The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.

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An interesting website and the blue zone

I found an interesting website whilst I was researching/am researching world diseases and diet. Continue reading


Our snow

I was complaining that we’d had no snow. No snow at all whilst the rest of England had lashings of it. Continue reading

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Darkest Africa

Education, education, education. said Tony Blair. I myself have always thought education was the answer to ignorance and folly. Continue reading

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The rumours of our snow are greatly exaggerated….

We have NO snow! Continue reading


Christmas wishes

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Trouble in Bethlehem

There was trouble in Bethlehem when a sheep suddenly kidnapped Baby Jesus and Joseph and a Shepherd had to use some force on the kidnapper…. Continue reading


My conclusion is that there is no conclusion

For eleven days I have been following Dr McDougal’s starch based diet.¬† Continue reading

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In a minor key

Mr Furlong and I have not heard a single carol this year!

So I’m making up for it with this video of carols beautifully sung by Chase Holfelder¬†in a minor key. Enjoy


Oh great – Solstice is tomorrow

The date of the winter solstice is different every year, falling between December 20th and 23rd.

This year, the solstice will occur on Thursday, December 21. The sun will rise in the UK at 08:03 GMT and set at 15:53 GMT, giving just 7 hours and 50 minutes of daylight. Link Continue reading

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The Furlongs are enjoying the Christmas lights on all the houses around us. Some cul de sacs are completely decorated Рevery house on them, with a collection point for charity at the end.  Continue reading