Photo mashup by Stephen McMennamy
fantastic clear sunny day today *yay* but not so good for those further north in the state who are underwater in the aftermath of the cyclone *boo*
hi ho, hi ho, it’s ….. worked as many Saturday’s this month as i did all year,
also i must mention my theory that zips, like mobile phones’ are rubbish,
zips always break long before the garment wears out, and mobile phones mostly don’t work ver y well, and most users try hard to pretend this doesn’t happen, to justify their investment in the device..
‘ No Service ‘.
Is it wrong to be wanting the dot-to-dot which comes “free” with the Daily Heil?
Hope I’m not tempted.
Might stay away from shops today.
You’re right, Emms, zips do usually give out before the item does and ‘phones are crappier than folk will let on. I know how to mend or replace zips.
I like this kind of zip:
Watched Youth last night. Michael Caine & De Niro.
My review: Waste of time. Never quite kicked in. Quite confusing.
A bit like one of those French philosophical dramas where folk don’t say much and they act with small glances … only without a lot of the glances.
It had Maradona though – a bit where he was kicking a tennis ball was good.
Here ya go:
Sleeps you can buy dot to do books for grown ups now, it’s the logical follow up to colouring books. Try The Works, best source of all cheap book style things.
Or go to a cafe which has papers to read, and see if a copy of the dot to dot book is lying around. Good excuse for a cake.
My phones don’t last, but my ‘investment’ in them is usually zero as I get either the cheapest or a contract one.
I can replace zips, but it’s v pricey if it’s a big zip, eg in a parka.
I still haven’t got a lamp, couldn’t find one I liked I am meant to be making over the living room today. Curtains to hem, shelf to put up and so on. But no lamp. Still there are charity shops I haven’t yet tried.
Thought for the day: Why do the same two teams always reach the final of the Boat Race?
Thought I’d gone?
(I was about to write ‘April ffool’. I’ve been doing too much Welsh)
apparently you can cure poorly cats with vodka. Who knew?
Llagrande! How wonderful 😊How are you? And Monsewer and Fancy? All good I hope?
All well, thank you, ffingsaint. All well with you too, I hope. Glad to hear you didn’t get washed into the Pacific.
Polly: I shall have to hide your post from Ziggy, or he’ll start developing chronic hypochondria in order to have an excuse to get at the booze.
Pub quiz. What year did both teams sink, xen?
Correct answer – 1912*
My answer – not often enough
* The same year as the Titanic?
*and that, too.
Here’s a story about April the first, stop me if I’ve told you this one before … 🤔
A mate of mine was one of the stolen generation and never knew his birthday except for the one the institution gave him for admin purposes, which was April 1st. He always felt they were taking the piss 😡
All of those poor orphans that were exported like they were cattle – it would have been a scandal even if they’d been well treated at the other end, but an awful lot weren’t.
What were the authorities thinking of?
Tonight the clocks change ready for autumn, I think this means more time to sleep 😴
Night for now
Llagrande it was a fucking disgrace, forcibly removing children from their mothers because the *authorities* believed they were of mixed blood and so they had to be given a *white* upbringing
Nn xx I should to bed
Oh hang on mixed stories. I think you’re thinking about the (mainly) Irish orphans who were *emigrated* for their own good? Yes that was a shocker as well. The stolen generation were indigenous Australian children forcibly removed from their mothers. My mate was an adult before he met his mother again …too sad.
Bed for me, late here x
The mr’s uncle was a home child, sent to Canada because his parents couldn’t afford to raise him.
Don’t get me started on the residential schools here back in the day, a disgrace and a misguided policy.
This is incredible…make of it what you will, polar bears are pretty smart, maybe he knows something the short fingered vulgarian won’t acknowledge – that climate change is real!
2 days ago – The Wesleyville photographer behind the praying polar bear picture that is lighting up social media says it’s an encounter she’ll never forget. “When I saw it and started taking pictures, I was blown away,” said Jessica Andrews, who owns Ocean View Photography in New-Wes-Valley …”
So it wasn’t just orphanages in Australia that the poor kids got shoved into?
I’m afraid your polar bear link wouldn’t work. Perhaps CBC doesn’t want foreigners to see polar bears at their devotions.
no, lagrand, it wasn’t. Like Australia I imagine, the idea was to take kids away from their homes and families and make them like ‘white people’.
Needless to say it didn’t work, which is why there are still investigations into this, and reparations being paid…which doesn’t make it any better that it was done in the first place.
Guess what the weather is doing today? Just guess…
The ones I was thinking of were white kids, from Britain or Ireland – they were orphaned, illegitimate, or getting into trouble. Some of them were just poor, and their parents were conned into thinking they were sending their kids to a better life. The places were billed as ‘schools’, but it would seem they weren’t far off the prison farms they used to have in the American South.
Oh, and thanks for finding the pictures of the pious polarbear. 🙂
Still snowing? I heard today on the radio that the Swedes don’t celebrate the beginning of spring until the end of this month
Springlike here. That is, it’s been raining.
Ma’s daffs are in their full glory & a couple of bluetits are starting to nest in her box.
Still a bit nippy though. So, I’ve made a warming meal of Quorn steak & gravy pie, bigga peas & mashed neeps & tatties… 🙂
Still snowing, I’m with the Swedes on that…
Anyone coming to Canada this year? Or know of anyone?
Let them know about this:
“As Canada’s gift to you, the 2017 Discovery Pass will provide free admission for the entire … Every purchase supports national parks, historic sites and marine …”
Found a book today, called Cooking for the Working Class.
written in 1850 by a chef of the time,
most of the recipes look ok, fairly sensible, but he considers beef cheap and gives half a pound per person as a portion.
liked his advice on brrewing beer. first take your 32 gallon copper…
Apparently the Victorians did eat mainly meat Emms, not much quinoa and sweet potatoes about at the time.
Oh well it’s Saturday night, so how about a choon to wake us up?
A nice duster ish tune, from “The Horse Whisperer”
less duster ish, but still classic Steve Earle:
A cheery choon!
Bonjour tout l monde ! Fings, t’es là meaning are you there ?
Here’s a hilarious early morning thing about a sinking shop your yez:
Right, back here because the rest is dross and can bring it here but course won’t. And that is all.
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