28 March 2014

Apologies

When Kim Jong-un took over this blog, there was nothing I could do about it. I complained to  Blogger Inc HQ but no doubt guided by the CIA, they were reluctant to intervene. Apparently, it is not the first time that Kim Jong-un has hijacked blogs by so-called westerners . Rumour has it that the "Rhymes With Plague" blog has always been a clever front for North Korea and that Mr Bob Jong-Brague of Letsbe Avenue, Canton, Georgia USA is merely a figment of Kim Jong-un's imagination - a cyber-blogger who doesn't exist in the real world - his sole purpose being to host subliminal messages promoting the various causes of the People's Republic of Korea including world domination.

I know that during the blog hijacking, "Yorkshire Pudding" began to disappear from other people's bloglists and "favourites". There was nothing I could do about it but I am nevertheless sorry. Of course I am sorry as this humble blog has struggled as much as "Cement Mixing News" and "Jimmy Savile Weekly" to maintain a healthy readership from the ragged and desperate edges of humanity - all listed in my sidebar under "Other Blogs".

With support from a computer whizzkid called Bert Damon who is a regular at my local pub, we were able to counter the North Korean takeover and resume normal service. You will see I have removed the ugly profile photo of Kim Jong-un and have replaced it with my old profile picture - a self-portrait in Yorkshire puddings and other natural materials. Take that Kim Jong-un you great fat chubber!

Even as Kim and his techno-minions plotted the blog takeover, I had been composing a characteristically dull post concerning the long country walk I took on Monday of this week. I parked in Clowne near St John the Baptist Church and walked to the delightful North Derbyshire village of Elmton. Then onwards to Bolsover, west to Oxcroft Junction then back under the M1 to the ruins of Romeley Farm and to Milking Lane where a big black dog "befriended" me - barking like the Hound of the Baskervilles whenever I tried to leave him. And so back to Clowne after the HoB had run off into some woods after a rabbit. What a relief! Here are some pictures:-
St John the Baptist Church, Clowne
St Peter's Church, Elmton
"The Elm Inn" in Elmton
The old pinfold in Elmton. In medieval times and beyond, stray animals
would  be gathered here for collection.
Maintaining the cemetery - Bolsover
King Street, Clowne - gently curving terrace

18 comments:

  1. You no lissen to counter-revolutionary Puddin. He paper tiger an runnin capitalist dog to boot an when he boot dog goriest leader call arrest see pee hay. That teech him.

    I be back - that no fret, that be promiscuity!

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    1. Gulp! Looks like Kim-sung-Parrot is now infected. How will I sleep tonight?

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  2. YP world is indeed a strang and wonderful place

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    1. YP World? Sounds like a theme park. Reduced admission for ladies.

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  3. I have only just found out out how to get rid of 'Lord Thomas of Wellington' who was taken over by some really pushy Indonesians writing in their own language, and I cannot think but that Lord Thomas actually sold it to them for personal gain, as he has made no efforts to reclaim it.

    As John says, the world is indeed a strang place, and I am now coming back to you as a follower. Just don't let it happen again.

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    1. Having said that, I cannot find a 'follow' button. Help!

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    2. Hello sir. Are you Tom Stephenson the Northampton rugby player or Professor Tom Stephenson, Head of the School of Applied Sciences at Cranfield University? Either way I am honoured to be a future target of your caustic wit. What by the way is a "follow" button and how could I get one?

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    3. Remember, YP, that is exactly the problem I had when I first visited your blog and wanted to follow.

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  4. Phew! Glad King Kong-un has gone. He's a high maintenance kind of chubber.

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  5. It took me a while to get into the dictaol. I know why you did it as half or more than half of Amelicans don't know where it is I'm not ignolant . I know it is just a bit south of Flance and to the left ninety deglees,
    The last image is a stunner. I really wish I'd taken it.

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    1. Adrian - when I walked into that street I was immediately struck by the gentle curve of the terrace where you might have expected straightness. I wish I had tried a few more - using window reflection better too.

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  6. Glad you're back safely. Don't trust that chubby dude.
    Love the second photo.

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  7. O, I would like to explore St Peters Church, I wonder what it was like inside. It looks really unusual. I am always mildly disappointed to remember that "Clowne" is not pronounced "clown"

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    1. Eh? I thought it was pronounced "clown"... how is it pronounced Jenny?

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  8. Looks like a perfect day to me - sunshine and a walk to beautiful places. It does not take much more to make YP World attractive!

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    1. Come with me to YP World - where dreams come true and the shining light of pagan gods illuminate this exclusive theme park.... but watch out for discarded blubber! Very slippery.

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