The Last Furlong

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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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Pills +++

I phoned to see if an X Ray on my butt would give a better indication of the source of my pain. Continue reading


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Interesting reddit on rare dog discovery in New Guinea

The Furlong house is dog lover territory. Man’s best friend. Our best friend.

I’ve been exploring the Wild West of reddit – and in ‘new’ today, I found Continue reading


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What the hell is Reddit?

Is it useful to have an account with reddit? I have. But what use it is to ME, I cannot fathom. Continue reading