Friday, 13 April 2012

BLOG #74 – G W HORNERS, CHESTER-le-STREET, CO. DURHAM


Black toilet paper! What in Sam Hill is that all about? Surely not!

The news that a very well-known British TV producer, media mogul and personality insists on having black toilet paper in his multi-million dollar gaff came as a complete revelation to me. As I glanced at the headlines of the tuppenny dreadfuls on the newsstand earlier, and came across the front page blurb that said-celebrity spurns your common or garden Andrex in favour of a black alternative, I was intrigued to say the least. However at the same time, reading this stuff fair put me off my KitKat Chunky I can tell you - but we move on...

Totally oblivious to such a product, I had to do a Google, of course – and it was true! You can get a 6-roll black toilet paper pack from Amazon for just £8.40... No sh*t!

In my day I considered myself lucky, as a young lad, to get a copy of the Daily Sketch cut into squares and placed on a spike in the lav to use for my evacuations! Black toilet paper? I wouldn’t wipe my ar*e with it!


G W Horners
2 Front Street
CHESTER-le-STREET
County Durham
DH3 3BE
Tel: 0191 388 6913

Thursday, 12 April 2012

BLOG #73 - THE PLIMSOLL LINE, REDCAR, NORTH YORKSHIRE (REVISTED)


Following on from BLOG #23 - http://abeerintheafternoon.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/blog-23-plimsoll-line-redcar-north.html - which has become this blogs most read blog by a country mile – I felt it was time to revisit the phenomenon that is Redcar’s vertical pier – and a trip once more to the Plimmy.

Build it – but will they come?

Work is underway on the seafront and the vertical pier is steadily taking shape.

Cromer this ain’t! You would need a bloody long fishing rod and line to go crabbing off this pier! Full scale alpinism – it’s the only way forward (or should that be up!).


 
The Plimsoll Line
138-142 High Street East
REDCAR
North Yorkshire
TS10 3DH
Tel: 01642 495250