The Last Furlong

Comments on the race of life.


Ho Hum, the news is fun

This morning I learned that a post menopausal woman had a baby Link Continue reading



When she’s seventy two…

At the hydrotherapy pool, there are always sports people who are bionic people really – modified – titanium through and through – who messed themselves up with exercise. Some of them have or have had terrible sciatica. They tell me so. Continue reading


Looking for love

I was amused to read Head Rambles blog post about how he disliked his son-in-law. It’s very funny, and the Furlongs have been there. Currently we like our sons-in-law.  Continue reading


Blackberry playbook blues

I have two BlackBerry playbooks. It’s such a waste! I hardly ever use them. They are so beautifully made.


I’ve dug them out and am trying to use them again.

I’ve reinstalled the rim operating system. Wow it seems to have been updated. That’s a surprise! For years I longed for an update. BlackBerry stuff used to be fantastic

in the beginning.

But their rim system has been completely superseded by Apple and android.

BlackBerry playbook used to be my midnight friend when I first started blogging here on WordPress. But now WordPress’s ‘new and improved!!!! system doesn’t work on BlackBerry playbook.


I’ve found I can still use the old dashboard system – the old GOOD system that WordPress replaced to make a post at midnight should I feel like it. I have to overcome a few glitches to do it but, SEE! I have posted here from my old playbook.

I’ll even try inserting a photo. If you don’t see it, I couldn’t do it.

Elephant skipping languidly seems to have been updated.


What DID you do for goodness sakes?

This is visually intriguing. It’s the usual three/four note composition with zero melody, good beat and stunning images, and confusing message.

What the hell DID she do? Accidentally kill herself? Suicide? Murder? Exhumation? Haunting? Re-incarnate? Revenge herself? What is the message? Continue reading

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Oh, dear, what should she wear?

You can’t believe all the spite you read. Melania Trump was criticised for wearing stilettos and expensive clothing to Hurricane Harvey disaster zone in Texas a few days ago. Continue reading


No mean and greedy Jackpotjoy anymore

For many years, I have had a flutter or two on Jackpotjoy –  a gambling site. I’m not advertising them here because, over the years they have got worse and worse! Continue reading