The Last Furlong

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No one called last night, thank goodness 

The first Halloween the Furlongs experienced in the UK, caused a terrible fright on Trick or Treat night.  Continue reading

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Sorting ourselves out

Have we been in a Retrograde? Continue reading


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Gee that was quick! Noakes “Guilty”? Filed under Entertainment!

Well, well, well, that was quick! Continue reading


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Cures For The Plague

Fun post Frank! Thanks – reblogged.

Frank Davis

H/T Roobeedoo for a link that led to Cures for the Plague:

Those who stayed in London did all they could to protect themselves from the plague. As no one knew what caused the plague, most of these were based around superstition. In 1665 the College of Physicians issued a directive that brimstone ‘burnt plentiful’ was recommended for a cure for the bad air that caused the plague. Those employed in the collection of bodies frequently smoked tobacco to avoid catching the plague.

“For personal disinfections nothing enjoyed such favour as tobacco; the belief in it was widespread, and even children were made to light up a reaf in pipes. Thomas Hearnes remembers one Tom Rogers telling him that when he was a scholar at Eton in the year that the great plague raged, all the boys smoked in school by order, and that he was never whipped so…

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Jacaranda trees

Oh, this morning I saw a picture of a Jacaranda tree on my new phone. How beautiful they are! I remembered.  Continue reading


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Test post

What a performance! This Furlong, used to be a BlackBerry user. Mr Furlong is not concerned about computers and stuff as long as something works he’s happy. But I have always favoured BlackBerry for tablets and phones. Continue reading


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For those following the Noakes trial

For those following the Noakes trial here is interesting reading –  a summary after week one of the trial.

This ridiculous trial is a perfect example of the corruption in medical science and the way anyone who challenges their “wisdom” is witch-hunted.

Quite disgusting. Quite illuminating. Quite unacceptable! Continue reading