Monday, February 24, 2014

carpe diem

Apologies for the lack of blogs - a good friend has suddenly died and another is critically ill.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sporting heroines of the day

 Bravo for the curlers Claire Hamilton, Vicki Adams, Eve Muirhead and Anna Sloan who won the bronze medal at Sochi!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


The Washington Post's Style Invitational asked readers to take a word, then add, subtract or change one letter of it and supply a new definition. Here are a few answers:

Cashtration - the act of buying a house which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.

Giraffiti - vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

Sarchasm - the gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

Inoculatte - to take coffee intravenously when you're running late.

Glibido - all talk and no action.

Beezlebug - Satan in the form of a mosquito that gets into your bedroom at 3am and cannot be cast out.

Caterpallor - the colour you turn after finding half a grub in the fruit you're eating.

I came across the opening paragraph of this old letter today:

First and foremost, I wanted to again say that I am truly sorry that horsemeat was found in our beef lasagne. This should not have happened and we are taking action to make sure this will never happen again.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Sporting heroine of the day

Congratulations to Lizzy Yarnold on her Gold Medal in skeleton racing at Sochi!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Be honest...

Don't you think such a fabulous necklace deserves one's hair up (or even brushed...)?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It was...

                                 Сергей Михайлович Эйзенштейн

Sergei Eisenstein, the Russian film director (whom I'd never heard of) who was named as one of the Russian Greats in the opening ceremony at Sochi.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Do you recognise this man?

Friday, February 07, 2014

Bad joke of the day

Two women were out walking their dogs. One had a Doberman, the other a Chihuahua. As they walked down the street the Doberman lady said, "Let's go for a drink in that bar."
Her friend replied, "We can't go in there. We've got the dogs."
Doberman said, "Just watch and do as I do."
She put on a pair of dark glasses and walked into the bar.
The bouncer at the door said, "Sorry lady, no pets allowed."
She replied, "You don't understand. This is my seeing-eye dog."
"A Doberman?" he questioned.
"Yes, they're using them now. They're very good."
The bouncer said, "Ok come in."
The Chihuahua lady put on her dark glasses and followed in her friend's footsteps.
The bouncer at the door said, "Sorry lady, no pets allowed."
She replied, "You don't understand. This is my seeing-eye dog."
"A Chihuahua?" he questioned.
"A Chihuahua?" she replied. "They gave me a $@*k#n! Chihuahua?!"

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Neither fish nor fowl

A Mosasaurus! The price of their teeth is a bargain relative to their seventy million year age...

Monday, February 03, 2014

What creature do you think this belonged to?