the squirrels like to play.   These cheeky chaps seem particularly interested in people with shopping.  They also like to play hide and seek with photographers. The other games are;  now I’m in focus and now I’m not and I’ll move just at the moment you press the shutter button.  They’re very good at it.   I took about 20 snaps, these are the only 4 worth showing.   Can’t complain though, they were only having fun and very endearing.

Squiirels in Kensington Gardens

“I say, have you got any linguine and do you know the way to San José.”

Just outside Kensington Palace where you can see this house.

House near Kensington Gardens

 

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Now you see me, and now  ~

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“Flash ah  ah , the savior of the universe”.

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“Alright you got me.  Now about my fee”.

I hope you enjoyed that. They always make me laugh.

You might also like Squirrels up my Leg ⇐.