The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.


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We had a spider in our kitchen for a while. Ariadne – our ‘baby’ (spider)

But she got so large and scary, we put her out into the garden. Continue reading


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Today’s geography

I get so muddled as to which middle eastern country is where, I need to refer to a map.  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

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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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Once apon a time twenty years ago

I very seldom go shopping. I avoid shopping. I worked in retail clothing as a manager of a brand in a big store once. They used a markup of nearly 400% on their clothing. While I was there, they changed their embroidery and clothing manufacture to China (or somewhere there). All the “made in the UK” labels disappeared. I remember a small protest from people who arrived at my counter saying they were never going to buy from us again. They “only bought stuff made in the UK”. Continue reading


Difficult day ahead tomorrow

Tomorrow this Furlong is going out with her sister. Mr Furlong and the Furlong dog are staying at home.

It’s going to be a really difficult day. Continue reading