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Category Archives: Family fun

Me mucking about with the family.

Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E3 – Bovingdon Royal Oak and Broadfield School Fete


Original YT playout date: 18 July 2008
Duration: 12:12

“We visit the Royal Oak in Bovingdon village by Hemel Hempstead whose decor commemorates the American servicemen who helped Britain win the Second World War, and without whose help it would have been even more difficult than it was to beat Hitler’s forces.

After that we look at a typical English school fete, this time at my old junior school, Broadfield School, which hasn’t changed a bit.
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Silly Singing Lesson


Original YT playout date: 12 July 2008
Duration: 7:19

Sophie gets a silly singing lesson off her Dad. If anyone knows the numbers of any decent singing teachers in Warsaw, you can see we need them, so please get in touch!
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Fat Blokes on Tea


Original YT playout date: 26 June 2008
Duration: 1:07:25

A hopefully amusing conversation on the terrace between three middle aged men in varying degrees of overweightness. Regardless of the alcohol-free nature of the occasion we manage to talk amusingly for some period and do some impromptusinging for the neighbours. This contains such gems as Moggy and Alan’s matrimonial ads, a rendition of “”Two Little Boys””, and a history lesson about Braveheart, all unscripted and unrehearsed.

Enjoy. We did. (I think).

Later that day we rang the radioshow together that you can see on this channel as the item before this.
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The Rickshaw Rant


Original YT playout date: 22 June 2008
Duration: 58:14

This video   h a s   i t   a l l !

Well, so it should, bearing in mind it lasts nearly an hour! Still, I would be very pleased if my dear listeners would sit back and just enjoy the show. Get a coffee!

Here’s some of what awaits you:

* Relaxing scenes from Warsaw’s Szczesliwicki park

* One of the rantiest impromptu rants I ever did.

* A unique ride through the park and Ochota in Warsaw’s (I believe) only family rickshaw. (There are a handful of commercial rickshaws in Lazienkowski Park for tourists, but I never saw them elsewhere, and only for hire, whereas mine isn’t)

* Creative use of the new annotations function, including lyrics to some of the background music and supplementary info. These annotations can and will be added to during the active life of the video.

* And to cap it all a couple of interesting pieces of incidental music in the background which I made a few years ago, and have been meaning to incorporate for some time.

Enjoy!

BTW For people in Poland wanting to get a rickshaw like mine, the place to go is

http://www.riksza.pl

If there is any interest in founding a rickshaw society for Poland or an international one, anywhere on the interenet, let me know. It seems the natural answer to the fuel crisis, but we need to lobby cities for wider paved areas, and for the space between bollards which prevent car access still to be broadly spaced enough to allow rickshaw access. Also they don’t go up kerbs very well, so kerbs need to be smoothed off at road crossings.

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The cat who clawed me (or Pushkin the Cat Retriever)


Original YT playout date: 14 June 2008
Duration: 3:54

This video contains two pieces of feline fun, one is the audio track, a reworded version of the famous Bond song in honour of Pushkin and his uniqueness among cats, and the other is the video of him retrieving his ball, more like a dog than a cat! Not many cats do this, but among bengals it is more common.
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Party on the terrace!


Original YT playout date: 12 June 2008
Duration: 8:11

Sophie’s eight years old today, and everyone turned up, even a special guest all the way from Australia,
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Spaghetti Scene Re-enactment


Original YT playout date: 20 May 2008
Duration: 1:14

You thought it was only Brandon Hardesty that could do Hollywood re-enactments on YouTube? Not so, as this re-enactment of the famous spaghetti scene in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp by my delightful kids will aptly demonstrate.
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Little horse in the park


Original YT playout date: 18 May 2008
Duration: 14:17

Some of the playgrounds in Warsaw are called “Ogrod Jordanowski” after this guy Jordanowski who worked out that swings and roundabouts and stuff for kids rather than just have a park with plants in it.
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Sophie sings some more


Original YT playout date: 11 May 2008
Duration: 10:47

Amazing cuteness, as Sophie sings a couple of pieces, Barby girl and Phantom of the Opera.
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More funny moments with Pushkin


Original YT playout date: 30 April 2008
Duration: 10:20

It’s time for more feline fun. He likes to keep an eye on George in the garden as well as chase and retrieve objects.
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