Monthly Archives: June 2012

Curious and/or amusing stories

I used to cut out and keep strange and amusing articles from newspapers. I had forgotten doing this until they suddenly came to light again after a bit of a clear out. Some of them may be complete spoofs, newspapers … Continue reading

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Penalty shoot-outs – The Answer

When penalty shoot-outs happen they certainly elicit a great deal of excitement and give good audience value. But, although I like them, they do seem a bit of a random way to decide football championship competitions; so say pundits, and … Continue reading

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6 months of blogging – a retrospective

I had been thinking of blogging for about three months before I started. What set me thinking about it was a combination of having time available, previously putting diaries and comments on Google+ and, finally, suddenly finding I had a … Continue reading

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Mothercare – disgusting – and life on South Gower

It just makes me mad. It seems so wrong. Yet, what can you do? The “it” concerns Mothercare, a company that lost £92 million last year and is closing 111 stores with a loss of 830 jobs. So you (and … Continue reading

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What is the largest word? and old jokes

I always thought that antidisestablishmentarianism was the longest English word (28 letters). This is what I learned in school and must admit I had not thought about it much since.  As it happens I am wrong. Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (45 letters) is … Continue reading

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Heavy metal bands and Jubilee weekend

Whilst browsing, I came across this funny guide for creating your personal heavy metal rock group name. I am sorry I lost the web address so I cannot give credit where it is due, but I will happily acknowledge in … Continue reading

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