Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

So lets see what this month holds,

Your services will be in great demand throughout early September. Tut I wanted a rest


Don’t let a friend manipulate you into making a loan on or around the 3rd.  I don’t have anything to load, so that won’t be a problam


The 4th is perfect for a creative collaboration with a powerful artist. Oh I don’t think I know any.


Follow a doctor’s advice to the letter near the 5th; you’ll feel so much better as a result. That will be hard as I don’t go to the Drs any more.


Don’t contradict an authority figure on the 7th, even if you know you are right. OK I shall try to remember not too


Take a friend or relative’s promise with a grain of salt on the 9th. I always take promises with a grain of salt, (funny number 1’s says the same for around that time too, it also says he should be careful around the 19th or he could get in very serious trouble with the authorities)


The 10th is perfect for making a public presentation. I don’t think so, I will be laying a new path.


Electric sexual encounters are slated for mid-month. hahahahaha


Treat yourself to a makeover when the New Moon falls on the 16th. OK I will get my hair cut then


Don’t be so hasty to change for a sexual partner near the 19th. He knows better than to try and change me


Beware of identity theft on or around the 29th. That’s a bit scary, given my emails have been hacked.


September closes with a steamy physical encounter ooooh really?


It doesn’t sound like it’s going to be  that good a month, TUT



Missed it!

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.

I can’t believe I missed this!! (Just don’t look Pat)

I think this is a bit unfair, Lucy Spraggan has had her video taken off iTunes as it threatened to knock Little Max winner from last years ‘X factor’ from the number one slot. The rule change came after her song ‘Last Night’ rocketed to number two. Did you see her, she reminds me a little of Victoria Wood.
Here are a couple of her funny pieces

I think I will have to keep my eye out for a tour.


Is it today?

I love my past. I love my present. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve had, and I’m not sad because I have it no longer. unknown




Yes it is, 20 years; we have been married 20 years. I got a little confused I thought it was yesterday and I convinced hubby it was yesterday. It wasn’t until hubby rang his mom to thank her for her gift and she said it’s not until tomorrow and then sis-in-law piped in and I went to check I realized I was wrong, and then number 1 came home saw the cards out and said I thought your anniversary was tomorrow. I had to admit all over again I was wrong, (they are never going to let me forget this are they)?


So it’s been 20 years and it doesn’t feel like 10 minutes, then the realisation hit me that we properly haven’t got another 20 years left together.


On the upside, (you should always find an upside), we did have a lovely present from number 1, he has brought us a night in a hotel.



Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.


Hear, mankind: in our part
– voice of the Intuition–
it says to sing love forever
through solicitous formula music
in praise of GOD:

(the last words of the final scene of WEDNESDAY from light)
Saturday (25) saw myself and number 1 head off to Birmingham to see Stockhausen – MITTWOCH aus LICHT (Wednesday from light) 6 and a bit hours of sometimes quite surreal fun is the only way I can describe it

Set in the Argyle Works, (a disused factory the space was needed), it was the first time the piece had been performed in it entirety, (and properly the last due to the cost and complexity of the piece). We arrived about half an hour before the performance started to find to our delight two of the most beautiful camels, (yes we did have a stroke), which only reinforced the feeling that this was going to be something really special.

Part one – Greetings

Sitting on randomly placed camping stools the lights are turned out leaving you in near total darkness and then the first strains of music can be heard, soon as your eyes adapted to the dark shadowy figures can be made out. Then it’s a game of turning around on your little stool to look out for the shadowy figures has they appear and disappear just as quickly, a little light is then given as each part is performed, pregnant women, playing children, a walking tree, a young girl blowing bubbles and much more.

From here we walked through a doorway which was lit with a bright yellow light, (the colour of Wednesday) into a room and took out seats on mats on the floor surrounded by bright yellow umpire seats for

Part two – Parliament

Here the president summons the parliamentarians to a session in which love is up for debate. About half way though a security guard comes in and stops the performance and asks for the owner of a car with registration number M for Mittwoch 12 to remove it has it was blocking an entrance, the president leaves and a new one is elected debating continues and an agreement is made.
(A little bit of world parliament filmed by me up loaded by number 1, sorry about the filming, I was too busy watching, in fact all the video here are from us).

Part three – Orchestra Finalists

This is the part I enjoyed the most, lying on the floor the orchestra are suspended on chairs above you, which travel up and down, (and I will admit there were a few times I thought I hope they don’t drop anything because it won’t half hurt). Where we had decided to lie a Perspex stage was rolled over us at one point. As you listen to the music actors wander around the room and sometimes get uncomfortably close as they perform. ‘A swimming pool with elephants’ which was a paddling pool with a trombonist splashed about in. Steam trains and low flying birds and many other things added to the fun.

Leaving this room we move back to the first room and the camping stools for

Part four – helicopter String Quartet

Which is just that, we meet the quartet and then watch them leave the building climb on board the helicopters, take of, fly over Birmingham playing, all by live stream TV, (there have been a few bad reports about this part, but for me I thought it was fantastic), once they had landed they came back into the building for a Q&A, this was the bit that spoiled it for me. For me it had given it a college/lecture feel, totally disrupted the mood.


Part five – Michaelion

Seated on the floor

Set in a galactic centre for delegates of the universe and with Luzikamel a singing, speaking, drinking camel who poos plants and squashes a trombonist. Michaelion and Eve decided that Lucifer can be saved.


Part six- Farewell

The final part of the musical piece number 1 stayed in the room for this I went into the next room to listen to it and watch the projected films, plus I got to stroke Luzikamel.


Some cause happiness wherever they go.. Others, whenever they go.

This type of article drives me made, make a meal for under £5. The price is worked out on what you use in the dish, and given that (as far as I know) you can’t buy 1 egg, 1 spring onion, 1 tablespoon of mayo, it’s going to cost more than £5.  Another one that drives me mad is the list of ingredients then the ‘from your store cupboard’ you had to pay to put the things in your store cupboard. So no you can’t make a meal for four for under £5.


“I have gained and lost the same ten pounds so many times over and over again my cellulite must have déjà vu.”

– Jane Wagner

Another week nearly over, TUT, where does the time go?

Have you noticed how long it is taking the morning sun to make an appearance as well, its 5.48 and still dark?

I had a whoopee-do moment when I stood on the scales to find I had dropped to under 12 stone, 11 stone 13 I am now. (Oh it is Yoda I am sounding like). Yes I know it’s only a pound under but believe me for me that is a whoopee-do moment.

The builders have been and the house is now re-pointed, they found out why we were having so much trouble with the back window and that has now been fixed. But the mess, the mess, but as they say ‘you can’t make a cake without breaking eggs’

We went out for mom-in-laws birthday last week-end, we went to Flavourz,  it’s one of those all you can eat places. I will admit that I used to enjoy these types of places and yes I would start at one end of the counter and work my way along, I suppose because it was a novelty at first. But now when I go out for a meal I like to be served. I sit in these places now and all I can see and think about is all the waste, people piling food onto their plates and pushing half of it away but then going to get another plate full. I know I shouldn’t say what I am about to say but… most of the people piling their plates sky high could do with missing a few meals. Oooh hark at me, yes I know I am over weight but nothing like these people. I also find it rather irritating when I put only what I know I am going to eat on my plate and only have three courses to be told by other people to ‘have some more, you are paying for it, you don’t have to eat it all.’ Just because it’s eat all you want that doesn’t mean make yourself sick! Ok rant over. Heehee.

Here’s a good book Time’s Arrow by Martin Amis. Dr Tod. T. Friendly is a Nazi war criminal who escapes his body just before he dies. Tod then watches his body live its life backwards Tod knows it’s him but can’t understand what is happening and we the reader see how this old scared man became what he was. I found parts of the book set in the death camps quite surreal as people have their teeth put back in and are battered back to life. A good read.

The look on the dogs face says it all

(Just before posting I heard that Tony has died, at last he has peace)

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A spy on every corner

I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand I think what a waste of money on the other hand I think good catch and fine these people who flaut the laws. None of us like to see litter everywhere or pick our way around dog-do, and I wish we could have a few town hall spys to catch out the idiot who lights bon-fires at all times of the day and lets their dogs bark all night.

I have had my email hacked!! Little buggers, but I will say Yahoo were very quick off the mark to tell me.