When I checked my email this morning I found this from my friend Andy Baines (Andy’s Treasure Hunting Cafe)….
Ey up Dick,
Hope your well? I was reading your blog earlier and a thought popped in my head about what your best find would be in all the years you have been detecting and the story behind it. Not sure if you have already blogged about it in the past but if you haven’t I would love to read about it! Anyway it was just a random thought haha.
While scattershooting the other day I came across this photo on Facebook, and being the curmudgeon I am I just had to share it. I contacted Stephen Grey, the detectorist who posted the photo, and not only got his permission to use it but also the following story about Derek, the gentleman in the photo…. Continue reading
“Oh, what a beauty, I’ve never seen one as big as that before…”
…Is a line from popular risqué song made famous by the legendary ukulele-playing entertainer, George Formby. Continue reading
I’ve known John for over 30 years and have discovered that you never know what is lurking in that beer clogged brain. Just another example. Thanks as usual Bubba… Continue reading
Have a feeling not too many of you remember the “Where’s the Beef” commercial but it seems appropriate when it comes to the current status of new products. I mean maybe I missed something but so far this year the only noticeable new detector has been the White’s MX Sport (and hopefully the end of the bread box). Continue reading
A nice change of pace and a few tips from John Howland. Trust me he knows what he is talking about and has been around the block a few times. Continue reading
Someone recently called me a cantankerous senior citizen so I thought I would live up to my reputation and have a little fun …. Continue reading
News and views from across the pond, courtesy of John Howland and via the Malamute Saloon. I do believe he penned this update sober, though that would be a stretch…. Continue reading
HAVE A SAFE AND FUN FILLED HOLIDAY!
The 4th of July is one of those holidays that makes us realize just how lucky we are to be living in the United States of America. A place where, despite your political differences, your religion, your nationality, your social standing, you can stand up and say what is on your mind without fear of recrimination. Continue reading
K.I.S.S. or “keep it simple stupid” was a term coined by Kelly Johnson, a naval engineer in the early sixties. Supposedly Johnson handed his team of engineers a few basic tools and told them to design and build a plane that could be repaired using these very same tools, by an “average” mechanic in the field. In other words, if you keep it simple you will keep it flying. Continue reading