her first time…

Dear diablog,

I mentioned some time ago a ‘new’ supplier of stuff for G+P, Erika

erika1who has willingly joined the throng with a number of varied offerings which will no doubt feature in the future.

This lady has a wicked sense of humour – and would appear to be an avid watcher of morning TV – as she starts with these two clips from the This Morning show

and a priceless reference to his grandmother by resident chef Gino whose English is tenuous at the best of times

which both she and I hope get you in the mood for a smiley day.

Yours, diablog, looking forward to seeing more of her


thank goodness it’s friday…

Dear diablog,



as we all know by now is both intolerant and loves flying and airscrews.
The one big surprise is that she seems to have given up trying for a family with Pete and has turned child support advisor instead! One of her flighty pals has sent her some information which she wants to share with us all.

She writes:

A Pilot/Father’s Tough Love (Submitted by a pilot)

Most people nowadays think it improper to discipline children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have had one of “those moments”.
Since I’m a pilot, one method that I have found very effective is to take the child for a flight during which I say nothing and give the child the opportunity to reflect on his or her behaviour.
I don’t know whether it’s the steady vibration from the engines, or just the time away from any distractions such as TV, video games, computer, iPod, etc.
Either way, my kids usually calm down and stop misbehaving after our flight together. I believe that eye to eye contact during these sessions is an important element in achieving the desired results. I’ve included a photo below of one of my sessions, in case you would like to use the technique.

Continue reading “thank goodness it’s friday…”

an old lady lifts her skirts…

Dear diablog,

I hope that this post finds you in a comfortable and emotionally stable state – the film clip is devastating if not!

This post is dedicated to one of pretty much everyone’s favourite classic – the Lamborghini Miura,

though, despite the same colour, not as you may know it!!

And still in the same colour, film of £1,000,000 going up in flames in west London a few weeks ago. The ‘main’ clip on this has disappeared off youtube – and I could not have published it anyway as although downloadable it would not play! I am sure that Engine Room could have solved the problem but whatever, I was pleased to have found much worse but of the same incident by a bystander.
The original was better in both quality and content – the poor guy having bailed out and filmed it all on his phone! This though is still what the owner did not want!

However, luckily, this was not the fate of the car captured here at my friends Classic Car repair works!

Lambos, as with many vehicles of the time, suffer badly from tinworm


which has eventually to be repaired before collapsing into a heap…

Continue reading “an old lady lifts her skirts…”

We’re not that stupid

Dear Non-Americans,

Glynsky mentioned here, I might suffer from being made fun off. Don’t worry, in comparison diablog is rather harmless when it comes to making fun of Americans.

There are plenty of meme about it, like the following

But please, do not confuse NYC with America.

Why am I pointing out the obvious?

A while ago I went to one of my favorite live music venues. They had an evening of jam sessions and “open mic“.

Early on I talked to one of the musicians, a young bass player. Since he had an accent, at one point I asked:

“Where are you from?”

He replied:


To which I said:

“Oh, OK.”

Granted, my remark could have been more enthusiastic.
But here’s what followed.

Continue reading “We’re not that stupid”

an engine room booster…

Dear diablog,

Engine Room takes a lot of hits whilst doing his best for us all, and in the ‘spirit’ of welcoming him for his latest planned visit to the UK (and raucous reception at the International HQ) I felt it a good idea to allow him to ‘immerse’ himself into his beloved Scotland and favourite tipple.

Some ads are good, many appalling but this one (though long) is both well made and imaginative.
It also, for those who have not been, gives wonderful views of the highlands and is a good place to be as the weather improves into a real Spring.

We at diablog avoid advertising pop ups on our pages, but from time to time we find a good one.

Yours, Engine Room, ‘afore you gae’


the ultimate sexist post – an addendum…

Dear diablog,

Existing readers will know that I have already, here, had a rant at the antics of women and their methods of parking in supermarkets – but it seemed apposite to expand on it a little!

In an earlier post this month on the joys of discovering my true self, I finished with a reference to women/cars/parking – and the bad effect they had on my visits to supermarkets despite my carefree attitude.

Times were when ‘gals’ drove real cars

and discerning male admirers (of whom I am one) were in awe of the dexterity with which they coped with the ignition advance, hand throttle, free wheeling devices and other mysteries which then beset the automobilist.


I was even prepared to forgive the drivers of the incredibly horrid Nissan Micra (seen here in the best place for it)

or even better…