May 04 2017


I’ve mentioned before that the business park where I work, has several empty buildings and that a couple of the larger ones are often used for filming – I’m guessing an offshoot from Pinewood, which is just up the road.

It’s quite fun when driving into the estate, to see props and the like laying around the forecourts.

When they filmed part of the latest Transformers movie here, about six or seven months ago, we saw lots of British Police cars being driven in on the back of a car transporter. A couple of weeks later, we saw them being carted away, all dented and bashed up – obviously having got in a fight with some bad robots!

At the moment, they are filming the latest Jurassic World installment and the forecourts are littered with wind machines and large perspex domes – amongst the many trailers being used by the actors.  I haven’t seen any actors yet – although I have seen a couple of chauffeured Rolls Royce’s driving out – but several people claim to have seen Chris Pratt wandering about.

Security has definitely been increased, with security guards on hand each morning checking that we work there and directing us to our usual parking bays to make sure we don’t stray where we shouldn’t.

I wouldn’t go anywhere near the film set anyway, I’m not stupid: I’ve seen Jurassic Park and those dinosaurs are bloody dangerous!


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    • Alan on May 5, 2017 at 06:25

    I will say sorry now before I type it……….
    Will you be riding a WHITE SWAN to work for the next week or so.

      • Masher on May 5, 2017 at 06:35

      Never mind apologising, Alan, how about explaining, cos I haven’t the foggiest!

        • Dave on May 5, 2017 at 06:50

        *Hand Up* I know! Iknow! Ask me Sir! *Looks smug*

          • Masher on May 5, 2017 at 06:57

          Yes, you… you at the back… what is it?

    • Frances on May 5, 2017 at 07:41

    I get it …..but I had to look it up!!

      • Masher on May 5, 2017 at 11:32

      Well, I’ve tried Googling it, but I didn’t find anything that made any sense.

        • Alan on May 5, 2017 at 16:25

        Blimey….Mr Masher stuck for an answer, well I never.

          • Masher on May 5, 2017 at 16:45

          Yes you did.

    • Frances on May 5, 2017 at 16:58

    Here is a clue… ” ride a white swan” !! It’s a bit of a far fetch as a comment from Alan, but I enjoyed it. Quite clever I thought!

      • Alan on May 5, 2017 at 22:15

      Thank you Frances for the compliment.. Mr M must have it by now, surely! Sharing the same first name as well.

        • Masher on May 6, 2017 at 08:30

        Yeah, I got it now.
        Knew the song, never knew it’s name.

        But I do now.

          • Dave on May 6, 2017 at 09:00

          And so do all the people of the Beltane.

            • Masher on May 6, 2017 at 14:26

            And there we are: I’m back to having no bloody idea again.
            Thanks Dave!

              • Alan on May 6, 2017 at 18:07

              I think Dave is turning the heat up.

              • Dave on May 7, 2017 at 09:01

              Just checking whether you had read the lyrics…. 🙂 I suspect I shall pay for this at some point.

    • Toffeeapple on May 17, 2017 at 12:56

    What’s going on? 😉

      • Toffeeapple on May 17, 2017 at 12:59

      I had to look up Chris Pratt but I am still none the wiser!

        • Masher on May 17, 2017 at 15:38

        He’s one of those actor chaps, and the ladies do swoon around him… I’m told.

    • Toffeeapple on May 17, 2017 at 18:28

    He did nowt for me when I saw his picture. But then, I am old.

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