Another day

So I thought that I
Would write an exciting
Poem just for fun

Trouble with poems
I never know what to say
So it ends up junk

Apparently junk
Is what you say when you're drunk
Reckon that's rubbish

Poem over.

Thought for the day
Why would someone start a fire which would destroy half a country


Today is was a good old summer bank holiday, i.e. sun, blue sky, warm.
I went into the old town bit of Norwich.
Visiting the oldest pub - Adam and Eve
Drank Old Peculiar, lovely.
And decided to try out the old black and white camera
For some old fashioned images.
See below for the results

(PS the old pig farmer below wasn't my own work, sorry to disappoint you!)

Norwich Cathedral

Cathedral and Tree

Rugby Pitch

Young Swans

Ms G

Mrs G


Dear Secretary of State,

My friend, who is in farming at the moment, recently received a cheque for
£3,000 from the Rural Payments Agency for not rearing pigs. I would now like
to join the "not rearing pigs" business.

In your opinion, what is the best kind of farm not to rear pigs on, and
which is the best breed of pigs not to rear? I want to be sure I approach this
endeavour in keeping with all government policies, as dictated by the EU under the
Common Agricultural Policy.

I would prefer not to rear bacon pigs, but if this is not the type you want
not rearing, I will just as gladly not rear porkers. Are there any advantages in
not rearing rare breeds such as Saddlebacks or Gloucester Old Spots, or are
there too many people already not rearing these?

As I see it, the hardest part of this programme will be keeping an accurate
record of how many pigs I haven't reared. Are there any Government or Local
Authority courses on this?

My friend is very satisfied with this business. He has been rearing pigs for
forty years or so, and the best he ever made on them was £1,422 in 1968.
That is - until this year, when he received a cheque for not rearing any.

If I get £3,000 for not rearing 50 pigs, will I get £6,000 for not rearing
100? I plan to operate on a small scale at first, holding myself down to about
4,000 pigs not raised, which will mean about £240,000 for the first year. As I
become more expert in not rearing pigs, I plan to be more ambitious, perhaps
increasing to, say, 40,000 pigs not reared in my second year, for which I should expect
about £2.4 million from your department. Incidentally, I wonder if I would
be eligible to receive tradeable carbon credits for all these pigs not producing
harmful and polluting methane gases?

Another point: These pigs that I plan not to rear will not eat 2,000 tonnes
of cereals. I understand that you also pay farmers for not growing crops. Will
I qualify for payments for not growing cereals to not feed the pigs I don't

I am also considering the "not milking cows" business, so please send any
information you have on that too. Please could you also include the current
DEFRA advice on set aside fields? Can this be done on an e-commerce basis
with virtual fields (of which I seem to have several thousand hectares)?
In view of the above you will realise that I will be totally unemployed, and
will therefore qualify for unemployment benefits.

I shall of course be voting for your party at the next general election..

Yours faithfully

I'm very proud

of my girl - great exam results
of my football team - winning for a change
of my work laptop - which hasn't gone wrong in over 2 weeks
of my plums - tasting fresh
of my sun tan - having been in Wales
of my black and white cat - for scaring off the other moggies

"It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you love with your useless pride."

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.”

“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.”

“Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.”

“No one ever choked to death swallowing his pride”

New thought
I had new idea
put into my head
Goes something like this
"remember to forget"

Things we should forget
(or forgive)
we tend to keep remembering.
It does no one
any good.

remember to forget
those things.

Back from Wales

Some people say
it always rains
but here's proof
I have a sun tan

I took a wrong turn on the way home
that's twice in about 2 weeks
I'm worried

Week End
Another week is over, they go so quick
This time, these things happened
I held a lovely newborn baby girl - because she was created beautiful.
I watched share prices around the world tumble - because some bank in USA lent some money to people will poor credit rating - daft of them.
I had a hard time financially at work - because of the rain
I had a lovely pudding - because I could
I slept better - because it's not so hot, I guess
I enjoyed an new TV show, Heroes - because it was different
I broke a big dish - because I was clumsy
I hoped that Norwich was get off to good start to the footy season - because they're fab
I had a hair cut - because I thought I'd better

I have quite a few
on a tree
in the back garden
I ate one today
it was a Victoria
and very grand
and then I got very grumpy
because some got disturbed
and fell off
during the lawn cutting
I was silly
they are only plums
and they are
· Low fat
· Saturated fat-free
· Sodium-free
· Cholesterol-free
· High in vitamin C
and very good for you.

Let me ask you something.

If someone prays for patience, do you think God gives them patience? Or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If they pray for courage, does God give them courage, or does he give them opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for loving romance, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to really love someone.

or something like this.

was in a film I saw at the weekend - where I sat to close the the front and got neck ache.

the other 93 minutes weren't as profound.

Castle Acre

Can't believe I got lost on the way here today.
Can believe how hot it was here today.
Can't believe that that I took the wrong turn on the way to the place with the sunset below
Can believe that fish n chips at the Jolly Sailors was great
Can't believe that they let the foot and mouth virus escape from the lab.
Can definitely believe that Norfolk is one of the best places in the world.

The four below came along too....thanks guys.....

Sun setting at Brancaster

Thanks- the job situation is just fine

Now for today's quiz, who do you think the geezer in the fancy shirt is ?

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