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Scottish Railway Posters (11)

This was the only one I could find with snow.

Galloway Poster from 1927


An Inspector’s Cauld

WordPress have turned the snow on, on the blog, automatically as I had selected this feature last year. They informed me of this using this quote.

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?
J. B. Priestley

It’s not known whether J.B. Priestly ever drove in the snow in Cambuslang.

Road Report

Even though this is my day off, because the emporium had no peanuts to sell to feed the birds, I set off at 6 this morning to replenish stocks.

Even at the best of times there are some right limp brains on the road but in snow and ice they multiply. The rabmobile is a commercial 4×4 which is normally used for towing but today was flying solo. One junction in Glasgow which is normally three lanes, was today narrowed to one so everybody filed in behind each other.

This was except for one eejit in a BMW who went down the inside and tried, in about 4 inches of snow to cut me up, with the apparent intention of passing me on the inside, despite the fact that there was a solid line of traffic. That’s right, a rear wheel drive machine with zero traction was in hazardous conditions trying to take on a 4×4 pick up to make a minimal gain. I blasted the horn as he nearly ploughed into me and mouthed an admonishment to the effect that despite his being illegitimate I wasn’t doubting his fornication abilities. I was however questioning the level of his education.

Did he not try the same stunt again at the next set of lights?

To give you an idea of the conditions on the roads in Glasgow today, this was the M73 motorway about an hour later – although it had started to clear up a bit by then.

The journey from here to Dumbarton which normally takes about 45 minutes was a two hour odyssey today.

Scottish Advent Calendar

A worthy re-post from last year.

Taking a Leak

One of the most entertaining aspects of the latest Wiki leaks is the release into the public domain about what public international figures think of each other. For instance in their first meeting in 2008 Barack Obama described David Cameron as “lightweight”. He doesn’t of course think that now say the White House – oh no in fact Winston Churchill just isn’t in it.

Today's Caption Competition

However some of the most extraordinary material relates to Prince Andrew. This piece from the Telegraph provides a precis via USA envoy to Kyrgystan,  Tatania Gfoeller, of a meeting about trade in the country.
In the midst of a  meeting where the discussion was centering on corruption and nepotism in the country the piss artist formerly known as Prince piped up ” All of this sounds exactly like France

Trade Envoy

Cultural Attache



Building a Fence to Sit On!

Here is the news:

THE Lib Dems were in disarray yesterday after Vince Cable said he may abstain in a key vote on tuition fees.
In an astonishing move, the Business Secretary said he may not back his own department’s student fees policy.
Mr Cable said that if the rest of the Lib Dem MPs decided to abstain in this month’s vote then he would join them for the sake of party “unity”.

Mr Cable later looked a little puzzled whilst studying the following instructive illustration:

Christmas Countdown

Time to give this heart rending version of the twelve days of Christmas by Frank Kelly its annual dust down……