The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.


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In praise of dogs

These old Furlongs love dogs. We have always had dogs.

Wonderful dogs!

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Oh dear – no posts atm

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

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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


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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.

Wait!

IMAGINE!

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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Spider incident

I promised someone who comments on this blog, that I would try her trick for getting rid of a spider. Continue reading


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It’s my birthday

It’s my birthday today.

I have no time to actually enjoy my birthday. My mailbox is full, Whatsapp is full, Twitter is full, Facebook is full, Jaquie Lawson Cards is working overtime and I’m exhausted.

I didn’t know I knew so MANY people!

Some of them really do love me.

That’s nice.

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