Category Archives: Family fun

Me mucking about with the family.

Bengali wrestles wife, wife tries to get kit off on camera!


Original playout date: 24 January 2008
Duration: 6:46

I suppose the provocative title is the main reason for the 20 thousand views, but then again it is quite an amusing, if blurry, battle of wills between my wife and our Bengal kitten (then kitten, now 11 year old cat) Pushkin. As well as a chance to hear some Russian.
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Sophie’s “Think of Me”


Original playout date: 13 January 2008
Duration: 8:36

“Think of Me” and before that part of “That’s All I Ask Of You” from Lord Scruffy’s Phantom are performed by Sophie in her Pirate costume, which we got for her school carnival party.
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Bengal Funny Mood


Original playout date: 12 January 2008
Duration: 12:16

A strange and funny mood prevails one Saturday afternoon, in our house, featuring George avoiding the camera, Tatyana hogging it and Pushkin the Bengal Cat not reacting much to all the things he normally enjoys.
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Pushkin – The story so far…


Original playout date: 29 December 2007
Duration: 5:27

Some flashbacks to when we had bought Pushkin some months earlier, his homecoming in September 2007 and subsequent weeks of growing up and getting used to us.
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Once upon a December – Anastasia


Original playout date: 28 December 2007
Duration: 2:28

A nice little musical muckaround with Sophie and Tatiana providing impossible levels of cuteness.
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Parasol mushrooms


Original playout date: 22 December 2007
Duration: 1:54

“This is one from the early Autumn on the terrace.

If there’s one thing that doesn’t fly on youtube it’s anything to do with gardens or gardening videos, but despite that, here I go uploading another one. Will I ever learn? Maybe in 2008, but it’s still 2007 now, and I gotta upload off my material or just dump it, and I thought someone out there might, by some odd chance, take an interest in these fine fungi.

By the way, I say, I say, I say: why did the parasol mushroom get invited to all the best parties? Because he was a “”fun guy”” to be with!”
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Christmas family musical muckaround


Original playout date: 9 December 2007
Duration: 15:39

This is not exactly seasonal for the time I am uploading this to this blog, but I am simply putting my old films up here in order and right now I am 10 years and six months behind the original play out times. I hope that this figure will get lower and lower.
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Holiday in Alsace #12/12 – The journey home


Original playout date: 8 December 2007
Duration: 13:17

Yes, we’ve reached the 12th and final part of the Alsace holiday saga, and I hope that you enjoy the road trip shots, the rare photo of my wife as a 19 year old, the impromptu Borat impersonation and the music of the UK Mr Big (NB not the same as the US group of the same name) and the full version of the song which has started each episode of this series, namely “Ne me quitte pas” by Brel, a song that launched many translations such as Shirley Bassey’s “if you go away” in the 1950s but none of them come in my opinion anywhere near the original, which must be in the top ten French language songs of all time.
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You raise me up


Original playout date: 7 December 2007
Duration: 5:11

This was, had been, a delightful rendition of “you raise me up” sang with my wife joining in the end. Unfortunately Mr Groban’s label are a bunch of money-groban pigs who grobbed the audio track. I replaced it with something because I was forced to, but of course it is not the same, and people are grabbing the ad money for that one now anyway, which was not what was promised at the time. I got done many times with the ridiculous rigmarole around music, even buying commercial music with licenses didn’t help and even composing my own was no guarantee, it is nuts, I’m telling you.
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Holiday in Alsace #11/12 – Gallery shots of Colmar and Keysersberg


Original playout date: 4 December 2007
Duration: 7:43

There was me thinking nobody is ever going to be bothered over property rights for a song form Armenia called Pnjlik Mnjlik by a gent called Arsen Grigoryan. How wrong I was, the video has got a claim but fair play to Arsen it plays on. He gets all the money because we all know only the music is important in a video, not the image, that’s why it’s called video, but OK. Better than the vandalism I suffered on many of my vids and then got called on copyright for the “free” tune anyway, a little later.
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Flu Jab


Original playout date: 3 December 2007
Duration: 1:42

“It’s not a good thing to get a flu jab, anymore. We used to have an annual flu jab for all the family, as you can see going on here, but since the WHO has started to encourage countries to have enforced vaccination, it may be useful to know why this happens. You can look at a film by Jane Burgermeister and find out what has happened to the flu vaccine, especially the so-called swine flu vaccine.

The swine flu is a relatively mild disease, killing fewer people than seasonal flu. Many countries currently reporting higher swine flu deaths are no longer reporting their usual seasonal flu deaths, simply reclassifying these deaths as swine flu deaths.

Squalene, mercury, and contamination with avian flu virus has been found in the new mass vaccine. The items contained lead many people to believe that it is a eugenics weapon or “”soft-kill”” weapon being used to cull off large proportions of the population in stages over the next ten years, in order to delay peak oil, and also to social engineer the position of certain elite groups and families.

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Alsace holiday #10/12 – Colmar by Street Train


Original playout date: 25 November 2007
Duration: 9:55

I still remember this lovely day with my parents and Sophie and Tanya as teenies. Lovely to hear their voices. We take a street train through the lovely town of Colmar in Alsace together.
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