The Last Furlong

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Here today, gone tomorrow

This might be my last post for a while.

Last year, I posted stuff while we were in France, but this year, I’m leaving my computer behind and we are taking only one laptop – the lightest and thinnest! Last year we had internet access in our apartment, but this year, we have to roam to get it. There will be plenty of free wifi spots around us, but I’m going to release myself from blogger pressure by saying I’m taking a break.

Here are some of the posts I made last year in May. 

So this blog will be erratic. Thanks so much for following it!

à bientôt

This is the place we will be – Perched Towns



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The post called “Here Today, gone tomorrow” hasn’t been published yet!

It’s a miracle!



A time warp.

The post called “Here Today, gone tomorrow” hasn’t been published yet! It’s scheduled…

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Amazon insanity

Really, Amazon takes the cake! Having recently purchased really boring stuff and fun stuff from Amazon, The Furlongs are getting emails from Amazon imploring us to buy from them. Continue reading

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Thoughts in the night on modesty in yesterday’s re-blog

Yesterday I re-blogged this – From the modern to the mediaeval in 40 years which traced the rise of modest clothing in Arab countries over 40 years. Once, women there, dressed just like us!

I found it interesting as something I was unaware of – that women in those countries were going backwards all under the domination of – men? – religion?.

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Bloggers banging on

Recently, two of the bloggers I follow – who inspire me with their ideas, have put their blogs on “Suspended”. They explain, they have run out of ideas – are overwhelmed by the black dog, feel they have no “audience”, no oomph, no enthusiasm. The will to blog has left them.  Continue reading

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Battle blues, blood, bodies and brains

Mr Furlong and I are going to Provence on the Cote d’Azur in France again in May. I blogged at the beginning of 2016 about that. When we arrived at our apartment in Tourrettes Var, then, our diabetes was reasonably under control. But this Furlong disgraced herself by hogging bottles of Nutella. Well, Hazelnuts are very good food actually – did you know? But the 50% sugar content was a pity. Continue reading

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The anointed deposed – my old post that thousands watched..

The Last Furlong blog is often about food and health. And scepticism. This Furlong is the sceptic – the rebel, the shit stirrer. It just comes naturally to me. I’m a survivor. Survivors trust their own instincts over the accepted. They are NOT sheeples.  Continue reading