I don’t often mention politics on this site but when a friend posted this on Facebook I couldn’t resist it…
I pre-order all Terry Pratchett works and sometimes I forget when they are due out. When that happens I get a wonderful surprise in the post. This morning it was ‘The Compleat Ankh-Morpork (Discworld Artefact)’.
Terry Pratchett is one of the most loved writers in the world. With worldwide sales of over 65 million copies in 37 languages, his novels are eagerly awaited by his legions of fans year after year. His first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was released in 1983 and ever since then the series, with its whimsical heroes and fiendish foes, has delighted both young and old alike. In 2007 Pratchett announced that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. He has courageously faced the disease head-on, equalling the determination of his characters in his vivid and satirical novels.
I was sure I'd blogged about the Morris Men in Exeter Quay but I can't find them on the 'search'. I must have imagined it. There's no doubt Morris Men do things to your mind.
Is it any wonder some people don't take us English seriously at times?
In March I reported how Fabrice ‘died’ when he collapsed during a football match. His heart stopped for 78 minutes. But he not only has survived he can live an ordinary life again – though he has been advised against such strenuous activity as football. An inspiration, a miracle, he paid his first visit back to White Hart Lane tonight. He is a lovely, well-spoken young man and was interviewed before the Spurs match.
Then, at half time, he walked around the pitch. The reception he got was fantastic. It had him near to tears as he applauded the crowd and waved back to them, thanking them for their support and prayers on the day. It’s moments like that which make up for some of the silliness in the sport.
This is what happens when there are nuts on the bird table..
See the lovely autumn colours in the background?
If I'm not back before the week-end , have a good one!