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25 December 2011 @ 01:34 am
Whatever you'd wish for yourselves in this festive season.


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02 May 2010 @ 11:37 am
It's cold, wet and windy here - it must be Bank Holiday weekend.  I hope it's a bit more spring-like with you folks.

I've just been sitting here for a while (quite a while, actually) going  through my friends page.

And I've realised just how long it is since I did a proper visit in here, let alone a proper post and how out of touch I am with everyone. 

It's been rather a strange few weeks/months.  Not horrible, just strange.  I haven't written anything - haven't wanted to write.  Haven't even wanted to read which is a very odd experience.  I also get incredibly bored with TV unless things are very exciting. 

The only thing I want to do at the moment is make collages from old magazines and blog about dog rescue.  I seem to think I'm 15 again.  (Hang on, when I was 15 I was quite sociable, used to read and write lots and liked nothing better than a deep, meaningful, action-free plot , too. So that theory's scuppered.)   Not that I'm complaining - it's actually a lot of fun, though rather peculiar.  

In other news: I'm actually doing something.  More about that later.  In the meantime,  apologies for dropping out of touch, especially to those people I've abandoned mid-stream.  I'm so sorry.  I'll try to be around more and take an interest in something that's outside my own head.
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It turns out that Nestle's FairTrade certification has more to it than meets the eye - or should that be less?  

Apparently they're still using palm oil in their products - and it's the destruction of their home forest to produce palm oil that's done the most to drive the orang utan to the edge of extinction.  So while Nestle may be doing the right thing with some of their ingredients, enough to get the certification, they're not really on the side of the angels, I reckon.

So that's it - the final straw.  I'm cutting chocolate out from my diet (and if you know me, you know that's a big thing to ask!)   I haven't been able to do it for the sake of my health or my figure, but it isn't about me.  Not now *g*

Don't coo over the "Orang utan and hound dog" video - watch this advert instead.  Fair warning, it's a bit sick....

Edit:  changed slightly as the embed video link had been taken down.  You should still be able to see it.
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Another drive-by posting, I'm afraid - hope everyone's okay!

Among other things, I watched lurcher races.  And terrier races.  And....

You need the sound on to really get the atmosphere ;-)

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Sorry I haven't been around for a bit - things have been a bit hectic here.  I'm just popping in to beg for your money!!!

I don't usually do this, but I am on this occasion because:

1) It's for a good cause.

2) The people on the site are really nice.

3) Giving is good for the soul, they tell me.

3) The prize is .... Well, have a look for yourselves!

Yes - believe it or not , that's a dog bed.  Or could be a cat bed, especially if you have more than one cat.   Though I think my pet would end up on the floor and I'd be curled up in that watching telly.  

It's being raffled off at £1 per ticket to raise funds for a dog rescue - Lurcher Link.   The full details are HERE.     (You don't have to have the silver legs if you don't want - they can be removed or changed.)

If you want to buy a ticket, send me a message and I'll give you my Paypal details if you like and then pass the money onto LL.  Or you can of course go direct, if you prefer.

Go on!    Even if you don't have a pet and you win it, you can always donate it to someone else.  They could use it to raise funds, too *g*
20 February 2010 @ 02:25 pm
I still can't have a cat :(    But I still like to pass on any cat-related goodies I find.   So here ya go......

The rest of the website is fabulous, too. It's here
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19 January 2010 @ 10:06 pm
Yes, it is.

I'm not usually one for prayers and I don't consider myself a Christian so it's odd that I should be so drawn to it, but I would like to thank lilithsaintcrow very, very much for linking to this one.   It has worked a kind of miracle - it has almost blotted out the memory of Margaret Thatcher's ghastly intonation of it as she went into Downing Street  ohsolong ago.  If ever a soul perjured itself, hers did then - her government was the antithesis of everything these words mean.  Did she ever really listen to them?

They're amazing when you do. 

Current Mood: enthralledenthralled
01 January 2010 @ 05:25 pm
I just went to close the curtains and it's snowed again - everything is white!

It had only just thawed the last lot. White Christmas and now a white New Year.

Whatever next?
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31 December 2009 @ 10:50 pm
Yep, it's the end of the zeroes, the noughties, whatever you want to call 'em.  Where did they go?

It all happened so fast, my head's still not caught up.    I was going to do an and of year/end of decade review but in the end, I don't really want to relive much of the past year.  It started off fairly promising, once again became horrible, then lifted itself a little again towards the end.  The fact is, though, that I won't be sad to see it go.   So here is my year in the form of a first line meme Wordle:

Wordle: First lines of the year

Dull, isn't it?  Doesn't show any of the high- or low-lights - but that's me for you  ;)    

Anyway, so long 2009.  Goodbye double-oh decade - don't let the door hit you in the arse on your way out.

Here's to 2010.  May it and the coming years bring you whatever will make you happy.
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24 December 2009 @ 11:20 pm
Yes, it's Christmas Eve again. Can hardly believe it's already a year since the last time we did this, but here goes:

Merry Christmas Everybody!!!

Or if you don't celebrate Christmas, have a Happy [insert correct celebration here].

May you have a peaceful, joyful time.
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