Monthly Archives: May 2014




New BFG Film

Steven Spielberg is to go back behind the camera to direct a new film of The BFG, Roald Dahl’s much-loved children’s book about a “Big Friendly Giant”.

The Jaws and Close Encounters director will begin shooting in early 2015.

First published in 1982, the book tells of an orphaned girl named Sophie who is befriended one night by a kindly giant.

According to the Roald Dahl Literary Estate, the film will be released in 2016 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth.

“We are delighted that Steven Spielberg will bring his inventive genius to directing the story of The BFG,” it said in a statement.

The director will work from a screenplay by Melissa Mathison, who previously wrote the Oscar-nominated script for his 1982 hit E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

“The BFG has enchanted families and their children for more than three decades,” said Spielberg in a statement posted on the Roald Dahl website.

“We are honoured that the Roald Dahl estate has entrusted us with this classic story.”

Bankers and Politicians

Bankers, greedy bankers,

Hoist them up high,

Burn them on bonfires,

For all of their lies,

Dance around the bonfires,

Glory in their pain,

And when you have done it,



He thought he saw a politician,

Who lived the perfect life,

He looked again, and saw it was,

A huge, humongous lie .

That’s it, he said, I realise,

The foolishness of life.

It’s a mess

He thought he saw an honest man,

Within the parliament,

He looked again, and saw it was,

Another bloated blimp.

Unless they leave this house,” he said,

There’ll be no hope, I think.”

It’s a real mess!

He thought he saw a banker man,

Who made an honest buck,

He looked again, and saw he was,

Entwined in all the muck.

If I were king, he said,

His head would be on the block.

It’s a terrible mess!

He thought he saw a banker’s clerk,

A man of honest youth,

He looked again, and saw he was,

A succubus forsooth.

If he should stay, he said, for sure,

My savings I will lose.

Crikey, what a mess!

He thought he saw a kangaroo,

Hopping down his street one day,

He looked again, and saw it was,

A banker’s ill gained pay.

Were I to accept this, he said,

It would be a dark, dark day.

Mess, mess, mess!

He though he saw limousine,

With groom and bride, so sweet,

He looked again, and saw it was,

The country on its knees.

We’re lost, he said, the country’s bust,

Kaput, no more, deceased.

Fix the mess!

He though he saw a shaft of light,

That shone through all this gloom,

He looked again, and saw it was,

The cold, reflected moon.

If I were young, he said aloud,

I’d make them swing – and soon!

Get those who are responsible for the mess!

He though he saw a chink of light,

A way from all this mess,

He looked again, and saw it was,

Their New World Order – yes!

Their ways are bad, corrupt, he said

For them, not us, excess.

And when we get them, what are we going to do with them?

He thought he saw the final words,

Inscribed upon a sheet,

He looked again, and saw it was,

Them sweating from the heat.

They thought us fools, he sorely said,

Come on, we’ve lives to lead!



♪♫♪ As Bonkers as Conkers ♪♫♪

♪♫♪ As Bonkers as Conkers ♪♫♪

As bonkers as conkers,

That’s how it goes,

As bonkers as conkers,

Everyone knows,

Stories for children and adults alike,

As bonkers as conkers, you’ll like.


My AFL Grand Final Wish

A dream that I have nurtured more years than I can to remember

is to attend the AFL (Australian Rules Football) Grand Final

Is there anyone out there who will help me

to achieve this ambition?


Watch this video and you will see why I want to be there!

Up There, Cazaly

James Kilbane – Bring Flowers Of The Rarest – Queen of the May.

James Kilbane – Bring Flowers Of The Rarest – Queen of the May.

Saint Ignatius RC Primary School Sunbury-on-Thames past pupils list

Saint Ignatius RC Primary School (the old old)

Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex

Past pupils 1959 – 1965 list

Were these people in your class, and if so can you add to the list?

Charles Whittle

Christine Pereira

Christopher Wood

Bernard Molloy

Robert Cooley

Angela Lee

Marlyn Walters

George Rupniak

Tommy Sutton

Gerrard Wilson

Margaret King

Timothy Moriarty

Plus ???

Tell me the names of the other people in this class


Has anyone got any photos of the old school, before it burned down?

If you have please email them to me.


I fell down Glenmacnass Waterfall

I fell down the Glenmacnass Waterfall

many years ago

and lived to tell the tale!!!

It’s true – really!


Paddy was a farmer

Paddy was a farmer, ploughing every day,

Up and down the furrows he went his merry way,

Until one day, when it happened,

When he found a hidden cache,

Revealed by his plough, he was totally aghast.

Well, by George, he shouted,

I am rich as rich can be,

Gold and jewels and coins and stuff,

That’s the end of farming for me.


Johnny was a barber

Johnny was a barber; he loved his job, he did,

Cutting people’s hair and mowing others wigs.

Until one day he reeled back, shocked by what he saw,

A hole in the head of a customer, a man quite old and poor,

Why don’t you go to the doctor? he asked the man out loud,

To get it fixed and filled in quick, that’s what I’d do, he cried,

Oh, no, I can’t do that, the old man then answered him,

I have had it, there, for forty years; it’s now part of me, he grinned,

I would miss it, that hole up there; he went on to explain,

Please trim the hear, he said to John, but mind the hole he warned.


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