Welcome to Winter as Autumn Passes!

Posted on December 1, 2017

Winter starts today; at least it does if you are a weather forecaster and not an astrologist. For those folk, we have another three weeks of autumn to go but meteorologists like to break the seasons up into exact quarters for, as I recall, statistical purposes (solstices and equinoxes fall on different days each year you see). So today winter starts and will continue until the 1st March when it will be nice and warm once again, with the ...

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James Gray the ‘Jack-In-The-Box’

Posted on November 21, 2017

When I was at the Spike Island prison in Cork Harbour on Saturday, I was absolutely delighted with the new addition to the bulging useless facts department of my brain. It came courtesy of 28 year-old Mr James Gray from Manchester, England. James Gray the Jack-In-The Box Gray designed a spring loaded box that could be opened from the inside and marked it 'WITH CARE' and 'THIS SIDE UP'. He would then get inside and ask an accomp...

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Down at the Doctors!

Posted on November 2, 2017

After 2 years of deliberating, I finally signed on at my new doctor’s surgery today. I don’t like the doctors, so I avoid them when I can, partly because my mother brought us up to only visit a GP if we were carrying one of our own severed limbs and then only if our own attempts at stitching it back on had failed. I only turned up today because I was speaking to an electrician who works for me the other day and he panicked me ...

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Tory MP in Golf Club Membership Row

Posted on October 20, 2017

A bitter public row has broken out between Conservative MP, Sir Cecil Favours-Cash, and Wentworth Golf Club, over his refusal to pay a six figure membership fee to the the prestigious venue. Sir Favours-Cash an active member of the 'Leave EU' campaign last year, argues that the £100,000 membership is not due because he has decided to leave the club but still have use of all its facilities for free, just as they were when he was a full ...

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Moving Over to the Twitterside

Posted on October 9, 2017

Over the last month or so I have been gradually been moving away from the joys of Facebook and utilising Twitter far more. I always thought that Twitter was for young trendy folk too ashamed to use Facebook; however, for wit, sharp writing and excellent instant information, it is in my opinion, streets ahead of Facebook. I have also found that more and more people are not interested in Facebook anymore, which, with regards to me, is quite ...

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