The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.

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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


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For parents and grandparents.

This is an Australian video – a spoof on the TV stories that used to be read to children on National Television – from the parent perspective. It is NOT for children, it’s about children.  Continue reading



So many times have friends arrived at my door in a complete emotional mess because they just found out their husbands/partners are/were being unfaithful.

It just happened again, day before yesterday. Continue reading

Anna Raccoon – Head Rambles

To others here who follow me, Anna Racoon has died.

I’m so sorry – I bet she’s going to be working hard in the next dimension! What an amazing woman she was in this one.

Bye bye Anna – I have shed a tear for OUR loss.

Travel well!

Source: Anna Raccoon – Head Rambles


The glory of Royalty – the fall – Iran

I remember the Shah of Iran and his beautiful wife.  It seemed fairy tale situation. But of course it wasn’t. For those who don’t know – here is the family story with good photos – before and after their fall. Continue reading

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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


Why I like men/cigarettes/pipes/cigars and snooker

My mother told us stories about my father and her going to America for a year in 1946 aboard a war time troop carrier. It was an uncomfortable experience, evidently. And coming back was equally entertaining. Continue reading