Friday, 8 February 2019

Absolutely stunning - what a Gal...

Ever since Scrobs and his dear sister used to play the piano with both feet on the pedals to make an odd sound (the organ, we called it), the sight of an expert in full flow is still such an exquisite pleasure, and this fits the bill because I just love all the chord sequences, the passion and also, the chat and the smiles half-way through!

Sophie is just an amzing perfectionist! Volume up high everyone, it's a real treat!

Thursday, 31 January 2019


This is the time of year when we all sneeze!

Chemists, alchemists, doctors and the rest of the crowd will tell you that it is normal, but Kleenex just get everywhere these days!

Thank goodness for open fires, a new Brexit next month, and Spring on the heels of a chilly winter!

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Cheese it must be - proven fact...

Images of a total lunar eclipse which took place in December 2010

And you can be sure that Scrobs will see it, as JRT will want to go out in the dead of night, widdle, sniff, then bark at something...

Sunday, 13 January 2019


Random thoughts
* If you attempt to rob a bank you won't have any trouble with rent/food bills for the next 10 years, whether or not you are successful.
 * Do twins ever realize that one of them was unplanned? 

* What if my dog only brings back my ball because he thinks I like throwing it?  
* If poison expires, is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous? 
* Which letter is silent in the word "Scent," the S or the C? 
* Why is the letter W, in English, called double U? Shouldn't it be called double V? 
* Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you and It just takes 75-100 years to fully work.  
* Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty. 
* The word "swims" upside-down is still "swims". 
* Intentionally losing a game of rock, paper, scissors is just as hard as trying to win. 
* 100 years ago everyone owned a horse and only the rich had cars. Today everyone has cars and only the rich own horses.
* Your future self is watching you right now through memories.
* If you replace "W" with "T" in "What, Where and When", you get the answer to each of them.

* Many animals probably need glasses, but nobody knows it.
 * If you rip a hole in a net, there are actually fewer holes in it than
there were before.
* 2/2/22 falls on a Tuesday. If we are alive then, we'll just call it "2's

Thursday, 3 January 2019

New Year, New Colour, New Great Britain in about 85 days...

And about time too!

To celebrate our imminent exit from the disastrous EU, Scrobs has decreed that the colours of the posts, the layout etc, will change to reflect a little brown for Brexit, a smattering of other colours to welcome chums from elsewhere, a little green somewhere because I like Irish and Welsh people as well, and a subtle change from the italics because they get on my nerves - even though my handwriting (if that's what a spidery, illegible scrawl is called), is in that category, and would look similar in real life!


It'll be a fabulous year!

I sincerely hope it will be the same, or even better for all my chums out there and here!

Monday, 31 December 2018

Duck, tincture, tincture duck (& another duck)...

Just as a final 2018 post, here's a pic of this year's success in festive tincturement!

On stern, knowledgeable advice from Elder Daught, we forayed to Waitrose for Prosecco, Aperol, oranges, ice and Club soda, for a great experience!

I prefer more ice than soda, as it's usually quality over quantity these days, but, WOW, isn't a real Spritz a great imbibable pleasure!

Have one on me, and again, Happy 2019!

(And you thought this was a post about ducks didn't you...)!

Saturday, 29 December 2018


Some time ago, Scrobs posted a piece about Ipad music apps and progs. These apps are just superb for an ageing old fart, re-creating music which was just a dream all those years ago.

As our 3rd Gen Ipads don't take new apps (not that we use many, but Senora O'Blene's machine was becoming a bugger to start up, often requiring a few hundred 'swipes' to get it going), after a quick foray into a Black Friday deal, we got two more, and the better off we are for certain!

As we never watch live TV, because it's nearly all leftie drivel, poor sleb stuff, crap equality rubbish and gender twonking, we either read a good book, or get into some good Youtube clips - some from way back, when entertainment was earned and enjoyed. Ipads are perfect for this.

The new Ipad has an updated version of Garageband, which is a complete joy to fiddle around with! It's free, and has so many bells and whistles that I'm still learning how to even start the whole thing off, so it'll be a great New Year!


One of my favourite pieces of music is still mystifying me.

What is the percussion 'clunk' instrument Kate Bush uses throughout the piece?

I just can't find it anywhere in any 'library', and am still going around the kitchen with various implements clonking on the kettle, the toaster, the window - in fact everywhere, and I still can't find out what it is!

Answers on a New Year's Day card please!