The Last Furlong

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Autism question STILL not answered

As far as I know, all the Furlong grandchildren have had single vaccinations for Measles, another for Mumps, and another for Rubella. The only reason parents have to pay for this themselves is that our National Health Service has decided it’s too expensive to offer single vaccinations and thrown caution to the wind.  Continue reading

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Little Blue

The Furlongs in general have lots of cars. There are lots of Furlongs. Times two for each family – that’s lots of cars. But things are changing. I am giving my car away today.  Continue reading


Humph – she didn’t like my garden, maybe

Us Furlongs are selling out house. We need to downsize and simplify. Of course, we are really happy in our house, it’s big, but not too big. But the problem is the garden. It is too big – but it’s lovely. Well I think so.  Continue reading

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Hero Rats

This is a Gambian pouched rat, a breed almost 3 feet from nose to tail, the kind of rat that gives cats nightmares. Yet this rat is a genius as well as a giant, for it has learned how to detect land mines by scent — and it’s doing its best to save humans like me from blowing up. Continue reading


Boobs and bras in arthritic hands

Yesterday I did serious injury to my wrist again. It entailed trying to clip my bra together. I have been bra-less for weeks. I am not well endowed so my chest now looks like any little old ladies’.  Continue reading


Humpback whale held for illegal fishing

Very funny spoof.

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I kid you not! Eating advice from the NHS

I just wrote a post about eating for diabetes. I recommended that people fielding diabetes do NOT follow NHS advice.

I find this almost criminal…. Continue reading


Eating for diabetes

I recently ate normally.  That is, I ate the way we are told to by our National Health Service.

If you are a type II diabetic do not do this.  You will be diabetic for life.  They have it all wrong.   Continue reading

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Oops, pride before an (almost) fall

Oh, I just posted that we had a successful “Back to Nature” walk along the river with our now – um – well-trained! dog.

Today, we did a different river walk. We won’t do it again. Continue reading

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Getting in touch with nature

We usually go for a walk with our dog to the nearby cemetery. It’s a lovely cemetery with paths and lawns to run on. I run. Repeat – I run with Bobby. I jog – sort of. Must look very funny to anyone watching the old lady lumbering along with her dog at her side. Continue reading