Well, that was a lot of fun but, sadly, we are slowly having to adjust to “normal” now that Ben, Brex-Anna and Max have returned to LA after a two-and-a-half-week visit. It seems remarkably quiet around here – no one is playing trains on the kitchen floor in the mornings.Continue reading “19 September 2021”
A shoplifter was caught red-handed trying to steal a watch from an exclusive jewelry store. “Listen,” said the shoplifter, “I know you don’t want any trouble either. What do you say I just buy the watch and we forget about this?”
The manager agreed and wrote up the sales slip. The crook looked at the slip and said, “This is a little more than I intended to spend. Can you show me something less expensive?”Continue reading “19 September 2021 – Amusements”
Wow! What a great week – a continuing visit with some very special people, a few outings, some really nice weather (up until Friday anyway), a couple of winning entries at the annual Morton Pinkney Horticultural show and an astonishingly great home-cooked meal with the whole famn damily! What more could anyone possibly want?Continue reading “12 september 2021”
A car full of Irish nuns are sitting at a traffic light in down town Dublin, when a bunch of rowdy drunks pull up alongside of them. “Hey, show us yer teets, ya bloody penguins!” shouts one of the drunks.
Quite shocked, Mother Superior turns to Sister Mary Immaculata and says, “I don’t think they know who we are; show them your cross.”
Sister Mary Immaculata rolls down her window and shouts, “Piss off, ya fookin’ little wankers, before I come over there and rip yer eyes out!”
Sister Mary Immaculata then rolls up her window, looks back at Mother Superior, quite innocently, and asks, “Did that sound cross enough?”Continue reading “12 September 2021 – Amusements”
And, we’re back. But only in a limited capacity, I’m afraid. The Editor thinks he’s still on holiday and the staff . . . Don’t get me started. Ever since Brexit we’ve faced a shortage of essential staff, empty super market shelves and lousy weather.Continue reading “5 September 2021”
My wife and I had just finished a meal at one of our local restaurants when I realized I’d left my wallet at home. As the wife headed to the door to retrieve her purse from the car, she told the waitress what had happened, adding, “But don’t worry, I’m leaving my husband as collateral.”
The waitress took one look at me and asked her, “What else you got?”Continue reading “5 September 2021 – Amusements”
A tolerably tolerable week. We’ve had some decent enough sunshine with pleasingly pleasant temperatures, some rain and drizzle, some light breezes but nothing too extreme in either direction. Seems fair to me.Continue reading “15 August 2021”
RUNNING LATE: Official Glossary
“On the way.” – Still in bed.
“In the car.” – In the shower.
“GPS says 35 min.” – Getting ready.
“There’s traffic.” – Leaving the house.
“Parking now.” – 15 minutes out.
“Can’t find a spot.” – 5 minutes out.
“Walking in.” – Looking for a spot.Continue reading “15 August 2021 – Amusements”
A good week on the whole. Some reasonably decent weather to begin but the weekend brought another batch of wind and rain interspersed with the occasional sunny spell. Hey ho, it’s what an English summer is all about.Continue reading “8 August 2021”
A Greek tourist visits the United States on his first overseas trip. Upon arrival at the Immigration desk, he is visibly puzzled filling out his visa application. The immigration officer looks over the man’s shoulder, and sees the tourist trying to write ‘Twice a week’ into the small space labelled “SEX”.
The officer explains “No, no, no, that isn’t what we mean by this question. We are asking Male or Female.”
The tourist answers, “Does it matter?”Continue reading “8 August 2021 – Amusements”