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Little bits of this….

and little bits of that!

A little bit of frivolity this morning….let’s call it Midwinter Madness

These potato slices, dipped in batter then deep fried are called Potato Cakes in Victoria. What are they called where you live?

Courtesy of those afternoon quiz shows The Golfer likes to watch, my answers to some questions proved once again my general knowledge is lacking in some quarters. I kept him company one wet afternoon and discovered:-

  • Gargoyles are not the same as Grotesque/s….one is functional (keeps the rain away) – the other is decorative (also keeps evil spirits away)



  • The lanes and back alleys in York are called ’snickelways’.


  • Play-Doh was originally marketed as a wallpaper cleaner


  • The are 24 countries whose english names have 5 letters. Benin and Gabon were two I’d never heard of😯


Benin, a French-speaking West African nation, is a birthplace of the vodun (or “voodoo”) religion and home to the former Dahomey Kingdom from circa 1600–1900. In Abomey, Dahomey’s former capital, the Historical Museum occupies two royal palaces with bas-reliefs recounting the kingdom’s past and a throne mounted on human skulls. To the north, Pendjari National Park offers safaris with elephants, hippos and lions. ― Google

This is one I really should have known

  • In the British forces a fried egg sandwich is called an ‘Egg Banjo’


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Source – Twitter

If you’re stuck in a traffic jam like these people recently make sure there’s an ice cream van close by – https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/ice-cream-van-doing-roaring-7235413

(I’m curious to know if Mr Whippy cruises the motorways on ’the off chance’ because I found articles about several similar happenings over the years)

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And for the big finish have a giggle – or a groan – at these ’Dad’s jokes’

Q. How do you make holy water?

You boil the hell out of it.

Q. What do you call a pig with laryngitis?


Q. What do you say to the person who stole your place in the queue?

I’m after you now 

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Breakfast this cool morning (yes its still winter here) will be porridge with brown sugar and sultanas….my Scottish ancestors would be having a fit – salt for them was the way to go! Not my cup of tea at all😊
What’s your winter brekky like – same as usual or do you vary?

(And a little postscript here about something I rarely comment on in public – particularly if it happens in another country to mine.
I feel very saddened and fearful for all women in the USA….no matter what they believe in)

Pop over to Corinne blog – she’s hosting Monday Musings.


I’m doing it….

With the strange unseasonably cool/cold/snowy weather they’re having

I think this might be happening all over the Northern Hemisphere

When I saw that meme last week I immediately thought of this photo

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On one of our Alaskan cruises we were upgraded

– and had a balcony –

the weather had turned unseasonably cold but I was determined to use it!

(Just once)

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Fun Friday – the day you forget the worries of the week.

Will be back on Monday – see you then!


We have one in our street….

But no one knows who it is!

There is a rotating system for bin collection

Solid green bin (household waste) every week

Yellow lidded (recycling) one week – Green lidded (garden waste) the following

Garden waste week!

Late Sunday afternoon you will see some neighbours glancing up and down the street

You can almost hear the voices in their heads – Yellow or Green – Which one is it?

Then all of a sudden one set of bins is on the nature strip – closely followed by more

All lined up like soldiers (or Daleks) in battle formation

Ready to be upended the next morning – then dumped unceremoniously on the ground

Most weeks the lid colours match- some weeks there is one that doesn’t
Oh dear the kids down the street have got it wrong again – pocket money will suffer

The Golfer deals with ours – “which bin” he constantly asks
“Which one did you put out last week “ is the answer.
Often followed by ”which one is half empty”

Then I’ll smile and suggest he checks the chart on the fridge
That way I know ours is correct 😊

There was fun and games not long ago.

Pick up after Christmas Person #1 got it wrong.
LOTS of wrong coloured bin lids lined the street – it was garden waste not recycling

There was a flurry of activity when neighbours who had put out bins with yellow lids (and happened to be home) saw the green waste truck going by, it was quite a sight seeing some of them struggling across the road with their green coloured ones, pulling them up on to the opposite nature strip in time for when the truck returned to deal with the other side of the street.

Yes we have a bin-influencer in our street – but we have no idea who he/she is

Influencer :~ Someone who affects or changes the way that others behave source