May contain nuts (part deux)

In my previous career working as a nurse on Intensive Care we would rotate downstairs to help out in Casualty (ER) if they got busy and we were quiet and vise versa, they would come upstairs if it was quiet there and we were manic. This was good practice as invariable patients went from Casualty […]

We are our own saviours

Yes, can’t sleep, lucky foxes are fauxing each other outside and making one hell of a racket so lets share thoughts instead. Surfing around and found this, I like some of the lines.. particularly the last one Wond’ring aloud – how we feel today. Last night sipped the sunset – my hands in her hair. […]

Practice makes perfect?

Between the ages of 27 and 30 I used to go on holiday a lot with my friends, usually to somewhere in the Med. Cheap and hot was what the guys were looking for and that was just the woman. Sandy beaches and most importantly lots of bars were the next priorities for the guys. […]

Playing your cards right.

Isn’t it funny how we change as we get older and somewhat wiser? And it starts very early in life. Four years ago I had my then 8 year old pleading with me to buy him the Doctor Who comic because it had collectable cards inside. So for the next two years I bought him […]

They walk amongst us . . . and they vote!

From Thomas Cook Holidays – listing some of the guest’s complaints during the season. 1.     “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.” 2.     “It’s lazy of the local shopkeepers to close in the afternoons. […]

Hymn to her?

I’ve lived in London for twenty five years now and occasionally I fall asleep listening to the radio at night only to be woken up at some god forsaken hour as the radio station closes down by playing the national anthem. Now, I don’t know about you lot but I think the English national anthem, […]

Everybody’s got a soft spot, even the porcupine..

I was reading ‘Illusions’ the other evening and I came across a forgotten section, Donald; “There is no problem so big that it cannot be run away from.”… Richard; “You’re quoting Snoopy the dog, I believe?” Donald; “I’ll quote the truth wherever I find it, thank you.” and it’s true, we find the truth in […]

Third time lucky?

So, just survived my third near death experience this afternoon, this time it was a truck driver who didn’t see the red traffic light as I was crossing the road in North London, they’re badly positioned traffic lights, barely twenty feet from a junction and he came out and around the junction looking the other […]

Youtube Statistics

Been looking at youtube stats. Dogs – about 737,000 results Cats – about 548,000 results but conversely; Funny cats – about 316,000 results Funny dogs – about 212,000 results and noticed something odd, there are many more dog videos than cat videos but there are many more funny cat videos than dog videos and I […]

Life Instruction Manual – Chapter Three

Childless couples won’t be really aware of this but when your first child is born you are given an instruction manual. It’s quite a nice idea; out pops baby and you’re automatically given this manual to go along with it. Cool. It’s quite a weighty tome but the surprising thing is that when I looked […]