The Last Furlong

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Technology in China

As a vaper – I use Chinese technology every day. Some of my devices have been designed in Scotland but made in China. Continue reading


We’ve eaten our cake

Yesterday, was the day when we finished the last crumb of our cake – Daylight Saving.

Since March we have been living it. An artificial construct. Longer evenings, longer days. Kids and old folk have been going to bed before it is dark, sometimes when the sun is still shining. Workers have been arriving at work an hour early in fact. So they can leave an hour early and enjoy long hours of daylight after work. They’ve had their cake and eaten it all summer long.

But that’s over. Today it gets REAL.

Real time – dark mornings, dark early nights. The winter is coming. We can all snuggle into bed in real time, without blackouts. And wake with the alarm, in the dark.

There is really only Summer Time, and Real Time.

Today Real time started. (UTC  Coordinated Universal Time )

I’m not sure how long the Furlong dog will take to realise it. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Walkies and Bedtime will all be at a different time. He won’t like that at all!

At 2am on Sunday October 29 the clocks are set back to Greenwich Mean Time.



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Tired mountain syndrome

No – I’m not the tired mountain, even though with all my in-activity I have put on weight and Mr Furlong keeps buying me ‘comfort food’ like chocolate and top-iced fruit cake. So I’m feeling like a large mountain – tired too… Continue reading

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I forgot to mention Poppies

I should have added

  • Poppies

To my list.

I forgot. Continue reading


Horrible Halloween

I’m a real party pooper.

Halloween? Halloween? What is that? An opportunity for commerce – that’s what it is. A time of greed and avarice. With nothing to do with death, the changing season, or any kind of profundity for the masses. It’s mostly all about Bacchanalia and excess.

And making MONEY.

Bah Humbug! Continue reading


Oh dear – no posts atm

Goodness me! No posts – I very seldom miss. I’ve got all involved in my other stuff!

Sorry. Continue reading

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Bad words

I was thinking how degraded I’ve become.

I use the F word. I use it simply in conversation occasionally and sometimes it spills over into a post. Or even a post title – as in ‘FFS’ Continue reading

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“His Excellency President Robert Mugabe” MY FOOT!

There IS sanity!

Everyone, everywhere – and I was one of thousands of voices uplifted in horror – have brought sanity back!  Continue reading


A different place, a different time

These old Furlongs grew up and lived, loved, and worked in a different place, at a different time.

I write several blogs because

But today, I will write, here, about why the old Furlongs are made of different stuff.

We are not ‘victims’ – never have been. We grew up in Africa, where there are REAL victims.

We experienced real stuff. Ugly stuff. Our ideas about life are different from most other people’s.

In the UK, people have it really good, whatever their colour, religion, gender, political leanings. OK, some things could and should be improved, but compared to real stuff in other countries – life is good here.

The west is going soft in the head. Victimhood is the IN. Every day someone finds another injustice to whine about.

Now, we’ve REALLY gone potty.

Robert Mugabe has been made the All-Africa Representative for the World Health Organisation’s ‘Smokefree’ initiative.

For God’s sake! What ARE people thinking! Robert Mugabe!

On his rise to power, he had a little trick to get voters.

Unless you voted FOR him, you’d get a hot coal pushed down your throat.



Imagine having a burning coal from your own fire/village fire,  shoved down your throat, as you were pinned down by Mugabe thugs, because you were not a supporter.

Mugabe mustered up thousands and thousands of recanted supporters that way. You just have to do that once in one village, and the whole village is converted. But there are many, many villages in Africa, as you go about on your political campaign.

The deaths must have been terrible. Savage.

Do you think Mugabe gives a fuck about ‘Smokefree’ or ‘healthy’ Africa?

Mugabe’s role will be to encourage policies aimed at reducing peoples’ exposure to the main risk factors – tobacco and alcohol use, unhealthy diets and lack of exercise.

Mugabe: WHO Role Model Of The Month

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Me too

Since Weinstein broke  women are tweeting “Me too” in consolidation with our very abused oppressed and downtrodden sex – or is it gender? – I don’t know anymore…being harassed and abused by men. Continue reading