The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.


Today is Remembrance Day

I have nothing to say about this. Continue reading


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My melancholy mood

Oh dear – I got side tracked today.

I looked at old photos – hundreds of old photos from years and years ago. I hate photos – they make me depressed. 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


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


The Rapture and all that jazz

Today is the day of The Rapture,  or it could be Niribu crashing into our planet, or nuclear war.

This Furlong is old. She has seen many dates for the end-of-the-world come and go – many sandwich boards in streets, many sermons. Continue reading

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No bloody weeds!

I was just cleaning out my ‘favourites’ history list on my computer. I found a lot of files I’d saved in the past.

One of them was called Useful Weeds. I remember that article – and I had more or less ALL of the ‘useful weeds’ in my old garden, or growing in the cemetery nearby. I used some of them. They grew magnificently! Continue reading