Tuesday, 29 March 2011

TV Soapie Weddings

You know you're at a soap opera wedding when . . . .
  • It takes place on a yacht, and no-one gets seasick
  • The groom gets poisoned
  • The bride is kidnapped or arrested just before she walks down the aisle
  • The uncle of the groom flies everybody in the wedding party, and all the guests, to Greece, because he wants to see his nephew married in the family cathedral
  • It is the 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. marriage for both, but only their 2nd to each other
  • Neither the bride nor groom has a job to return to after the wedding, but they do have a friend who lends them a private jet for a honeymoon in the Orient
Friendship is like a silver teapot.  Sometimes it's put away longer than we realize, and it becomes tarnished.  But when we polish it, it is still like new.

"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it".             Ginger Meggs
"Political systems have much more frequently been overthrown by their own corruption and decay than by external forces".            Robert Menzies  1942
And another one from Mark Twain
"A banker is a man who lends his umbrella when the sun is shining, and wants it back the minute it begins to rain"

From an email
"When I was at the party" said Betty, aged just four,
"A little girl fell off her chair and landed on the floor;
   and all the other little girls began to laugh but me -
I didn't laugh a single bit," said Betty seriously.

"Why not?" her mother asked her, full of delight to find
   that Betty, bless her little heart  had been so sweetly kind.
"Why didn't you laugh, my darling? Or don't you like to tell?"
"I didn't laugh" said Betty, "'cause it was me that fell".

Short shorts
Several years ago, I used to read a magazine which had 60 word stories sent in by readers.  I thought it was a great idea.  I was planning to write dozens of these simple little stories, with up to 100 words, and have them published in a book, which I would have titled "Short Shorts".   I managed to think up a dozen of them, and that was it!  So now that I've unearthed them from where they've been hiding, they're blog fodder.  Here's the first one:-
The old man's frail hands shook as he lit another match.  He had never in his entire life considered that he would one day be doing this.  As the match in his trembling hand touched the wick, he smiled as words like "conflagration" and "arson" came to mind.  Although he was worried about the heat from the flames, he couldn't help feeling pleased with himself.  Who would have thought he would see this day, celebrating his ninetieth birthday.

God made wrinkles to show where our smiles have been.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

More About Elizabeth Taylor


Since I wrote the last blog about Elizabeth's stretching exercises causing back problems, I have now heard she damaged her back falling off a horse while filming "National Velvet".  I guess you can't believe everything you read - even on my blog!

Some quotes from the Lady herself
  • "Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses"
  • "If someone's dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I'm certainly not dumb enough to turn it down"
  • "I'm a very committed wife.  And I should be committed, too - for being married so many times"
  • "Success is a great deodorant"
  • "People who know me well call me Elizabeth.  I dislike Liz"

Hugging is healthy
  • It helps the body's immunity system
  • It cures depression
  • It reduces stress
  • It induces sleep
  • It's invigorating
  • It's rejuvenating
  • It has no unpleasant side effects
  • Hugging is nothing less than a miracle drug

    This ad was in the paper a few weeks ago after the Christchurch earthquake.  I thought it was a great way to find tradespeople to help with all the work needed there at the moment.
    Another one of my poems
    I've pushed you round so often
    You always disagree
    You want to go your own way
       and never come with me
    I have to be insistent
    Can't let you have your way
    But it's not an easy struggle
    You bring frustration to my day
    I leave home in the morning
       full of smiles, so jolly
    But you wreck my disposition
       you rotten shopping trolley!
    Did you know?
    Chemotherapy is a variation of mustard gas
    Isaac Newton invented the cat door
    The Greek word for "image" is "eikon" - hence "icon"
    A woman living with a man has 7 hours a week more housework than a woman living alone (surprise surprise (not))
    If you rearrange the letters of  "from the heart" you get "mother" and "father"
    Humans have a hormone that reduces the volume of urine produced at night
              (it must wear out with age!)
     Such a cute photo, I couldn't resist adding it
    You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing
    I give up!!  I've edited this blog 4 times, and can't get the spaces between entries.  Grrrrr!!!!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Farewell Dame Elizabeth Taylor

Liz Taylor
When Liz auditioned for "National Velvet", she was told she was too short for the part.  Being the determined person she was, she started doing serious stretching excercises to make herself taller.   Whether it worked, or whether she was given the role anyway, I don't know, but apparently that is why she's had back problems all her life.

Mark Twain is a fantastic source for quotes.   Here are three of my favourites:
  • Golf is a good walk spoiled
  • Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to
  • Familiarity breed contempt - and children
Here's one I think was said by Winston Churchill when asked why he had no vases of flowers in his house.
"I love flowers.  I also love children, but I don't cut their heads off and stand them in buckets of water."

Five minutes of fame
Before Australian Idol there was "Junior Stairway to the Stars, hosted by Channel 7 here in Perth.  It was 1961, I had just turned 15, and fancied myself as a singer.  I couldn't have been too bad, because I passed the audition singing Noeline Batley's hit "Barefoot Boy".   Before I knew it, I found myself with five or six other young hopefuls on television.
The concept of the program was much simpler than Idol.  We had one audition, and one TV appearance; that was it, unless you won on the day, then you appeared on the final show.  There were no recording contracts, or national concerts, just the thrill of appearing on TV.
I didn't win, but I did have a stroke of luck.  A friend of my father had a tape recorder (no such thing as videos back then).  This wonderful friend taped me singing "Angel on My Shoulder" on the show, and had it made into a record for me!   Although it rarely sees the light of day, I still have it as a souvenir of my younger days.

This photo was taken just before I left home to appear on "Junior Stairway to the Stars".   Such a serious look on my face.  I was probably very nervous.

Need or Want?
I've been looking over this site lately -  http://www.missminimalist.com/  - and it got me wondering just how much "stuff" we have that we don't really need.  When I was younger (a lot younger) I had a friend who's mother was a single mother with three girls to support.  When I visisted them one day before Christmas, I saw a list on the wall, with the girl's names on it, and two columns under each name - the column headings were "want" and "need".  This was the girls' Christmas lists.  As money was short, their presents were usually something they needed, rather than something they just wanted.  Actually, in those days, a lot of families were the same.  There just wasn't the money to buy expensive unnecessary items.  I've taken a lot of "things" to the op shop over the last few months, as I look around and see just how much I have that I really don't need.  How much "stuff" do you have packed away in boxes, or in the top of your wardrobes, that never see the light of day?  Do you really NEED this stuff, or would it be more useful to someone else?  Something to think about.
Another anon quote for you:  "You can't have everything; where would you put it?"

And finally, Don't take life too seriously.  Nobody makes it out alive anyway!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Oh Happy Day!

It's happened
I've got 2 followers!!   Thankyou Pauline and Stacey, you've made my day.

Oh no, a recipe!
I promised myself no recipes on my blog, mainly because I'm not a fan of recipes.   If there are any more than 5 ingredients - NOT interested.   This one has more than 5 ingredients, but I promise you'll love it.

The most dangerous recipe in the world!
Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake    (Yes, mug, not mud)
4 Tblspns flour
4 Tblspns sugar
2 Tblspns cocoa
1 egg
3 Tblspns milk
3 Tblspns oil
1 large coffee mug
Mix dry ingredients well in mug, add egg and mix thoroughly.   Pour in milk and oil, mix well again.
Cook in microwave for 3 minutes on high.  The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed.
Allow to cool a little, and tip onto plate if desired.

Why is this the most dangerous recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night.

Did you know?
The first toy advertised on TV was Mr Potato Head.

Bulletproof vests, fire escapes, laser printers and windshield wipers were invented by women.

In Kentucky, USA, it's illegal to carry an ice-cream cone in your pocket.

The estimated number of M&Ms sold every day in the USA is 200 million.

Business notices
  • Tired of cleaning yourself?  Let me do it.
  • Half the lies our opponents tell about us are not true.
  • Our motto is always to give our customers the lowest possible prices and workmanship.
  • For those who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery.
  • Mr Benjamin Porter visited the school yesterday, and lectured on destructive pests.  A large number were present.
More from my autograph book
This one from my Dad.
"The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed".

One from my best friend's Mum.
"Love a friend a little, love a friend a lot, love your Mother best of all, she's the dearest friend you've got".

From my dear old Grandpa - long departed from this Earth.
"There was a young fisher called Fisher,
was fishing for fish in a fissure.
A fish with a grin pulled the fisherman in
Now they're fishing the fissure for Fisher".

A couple of "What the" pics from emails

 "Where do you go to my lovely?" - and where do you come from?

Well, that would certainly save on dishwashing liquid, but why waste time stacking the dishwasher - why not just put them on the floor?

And finally
It's great being old enough to get a senior's discount - as long as you remember to ask for it.
It's also rather unsettling when you forget to ask, and they give it to you anyway!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

How Old?

Young at Heart
Many years ago I wrote this bit of poetry.   It is still true today. 

I may be pushing forty, my hair is turning grey
But I don't feel any older, not in any way,
      Than I did when I was twenty.

I listen to pop music and love loud Rock 'n' Roll
But I also do the "right things" for someone who's "so old"
      Though I feel no more than twenty.

I knit and sew and crochet for my family, self and friends.
I read a lot, and write a lot and when days come to the end
      I still feel I'm just twenty.

I wonder if my Mother, who is nearly sixty two
      feels as though she's only twenty, too.

By the way, I am now 64, my Mother is 86, and we both still feel as though we're only twenty.

I'm not sure who these quotes are from, but I like them, so here they are.

Nothing is illegal if 100 businessmen decide to do it.

Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking.

We never really grow up; we just learn how to act in public.

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you're a good person is a bit like expecting the bull not to attack you because you're a vegetarian.

Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything is different.
                                                                        Calvin to Hobbes

Did you know?
Pistachios are classified under Class 4.2 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code: Flammable Solids (substances liable to spontaneous combustion).   If stacked under pressure, they can burst into flames.

The word avocado is derived from the Aztec word ahuacati, which means testicle.

The word paparazzo means an annoying buzzing mosquito.  It was first used in the Federico Fellini 1960 movie "La Dolce Vita" to describe a scandal-sheet photographer.


Not long after we first moved to our place in the country, this beautiful gentleman came to visit.  He only stayed a few hours, then disappeared, never to be seen again.  I'd never seen a pheasant before, and haven't seen one since.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Have a Chuckle

Some funnies
There are two politicians drowning and you are allowed to save one.  What would you do - read a newspaper, or eat your lunch?

When the horse he'd bet on finished last, the angry punter said to the jockey "Couldn't you go any faster?" to which the jockey replied "Yes, but I have to stay with the horse".

Did you know dolphins are more intelligent than humans?  They can train a man to come to the edge of their pool every day and throw fish for them.

A man in the audience of a ventriloquist show in a country town stood up and yelled angrily "You've been making rude remarks about country people all night.  We're not stupid, and I'm sick of listening to you".
"Relax, they're just jokes" replied the ventriloquist.
"I'm not talking to you, I'm talking to the ignoramus on your knee", the man shouted back.

A wee story
Employees with a British heritage charity are being asked to help the environment by relieving themselves outdoors.  The experiment applies to male gardeners at Wimpole Hall, a stately home about 80km north of London.  The National Trust, which runs the property, said staff were encouraged to urinate on straw, which was then placed on compost heaps.    Officials warned the gardeners to urinate where they couldn't be seen by other people.

The word sincere literally means "without wax", from the practice of filling chips in marble statues with wax.  Statues without wax were "sin cere"- meaning genuine/original.

Gum anyone?
Chewing gum is made from synthetic rubber, vinyl resin, waxes and plastic!

Rocket science
The Americans worked for ages to make pens that would work in space with no gravity.  The Russians just used pencils!

A couple of pics for computer users

They'd both be handy at times.

Friday, 11 March 2011

More Crazy Lawsuits

Money for morons
A woman in Claymont, Delaware, successfully sued the owner of a night club when she fell from the bathroom window to the floor and knocked out two of her front teeth.  This occurred while she was trying to sneak in through the window to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge.  She was awarded $12,000 and dental expenses.

A woman from Oklahoma bought a brand new Winnebago motor home.  On her first trip, she drove onto a freeway, set the cruise control at 70mph, and calmly left the driver's seat to go into the back and make herself a sandwich!  The vehicle left the freeway and crashed.  The woman sued Winnebago for not advising in the owner's manual that you couldn't do what she did.   She was awarded $1,750,000, plus a new motor home.   The company actually changed their manual on the basis of this suit, just in case there were any other complete morons around.

How did we ever survive? part 2
Further to the previous post on things we used to do in the "olden days", how about things we used to eat?
My mum used to grate chocolate for our sandwiches to take to school as a treat some days.
We used to love white bread broken into a bowl and sprinkled with white sugar with milk pour over it.  If you were lucky, and you were the first with the bottle of milk, you could pour the cream off the top onto your bread (that's if Mum hadn't shaken the bottle first).
Bread or toast and dripping was yummy with salt and pepper.   It was real dripping - cow fat - not oil.
Condensed milk was a favourite spread on bread, and cinnamon and sugar were great on toast, with lots of butter - again, it was real butter, not margarine.

Claremont Primary School, 1952.   That's me, second row from the front, 5 from the right, 6 years old.

Bits & pieces
If you have to ask a question, you may feel ignorant for a while, but if you don't ask the question, you will remain ignorant for the rest of your life.

Don't feel bad if somebody calls you mean; feel bad if you are mean.

Everything is funny if it happens to someone else.

The trouble with reading labels is that you realise you are washing dishes with detergent made with real lemon juice, and drinking lemonade made with artificial flavourings!

The height of folly is to live poor so you can die rich.

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Why me?
Arthur Ashe, the legendary Wimbledon player was dying of AIDS due to infected blood during an operation.
He received many letters from fans, one of whom asked "Why did God have to let this happen to you?"
Ashe replied "50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 become good at tennis, 50,000 reach the circuit, 5,000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 reach the semi final, 2 reach the finals,  1 wins.   When I won, I didn't ask God, "Why me?"  So why would I ask "Why me?" now?"

And finally....
Many times over the years I have tried to remember the names of the seven dwarfs, for no other reason than I wanted to be able to remember them!  Every time, I managed 5 or usually 6, but could never get the whole lot at once.   In case you have the same problem, here they are - write them down like I did eventually, then you'll always know who they are.
Sleepy,  Dopey,  Grumpy,  Doc,  Happy,  Sneezy,  Bashful

Thursday, 10 March 2011

The Olden Days

How did we ever survive?
Those of us who spent our childhood during the 50's and 60's are lucky to be alive, judging by all the things we lived through that are unheard of these days.
  • We used to ride in cars with no seat belts.
  • Our toys were covered with bright coloured lead-based paints.
  • We did not have Playstations, X-boxes, videos or DVDs, mobile phones, personal computers, facebook or twitter.   We had friends we used to play with out in the real world.
  • There were no childproof lids on medicine bottles, childproof cupboard locks, and no bike helmets.
  • We used to ride our bikes "no hands" down the hill, towards the cross-road.
  • We would be away from home all day with our friends, at the beach, or the movies (pictures), or looking for wildflowers in the bush, and our parents had no way of contacting us.  We just knew to be home before dinner time.
  • We got cut, and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.  No one was to blame but us for "mucking around".
  • We ate cakes, had real butter on our bread, and drank sugary cordial, but were never overweight, because we were always busy doing something outside.
  • This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors ever.  The past 50 or 60 years has seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas.  We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and they served us well.  
A trip to the Perth Zoo always meant rides - the merry-go-round, the little train that ran all the way round the zoo, and of course the elephant.

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.  The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.  Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deosnt raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a slohe.

Well, that was actually easier to type than I thought it would be.

Little bits of info
  • The dot over the letter i is called a tittle
  • Mosquitos are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas
  • In ancient Rome, when a mand testified in court, he would swear on his testicles
  • Jean-Claude Van Damme studied ballet for 5 years
  • 1kg of houseflies has more protein than 1kg of beef
  • Danny de Vito is a qualified hairdresser
  • Mr Sunffleupagus's first name is Aloysius
  • The little thing on the end of a shoelace is called an aglet
  • According to the laws of aerodynamics, a bumble-bee can't fly (nobody told the bees)
  • Hippopotomostrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words!!   http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/3071

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

What The?

Message from Windows
This was a note at the bottom of the update window!
"Windows Update might require an update before you can install updates for Windows or other programs".

Tidy and ordered - NOT!
I thought about sorting all my stuff into sections; animals, computers, kids, religion, crafty stuff, etc., which would undoubtably have taken quite a while, with bits and pieces all over the place.  Fortunately for my sanity, I had second thoughts, so everything is posted fairly randomly, as I find it among the depths of the folders and boxes.

"The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilisation"
                                         Ralph Waldo Emerson

The following quotes are all anonymous
"Nothing is of any use if you don't know where it is when you want it"
"A racehorse is an animal that can take several thousand people for a ride at the same time"
"A horse is the only animal you are allowed to hammer nails into"

"It's a miracle that curiosity survives formal education"

"God doesn't give you the people you want; he gives you the people you need"

"I feel young, but my body doesn't agree"

Points to ponder

  • If it's more logical to believe we were descended from apes than made by God, then where did the apes come from?
  • If the Big Bang created the universe, what was it that went "Bang"?
  • If evolution is true, why do mothers only have two hands?
      During the Second World War, Group Captain John Cunningham  gained the nickname 'Cats Eyes Cunningham'.  His squadron operated at night, and the British Government encouraged rumours that he was able to see in the dark because he ate a lot of carrots.
      This was a deliberate falsehood, designed to hide the fact that he was testing a newly developed (and top secret) airborne radar system.
      It seems doubtful the Germans were would believe such a story, but it helped persuade British children to eat the one vegetable that remained in constant supply throughout the war.

An assortment of carrots collected when I worked in a market garden packing shed.   The white one is also a carrot, not a parsnip.


Tuesday, 8 March 2011

How Wrong Could they Be?

World's worst predictions
"It will be years, not in my time, before a woman will become Prime Minister"
                                                             Margaret Thatcher, 1974

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out"
                    Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
                                           H.M.Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927

"We don't need you.  You haven't gone through college yet"
        Hewlett-Packard's rejection of Steve Jobs,
             who went on to found Apple Computers

In 1939, the New York Times said the problem of TV was that people had to glue their eyes to a screen, and that the average Anerican wouldn't have time for it.

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work"
             Thomas Edison

"The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously"
             Hubert H. Humphrey

"The more horse sense a fellow has, the less he bets on them"
             Kin Hubbard, American cartoonist

Millionaire Jean Paul Getty's formula for success:
             "Rise early, work hard, strike oil"

For crafty people
Ten Good Reasons to Buy Fabric
  1.  It insulates the cupboard where it's kept.
  2. It keeps the economy moving - it is my duty to support cotton farmers and textile mills.
  3. It is less expensive and more fun than psychiatric care.
  4. It keeps without refrigeration, you don't have to cook it to enjoy it, and you'll never have to feed it, wipe its nose, or walk it.
  5. It's not immoral, illegal or fattening.
  6. Because it's on Sale.
  7. Because I'm worth it.
  8. It protects the surfaces of wherever it's kept - ironing board, table, laundry shelf, etc.
  9. The one who dies with the most fabric wins.
  10. Buy it now, before your husband retires and starts going shopping with you.
Garden sprays
For fungus:
1 part organic milk
10 parts water
Mix together in spray bottle and spray plants

For fungus, mildew, black spot:
2 tspn carb. soda
1 litre water
few drops mineral oil
few drops detergent
Mix and spray as above

For algae:
1 part white vinegar
3 parts water
Mix and spray as above

For snails & slugs:
1 part espresso coffee
10 parts water
Mix and spray on plants and soil to deter
           snails and slugs


Some fungus/toadstools?/mushrooms? I found growing in my lawn, underneath a large shady shrub.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Graffiti plus

Don't vote, it only encourages them.

Smoking shortens your cigarettes.

Money is the root of all wealth.

If age is only in the mind, why has my face got wrinkles?

Sign on college noticeboard:   Free knowledge, Monday to Friday.  Bring your own container.

Why is it?
That a heavy rain washes away tonnes of topsoil, but doesn't remove a speck of dust from your car?

That people who say "it goes without saying" never go without saying it?

Preventing mosquito bites
Rub yourself liberally with a good whisky and sprinkle fine sand on top.  The mosquitoes land, get a sample of the whisky, and start throwing rocks at one another!

Marriage teaches you loyalty, forbearance, self-restraint, meekness and a great many other things you wouldn't need if you had stayed single.

Answering machine message
The answering machine is on holiday.  This is the refrigerator speaking.  If you leave a message slowly and clearly, I will write it down and stick it on myself with one of those little magnets.   Thankyou.


The people who drive through the Yanchep area in West Australia must have bad eyesight.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Saturday's offerings

"To travel hopefully is a better thing to do than to arrive"
                                                             RL Stevenson

"If you don't make waves, you're not under way".

"A prune is a plum with experience".

"A budget is a plan for going broke methodically".

"It is my heart-warm and world-embracing Christmas hope and aspiration that all of us - the high, the low, the rich, the poor, the admired, the despised, the loved, the hated, the civilised, the savage - may eventually be gathered together in a heaven of everlasting rest and peace and bliss - except the inventor of the telephone!"
                                                            Mark Twain 1890

How Tall?
Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster) is 195cm (6'4")

Dustin Hoffman is 170cm (5'6")

Danny DeVito is 152cm (5'0")

Did you know?
The main library at Indiana University sinks over 2.5cm every year.  When it was built, the engineers failed to take into account the weight of the books that would occupy the building.

A queen bee only uses her stinger to sting another queen bee.

Something to think about
If the sun is shining, and the sky is clear after two days of cold and rain, it's probably Monday.

The word "listen" contains the same letters as the word "silent".

Pic from email

Love that bird!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Marriage, 1950's style

Tips to Look After Your Husband

This is an extract from an 1950's Home Economics Book.  How things have changed since then!

1.  Prepare yourself.   Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives.  Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair, and be fresh looking.  He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.  Be a little gay (the word had a different meaning back then!) and a little more interesting . . . his boring day may need a lift.

2.  Prepare the children.   Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces, comb their hair and, if necessary, change their clothes.   They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part.

3.  Some don'ts.   Don't greet him with problems or complaints.  Don't complain if he's late for dinner.  Count this as minor with what he might have gone through that day.

4.  Make him comfortable.   Have him lean back in a comfortable chair, or suggest he lie down in the bedroom.  Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.  Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes.  Speak in a low, soft, soothing and pleasant voice.  Allow him to relax and unwind.

5.  Listen to him.   You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time.  Let him talk first.

6.  Make the evening his.   Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner, or to other places of entertainment.  Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure, his need to be home and relax.

7.  The goal.   Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.

Finally, a photo of a 1950's housewife - Love you , Mum!!!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Puzzles and More

Did you know?
Sudoku  originated in Indiana, USA.  It was invented by Howard Garns, but wasn't widely discovered until a New Zealander, Wayne Gould, came across it and introduced it to the rest of the world.

Rubik's cube  is the most successful puzzle in history.  It was invented by Erno Rubic, a Hungarian architect, in 1974.

Quotes - more from Spike Milligan
"The tall one appeared to be in charge, that is, he did less work than the other, which is usually a sign of authority".

"Outside I rubbed my hands with glee.  (I always kept a tin of glee handy)".

"Why wouldn't the Cliffs of Dover be white, with all those birds flying over?"

Just for fun
A Scottish athiest was fishing when suddenly his boat was attacked by the Loch Ness monster.  The beast tossed his boat into the air and opened its mouth to swallow him.    The man cried out, "God, please help me!"   Immediately, a voice boomed down from the clouds, "I thought you didn't believe in me".    "Give me a break, God," the man pleaded.  "I didn't believe in the Loch Ness monster, either".

Cartoon from email