Thursday, 27 August 2009

You have got to laugh!!!

A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.

"Miss Whack, I'd like to get a £30,000 loan to take a holiday."

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it's okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

The frog says, "Sure. I have this," and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patty explains that she'll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, "There's a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow £30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral."

She holds up the tiny pink elephant. "I mean, what in the world is this?"

The bank manager looks back at her and says...

"It's a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan, His old man's a Rolling Stone."

(You're singing it, aren't you? Yeah, I know you are........)

(With thanks to

Wednesday, 19 August 2009


I am totally hassled. However I thought I would be soothed by by choosing a calming scene for this post!

I have had a shocker of a week:

computers at work going down,
guests staying (who were great fun but needed driving round the coutryside to attend a wedding),
things breaking,
and then to top it all a burglary at work which resulted in my office (ground floor you see) being ransacked. There was glass everywhere and papers and stuff strwen all round the room. I don't know what you were doing on Saturday night but I was being fingerprinted by CID and SOCO officers... It was like being in TV. Sort of!

So that's what I've been doing! You?


Tuesday, 11 August 2009

And my husband says I overreact sometimes...?!

Poor old Hillary Clinton. Like her or loathe her, she does get a lot of stick and bad press which is not always deserved.

Mind you she appears to have lost her cool this time... Last night there she was at a debate in Africa when some poor student (whose first language is not English) asked her what "Mr Clinton" thought about Chinese investment. Apparently the student lived to tell the tale but it was a close run thing as the US Secretary of State tore strips off him asking why she would know anything about her husband's views and how she was now the important one in the Clinton household not him. (It seems the poor student got muddled up between "Obama" and "Clinton" and so wasn't really interested at all in what Bill had to say. Bet he won't make that blooper again...).

It's hilarious viewing. If you've got the inclination have a look and see...

Thursday, 6 August 2009

I've got that Friday feeling - on Thursday....

So it's nearly Friday. Hurrah, another weekend to play and do stuff.

We're off to Rathmullan which is a little village in Donegal in the north west of Ireland. (Despite being north it's actually part of the Republic of Ireland but let's not get side tracked on a political/historical debate...). We were there a fortnight ago and I sunbathed (yes you read that correctly) on the beach shown above and even went swimming. Twice. Not in a wet suit but just a plain old fashioned swimsuit because I'm tough you see. And possible certifiable.

Anyway we're off again for the weekend. The forecast looks OK, at least for Saturday, so my goose pimpled, bluish limbs may well be making another appearance. I can't wait!!!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Warning! May contain nuts!

I love the fact that when it's the summer holidays, the papers and news bulletins sometimes struggle to bring stories of sufficient gravitas so that they resort to tales of nonsense and hilarity.

Today's classic was about poor old Benson who was Britain's biggest common carp. According to the report, he was introduced into the lakes near Peterborough in England in 1995 and at the time of his death weighed 64lb (29kg), was aged between 20 and 25 and had been caught 63 times.

Apparently he was found floating on the surface of the water poisoned by uncooked nuts....

Now Benson is lying in a deep freeze waiting to be be put on display.

In case you want to know even more, you can read about it here


Saturday, 1 August 2009

Bad Hair Day

OK, so I got up a little later than planned this morning, so was already running late before I'd even had my cereal. There's a lot on the agenda this morning -and it's a Saturday too! How did that happen?!
Anyway because of the time pressure thingy, I just gave my hair a quick blow dry and shoved most of it in a large hair clip/grip figuring it would do fine until I straighten it later on before we go out.

Now I know vanity is not an attractive trait but I do need to check the mirror every so often. Oh my word! Could my hair look any worse??? I look like I have been in a nuclear explosion!! And I have been out in public, talking to people and been seen. Eeeeeek.

However I always think it's important to laugh at oneself - and also then I remembered this funny story and remembered it's happened to us all...

"After putting her children to bed, a mother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin.
At last she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings.
As she left the room, she heard her three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was that?"