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I'm Mark. Older than you imagine, pescetarian, husband, father, professional parent & pedant.

I post some original stuff and a bunch of other things that I like. If you own the rights to something you see here and you're not happy about me sharing it, let me know.

Harlequins 25-9 Castres

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rugby union european championship harlequins
Wondering which of the b*ggers to blameAnd watching for pigs on the wing.Or sheep, of course.With apologies to Pink Floyd.

Wondering which of the b*ggers to blame
And watching for pigs on the wing.

Or sheep, of course.

With apologies to Pink Floyd.

sheep on the wing
castlesandmanorhouses:

Ceramic poppies at the Tower of London.
http://poppies.hrp.org.uk/about-the-installation
Installation “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red”, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies progressively fill the Tower’s  moat, each poppy representing a British fatality during the First World War.

castlesandmanorhouses:

Ceramic poppies at the Tower of London.

http://poppies.hrp.org.uk/about-the-installation

Installation “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red”, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies progressively fill the Tower’s  moat, each poppy representing a British fatality during the First World War.

ww1 remembrance lest we forget art
redjeep:

fenderlust:
Muddy knew… Now you do. =]

redjeep:

fenderlust:

Muddy knew… Now you do. =]

Helpless. I’ve just spent the last five minutes watchng this over and over.

Helpless. I’ve just spent the last five minutes watchng this over and over.

(Source: 4gifs)

dogs puppies being stupid funny lol gif
Landie Scapes 

Irresistible sales pitch.

Landie Scapes

Irresistible sales pitch.

land rover defender 4x4

lickystickypickyshe:

the—kel—smith:

This is so beautiful!!! 

O.M.G.

The incomparable Danny MacAskill on the Cuillin Ridge in the isle of Skye. On a bike. Yer man’s a compleat bampot.

Even if you’re not into biking or mountains, watch this. It’ll blow your mind. And here’s something to keep in mind while you’re watching; until the nineteenth century, these mountains were believed to be unclimbable…

Skye my spiritual home cycling mountains
Pug pot.

Pug pot.

watson he's no sherlock
Trek Madone 2.1

This beauty is coming home with me in less than a week from now. I’m excited.

Trek Madone 2.1

This beauty is coming home with me in less than a week from now. I’m excited.

trek madone road bike cycling
It’s World Vegetarian Day, so I thought I’d share the photo I show to people who ask me “Where do you get your protein from?”

It’s World Vegetarian Day, so I thought I’d share the photo I show to people who ask me “Where do you get your protein from?”

gpoy vegetarian silverback protein silly questions

On 23 September…

…in 1215, Kublai Khan was born;
in 1920, Mickey Rooney was born;
in 1926, John Coltrane was born;
in 1930, Ray Charles was born;
and in 1949, Bruce Springsteen was born.

In 1980, Bob Marley performed his last concert;
in 1983, Gerrie Coetzee knocked out Michael Dokes to become the first African heavyweight champion of the world.

All good to remember, but best of all is that on the very same day in 1983, my wife and I became married.

We’re still married, 31 years later. That’s a testament to her patience and tolerance. She’s my rock and I love her.

marriage anniversary
Made my day :)

Made my day :)

(Source: salty--sam)

droid all the way

Graduation

Tomorrow I go to see my Princess at her graduation ceremony, which will be held in the beautiful setting of Canterbury Cathedral.

I’m excited. And bursting with pride.

graduation emma 1st class honours

angelclark:

99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need 

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a Christian organization that distributes dresses to children in need in Africa and elsewhere.

Weber’s goal is to make 1,000 dresses by the time she turns 100 on May 6th. So far, she’s made more than 840. Though she says she could make two a day, she only makes one – but each single dress she makes per day is personalized with careful stitchwork. She hopes that each little girl who receives her dress can take pride in her new garment.

charity awesome africa
We won’t forget, but never lose sight of the fact that are other excellent and much happier reasons to remember 11/9. It’s my sister’s birthday and she lives in Brooklyn. 
In my book, that’s worth celebrating! Please raise your glasses to Jane today. Happy Birthday, Sis!

We won’t forget, but never lose sight of the fact that are other excellent and much happier reasons to remember 11/9. It’s my sister’s birthday and she lives in Brooklyn. 

In my book, that’s worth celebrating! Please raise your glasses to Jane today. Happy Birthday, Sis!

birthday girl 9/11 brooklyn