Flippant Friday…… Lockdown Humour


Possibly, like many other folk, I have been spending some lockdown moments sorting through boxes and files.  One of those boxes, has some of my Post Card Collection….. I say collection but in truth they are not that well organised (is catalogued the right word ?).  Nor am I getting very far, spending far too much time pondering on rediscovered finds… here are two of the ‘finds’ to share with you.

The Post Card above, I thought was rather appropriate in the current times of restriction in which we live. It is the creation of the Artist Phil May (1864-1903).  May gathered his inspiration  in the late Victorian era and is often defined as the Artist responsible for the ‘Modern’ Humorous Caricature Cartoons.  This and the image below were published by Raphael Tuck & Sons early 1900’s.  As was Tucks marketing style, the importance and skill of the Artist, was marked by producing these cards as ‘Limited’ Editions. 

Right now, as lockdown continues, I imagine many of us would share the thought expressed below…


I hope they brought a smile to your faces this Friday morning.

Please Remember to ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

12th February

(C) David Oakes 2021

Flippant Friday….. Antiques?


I do know that ‘First Editions’ and signed copies of JK Rowling’s, Harry Potter books are worth a fortune……..  but not sure that these are Antiques !

Well, what ever take your fancy…. and who knows what will be ‘valued’ in the decades ahead 

The only thing I am sure of, is that we should all…

Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

5th February

(C) David Oakes 2021


Flippant Friday…….. What Came First


Whilst on a walk, on along forgotten summer walk in the Norfolk countryside, I came across this old, but rather grand, Flintstone Stable Block…….  and I did ponder as to what came first, the Stable or the Tree.  Has to be the Stables..hasn’t it.

Whatever it is you are pondering this Friday….Please

 Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

29th January

(C) David Oakes 2021

I have counted them again……. There are only 9 Green Bottles

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There were 10 Green Bottles Standing on the Wall…. and if one Green Bottle should accidentally fall

Well I guess you know the rest of the Nursery Rhyme. 

I came across these 9 bottle in the unlikely location of a Gentleman’s  Wash Room.   It also seemed as if Interior Decor, aesthetics and balance , dictated 9 as the number of bottles on display.  OR, maybe they just missed the numeric symbolism of the Rhyme.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

19th January

(C) David Oakes 2021