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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



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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.


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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.



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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.


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“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)

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I am not average, well I can’t be. Every article I read, every program I listen too contains statistics saying the average person can do this, the average person can do that, the average person spends this much on… I sit there thinking well I can’t do that, I don’t spend that much on, therefore I can’t be an average person. I must therefore be an extraordinary person, ooh that’s brighten my day.


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If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
Edgar Allan Poe

I just have to share this. I found this in my spam folder

When you start feeling better, take it slow and don’t overdo it. Although you can return to school once your fever disappears, you may still feel tired. Your body will tell you when it’s time to rest — listen to it. By taking good care of yourself and resting as much as you need to, you will soon be back to normal, usually within a few weeks.

It had come through to this post and came from a company buying silver. If they are going to send spam they really should read the post first.

I have just finished reading Everything Ravaged Everything Burned by Wells Tower, lot’s of short day to day stories, some with happy endings some not, and so to the weekend, which has flown by.

Saturday was spent just running round doing odds and sods, later in the afternoon we went for a walk along the river in StourportSunday we headed to Cosford to take a look at the air force museum, if you have a few hours spare I would recommend it, (we were there 5 hours). Set in four hangers you start off with the History of the RAF, a lot of people just walked through here but we stood and read all the boards and watched the film. The next hanger is test flight, which has planes and things to play with, and yes we did have a little play but the kids kept getting in the way (! Tut, kids). From there you move into the Warplanes, some of them are huge, then onto the national cold war exhibition with its planes, tanks and nuclear bombs and bombers. Here there is also a small room with a short film about the nuclear threat, once through this part you have the choice to go down or take the lift to the viewing gallery, we headed there to get a good over all view, well worth it. Then down to the bottom floor to take a look at the Thor, the Polaris and the Canberra PR9 amongst other things, there is also a couple of small information rooms here, one where you sit around a round table with maps projected on to the table and listen to The Cuban Missile Crisis. One of the other rooms is about the Vietnam War with very harrowing photos I could feel myself filling up as I read and looked. The last little room is about the Space Race, (that’s three rooms not two isn’t, it’s my age you know). Then onto Hanger 1 which is all about training and transport, with a collection of missiles and art gallery and James May’s life size airfix plane. All in all a good day out and it’s free. (Photos of some of the planes, we took loads).

From there we took a ride to the top of  Titterstone Clee and watched the rain moving towards us photo here

We had both had it so we stopped of at The Lock for tea because I really didn’t fancy cooking. Then the weekend was over, weekend should last at least 4 days!


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It’s finished, well the upstairs decorating is anyhow. Just the kitchen to do now, which I would like to get done before Christmas which is only 144 days away by the way.


Here is a little   game to drive you mad.


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To finish first you must first finish.

-Rick Mears

Where did the weekend go?

Saturday we spent the time, looking for and buying carpet which we then laid, putting up curtains, well just finishing the bedroom really. Saturday evening we went to Harry’s, for a meal (Bangladeshi) Which was very nice and the service spot-on.

Sunday we decided to take a look at Edgbaston Reservoir to see if the rain had made any difference to last time we went, just take a look at the photos.

old photos

New photos

The water is well and truly up

I must say I wasn’t too impressed with the olympic opening ceremony, it all seemed a bit flat to me. I did however enjoy her Maj doing her 007 bit.

Busy decorating this week, so enjoy your week.

So here you go a lovely little film over on Kate’s site


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Well the washer gave up on life, and I can’t say it hadn’t warned me it was about to do so, it’s been leaking for months. So off we went to Comet to look for another one, not as easy as it sounds. What’s wrong with having just four buttons? All I need is an off/on switch, a temperature switch, a length of wash switch and a spin speed. One machine there had that many buttons on it I swear you could have launched a spaceship with it, and the price of them, some over a £1000. We had one that was on sale. If I have a £1000 I wouldn’t be spending it on a washer.

Mary Tamm has died  (Dr. Who fans will know her although she did do lots of other work), so sad and only 62 that’s no age at all.

This story caught my eye this morning. A 3D film cured a mans sight and yesterday this story about honey curing another mans eye problems, but we all know Honey is a great healer.

Oh and they have made The life of Pi into a film, I loved the book so can’t wait to see this


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