Thursday, 26 March 2009

Percy Freeman Speaks

Percy Freeman talking to Fred Dinage after Lincoln Citys 2-2 with Tranmere Rovers at Sincil Bank

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Saturday, 21 March 2009

The Ooooh Aaaah Bomb


US State papers dating from 1994 released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that, during the Gulf War, the Pentagon toyed with the idea of developing an aphrodisiac bomb that would cause enemy troops to find each other sexually irresistible. An alternative was to make enemy troops sexually attractive to stinging and biting insects and rodents. They also spent 50 years looking into a Who?Me? stink bomb that would produce smells leading enemy troops to think one of them had farted or suddenly developed bad breath.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Tree Removal in Scotter Upsets Residents and Rooks.


Last weeks removal of a number of long established trees on wasteland at the rear of the Gamekeeper pub in Scotter has caused the concern of many local residents.

They are not alone, as the trees, which have been a home for rooks for decades have disappeared, coincides with the return of the rooks for nesting. The rooks find themselves homeless as the birds tend to nest again and again in the same trees, and utilise last year's nests.

Whilst no offence has been committed unless the birds were either in the process of building or eggs were laid, it is still a sad site for anyone who cares about the loss of the habitat of local wildlife and what has become a part of Scotter history and charm albeit that the trees were on privately owned land.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Poetic Thoughts

Hiding beneath the shadows
Where only darkness falls,
Shouting out the names of saints,
At least those I can recall.

Cursing at the demons, angels and the like.
Wishing plagues and tortures,
On all that loved or loathed me;
That placed me here today.

Till all that's left,
To hate the most.
The one I truly despise,
Lies where only darkness falls
In the shadows where I hide.

Friday, 6 March 2009

Once In a Red Moon

Once In A Red Moon
Absolutely Heaven. Has there been a more uplifting song than 'You Raise Me Up'?
I must explore more of Secret Garden

Uri Geller's Meditations

Sorry Uri, Meditations
does you no favours. Corny at best, down right irritating at worst. I can still see you now, walking around Elm Park, microphone in hand, using positive thought to will Reading to promotion...the season they were relegated.

Last Night

Have just finished watching Lynda La Plante - Trial And Retribution - 9 To 11 [DVD] [2005]

Lynda La Plante can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned, but the performances of David Hayman and in particular Victoria Smurfit take this to another level.

The Journey

Listening to The Journey
A meditation CD containing words from Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue: Bk. 1 (Blue cover) and music by Jerry Brunskill.
A CD that can change lives. Be inspired. One of my all time favourites.


Listening to Frequencies

A compilation of inspired tracks by Jonathan Goldman. The guys a genius.
Perfect for meditation, healing of just chilling.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

World Peace Card Meditation

Saturday, March 7, 7:30pm
You are invited to take part in the third World Peace Card Meditation. Please mark your calendar and forward this email to all your friends.
Download Additional World Peace Cards

Organised by The International Center for Reiki Training

Is This A Problem?

Been bugging me for a while now, but I do find it alarming that so many local music venues, instead of putting on new, young bands, or even established older bands, instead fill the spots with groups who are 'Tribute Bands', usually with a name that is some cringe-inducing pun on the original name or a song title.

Now I confess I attended a Bjorn Again concert and have a few CD singles of theirs. They were real fun to watch, especially after some form of, shall we say, 'relaxant'. But that was nearly 15 years ago, and in which case they probably have outlasted ABBA! But surely this situation must be so frustrating for a band struggling for gigs? Perhaps this will come to haunt the UK music scene.
Or will we soon have a tribute band to a tribute band?

Life Around My Father

Have just finished reading Life Around My Father Harry Edwards

Lovely little book, written by his eldest daughter, very personal, with amusing anecdotes and fascinating photos of the great man and his early days. Need to find something on his later years now.

Anyone interested the Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary can be found at

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Garden Thoughts

Why grow grasses in flower beds?

Anyway a busy couple of days in le jardin.

Most of the stuff is now in, spuds, peas, lettuce, beetroot, spinach, cabbage, carrots, shallots et al.

Plus many others started off in the greenhouse..sweetcorn, courgettes, sprouts, more cabbage, cauliflower plus flowers too. But no grasses. Pampus grass...its a weed, pull it up.

Gardens should be colourful.
Lawns are green and are made of grass.