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Time flies #Sunday #ramble

It’s Sunday morning and time for another ramble through the overgrown pathways of my mind. Many of my readers are bloggers themselves and they know how hard it can be to make a start on a post and add those all important keywords for the search engines. This isn’t as easy as it looks! (more…)


The Sunday Ramble: small world

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If you’re a regular reader, then you’ll know that I go out on Sunday afternoon to take photos around where I live in the Black Country. Last Sunday, I saw this meeting of horse drawn enthusiasts and took a few photos. (more…)


OMG! The Bullingdon Boys are in Beijing!

Chinese boat

Bullingdon

Yes, the Bullingdon Club boys, George Osborne and his mate Boris Johnson have been dispatched to Beijing to get investment for Britain.  My apologies for linking the Bullingdon word to the Daily Mail, but like George and Boris I was desperate.  The picture is good isn’t it? Notice the big gun on the top of that boat!

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Boxing Day blues.

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I’ve started with an artistic picture today. I used three different programs to do that one. It’s Boxing Day and I think there will be a few hangovers around today. For those of you asking about supermarket opening hours, I think they’re all closed except for Asda. You can check out iopeningtimes for most stores.

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Another interesting week

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Hospital

If you read my blog last Sunday, you’ll know I had a hospital appointment. It’s only three miles  to the Manor hospital. Over the humps, past a few mini roundabouts, then negotiate a wide main road that they have made  narrower with traffic calming measures. There is even a bus stop out in the road. Arriving at the hospital I drove as close to the car park ticket machine as I could and going over the first hump leaned out to press the button. Grabbing my ticket, I went over more humps through the barrier, which had by now lifted and through the maze of a car park to park close to the machine where you actually pay.  (more…)


Frugal Food | 中国翻炒 Chinese Stir Fry

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Ingredients

Unsmoked bacon

Chinese leaves or white cabbage

Boiled rice

Canola Oil

Soya sauce

Chinese 5 Spice

Chopped spring onions (more…)


Chinese ambitions…

Fei Ye 2

I’ve gone Oriental today with a photograph of one of the students that I was talking to yesterday. Faye wants me to make her ‘famous’ by featuring her in one of my blogs! (more…)


The Year of the Ox!

About 8% of the world's population was born in a year of the Ox

The Year of the Ox

1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009

People born in the Year of the Ox are patient, speak little, and inspire confidence in others. They tend, however, to be eccentric; but make very good friends. They are suited to all kinds of pursuits from the technical to the creative. They are easy going but quite stubborn. They speak little but when they do speak they are eloquent and speak after giving the subject a lot of thought. The Ox may be stubborn but can always be relied on to carry a heavy burden. (more…)


The Dreamless Ones

It's not that time really - we are now on dreamless time...

The Dreamless Ones

One morning I shot an elephant in my pyjamas. How he got in my pyjamas I’ll never know: Groucho Marx. :)

Which do you think is the predator and which the prey, the man or the elephant with its great strength and huge brain. (more…)


Daylight Robbery!

It’s Daylight Robbery!

It's Daylight Robbery! They had to brick up their windows!

Tuesday, 08 March 2011

It’s Daylight Robbery!

You have heard the term ‘it’s daylight robbery’ but where does it come from? I will explain! You may remember the dreamless ones are stupid because they are genetically descended from Neanderthals and they keep altering the clocks trying to save ‘daylight’. Anyway, way back in 1696 the King of England introduced a window tax. This was a very fair tax. (more…)


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