The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.


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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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What old people do with their time

Have you ever wondered what old people do with their time?

Well, here’s something. Featureman 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