Long weekend [10]

60.  Quite a few people I know are coming up to the big Six-Oh this year – it just has that touch of … well, finality to it, don’t you think? 🙂 Days of chasing the fillies are over, life is over … I’m sure if I ever got to 60, that’s how I’d feel.

And are you now slipper-slobby and taking no more care?  Fie – here’s a guide to help you get back up:

Here are some Z-listers turning or having turned 60 this year:


59.  The Pocklington shield:


The shield was part of an impressive ‘warrior grave’ find uncovered at a Persimmon Homes ‘The Mile’ development last year and now a preservation project has revealed its full glory.

The remarkably preserved bronze shield was found laid face down in the cart of an upright chariot, which had been drawn by two ponies.

The skeleton of a post 46-year-old male was laid upon the shield and is considered to be the shield’s owner.

Conservation has revealed a swirling La Tène style architecture on the owners shield, typical of early Celtic high art.

The repousse design, made by hammering the bronze sheet from the underside, features evidence of organic forms, such as spiralling mollusc shells creating a three-legged triskele motif, and the highly decorative asymmetrical design draws the eye to a central raised boss.

58.  It’s all in the url:


57.  What else would you expect in  Muslim country?


56. General Election

Over at OoL

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

5 comments for “Long weekend [10]

  1. decnine
    December 8, 2019 at 12:33

    57. Remarkable. The BBC didn’t blame it on Climate Change.

  2. ivan
    December 8, 2019 at 13:03

    #60 It’s when you turn 80 that some of those things might begin to intrude in life. You can also look down on the youngsters.

  3. dearieme
    December 8, 2019 at 14:35

    Unaccountably you have failed to ask what we had for breakfast. I had – first time ever – a sandwich of corned beef and coleslaw. It was fine. A vinegary coleslaw would have been dud, I suspect, but this one was from Waitrose, and rather creamy.

    Then a mug of coffee and half a banana. So I’ve already had my three-a-day of fruit’n’veg. Ain’t I a good boy?

  4. December 8, 2019 at 14:58

    Decnine – oversight.

    Ivan – 60 year old youngsters?

    Dearieme – brekkie, knew there was sommit I’d forgotten. And yes you are.

  5. December 9, 2019 at 00:05

    60? Almost get your time in time. Catalinas and B-52s are older than that. You have barely started forgetting why you walked into that room. Gizus a hint of the big day.

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