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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S2 E8 – Whipsnade Zoo part 1 of 2


 

Original YT playout date: 10 August 2008
Duration: 33:25

Whipsnade zoo is part of the Zoological Society of London’s set of world leading animal parks. It is an important conservation centre and part of the contemporary Noah’s Ark. It is also one of my favorite spots on the planet. This part of my film of our visit is one circuit by car. Closer looks on foot will be in part two.

Whipsnade is not strictly in Herts, but as it’s just outside it qualifies for my “Uncle Davey’s Herts Content” series on Hemel Hempstead et environs.
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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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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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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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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #13 “More Geese than Swans”, aka “fowling the water”.


Original playout date: 5 April 2008
Duration: 8:32

We’re having fun feeding the birds by the Gade in the Water Gardens in Hemel Hempstead, Sophie and me.
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #12 “Sophie Having Fun”


Original playout date: 2 April 2008
Duration: 10:42

It’s Sophie’s choice … and her choice was, to go to the Jarman’s Park ice skating rink in Hemel Hempstead. Yes, it’s number twelve in the Uncle Davey’s Herts Content series
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Uncle Davey’s Herts Content, #11 “Around Water End”


Original playout date: 29 March 2008
Duration: 9:22

Some nice colour on this video again. We look at trout farms, watercress, beautifully composed village scenery and sheep in pasture. What’s not to love?

Don’t miss the images of Hertfordshire pudding stone (which is a real mineral by the way, not just a pleasantry) and the the English pub food in Gaddesden.

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