Monday, 28 April 2008

Is it a Bird

All you had to do was ask, the pressure was unnecessary. The post has now been removed.

So mister secret agent, there is no need to hunt me down. PLEASE do not stop my blog functioning any longer. PLEASE do not cut me off from the internet any longer. I don't know how you did it, but don't do it again. Your post is safe.

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In the Eye of the Beholder

Bedlam Humour

Without wishing to appear racist, I recall a joke floating around concerning virgins, Arabs and camels - you probably know it, or one similar. It seems the joke has turned full circle.

Apparently the Crown Prince of Dubai has purchased a female camel for a breath-taking 1.7 million euros at a Beauty Pageant for camels! Beauty Pageant for camels? Are they taking the piss?

Cultural heritage.

They say the aim of the Beauty Pageant is to celebrate and preserve the region's cultural heritage - or is this really their run-up to the Miss World Competition?

I mean, a joke is a joke, but this is ridiculous! 1.7 million for an ugly bitch of an animal, that spits and slobbers? How can a camel EVER be thought of as beautiful?

Eye and beholder springs to mind! Maybe I'm a shade too picky, but your's is the one with long eye-lashes.

Friday, 25 April 2008

A Wow Recipe for Fish!

Thought I'd share this recipe with you. It's one of my favourites. We tend to eat a lot of fish, so I'm always on the lookout for more. If you know some good ones, pass 'em on.

This is for swordfish steaks, but I've also used it on haddock fillets, which are quite light and flakey, so I guess it'll be good on any fillet.

For two people:-

- I don't give exact amounts, I work on the basis that a recipe is only a guide, just one person's account. There are endless variations on a theme, who says which is best? I like to experiment - try altering the amounts - no problem.

  • two swordfish steaks
  • two slices of bread blitzed into crumbs
  • one large garlic clove - crushed
  • olive oil
  • seasoning
  • small handful of parsely

Oil a flat oven tin and place steaks on it. Cover the steaks with a thin layer of crumbs. Add garlic, parsely and seasoning. Cover with rest of breadcrumbs, patting lightly to firm into place. Drizzle both steaks with olive oil, and place in preheated covered BBQ or oven, on medium heat, for ten minutes. - Superb, better than most restaurants!

Serve with veg of choice.

A decent sauce to go with it might be basic white sauce, with a few thinly sliced mushrooms, a dollop of tomato ketchup, a dash of worcestershire sauce, and a dash of white wine vinegar.

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Sunday, 20 April 2008

New Blog site

I've just created a new Blog exclusively for writing topics, I'll be discussing issues, reviews, and posting short stories.

I'd love you to visit it and give me feedback through comments.

Please access the new blog by clicking:- ; the title section (above); or from the list beneath my bio.

Hope you enjoy - please let me know.

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My Place

Bedlam view

Thought I'd share this with you. We've just had the entrance paved, and I'm dead chuffed.

I've also added myself to RedGage and posted several articles. Take a look to see if you like them. It's a new site that deserves a once over.


Saturday, 19 April 2008

Noisy Bastards!


Society has spawned a breed of people so ignorant, so bloody full of themselves they feel they have to include everyone in their conversations.
You'll find them everywhere, preening in brassy voices, airing loud and outspoken views, drowning everyone's conversation.
You’ll hear them in restaurants, bars, in the street and … oh, oh… next door

Loud music

Noisy neighbours are the curse of modern society.
We live a considerable distance from our nearest neighbour, maybe 200 metres. So when they’re in the garden, WHY do they insist on talking loud enough for us to hear every word …. WHY insist on playing loud music. AND WHY have yappy, snappy, dogs that never stop bloody barking.


Do they think we can’t afford our own music system, do they believe their choice of music to be superior? Maybe they think their conversation to be of such scintillating stuff we can’t wait to listen to the next instalment.

WRONG! I don't want to hear! In fact, you piss me off!

When I was young, it was considered vulgar to speak loudly. Conversations were private affairs, and ONLY included those it was directed towards.
What’s gone wrong? When did it happen? When did ignorance take over?

Oh, for a little decorum and good manners! Let's start a campaign to let all noisy people know just how vulgar they really are.

So just shut the shit up and think about others.


End of post - Noisy Bastards!