Diary of an old cheeser

Hi there! Like other blogs, this is my chance to wax lyrical (some might say talk utter cr*p) about a) what's happening in my life b) all of my pet obsessions in particular music, tv, movies, books and other generally connected things, quite often of the retro, old and "cheesy" variety. Hence the title of my blog. Feel free to leave a comment if the mood takes you. There's nothing like a good chinwag about one's favourite topics and besides I love to meet new people! Cheers, Simon

Sunday, May 04, 2008


...is a lovely little town near Leeds and Bradford. And Salt Mill is an amazing converted mill (a bit like the Tate Modern) with an extensive David Hockney exhibition, amongst other things. Here's the proof (including a bit of artistic rudeness - guess the actress...)

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  • At 12:10 am , Blogger The Sagittarian said...

    methinks you had a pixation with that tower thingywhatsit!! Haha.
    I really love your history in the UK - so old and so much of it, I recall visiting an old house that had no piles as it was built straight onto the ground and also some Chruch which was 800 years old. Magic. When I visited the Tower dungeons, I reckon I couold still feel the utter despair and terror!!

  • At 5:09 am , Blogger TimeWarden said...

    Barry Norman once called her the thinking man's crumpet, which is just as well 'cos I've always admired her! She looks a little like Marilyn Monroe in the portrait, whom she played in husband Nic Roeg's film "Insignificance". I don't think I've seen her in anything since "Cold Heaven" but it can only be the beautiful Theresa Russell!!

  • At 9:50 am , Blogger Steve said...

    There's definitely a chimney fetish occuring here... just as long as you don't get into Fred Dibnah it'll be fine! ;-)

  • At 4:53 am , Blogger matty said...

    Oh, I wanna live in that place!

    I want to!!!!

    Um, I think I know who that is -- and she is gorgeous!

  • At 10:05 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh Saltaire. One of my favourite places. I love the Hockney Gallery, and the cafe and the little streets. I love it all.

    Thanks for putting me on your sidebar. I don't know if you did it recently or if you did it ages ago and I just didn't notice. But thank you.

    Glad to see you are back.

  • At 4:45 pm , Blogger Old Cheeser said...

    Amanda - Fixation with a tall, phallic-looking tower? Nah! My camera just happened to be pointing in that direction when I pressed the button.

    Yes don't we just have lovely history over here! I know NZ is a comparatively "new" country by comparison. Give it a few more hundred years eh?! Oh and I have never been to the Tower of London in spite of living in the very same city. For shame!

    Tim - A-ha, you guessed correctly first time! It is indeed the saucy Ms Russell. Yes she's chosen rather unusual films and roles. Is she still married to Nic Roeg?

    Steve - What's she gonna look like with a chimney on here? What's she gonna - snip!

    Fred Dibnah never did it for me.

    Matty - Yes, Saltaire is very English and very quaint, so you should visit if you ever get your US butt over here! I think Tim beat you to it in terms of guessing the nudey star...

    Reluctant - Glad that you visited Saltaire and enjoyed it.

    I actually only put you on the sidebar recently. I messed up my template and lost all my blogger links and then added them all back again, realising you should be on there too! So there you go and you're welcome.

  • At 11:25 pm , Blogger matty said...

    I most enjoyed Theresa Russell in Ken Russell's WHORE -- or, as the WHORE of the film.

    classic moments.

    ah, ken russell.

    so, when will see nudes of you then?

    If I ever do get my US butt to England I know I will simply refuse to leave. I'll tie myself to a post with a chain and demand that tea from Harrod's that is so great!

  • At 5:38 pm , Blogger Flaming Nora said...

    Oh lucky you! I have ALWAYS wanted to visit Saltaire and your photos make me even more determined to get there.

  • At 5:43 pm , Blogger Annie said...

    Hello, fabulous photos!
    If you don't mind me asking, I was wondering how you get so many photos on one posting? Mine appears to only allow 5 in one go... perhaps I'm missing something(brains probably)

  • At 7:27 pm , Blogger hot-lunch said...

    Bradford is where i'm from!!!

  • At 2:05 pm , Blogger Old Cheeser said...

    Matty - Nudes of me?! Believe me, you wouldn't want to see that...unless I can arrange for Mr Hockney to do some arty air-brushed shots of me a la Theresa R...just possible I guess.

    And yes, WHEN are you going to get your butt over to the UK?

    Nora - Yes, being a Northern lass you should get yourself there! I'm sure you'd love it being the culture vulture that you are too.

    Annie - Thank you! Well the photo uploader thing lets you do five photos at a time, but once you've done that you just click on the picture icon thing and then upload five more! It's as simple as that...or should be.

    Hot Lunch - A Northern lad by descent! Eeeh bah gum. Time to revisit your roots?

  • At 5:23 pm , Blogger Annie said...

    Many thanks...doh, I am a twit.

  • At 5:08 pm , Blogger matty said...

    i do so need to be in the UK.

    ...it just feels like it would be "home" once i get there!

    tho, i do love my gaytown!

    me thinks you'd look so gorgeous in a nude photo shoot! I'm sure your husband would agree!

    kisses from oakland where I'm still stuck for at least another month! (shudder!)


  • At 11:21 pm , Blogger Lost Boy said...

    I grew up there. It was quite a jolt opening your blog and seeing those pictures. It may *look* nice, but it's a shithole wrapped in an enigma and 75% of the people have mince where their brains should be. I imagine there are a few people who think the same about their homesteads. I can look at it with affection of some sorts now, I guess, but when I was 18 I couldn't get away fast enough.

  • At 1:45 pm , Blogger Deemer said...

    Lovely pictures!! Looks so nice, you guys are so spoiled over there!! Anyway, miss you hope you are well!!

  • At 2:17 pm , Blogger Old Cheeser said...

    Annie - Not atall! You're talking to someone who managed to f*ck up his entire blog style thing and then had to start again.

    Matty - Ahem - well thanks for the compliment pet, but with my love handles and flabby thighs I'm not sure about "gorgeous"....Of course there is that thing called Photoshop...

    And how about a holiday to the UK, of course no-one is expecting you to leave Gay Town just yet...

    Lost Boy - How interesting! I guess as a day tripper I got a different perspective. I mean Salt Mill was great to visit as were some of the very historic buildings but I did get a sense of the smallness (hence dullness) of the place. You'd probably go out of your mind living there - not much to do etc. Interesting that the town was created as a "community" for local people to go and work in the mill - a very limited kind of existence really. So I can appreciate your comments.

    Deemer - Thanks Mister! Yes it was nothing if not nice to look at.


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