The Last Furlong

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Yoga and monkeys

People seem to like monkeys.

I don’t know why.

In Africa, we lived with monkeys – Vervets – they were an absolute pain in the arse and, more clearly, a bloody nuisance! Continue reading


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Escaping from a sinking car

Several years ago our friend and her dog died in her car when it was pulled into the river in a flood. The shock of that kind of event is unbelievable. It’s always something that happens to someone else – never to anyone YOU know. Continue reading


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All wired up

This bloody piriformis sciatica is driving me crazy. I’m losing my life to it! There are wonderful plants in my garden all flowering and I’m missing working with them. Illegal immigrants have invaded sections and shortly, they are going to take over. My friend over-the-road says “Don’t worry, weeds are easier to pull out when they are large”! Continue reading


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Medicines in the UK.

When The Old Furlongs arrived in the UK from Africa twenty years ago,  most of our children were already here. Mr Furlong ‘came home’ . ‘Home’ was nothing like we had imagined it to be. It wasn’t ‘England’ as romanced through our childhoods. Continue reading


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Ad blocks, bullshit blocks

Yesterday I complained about the ads that plague my Internet browsing. I put Adblock on my Chrome. It’s much better. You only get clusters of site promoters like ‘Would you like our newsletter?’ ‘Please do this survey’ or ‘Follow us on Twitter’ ‘Donate to Patreon’. Ad confetti! Continue reading


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MY Urtication studies

I was going tell you today what people do with using nettles for pain

They don’t tell the doctor, in case he laughs at them. Link Continue reading


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Pills x x x Urtify? + + +

In 2013 I wrote a post on my blog Life on an alien planet – The secret is in the sting. 

I have been using stinging nettles to urtify my back for three days – and again, the result is miraculous. My pain is hugely reduced. In ‘The secret is in the sting’ post, there are links to more information about urtification. Please read it. Continue reading