The Last Furlong

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Twiddling the mouse

If you have nothing better to do today, and you are sitting around twiddling your thumbs, you could uplift yourself by watching this GIF. I found it whilst switching phones yesterday. It was the very first GIF image I ever saw way back in the nineties. I still like it! Continue reading



On the stupidity of man – a meditation

I remember watching this many years ago. It’s still good. This channel alone has had almost ten million views – and this video appears elsewhere too.  Continue reading

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Mr Furlong came home from collecting his medication at the medical centre. The miracle was, that for the first time since we have been living ‘in town’ here, it was CORRECT! Continue reading

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Like White

Mr furlong and I watched a program called ‘The Cosmetic Capital of the World’  – no – it might have been called ‘The Plastic Surgery Capital of the world’ – South Korea. Continue reading

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“Public Health” – Christopher Snowdon – thank you!

It really is about time people spoke up!

Here’s one who does – Christopher Snowdon – whose new book Killjoys is downloadable FREE here Continue reading

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A partridge in a shoplifting vest

Our daughter drew our attention today to the shoplifting that goes on in Africa. She sent intriguing videos of the skill on Whatsapp. I can’t find a way to put them here. So I had to resort to YouTube for this post. Continue reading


My mother and her archaeology

In 1946/47, my mother and father spent a year in the States.  He was topping up a science degree and she was touring, lecturing on South Africa. Continue reading