Thursday, 8 June 2006

Dad ~and another road works hold up

We went for a drive yesterday and got held up in more roadworks ~ you can tell how long we were there the chap in the car in front of us got out and took his greyhound for a walk it took us 45 minutes to move about 2 miles ~

 

another fishing tale ~ on one occassion when Dad and Dick went fishing ~ this was again at Thorpe Green ~ it was a winters day and fishing had been a bit sparse ~ Dad had got his line caught up in a tree several times ~ so Dick would go over and give him a hand to get it down ~ somehow while retrieving the line from the tree the hook went through Dad's lip ~ it was a barbed hook so Dick went to his fishing basket to get a pair of pliers with the intention of cliping the barb off so Dad could pull the hook stem through without any pain ~ I don't know what he thought Dick was going to do with those pliers but he wasn't going to have any part of it and pulled the Hook plus the barb through his lip ~ it was very painful but my Dad was the best and biggest catch of the day that day !!!

Looking out of the window the other day noticed there were 3 woodpeckers on the feeders only managed to photo 2 of them as the other one flew away ~ don't know if this is unusual ~

Thank you sara 'for my name tag'

 

17 comments:

jeadie05 said...

Road works Grrr .great pics am chuckling at Dicks catch of the day,poor Dad ,I bet he was worried when he saw those pliers coming at him lol ..........Jan xx

sdrogerson said...

squirming with horror at fish hook
the longest traffic jam I ahve ever been in was five hours in Devon many years ago.............

astra1547 said...

hi Ally...

I hate waiting in traffic jams, although only being a passenger myself...

Astra!
http://journals.aol.co.uk/astra1547/astrasjournal

oddb0dkins said...

Ouch!! To the roadworks and the fishing story. I've been fishing twice in my adult life and that was twice too often, lol.  B. x

mllevl said...

cringing at the thought of the fishing hook,,,,,,,,,,

jlocorriere05 said...

I shuddered at the thought of your dad pulling the hook from his lip! Sorry you got held up in the roadworks, on a hot day too! Your woodpeckers are so pretty, never seen two together! Jeannette xx  

astoriasand said...

Road works Ahhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! They make you scream Ally.This is the Norm in West Yorkshire when I visit my two sons.Almost every road you turn down, you are waiting,and in a queue.So frustrating too when like you, one is  going for a nice scenic ride.
Haaaaaaa!!!!!!! The fishing tale is so funny.Glad they wern't doing the old scottish kettle fishing,or Dad might have come to a worse fate and ended up getting cooked on the riverbank LOL!
Take Care Astoriasand.

coy1234787 said...

Ugh ... nothing like being stuck in traffic.
Hope that everything else is going well.
     *** Coy ***

bbartle3 said...

Did the lip heal okay? Years
later when you kissed him could
you feel the scar? Ha ha ha ha.
You can't take me anywhere, ha!
Motoring, I remember from childhood,
was a fine way to be together outdoors.
Not so much anymore, except in rural
preserves such as where you live.

Barry

plieck30 said...

A fish hook in the lip just makes me cringe. Ouch! Paula

jaymact1 said...

I think your Great Spotted woodpecker picture is super and very unusual you must have a pair nearby that they have found an easy place to feed and they will  eat you out of house and home.  The fishing hook story made me cringe on that must have been sore.  My parents golden cocker Rory got one in his eyelid once and that was bad too but we got it out with the pliers maybe he did not see them coming.  Love Joan.

lindachapmanuk said...

Hi Ally, hope you feel better now. Your dad sounds a real case! I bet you wondered what was going to happen next when they went off together! lol The woodpeckers were lovely I can't even remember the last time I saw one. Linda xx

faveanti said...

Oh, Ally, I bet the bloke with the greyhound got there faster!  Just think how it would have looked to onlookers, Dick going at your dad's mouth with pliers!  He might have been pulling teeth!  What a funny place to have a dental prctice.

sexkitten198511 said...

love your Name tag it's lovely. There are road works every where at the mo

labdancer51 said...

Hi Ally,  Flippin` road works, they`re are everyway these days.  Makes you wonder exactly what the men are doing, probably getting paid for digging holes and filling them in again....lol!  Ouch!  your poor Dad, those barbed hooks really hurt, I got one in my finger once! :o)

Sandra xxxx

nedmoh said...

Your poor Dads lip.He was very brave to pull it out himself ,laughed at "Catch of the day".Sorry the road works held you up in this heat.........Jeanx

sarajanesmiles said...

Ooh, ouch!!  Lol at your Dad being the biggest catch of the day though, what a great story :o)
Sara   x