Category Archives: Humour

Really Awful Bird Spotting


It has been some time since I have used one of my Really Awful Owler ‘Rufus’ cartoons to end a post. Just to be different, here’s one that begins the post. Actually, it ends it, too. In fact, it IS … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Really Awful Presents and Labels.


Merry Christmas, everyone! This has been a hectic time indeed, with the family only returning from Cape Town on Friday morning and a houseguest arriving from Germany that afternoon. We have been the hosts this year for our traditional Xmas … Continue reading

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An Eggs or Sting Day and a Ballet Good Sinbad


Actually, Saturday and Sunday involved buying a carton of eggs and two bottles of honey. Today (yesterday by the time this is posted) merely had the feeling it sounds like. After housekeeping and such, we decided to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Goog(mis)led!


On Sunday last Younger Daughter decided it was time to revisit an animal farm that serves the best scones in the universe. She had forgotten exactly where it was, so plugged in a Google ap. to provide instructions. At the … Continue reading

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Counting Costas


Spain has the Costa Brava, the Costa Del Sol, the Costa Blanca, the Costa de la Luz and several more Costa-type places.   Costa Rica in South America has much to recommend it if you don’t mind an awful lot of … Continue reading

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Fighting Racism is Not Nearly Enough!


Those who get knitted knickers from racism are only on the threshold of all the dreadful discriminations that people indulge in all the time. There are plenty of other evil ‘isms’ to be eradicated, all based on the same terrible … Continue reading

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Goodbye Tabitha; When is James Bond Due?


Our latest (purr-manent) cat does not remain at rest for an instant until lights-out, which is why we have missed a very purr-ominent identification until now. After seeing it, Much Better Half has abandoned her name of Tabitha (I always … Continue reading

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