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  1. Oh No! Not Another Filofax

    05/24/14 16:26:02 | 0 Comments

    Some of you know how much I love my Filofaxes, and how many I have collected over the years.  I know one can only use one Filofax at a time, but it is a sort of obsession with me.  Many times, not every time, when I see a new one just released I simply have to own it in one size or the other.

    Just recently Filofax has bought up Letts Diaries.  Letts is a very old company that made Diaries, notebooks, pens and all sorts of other stationery.  And using the idea of both...
  2. I Thought it Was Me

    05/09/14 10:23:46 | 0 Comments

    Just after Christmas this year ,and having lost my Bayley 18 months or so before, I decided that I could no longer live without a dog for company and went and bought my Louie.

    Now I swear that in the past it's taken me roughly 3 - 7 days to house train a puppy and when getting Louie I was so confident that it would be no different with him.  Oh my goodness!  How very wrong I was.

    He is now coming up close on 7 months old and he is still using his pee mat.  Don't get me wrong.  He does do his...
  3. Practice What You Preach

    05/06/14 12:08:08 | 0 Comments

    Or rather it should be, I should practice what I preach.

    A friend I know on the web hasn't been at all well just lately.  But when having a chat with her last night after her trip to the hospital for tests for all the nasties, and find the diagnosis wasn't as bad as she feared.  My advice to her, after feeling relief and joy for her was, "now you need to start sleeping, eating, and exercising properly".  Unfortunately, with me, it's the pot calling the kettle black.

    I too, do not...
  4. Night Time, Day Time

    01/06/13 22:35:15 | 4 Comments

    Very, very funny animal video.


  5. Dumb Ways to Die

    11/18/12 14:22:26 | 0 Comments

    Very catchy tune with this fun video warning of being careful around trains.


    Set fire to your hair
    Poke a stick at a grizzly bear
    Eat medicine that's out of date
    Use your private parts as piranha bait

    Dumb ways to die
    So many dumb ways to die
    Dumb ways to die-ie-ie
    So many dumb ways to die

    Get your toast out with a fork
    Do your own...
  6. Re-enactors Doing a Reconstruction of The pre-1940 Dutch Army Bicycle Regimental Band

    07/05/12 10:00:48 | 3 Comments

    There is no original newsreel footage that seems to have survived, but this reconstruction is terrific to watch. You simply have to watch right to the end.


  7. You Win Again - Bee Gees

    05/28/12 20:41:58 | 4 Comments

    This really is one of my most favourite of songs.

  8. The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls by Chris Morton and Ceri Louise Thomas

    04/06/12 16:29:29 | 8 Comments

    Just finished reading this amazing book.  One has to read it with an open mind.   Funnily enough much of what it seems the Native Americans believe, is already, and has been for many years, my own beliefs.  Including my belief of how the first real humans were created on the earth.

    As you read it, you will become truly regretful at how ancient civilisations, such as the Maya, Aztecs, and Native Americans, were wiped out by Catholicism/Christianity.  How vast knowledge has been destroyed.   How they too...
  9. I Wish I Had a Safe

    03/21/12 11:40:03 | 9 Comments

    Do you ever think about what would happen to important papers or cash that you might have in the home if a fire swept through your house and you had to get out quickly or you were away at the time?

    We don't all have the luxury of a fire resistant safe, but we do all have a fire proof safe area that we can use to store passports, insurance policies, birth certificates, etc, and of course cash.

    With very rare exceptions we all own a fridge, freezer, or both.  Both of those will always survive a fire.  It doesn't take much...
  10. The Mayans and the Skull & Crossbones

    03/17/12 14:55:36 | 4 Comments

    Did you know that the Skull & Crossbones didn't originate from pirates or as we know it for now, to represent "poison"?

    It was/is actually a very old symbol of power and spirituality.

    The great unknown secret behind the Skull & Crossbones is not a symbol of death but of life.  It was used by ancient priests and priestesses world wide, from Mayans in Mesoamerica to the Etruscans in Europe:


  11. Victory!!!

    02/13/12 21:39:20 | 7 Comments

    We, the residents of this retirement complex along with other homes in the area have for the last few weeks been fighting against the local council building a mountain bike park track in the conservation area that runs at the bottom of the gardens of my flat.

    This is a beautiful wooded area that leads on down to the sea and up onto the hills and paths along the shore.  It's very...
  12. Kudos Me

    11/29/11 10:57:38 | 5 Comments

    You will see that I now have a "Kudos Me" button on my profile. 



    I was chatting to Martha (Spherical) yesterday about what fun it would be to be able to give Kudos more than once to people.  We wracked our brains and searched the web for some sort of gadget but to no avail.  So after Martha had disappeared to bed, I decided to use a top site for this.

    If you want to join in only submit Yuku profiles, no boards or...
  13. Fluffy Knitted Teddy

    11/19/11 00:43:49 | 8 Comments



    Requirements 4 or 5 x 50g balls of a fluffy novelty yarn (such as eyelash)
    Knitting needles US6 (UK8, 4mm)
    Black yarn or buttons (not for young children) for eyes and nose
    Ribbon to tie around neck
    Instructions


    Start at the legs

    Cast on 16 stitches
    Knit 38 rows - this completes one leg
    Leaving this leg on the needle,...
  14. Harry Brown Staring Michael Caine

    11/02/11 10:47:42 | 13 Comments

    Made in 2009 I only got around to seeing this film this weekend.  Not only do I love our British thrillers but Michael Caine as far as I am concerned has never made a bad film.

    The film starts off pretty slow, but understandably so, as the scene really has to be set, especially for those that are not British and might not understand the seedy part of our inner cities.

    Harry Brown, an ex-marine, is now a very old man living on a typical run down maze of a council estate in a tatty neglected flat.  His wife, as the film...
  15. Genuine Complaint Letter

    08/19/11 22:56:37 | 5 Comments

    This is a genuine complaint to Devon & Cornwall Police Force from an angry member of the public

    True email sent to the force, lengthy but brilliantly written...

    Dear Sir/madam/automated telephone answering service,

    Having spent the past twenty minutes waiting for someone at Bodmin police station to pick up a telephone I have decided to abandon the idea and try...
  16. The Human Race

    07/25/11 10:46:27 | 5 Comments

    Some examples of why the human race has probably evolved as far as possible. These are actual instruction labels on consumer goods...

    On Sears hairdryer:
    Do not use while sleeping.
    (Gee, that's the only time I have to work on my hair!)

    On a bag of Fritos:
    You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
    (The shoplifter special!)

    On a bar of Dial soap:
    Directions: Use like regular soap.
    (and that would be how?)

    On some Swann frozen...
  17. Day Trip to Bangor by Fiddler's Dram

    07/10/11 16:18:05 | 0 Comments


    Didn't we have a lovely time the day we went to Bangor
    A beautiful day, we had lunch on the way and all for under a pound you know
    But on the way back I cuddled with Jack and we opened a bottle of cider
    Singing a few of our favourite songs as the wheels went around

    Do you recall the thrill of it all as we walked along the sea grand
    Then on the sand we heard a brass band that...
  18. Before I Go to Sleep by S J Watson

    06/28/11 08:58:22 | 4 Comments

    The Story Line

    After surviving what she believes was a car crash, Chrissie developed a form of amnesia which has left her able to store memories for only 24 hours. Every morning when she wakes she has forgotten the circumstances of her life and must relearn them from scratch: who her husband Ben is, where they live, whether or not they have children.

    The novel takes the form of a journal she is encouraged to keep by a Dr Nash, who has, without Ben's...
  19. Dean Martin & Goldie Hawn

    06/24/11 17:59:31 | 4 Comments

    This is an absolute must watch - It's hilarious

  20. Cinderella & the Royal Wedding

    06/05/11 11:14:34 | 11 Comments

    One has to laugh at the likeness to the ugly sisters.

    I am very much a royalist, and can rarely find fault with anything they do, but the outfit's of Prince Andrews two girls were absolutely awful in my opinion, especially the hats.