Sunday, 16 August 2015

Pink and more pink

If there was ever one blog that could provide me with enough thoughts for a post each and every day it would be Messymimi's Meanderings.  Today, for example, Messymimi points out that it is "Remember What Your Spouse Wore the First Time You Met Day -- internet generated and dangerous!"

If we ignore the literal 'first time we met' bit and change it to the first time we went out I can tell you exactly what Partner-who-loves-tea was wearing on our first date.  She was wearing pink.  Pink, pink and more pink with white shoes. 

Now I am one of those sad, honest men who is rarely able to lie when asked for his opinion.  I try to be tactful but I don't lie.  So 'Does my bum look big in this?' would tend to be greeted with 'I'm not sure it flatters you.'  

So, looking for something complimentary to say to P-w-l-t on our first date I was a bit stuck because I absolutely  hate pink.  So I settled for 'I like your shoes!'  

I'm surprised she didn't scratch her head at this weird behaviour and just turn round and walk away.  Fortunately she didn't and we're still together nearly thirty years later.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

A lot of Rambles

On 15th August 2007 – just eight years ago today – I scrapped some of my previous blogs and created ‘Rambles from my Chair’.  I decided people might be fed up of seeing insects, insects and more insects with the occasional flower thrown in for good measure. So I widened the scope of my blog and the last 2762 posts have been on every subject under the sun (and a few that aren’t under the sun!)   ‘Rambles’ has reached a total of 200 followers though I am sure many of those are now inactive.  It has been great fun writing the posts but even more fun has been making friends around the world, receiving comments and, in turn, following other people's blogs.  
I thoroughly enjoy interacting with you all and look forward to the next eight years or so.

Friday, 14 August 2015

What Everyone Should Believe In…

Everyone should believe in Fairies and Mermaids; 

And Pixie Dust and Grimoires;

And Snail Mail and la fée verte; 

And Unicorns and Dragons;

And if they don’t, they need more of what the Dragon is holding..

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Gandhi - a scheduled post

Some powerful words Gandhi left for us in his time.

1. Be the change you wish to see in the world

2. What you think, you become

3. Where there is love, there is life

4. Learn as if you’ll live forever

5. Your health is your true wealth

6. Have a sense of humour

7. Your life is your message

8. Action expresses priorities

9. Our greatness is being able to remake ourselves

10. Find yourself in the service of others

I especially like number four- ‘Learn as if you’ll live forever’.  As I have got older I have sometimes thought “What is the point of learning that?”  GB and I, for example, learned the names of the nine muses (again, no doubt) the other day.  Useful for crosswords but not much else one would think but I enjoy learning for learning’s sake and modern studies show that the more use one makes of the brain the longer it is likely to delay the onset of Alzheimer’s. So I shall carry on learning as if I’ll live forever and maybe that will also help me ‘Find myself in the service of others’, or, at least, reduce my being a burden on others in old age.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Smile Please

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