Kenilworth Castle

Window Jokes

I was looking out the window thinking about the topic for this week’s one liners, so the idea of window jokes seemed as good as any. Don’t expect these to be too funny or original, and you might see right through them…   Heard that burglars used a potato to smash a window and gain…

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Download Festival 2015

Last weekend saw the Download Festival 2015, the rock music event in the Leicestershire village of Castle Donington, held at Donington Park.  Donington has hosted such festivals for many years now, being home to the Monsters of Rock festival, which was the reason I first visited the village, for Monsters of Rock 1996.  19 years…

Penguins at Taronga Zoo

Spot Jokes

We’ve had a chickenpox outbreak at home, although thankfully I’ve been spared (so far), but as I’ve been thinking about rashes this week, here are a series of spot jokes. Of course, the humour from these jokes may not be infectious, and you may have heard them before…     I asked the doctor if…

York

The Walls of York

Given that many cities and towns in the UK were once fortified through the addition of city or town walls, it may be a little surprising to hear that only one – Londonderry in Northern Ireland – retains all of its walls in tact.  However, if you add consideration that these walls would either have…

York Minster

York Minster

The ancient city of York is filled with impressive buildings, mainly dating back many centuries, like Clifford’s Tower, which I wrote about recently.  However, one of them stands out above the rest and can be seen not just from most of the city, but even when entering and leaving York.  The grand cathedral church that…

Dinosaurs at Drayton Manor

Dinosaur Jokes

I was out for dinner last weekend and the topic of dinosaur jokes came up – long story – and after much debate as to what the joke was the provided a particular punchline, it seemed that dinosaur jokes would make as good a topic as any for this week’s puns and one liners. Some…

Clifford's Tower

Clifford’s Tower

I’m in York today, and one of the outstanding monuments in the centre of the city is Clifford’s Tower.  The tower is the remainder of the Norman keep that formed part of York castle that was built under orders from William the Conqueror to stamp his authority on the formerly viking city of York.  The…

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Seal Jokes

Someone told me a joke this week about a seal, so it seemed as good a topic as any, so here are some seal jokes. As normal, they come with no guarantee of funniness or originality. The joke that I was actually told was too visual to explain here, so here are a few more instead……

Tom Sykes celebrates at Donington

World Superbikes 2015

The World Superbikes 2015’s stop in the UK was to Donington Park, a popular track among bikers, and for me, there was the extra interest that the rider leading the championship, Jonathan Rea, grew up in the same town as me, and even went to the same school as me.  I went along, and of…

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Fence Jokes

The topic for this week’s one liners is fence jokes, for no particular reason. As normal, they don’t come with any guarantee of funniness or originality… And if you are curious about the photo for this post, it’s my dog Berta looking through a fence at Hardwick Hall. Have a look here if you are…

No Limits at Donington Park, May 2015

No Limits Donington 2015

Last weekend saw the running of the No Limits series at Donington Park. For those not familiar with No Limits, the organisation runs various motorbike racing formulae, as well as track days. The weekend featured several 600 and 1000 motor bike events, as well as the No Limits Pre Injection Cup 750 race. There was…

Moira Canal Festival 2015

Moira Canal Festival 2015

Last weekend saw the Moira Canal Festival 2015, on the Leicestershire / Derbyshire border, at Moira Furness.  I have been going along for the last few years, and have written about the 2013 and 2014 shows, which were, like their predecessors, great fun.  This year saw the return of some favourites, including Morris Dancing –…