From the comments thread on Slacktavist: I’ve always asserted the great dividing line in religions is not between monotheism and polytheism, but between the attitude of “please god(s) go away and don’t hurt me” and “hi god(s) sit down next to me and have a beer.” – Hapax Discuss.
….Got some time out on my own today. Yesterday, me & B went to Dumfries for shopping and stuff. Along the way, we popped into M&S and bought a pair of smart trousers for B for next month’s Big Wedding. Once we were home, B discovered he’d somehow got the wrong size. Since the return … Continue reading Shopping…..
The ever-dogged Richard Webster has come up with more news on the Jersey Childrens Home murder investigation; the skull fragment that was discovered buried under concrete flooring inside the building is, according to archaeologists, no later than Victorian. The evidence suggests it could even be Neolithic, as there is a Neolithic burial chamber close by. … Continue reading The Devil came to Jersey Pt2
So me & B were giving a lift to Son to get him to work. Driving along, Son told us about an old schoolmate of his who had got into a fight outside a Preston nightclub early on Saturday morning and was now in a coma, on life support and unlikely to pull through. “Don’t … Continue reading
Just before teatime, I was outside, chucking some stale bread into the field for the crows to get rid of. There was a bit of a hubbub audible from the crow colony at the top of the ruined castle; that was suddenly broken by a high-pitched whistling “Pweeeh!Pweeeeh!” of a buzzard. Then the buzzard appeared … Continue reading Why I Love Living Here….
In February / March, the newspapers were full of horrified speculation about the uncovering of decades of abuse at the Haut de la Garenne childrens’ home, with former residents telling their stories of brutality and rape ther. There were even bodies buried there, said some. Police started digging, a dog trained to sniff out cadavers … Continue reading The Devil came to Jersey……
….I click my way through to Prophesies.us, where any anonymous nutter (almost entirely American, to judge from the posts) can post their predictions. Today, I spotted this gem on their front page, from Feb 22nd: IN the last couple of nights Right before I begin to fall a sleep,I begin to feel a sense of … Continue reading Whenever I Need a Laff…..
I’ve not been posting for a while – my knee ligament has decided once again that it doesn’t want to play any more. Additionally, the car has been off the road for the last week, being prepared for MOTting and taxing. So I’ve been pretty much housebound all this time – I can just about … Continue reading Bored…..
When PTerry announced that he was giving Â£500,000 to the Alzheimers Research Trust, fans decided that they would match his donation, getting500,000 people to give Â£1 each. So they launched Match It For Pratchett. As of yesterday, they’ve already raised almost Â£50,000. Keep going!
So, spent most of the evening designing my new site. The results are here (the links aren’t working yet). I quite like it… Still haven’t decided where I’m going to keep this blog. Shoving it onto a new domain would be the simplest answer, but I’m worried about the expense of hosting; putting it onto … Continue reading Decision time…..