Category Archives: Humour

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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Seeing a Familiar Fascia Again


  There have been some heavy winds, and we heard a loud crash during them. The sad remnants of this heavy fascia board were lying in front of our cottage. It is fortunate that it did not part company with … Continue reading

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Major Scale in Sea


Was of fish all, sharking whales Noted when it came to scales, Now, all love a sardine so Comes no ray when note is Do; Piano sole-oh you might hake Better porpoise sound can make — At my plaice was … Continue reading

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Marginally Really Awful


The prompt for Day Twenty-Four of GloPoWriMo is, entertainingly: Marginalia of medieval manuscripts Can run from the bizarre to the obscene, The production of such work by cloistered nondescripts Show minds that go where they have never been! They do … Continue reading

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