Friday, 24 March 2017

Falcons of Royal Leamington Spa

Not something I would normally post, but this just caught my imagination:

The happy couple are nesting in the tower of the Victorian town hall (at the bottom of the Parade) and it's nice to see that the local council have done something to encourage the wildlife - and not just the flying rats (aka feral pigeons).

Karen

The miracle of love
Will take away your pain
When the miracle of love
Comes your way again.



Wednesday, 22 February 2017

You think you're having a bad day....

This was sent to me by an old friend - and really summed up how I've felt today....

Hi.  My name is Rob, and tonight, I was sitting at the bar staring at my drink which I had just been served, when a large bearded long haired trouble-making biker fellow steps up next to me, grabs my drink, and gulps it down in one swig.

"Well, whatcha' gonna do about it?" he says, menacingly...  At which I immediately burst into tears.

"Come on, man," the biker says, “I didn't think you'd cry... I can't stand to see a man crying."

"This is the worst day of my life," I say to the biker!!

"I'm a complete failure.  I was late to a meeting and my boss fired me.  When I went to the parking lot, I found my car had been stolen and I don't have any insurance.  I left my wallet in the cab I had to take home.  At home, I found my wife with another man... And then, on top of that, my dog bit me."

"So I came to this bar to work up the courage to put an end to it all..... I buy a drink..... I drop a capsule in.... And I was sitting here just watching the poison dissolve..... And then you show up and drink the whole damn thing!

But, hell, enough about me,


How are you doing?"


Karen

The miracle of love
Will take away your pain
When the miracle of love
Comes your way again.




Wednesday, 18 January 2017

You're having a bad day? Not after you read these....!

This was sent to me by an old friend in the States, and had me giggling all day.

Enjoy.

Karen

The miracle of love
Will take away your pain
When the miracle of love
Comes your way again.




Think you are having a bad  day? 

Fire authorities in California found a corpse in a burned-out section of  forest while assessing the damage done by a forest fire.   The deceased male was dressed in a full wet suit, complete with  scuba tanks on his back, flippers, and face mask. 

A  post-mortem test revealed that the man died not from burns, but from massive internal injuries. Dental records provided a positive identification.  Investigators then set about to determine how a fully clothed diver ended up in the middle of a forest fire. 

It  was revealed that on the day of the fire, the man went diving off  the coast, some 20 miles from the forest.  The fire fighters, seeking to control the fire as quickly as possible, had called in a fleet of helicopters with very large dip buckets.  Water was dipped from the ocean and emptied at the site of the forest fire. 

You  guessed it.  One minute our diver was making like Flipper in the Pacific, the next, he was doing the breast stroke in a fire dip bucket 300 feet in the air. 

Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. But keep reading.... 

  
Still  think  you're  having  a  bad  day? 

A  man was working on his motorcycle on the patio, his wife nearby in  the kitchen.  While racing the engine, the motorcycle accidentally slipped into gear. The man, still holding onto the handlebars, was dragged along as it burst through the glass patio doors. 

His wife, hearing the crash, ran in the room to find her husband cut and bleeding, the motorcycle, and the shattered patio door.   She called for an ambulance and, because the house sat on a fairly large hill, went down the several flights of stairs to meet the  paramedics and escort them to her husband. 

While the attendants were loading her husband, the wife managed to right  the motorcycle and push it outside..  She also quickly blotted up the spilled petrol with some paper towels and tossed them  into the toilet. 

 After  being treated and released, the man returned home, looked at the shattered patio door and the damage done to his  motorcycle.  He went into the bathroom and consoled himself with a cigarette while attending to his business.  About to stand, he flipped the butt between his legs. 

The wife, who was in the kitchen, heard a loud explosion and her husband  screaming.  Finding him lying on the bathroom floor with his trousers blown away and burns on his buttocks, legs and groin, she once again phoned for an ambulance.  The same paramedic crew was dispatched. 

 As the paramedics carried the man down the stairs to the ambulance they  asked the wife how he had come to burn himself.  She told  them.  They started laughing so hard, one slipped, the stretcher dumping the husband out.  He fell down the  remaining stairs, breaking his arm.

Still having a bad day ? 

Just  remember,  it could be worse.. 

The  average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska was $80,000.  At a special ceremony, two  of the most expensively saved animals were being released back into the wild amid cheers and applause from onlookers.  A minute later, in full view, a killer whale ate them both. 

 Still  think you are having a bad day  ? 

 A woman came home to find her husband in the kitchen shaking  frantically, almost in a dancing frenzy, with some kind of wire  running from his waist towards the electric kettle.  Intending to jolt him away from the deadly current, she whacked him with a handy plank of wood, breaking his arm in two places.  Up to that moment, he had been happily listening to his Walkman. 
   
STILL  think you're having a bad day  ? 

Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the cruelty of sending  pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn, Germany   Suddenly, all two thousand pigs broke loose and escaped through a broken fence, stampeding madly.  The two hapless protesters were  trampled to death. 

  
 What?!   STILL  having a bad day?? 

 Iraqi  terrorist Khay Rahnajet didn't pay enough postage on a letter  bomb.  It came back with 'return to sender' stamped on it.  Forgetting it was the bomb, he opened it and was blown to bits. 

There now, feeling better?


Monday, 16 January 2017

Police dogs...

It's nice to get something funny like this, and on so-called "Blue Monday" I thought it would be a little bit of light relief.

Enjoy.

Karen

The miracle of love
Will take away your pain
When the miracle of love
Comes your way again.







This is perfect for today.

No words necessary.











Karen

The miracle of love
Will take away your pain
When the miracle of love
Comes your way again

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Tomorrow


Saturday, 31 December 2016

My New Year Resolutions



Karen

The miracle of love
Will take away your pain
When the miracle of love
Comes your way again.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Furious.

It's the only way to describe how I'm feeling at the moment.  I found out at 16:15 this afternoon that my shift had been changed meaning that I was finishing at 17:30.  When I pointed out that I wasn't happy and that I was expecting to finish at 17:00 as usual, I was told "well I have to work over".





How the hell I refrained from pointing out that the person who made that comment seemed to live to work, I don't know.  Needless to say, I sat at my desk quietly fuming.



And these minons just sum up how I feel today.



Karen

The miracle of love
Will take away your pain
When the miracle of love
Comes your way again.