Archive for May, 2010


May 27, 2010

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia (pronounced hexa-koseeo-ee-hexe-konta-hexaphobia) (literally, “fear of [the number] six hundred sixty-six”) is the fear that originated from the Biblical verse Revelation 13:18 which indicates that the number 666 is the Number of the Beast, linked to Satan or the Anti-Christ.[3]
Outside the Christian faith, the phobia has been further popularized as a motif in various horror films. Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobes will strongly avoid things related to the number 666. A prominent example is Nancy and Ronald Reagan who, in 1989, when moving to their home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles, had the address of 666 St. Cloud Road changed to 668 St. Cloud Road.[4] Some women also expressed concern on giving birth to a child on June 6, 2006 (abbreviated 6/6/06).[5]
In 2006, the BBC listed Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia and its definition as fact #64 in its “100 things we didn’t know this time last year”.[6]

No ‘Pubs’ in Bulgaria – but beer @ 32.5 pence

May 27, 2010

Not as we’d know them, at any rate.
Just bars or cafes that sell beer to the thirsty.
In town there are the mandatory ‘Irish’ Pubs – two of them – painted emerald green and selling sub-standard Guinness to the gullible.
In the village where my abode is, there is one a bar run by a miserable woman who treats strangers with outright suspicion and a curtness that any dictator would be proud of. Open from (officially) 8am till 11pm, but it is actually open when the landlady chooses.
There are two cafes that keep shorter hours and another small bar or two – amazing really when you think how small the village is – but we do have trade from tourists to the nearby Madara Horseman.
Anyway, I went for a drink at our ‘local’ shop last night.
With beer (Continental Lager)at the equivalent of (as I write) 32.5 pence for 500m I don’t complain about the lack of a carpet on the floor!
I sat outside on a stool on the pavement among Bulgarians to whom I couldn’t speak more than a few words in the hot, evening sunshine – but the banter seemed to be the same as that in any English Pub; with me being the butt of some jokes….
The Sun was setting blindingly behind the mountain to the west as I walked almost straight home.

Cameron admits calling Clegg a ‘joke’

May 17, 2010

The new prime minister admitted it was true, adding his remark provided an opportunity to eat ”humble pie”.

He also added that in the new ‘slap-and-tickle’ world of British politics there would be many hilarious events going on.

The ‘old Etonian’ had decided to add Latin to the National Curiculum and make black-balling compulsory at all girl’s schools.

Table-Rugby would be introduced 0n a trial basis at many Comprehensive schools.

He was heard to giggle as he shuffled from the stage holding Mr Clegg’s hands tightly.

Cameron plans life-long premiership

May 14, 2010

David Cameron has defended plans to change the rules on how an election is called, saying they will help the stability of his coalition government.

The Lib Dem-Tory deal agrees to fixed-term parliaments which can only be dissolved with support from 55% of MPs.

Labour MPs say it is a “fix” as 50% of MPs plus one can currently trigger a no confidence vote in the government.

Mr Cameron said he was the first prime minister to give up power to call an election and this was a “good change”.

Speaking on a visit to the Scottish Parliament, Mr Cameron said there needed to be a “mechanism” to dissolve Parliament and the procedure he was proposing would help to secure a “strong and stable government” over the next five years.

It’s basically a dictatorship in the making with a toff in charge – Democracy?
Democracy my ARSE!
They are all politicians – liars – power mad – greedy…and we vote for them every time because there is no alternative.

Don’t lose your vote – just lose your freedom

Labour sell email addresses!

May 14, 2010

The B*****ds at Mill Bank sell email addresses to the usual suspects.
I ‘joined’ to comment on some the unreality of many of the Labourites comments and since then I am being bombarded with UK spam from Credit card Co’s, Injury claims specialists and similar.
Make you sick?
I does me!
More evidence of greed among politicians….?

See last paragraph

May 11, 2010

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Press here to see my PROOF:

There are no tricks, and no scams…it’s all real!

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Donkey carts

May 11, 2010

On Thursday, as I waisted to go to the village centre for the St. Georges celebration, I saw driving towards me a young man on a donkey-cart.
Donkey-carts are two-a-penny here, so I’m not surprised to see one.
This one however, was being driven by a young man in a smart, 70’s style, grey suit jacket.
He wore a large-collared shirt with a white pattern on it – it was open at the neck.
He looked quite dapper……
I tried to get my phone out to sneak a picture of the guy – but by then he was along-side me.
“Can you speak English?”, he asked. I must look like a foreigner to the locals – but I try to blend in.
I told him I was English, and he asked what I was there – did I have a business?
It turned out he was ‘a business man’ (I didn’t ask him for details.)
He did ‘business’ in the local villages and had come to see his relative nearby.
I made my excuses and tried to leave as I was being called by my partner.
Just as I walked away, he asked me – “do you like my donkey?”
I answered that I did and it was a fine beast.
“Her name is Maria” were his final words.
I tried not to laugh as I imagined him asking me to go on a date with his donkey.
“She show you a good time, Mr.- she no drink much.”

Do I need to add words?

May 11, 2010

Or just stop drinking so much……

Medicinal ( and other ) Benefits of Catnip

May 11, 2010

I copied and pasted because it’s easier than typing. Spelling/grammatical mistakes have been left – just for fun

* Medicinal Properties: carminative, diaphoretic, sedative, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, nervine, stomachic, stimulant

Catnip also called catmint is popular herbal remedy for children and adult. It is famous for its gentle sedative effect on the nervous system. Catnip is related to common kitchen herbs like thyme and sage, and can be grown as a houseplant. Catnip leaves is? small and has a grayish-green color and it has a white flower that bloom in summer. The flowers, leaves and stem are cut while the plants are in full flower and then dried for use in herbal preparations.

An antispasmodic (synonym: spasmolytic) is a drug or an herb that suppresses muscle spasms

Nervine: A nerve tonic, a medicine that acts therapeutically upon the nerves, particularly in the sense of a sedative that serves to calm ruffled nerves.

A carminative, also known as carminativum (plural carminativa), is an herb or preparation that either prevents formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract or facilitates the expulsion of said gas, thereby combating flatulence. Carminatives have been shown to decrease lower esophageal pressure, which increases the risk of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or ‘heartburn'[1].

Diaphoretic is the state of perspiring profusely, or something that has the power to cause increased perspiration.

A sedative is a substance that induces sedation by reducing irritability or excitement.

Emmenagogue herbs are those reputed to have the ability to provoke menstruation. You need to avoid them if you want to be pregnant.

A stomachic medicine is one that serves to tone the stomach, improving its function and increasing appetite.

We just have to invest in some seeds.
White flowered is better. Catnip can also be smoked recreationally, and when combined with tobacco and other herbs, it provides a “minty” taste with mildly intoxicating effects – just a tip there….

I have tales to tell.

Blog Entry Conservatives and Liberal Democrats to share power????

May 9, 2010

These parties’ negotiating teams are currently meeting, after their leaders also met on Saturday for private talks.
Private is the important bit to all this.
The voters have paraded and made it look democratic.
Now – in the real world – the nitty-gritty of power sharing occurs.
The ‘ordinary’ person can sit back knowing they have played their part – and accept that they will be forgotten.
The people that matter – the politicians – can now divy-out the spoils!
reminds one of pirates……………..