Friday, September 22, 2006

Friday Bag

Bit of a mixed bag today...

First of all, the British tradition of The Eddie. While driving to Barnsley last weekend I saw lots of Eddies.
What's an Eddie?


Yep, it's a lorry. Actually, it's a whole fleet of them, owned by the inimitable Eddie Stobart. Mr Stobart has extremely high expectations of his drivers; they all wear uniforms, are expected to behave impeccably (no trucker behaviour!), and each lorry has a unique name. Over the weekend I saw Caitlin Amanda and Sophia Jane. We even have 'Eddie-Spotters', like trainspotters but spotting lorries.

More trucking firms should be like Stobart.

Enough about trucks. Now a bit of shameless pimping.

My precious Mysterious Lady is holding the first Blog Emmys! I have my dress all ready....


and, of course, there will be pink champagne.......


so I'm all ready for the BlogEmmys.

Speaking of Emmys, you would have had to have been living under a rock lately not to have known that my blogbuddy Wendy won a competition to go to LA and see the Emmys. While there, she visited our mutual sweetie, Naomi. Then I got an email with a 'virtual pressie' ...

she said 'I took these especially for you in LA' - wow, she travelled half way round the world and thought to get me a picture of this -


and found me a look-alike.....apparently, JD was busy that day!


Ain't friends fantastic??

cq

13 comments:

Fat Eric said...

We always look on Eddie Stobart lorries to see what they are called, too!

Did you know that some Top Gear fans set up a website to donate to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, and in only 2 days have raised £49,000 in donations from Richard Hammond fans? We think that's amazing!

WendyWings said...

It is a shame Johnnys star had gum on it ( at least I think that is what it was !)
I wasn't about to get down there and clean it off though lol.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL..Love that picture of JD's star!!! It looks like someone left a little pressie on it! A little dog poo? Well, that's good luck you know. And the look-a-like is simply Hilarious!!!

I think it is wonderful that Myterious Lady has come up with these BlogEmmy's...I am still recovering from the voting for the EmmyEmmy's....(lol)
But I think it is a lovely idea...I will have to get on over there and check it out!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I know about the Eddie Stobart lorries. They have quite a fan club.

Mivhele sent me here.

Karen said...

This cracks me up! I, of course, had no idea what an Eddie was, but also didn't know what a lorry was! (Can you tell I'm from the U.S.?) But I figured it out and it fascinates me! I love your dress - just gorgeous! And yes, friends are the best, especially blogfriends. So hello to you all the way from Wisconsin where it's foggy early morning here. Hope you're already having a great day!

Michele sent me!

panthergirl said...

Fun!!! I went over there and made a nomination. Blog awards are great.

Thanks for letting us know, and good luck with JD! ;)

Here via michele today!

Ellee said...

Wherever you travel in the UK, you always come across one of those Eddie Stobbart lorries - how many of them are there, for heaven's sake.

Now if there was a JD pirate lookalike on every street corner, that would be good...

David said...

that is a good friend, not at all like michele, who goes to france and does not even bring us back t-shirts.... harumph!

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Becky68 said...

Here from Micheles,
I liked the JD star & lookalike!
The idea of well behaved truck drivers is a nice one, not that I have a LOT of complaints about truck drivers in general, but what they're driving is so big there's little room for error or crazyness & a little more professionalisim is always a nice thing!

mar said...

cq, you are a good sport! thanks, dear! and now: noblesse oblige. And I am so happy about it! congrats on your nomination, dear!you've got my vote!

MysteriousLady said...

She didn't bring me back anything! I'm crushed!

My subdivison is flooding. I posted pics on my blog. Waaaaaaa.