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VW Bus restoration – A photo history

VW T2b - original state

Uploaded to my picasa gallery is this public album of my bus. From the first photo taken when I was deciding to purchase her (with all the bits that needed work), holidays in France, Spain and Germany, the kids playing in her, the restoration and finally showing her off at the aircooled festival in January 2011.

VW T2b Restoration – a photo history

More festivals to visit this year, so keep watching!

People are all the same

Sugarbabes-Ugly (People are all the same)
When I was 7
They said I was strange
I noticed that my eyes and hair weren’t the same
I asked my parents if I was OK
They said you’re more beautiful
And that’s the way they show they wish
They had your smile
So my confidence was up for a while
I got real comfortable with my own style
I knew that they were only jealous cos
People are all the same
And we only get judged by what we do
My personality reflects me
And if I’m ugly then
So are you
So are you
There was a time when I felt like I cared
That I was shorter than everyone there
People made me feel like life was unfair
And I did things that made me ashamed
Cos I didn’t know my body would change
I grew taller than them in more ways
But there will always be the one who will say
Something bad to make them feel great
People are all the same
And we only get judged by what we do
My personality reflects me
And if I’m ugly then
So are you
So are you
People are all the same
And we only get judged by what we do
My personality reflects me
And if I’m ugly then
So are you
So are you
Everybody talks bad about somebody
And never realises how it affects somebody
And you bet it won’t be forgotten
Envy is the only thing it could be
Cos people are all the same
(The same, the same)
And we only get judged by what we do
(What we do, yeah, yeah)
My personality reflects me
And if I’m ugly then
(Yeah, you)
So are you
So are you
People are all the same
(Oh, oh, oh)
And we only get judged by what we do
(What we do, yeah)
My personality reflects me
And if I’m ugly then
(Yeah, so are you)
So are you
So are you

Jerry Anderson was a Genius?

“WHY OH WHY DO WE NOT HAVE A REAL INTERNATIONAL RESCUE!!!”
thunderbird 2 could ferry helpers 200 at a time
There’s a nice little rant from buddy Dave aka Ronnie in Ronnieland.
OK we do have the International Rescue Committee but they don’t have those nice spaceships like Thunderbird 2, (guys in labs coats and glasses can only count for so much)
I guess it’s not all a bad idea in whole, but my thoughts are usually cynical and the idea that there would be a bunch of ‘elite’ stormtrooper guys n gals, throwing their ‘we’re international rescue’ weight around and trying to get everything done in the 25 minute time slot before scooby doo starts.
Who will control these elite rescue professionals? will they be free from government sanctions and embagos, so if N.Korea or Cuba had an earthquake or mad weather they would be allowed access and not be treated as spies. How will all that fishing wire stop from getting tangled up?.. I mean how many people do you need to pull the strings on half a dozen puppets once a week?… now image that times a couple of hundred?! 7 days a week 365 days a year…. hmmmmmm you seee?!!!!!!