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Happy NuddyBooze Day

“Today is the 7th anniversary of one of the best ever days on Twitter. Back in the golden age when everyone was happy and free and we literally all ran around with our clothes off. Happy NuddyBooze day.” So said delectable @BottyB this morning, reminding me of this important anniversary.

I don’t quite remember how it all started, the idea of posting a pic of yourself naked with some booze, but I have a feeling that @lauriepink and @nyncompoop were involved. Pretty soon scores of people were joining in, embracing the spirit of joy in posing naked with alcohol. What could be more innocent? It was fun and funny, at times hilarious, and even dogs and teddies joined in the fun. There was invention aplenty, and no creepiness at all.

Although it spawned a few more #Nuddy themes – NuddyTeddy, NuddyFood and NuddyChristmas, I’m not sure we could manage to do this sort of thing these days without attracting a bunch of negativity. Happy times.

(I’ve anonymised the pics herein – I wonder if the subjects will recognise their own bottoms?)

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GOAL!

Goal!

I adore this photograph, taken in the 92nd minute of Bury’s game at Chesterfield on the 17th February. George Miller has just scored the winner as my beloved Shakers came from a goal down to win 2-1. I love the joy in the photograph, yes, and the endless smiles. But I am also intrigued by the variety of people and small dramas that it shows.

In the foreground, stewards struggle to prevent excited supporters getting onto the pitch to celebrate with the players. More fans, including a guy of huge beard in replica shirt, hurry down the steps to join the fun. Just in front of beardy bloke to the right of the steps, someone has fallen down and is being helped by other fans. In front of them, a man has the presence of mind to photograph the melee.

Over to the left a small boy, held in his father’s arms, raises his arm in celebration. Top right, a man is busy texting news of the goal to someone who might be anywhere in the world. Bottom left, the ball sits ignored for now. Bottom right, the referee watches impassively, making a mental note to add on an extra minute to the game to allow for the celebrations.

And no, I didn’t take the photograph*. I am, in fact, in it, between my daughter and Beardy Martin. Spot the Wombat.

*I took it from Twitter feed of @stephenthirkill

Here’s me in the mid 1970s

I have no idea who the other people are, although I *think* the stripy sexpot was called Jude.

BEARD

SundayPix 2016 schedule

Occasionally I get told off by SundayPix lovers because I either forget or CBA to set a theme. In an effort to overcome this I’ve drawn up this schedule of themes for the rest of the year. Bookmark this post, then if dim old Wombie forgets again you can simply refer back here. I’m especially looking forward to 13th November.

For those who don’t know, SundayPix is a weekly photograph thingy I run on Twitter. See me there for more info.

25/09 Festival – @dbrereton
02/10 Autumn
09/10 The pattern on my duvet cover – @little_mavis
16/10 Clouds
23/10 Sunday Confessional – a weekend guilty pleasure – @allthisandless
30/10 Spooky
06/11 Bonfire night
13/11 Audio – speak a movie quote for others to identify – @kjcollard
20/11 Age
04/12 Favourite book cover – @_polyhymnia
11/12 Horizons
18/12 Cold
25/12 TWANTA
01/01 To be decided by a poll of SundayPixers

Football Days #spireites v #buryfc

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

30th April 2016 – Chesterfield 3-0 Bury

SUPERB pre-match food at North Sea chippy up Sheffield RoadBury team bus at the ProactCrooked spire :-)Dedicated bricksSteak & mushy pea pie! If only I hadn't had fish and chips.GentsBe vigilant!Warm upFancy dress as ... actually, NO ideaAs long as you have your elfSHAKERSChesterfield's penaltyLouche mascot - I *think* a mouse?Sunshine, thundercloud, and floodlights

Proact panorama

Football Days #buryfc v #millwall

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

23rd April 2016 – Bury 1-3 Millwall

Plenty o' plod todayBucket ShakersLove the leg armour hereMore dayglo yellow than you can shake a stick at. Also Danny Mayor.Can anyone explain this floral tribute in the away section?A little light banter between Bury & Millwall fansGigg Lane from beneath the "big" screen

Football Days #iron v #buryfc

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

19th April 2016 – Scunthorpe 2-1 Bury

A maximum of ten minutesThe Iron Bar :-)Glanford ParkNice touch in the gentsFlying ballsBalls in a lineWatch your languageSoaresy! Get up! What're you doing?Scunny BunnyRosie and Pope's keepy-up header game enthralls the crowdShakers are GO!Huss's pre-match ritual, this time without Tom Soares who was busy being CaptainCamera holePopey's goalWaiting for a maximum of ten minutes...

Glanford Park panorama

Football Days 17 #stfc v #buryfc

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

16th April 2016 – Swindon 0-1 Bury

Nearly thereMagic RoundaboutTiny tiny ticket windowsBig old standBig old staircase up into big old standThe County GroundFOOD KIOSK for Disabled & Children ONLYI do like a ground with hills in the distanceTravelling ShakersBig lensSprinklers blown into the home endFINALLY an away win to applaud

County Ground panorama

Football Days 16 #buryfc v #drfc

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

9th April 2016 – Bury 1-0 Donny Rovers

Horsies!Gigg LaneTannoySharp pointsHussLong suffering Donny fansLeon! Leon! Leon!Get stuck in, Joner!I do like the Donny stripHipster stewardGetting darkHeader

Football Days 15 #buryfc v #gills

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care. Forgot this one a couple of weeks ago. Might as well post it now for completeness.

28th March 2016 – Bury 0-1 Gillingham

Where we park is NOT a football car park, apparentlyTom SoaresWarm upPride of LancashireUp the gantrySmallest mascot EVEROfficialsJohn O'SullivanKick offForever Bury

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