Wednesday, 30 August 2006
Saturday, 26 August 2006
Thursday, 24 August 2006
Tuesday, 22 August 2006
Sunday, 20 August 2006
Saturday, 19 August 2006
Okay, I know this is serious: VOA News - Researchers Study Role of Male Circumcision in Preventing HIV Spread but really, what wisecrack (!) at the WHO decided to appoint Kevin De Cock as their HIV Director?
Wednesday, 16 August 2006
While I'm writing of gross things.... these 'moon cups'... I mean really, isn't that THE single most disgusting notion?
I've always wanted to heave at the idea of Dutch Caps, and how anyone could feel rampant putting one in and thinking of taking it out later........... <wave of nausea moment>............. anyway, I've always found that idea repellent.
But excuse meeeee, inverted Dutch Caps instead of tampax or Dr Whites??? Are they quite quite mad?
Excuse me for mentioning this, but scented tampax???
Now, you simply have to ask yourself why this innovation was either needed or wanted - unless, of course, and the notion appalls, but ............. well, do normal people - even within the widest realms of 'normal' - do they really go around sniffing the damn things???
Monday, 14 August 2006
Sunday, 13 August 2006
Ordinary individuals can offer no solutions to macro problems such as the way our sham of a democracy has led to what in practical terms- and whoever you vote for -is a ruling oligarchy. They are beyond our power to change, whether from without or within. Those who have genuinely gone into Party politics with the intention of changing policy direction have either been seduced into collaboration or have left in despair.
What we can do however is refuse to support this system and cease colluding with the sham. If we give our support to a political party and help them gain power, then we are by default party to all that they do - and all that they don't do.
More and more people are coming to realise that their vote means nothing. No matter who you vote for you get the same. With or without your vote they will continue to rule. But when enough people stop going along with the voting scam then at the very least none of them will be able to pretend that they have a mandate.
When you can save nothing else, then make sure you save your own integrity.
Friday, 11 August 2006
Chatting this morning in Book Club Chat I was bewailing the effect of today's strong winds on my cardoons and said I'd go out, take a pic and post here:
You can't tell from these pictures but the plant is - or was before the wind struck - 8 foot tall. Cardoons are in fact a vegetable. The leaves are stripped of their outer surface and lightly poached. I have no idea what they taste like but I doubt the flavour is any recompense for losing the flowers.
While I was out I took a few more photos;
And finally one of my favourites, 'Toyshop' sunflowers:
Thursday, 10 August 2006
I'm sorry Madam, you may not take that acetone nail varnish remover, nor that L'Oreal hair lightener into the passenger cabin. Put them in the hold instead. Yes, your Chanel No 5, spare sanitary towels and baby's extra bottle must go in the hold too.
We'd all feel so much safer if we can be sure that the bomb's in the hold.
But you can of course keep your angina spray and your asthma inhaler in the cabin.
Monday, 7 August 2006
Did you know that headlice are only attracted by clean heads? I can vouch for that fact.
The upside is that I can now say with 100% certainty that I have no nits - and at my age what a proud boast that is!
My Mother would be turning in her grave if she knew.
Sodding kids eh?
Sunday, 6 August 2006
But what in heck can I do about the fox(es) who leave up to 4 piles of crap - some right outside the french windows - every darn night?