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  • From the animation "Porco Rosso"

    This is a short animation film of the story "Pocco Rosso". The film is Japanese and the backing is, Tokiko Kato's version of "Le Temps des cerises"

    It is left to you to make up the story but full details can be found at, I believe that you will find it interesting.

  • Saturday, Friday Five. Pointless.

    What are the five most pointless things, people, places in the UK? And why? Here is my list.

    Alan Carr and those that appear as guests on his television show....He is neither funny or clever or unable to provide an interesting interview. Too full of his own importance reducing guests, who only have something to sell, to extras.

    Alex Salmond and the SNP...Insisting that their "Nationalist" ideology is the way to go forward when they know, but will not accept, that a referendum proved that the majority were against the idea.

    The LibDems....Yes, we all want what the LibDems want in their manifesto but we are realistic enough to know that it is just a Christmas wish list.

    National Weather forecasts....A total waste of time. The UK is too great an area for their forecast to mean anything as it can not take in to account the small but important differences of any given area. Local reports are worthwhile to some extent.

    Teaching subjects other than the three "R"s at school... The most important requirement for school leavers are the three Rs if that person is to get a job and be able to provide an employer with the type of employee that is required. Art, music, religious instruction, sport, etc are subjects for after school activities and the responsibility of the parents.

    Of course, maybe you don't agree. Make a new post on your five.



    I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.
    I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
    I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
    I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
    I've learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
    I've learned.... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
    I've learned... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
    I've learned.... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
    I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

    Author unknown.

  • 4 of 4 challenge.

    The 16 words below can be formed in to 4 groups of 4 words, each group needs a title that applies to all of the words in that group. Clue. One is worth the visit if you are lucky.


  • why carve a pumpkin?

    There is a popular Irish Christian folktale associated with the jack-o'-lantern,which in lore, is said to represent a "soul who has been denied entry into both heaven and hell

    On route home after a night's drinking, Jack encounters the Devil and tricks him into climbing a tree. A quick-thinking Jack etches the sign of the cross into the bark, thus trapping the Devil. Jack strikes a bargain that Satan can never claim his soul. After a life of sin, drink, and mendacity, Jack is refused entry to heaven when he dies. Keeping his promise, the Devil refuses to let Jack into hell and throws a live coal straight from the fires of hell at him. It was a cold night, so Jack places the coal in a hollowed out turnip to stop it from going out, since which time Jack and his lantern have been roaming looking for a place to rest.

    From Wikipedia.

  • Good morning

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    by freeasthewind Pro @ 2014-10-27 00:20:36

    1485082_615527868512705_1380214969_n I know I havent been around in a while but things have been up and down. Yeah, I know big surprise. Came down sick and have been fighting it off and on for a couple of months. Even got the flu shot. And no I dont have a flu but ended up going ambulance two days in a row as it is now I have bronkititius and a sinsus infection. I will say i know where everyone from the 60's are. They gave me morphine shots and then I rode a bus home. I was in a fog for a few days for sure.
    City took the landlord to court as he needed to get place up to city code and he decided he didnt want to. So my things are there until the 3rd as i couldnt find a place until then. so have been in motel for a week and so sick can barely hold my head up. hopefully I can get by for one more week until my check gets here and I can get in the new place. I think it would have been easier but being sick I just couldnt get my mind goiing. But, am still putting one foot in front of the other

  • Horror 4's

    This time a seasonal theme to the usual 4x4 quiz

    4 groups each of 4 words to find.

    These are the words, make of them what you can.

















  • Things are not what they were.

    I am very aware that change happens all of the time, it has to, we can't live in the past, but I do find myself visiting it. Up here in "Bonnie" Scotland we have had 10 inches of rain in the last six days and my memory tells me that it wasn't like that when I was a boy, well, maybe it was as I was living in the South of England. Now, believe me, ten inches is a lot, I would like to tell you what that is in millimetres but I can't, invhes were and are good enough for me and the several generations that preceded me, but there you go, things are not what they were, this proves it,

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    i hope this works as it is my first attempt

    a short video i took of the stormy sea from lounge window, Jane, :-)

  • Some things are more important.

    SON: "Daddy, may I ask you a question?"
    DAD: "Yeah sure, what is it?"
    SON: "Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"
    DAD: "That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?"
    SON: "I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?"
    DAD: "If you must know, I make $100 an hour."
    SON: "Oh! (With his head down).
    SON: "Daddy, may I please borrow $50?"
    The father was furious.
    DAD: "If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish behavior."

    The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.
    The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?
    After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think:
    Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $ 50 and he really didn't ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.

    DAD: "Are you asleep, son?"

    SON: "No daddy, I'm awake".
    DAD: "I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier. It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $50 you asked for."

    The little boy sat straight up, smiling.
    SON: "Oh, thank you daddy!"
    Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

    DAD: "Why do you want more money if you already have some?"

    SON: "Because I didn't have enough, but now I do.

    "Daddy, I have $100 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you."
    The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness. It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $100 worth of your time with someone you love? If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family and friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family.

    Some things are more important.


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