A Whole Lot Of Nothing Going On.

Hey,

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And a ‘Good Day’ to you.

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We are enjoying some better weather here today, with patches of weak sunshine amongst the usual heavy grey clouds and rainy periods.

It also feels a bit warmer.

In general it feels like a timely reminder that spring is coming eventually.

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When Big H and I take our daily walk we see that lots of daffodils and other plants are well up above the surface of the soil, and some plants seem to be trying to flower.

Obviously the unseasonably warm weather over Christmas has got all of the poor things confused.

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Not very much of importance has been going on here lately, just a lot of novels being read on our Kindles and I have been continuing to admire my new boots.

Unfortunately, with the waxed leather exterior, I have been too worried about spoiling them to wear them in the present rainy and muddy conditions.

Big H eventually ordered some waterproofing treatment on E-Bay to try and take care of them.

It arrived this morning so we (he) will soon be giving it a go for me …. I would however still recommend those boots to everyone, especially if you find authorised ones at a good sale price.

I confidently expect them to keep me very happy for many years to come …. a bit like my expectations of Big H I suppose, except that I don’t intend to take them to bed with me at night or expect them to bring me breakfast in bed sometimes!

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I hope that you are all having a good time out there in your various corners of the world.

Those of you living in some area of bright sunshine are especially lucky!

Enjoy !

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Take care and speak to you soon.

J.

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Poem: Liar,Liar.

Liar,Liar.

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So, is gritting your only job,

Constantly spreading it underneath

Every conversation that we have

In order that you don’t slip-up.

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Are They Watching Us!!!!!!

Hi,
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And so the weirdness goes on.

Here, in the early days of 2012, there have been many reports of UFO’s overhead.

For instance, it has been reported that UFO’s were observed at Chatham in Kent at the beginning of January 2012, and in Essex last Friday, in the early morning.

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These are apparently just a few,  amongst many others, here and all other the world.

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It seems that UFO sightings, worldwide, are rising in 2012.

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UFO Dublin.2012.

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UFO. Taiwan. 2012.

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Midlothian Scotland 2012.

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So, what about that then!!

Have a puzzling day yourself!
J,
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Hmmm, Wednesday’s Here!

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So how was your yesterday then!

I hope that it was a good one, which has left you eager to meet the new day.

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Mine was fine thank you!

We ended the day by watching a new film, which made us very late in eventually getting to bed.

It was called ‘Killer Elite’ and starred Jason Statham, who is one of my favourite actors.

Although we watched it until the end, that did not stop me getting up twice to have a wee and to make some more tea, Big H said it was not a film he would be interested in seeing again either.

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Killer Elite Trailer.

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The story was based on a book which Ranulph Fiennes wrote, concerning events which took place in Yemen in the 1980’s, and actions taken by the British government at that time.

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Years ago, I read ‘The Sett’ by the same author and have to say that I still remember that book as one of the best reads I ever had.

Very well written, and very absorbing, in my opinion …. in fact, now that I have remembered it, I shall have to read it again and see how I like it a second time!

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I am not looking forward to today a lot, because I have an appointment for another visit to the dentists and it makes me nervous because of all the less than painless visits I made as a child in the long ago and much more scary dental days of my childhood.

It is just daft of me though, because I am not having anything in the least bit nasty done anyway.

I find that getting older does not necessarily make you any more sensible about certain things!

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It is a mid-morning appointment, so after that the day should improve, and anyway, the dentist is a bit of a hottie!!

I mean, if I have to go there I might as well have something pretty to look at.

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So, have a painfree, if not rainfree one yourself!

LOL,

J.

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Ditto.

Hey,Hey,

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So here I am again, faced by a white world full of glittering rooftops, ice, and a heavy skyy, with a counterpoint of black birds trying to make a winter living.

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Luckily I stayed up very late last night, with a big plate of oatcakes, sliced apples and Edam cheese, along with a re-run of Blade.

It is childish I know, but I really enjoy a good Vampire film, and it is a good one!

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Anyway, because of that bloody temptation I went to my bed so late that I actually slept in this morning.

So, when I actually made it up, the whole house was warm and my nose was not an undignified shade of red.

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I don’t think that we will do very much today, except for a longish yomp in mid-afternoon, with a full complement of hats, scarves and gloves etc.

My new Uggs will not be in evidence because I think that they are supposed to be specially treated with some form of stuff in order for them to be properly waterproof.

Otherwise you apparently risk them becoming stained or even shrunken, and nobody wants that to happen…. not even when you are lucky enough to have got a good reduction in a sale!

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Unfortunately, there are many, many unscrupulous people selling fake Uggs at the moment, and that is a big worry.

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I found out that I could also go to uggaustralia.co.uk and find a list of approved sellers that the authentic manufacturer approves of.

There is also a long, long list of the sites selling fake Uggs, from which to check out the sellers before buying.

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I was feeling much happier after that.

Mine are real!!!

Yeah!!!!

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So, I am off to have an authentically furry one.

J,x.

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Boots To Die For.

Hey,

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What a day.

Colder than yesterday, with every item in the house feeling icy cold to the touch, including me.

Why oh why, do I have the need to get up so early on these icy mornings before the house has even warmed up a little bit!

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Never mind though, because I see such beautiful things.

Today,  the world which greeted me was delicately covered with ice, each line of the scene etched wonderfully with silver, like a scene from Narnia.

If mythical creatures had been dancing in the street I would not have been surprised by it.

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However, I have something far more down to earth to tell you about.

I just seen the most exciting boots, which I discovered when we went shopping to try and find a decent cover for the Kindle that my children bought me for my Christmas present.

And what a success that inspired gift has been, I just totally love it.

A most suitable present for someone like me, who buys books and then cannot quite seem to actually be capable of getting rid of them when I am threatened by ‘death from piles of falling books’.

Kindles are wonderful!

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To get back to the boots though.

I popped into a shop I came across, which was selling designer boots, shoes and bags etc.

And …. I saw some Ugg Kensington boots in the sale …. black ones.

OMG, the fur inside is just dense and thick, and so snug and warm and toasty.

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I fell in love with them, and Big H bought me some for my ‘delayed until the sales because I do not know what I want yet’ Christmas present!!!!

Oh, life can have real pleasures sometimes.

Everybody say Ahhhh!

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So, it is goodbye until tomorrow, from a very happy and very cosy Jaksie.

Do have a fine furry day yourself too.

J,x.

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Fun In Russia.

Hi,

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It is unfeasibly cold here today in the far north.

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I awoke early to below freezing temperatures, bright white ice covering everything, and a heavy haze of fog.

It is like an advert for some fine place to go to for a skiing holiday.

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Although I am not sporty myself, I have always had great admiration for the amazingly scary things that other, more physically inclined people, get up to.

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You know what I mean, some of us are born to go snowboarding.

And some are born to fly.

And some are born to do both at the same time, like the daring show-off in the next film …. and  he is a crow!

No…. not an American Indian…. a Russian Crow!

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And here he is.

Amazingly, you see a Crow, who lands on the top of a snow-covered building, having brought a tin lid with him, and who then proceeds to slide daringly down the slope while he is perched upon his imaginative snowboard.

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Not just the once either.

He is obviously enjoying it so much that he carries the lid back up the roof to repeat the fun several times.

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Isn’t that fabulous.

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And while we are at it.

This is just bloody terrifying!

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OMG!

J.

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Old People.

Hello Peeps,

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I was just reading one of those staples that you find in newspapers regularly.

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You know the one I mean, where old people well over the age of 100 are asked why they have managed to reach such an impossible age, and what they put their longevity down to.

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The answers, given with great solemnity, cover such statements as …. never having drunk alcohol ….

….. never having smoked ….

…. eating an apple a day ….

…. drinking a hot toddy every Thursday …

etc. etc. etc.

All so serious and boring.

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My God, I can remember quite a few ancient old men who lived in the same area that I did when I was a kid.

They were all similarly small, wizened, and sprightly … and they all smoked Woodbines as if they were going out of fashion!

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I think there must be certain people who have incredibly strong lungs, and such a genetic make-up that they could smoke a whole dog a day without any hint of a problem.

Although you would need to be barking to do that.

But these things are totally arbitrary.

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The thing that surprises me, is that all of the replies that I have read, in answer to the original question, are so bloody serious and boring.

Perhaps the answer could just as easily be …. ‘I have lived so bloody long because I have no sense of humour, and I have never missed having one.

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But all I know is, that if I live to such a horrible age, I shall try to avoid being asked such irritating questions in the first place.

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However, if the very cruel Matron of a sub-standard old peoples’ home forces me to answer, then I shall tell them it is because …. I have never worn any knickers in my life!

Or perhaps that …. I attribute it all to …. having had sex every single day of my life up until then!

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Bah!

Humbug!

J.

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Building The Ark.

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Hey,

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Many people are worrying about the ‘end of the world’ scenario which is prevalent at the moment.

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How many of you are considering the desirability of building yourselves an Ark and making like Noah!

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Well, these things can no doubt be done a lot more quickly these days.

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Last year in Hunan province, China, the Broad group built a 30 storey luxury hotel, which they named The Arc.

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Amazingly, it was built in only 15 days, using the most advanced pre-fabricated building methods, whereby everything is ready-made before it arrives on site and can be instantly be put into it’s preordained place.

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This YouTube video shows the whole process in time lapse photography.

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The structure is a high end building and has total air conditioning and soundproofing etc.

It is also designed to withstand massive earthquakes.

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Opening Night In Changsha city.

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Whaddya think of that then!!

J,

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Question Of The Day.

Question Of The Day.

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How do Vampires put their make-up on ?

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J,x.

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