Pictorial Musings

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Amazing that an Austin A40 car is still on the road, but here in this slide show is evidence of this.

Brief information from Wikipedia

The Austin A40 Farina was a compact car introduced by the British Motor Corporation in saloon (1958) and Countryman (1959) versions. Although usually referred to as the A40 Farina, to distinguish it from previous A40 models, it was badged simply as the Austin A40. Unusually for BMC at the time, the body shape was only sold as an Austin; no other marque names were used to badge-engineer it.


The Morris Minor 1000, is a far more common sighting – but unusually this one is a convertible and also has the Morris logo on the windscreen.

Brief information from Wikipedia


This article is about the motor car manufactured by Morris Motors Limited from 1948 to 1972. For the Morris Minor manufactured by Morris Motors Limited from 1928 to 1933, see Morris Minor (1928). For the 1980s pop band, see Morris Minor and the Majors.

The Morris Minor is a British economy car that debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show, London, on 20 September 1948.[4] Designed under the leadership of Alec Issigonis, more than 1.3 million were manufactured between 1948 and 1972 in three series: the MM (1948), the Series II (1952) and finally the 1000 series (1956).

Initially available as a two-door saloon and tourer (convertible), the range was expanded to include a four-door saloon in 1950, a wood-framed estate (the Traveller) from 1952 and panel van and pick-up truck variants from 1953.

I am guided mainly by things I observe in the street and out and about for this section of the blog, this is the first time to my knowledge that we have covered old cars.


What I assume are Michaelmas Daisies in a local grass verge.  Beautiful!


The fans tributes to Dusty Springfield, on the occasion of her birthday live on.  A memorial for her exists in Henley on Thames graveyard, feet from the main road in Hart Street.

From You Tube:

Uploaded on 22 Jan 2011

Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien OBE (16th April 1939 – 2nd March 1999), known professionally as Dusty Springfield, was an English singer whose career extended from the late 1950s to the 1990s. She is best known for her work during the 1960s, when she released singles such as “I Only Want to Be with You” (1963), “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” (1966) and “Son of a Preacher Man” (1968), and her acclaimed album Dusty in Memphis (1969). With her distinctive sensual sound, she is an important white soul singer, and at her peak was one of the most successful British female performers, with 18 singles in the Billboard Hot 100 from 1964 to 1970. Her image, supported by a peroxide blonde beehive hairstyle, evening gowns, and heavy make-up, made her an icon of the Swinging Sixties.

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Mike Read the DJ is a talented fellow. I picked this game up in a local charity shop.

From a board  game site

This game is based on the famous BBC radio show (the longest running radio show in the world and still on today), where guest are invited to choose 8 pieces of music they would like to have if they were stranded on a desert island.

The objective is to reach the centre of the island and identify who is on the desert island.

Like lots of trivia games, the space (here it is an area of the island) you are on dictates which category you must answer a question on that turn.


We put out a suet and seed filled coconut shell for the birds. Normally it lasts a week. Recently the Starlings have been raiding it and it has to be replaced daily!  The adult starling is feeding its young.  Before this sequence of events, a Blackbird male was feeding his young the same way.  We also have a wood pigeon sitting on a nest in one of our shrubs!

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A poppy and a mystery plant in our garden with a pink flower and pointed green leaves a bit like dock leaves.

If anyone knows the name of the plant please post an answer in the comments below, thank you.


Author: wirelesswaffle

A radio enthusiast from the UK - but also includes humour and comments on a wide variety of subjects including music and photos. A hobby site

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