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Hi,   It is finally  again, and it definately feels that it has been much longer than a week since we had the last one …. and I wonder why time goes so quickly when you are enjoying yourself … and so slowly when you are not! It must have something to do with truly […]

Fifty Shades Of Grey … Yeah Right! Payne’s Grey! (Arty Joke)

Hey, Hey, So, how goes it with yourself. I am assuming of course, that you are actually doing something other than avidly, or even heatedly, devouring your copy of the publishing phenomenon that is ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’, because if so you will be far too busy to bother with me. It seems that this […]

Yet Still The World Turns.

Hi, Bloody Hell, I finally decided to start blogging again and am properly horrified to find that in the time I have been ignoring you all, I appear to be unlucky enough to have 15,392  sodding comments waiting patiently for me. Now don’t get me wrong, I have no objections to finding comments from real […]

Poem: Adrift

Adrift.   Taking down the yellow brocade box From the top of the wardrobe And going through the memories Of married years . .  

Mysterious Green Cloud Over Moscow.

Hi,   Big scare in Russia yesterday morning.   The residents of Moscow woke up and were stupefied to see the sky. It was green.   Apparently there is a ‘green cloud’ hanging over the place.   There were many panicked reports on Twitter etc. and officials struggled to calm the fears of the worried […]

Tree House: A Work Of Art In Canada.

Hi,   Oh, how I love to see something pretty …. and in my opinion I have just seen another pretty thing. Up in a tree …. and no, it is not a bird.   This particular pretty thing is not only unique and beautiful, it is also totally not legal.   Once upon a […]

The Curious Case Of ‘The Glasses From Boots Opticians’.

Hi,   And so we eventually get to the end (?) of the long running saga about my useless new glasses from . As you will remember, it took quite a lot of upsetting arguments with the shop staff before they would actually give me another eye examination when I went back to report that […]

Save Your Blushes.

Hey,   Today I have decided to tell you about an excellent way of avoiding possible embarrassment.   I don’t know about you, but if you read a lot you can come across words that you have never actually used in the normal everyday conversations that you have. It seems so obvious what they mean […]

More Hope For Loch Ness Monster Hunters.

Hey,   Well, here we go again, some things never die down for very long.   There is  huge excitement once more in Scotland. Recently more possibilities have been raised in the vexing question about whether there actually is a real  or not. This argument has been going on for many years and still has […]

A Bright, Bright, Sunshiny Da-a-ay.

Hi,   We seem to have the promise of a sunny day here, which is nice. Intimations of summer and all that.   Of course we can look at summery stuff, just to remind ourselves of what we hope is coming this year. My favourite thing is imagining myself on a UK beach, paddling at […]