Wednesday 20 March 2013

Order - Order!!

Today is budget day in the Devolved United Kingdom. This annual ritual of  political circus is when the Chancellor of the Spreadsheet hangs out his dirty washing. And the news is that we are BUST. Luckily there are other countries that are even bustier. That has allowed our leaders to reduce the price of a pint of warm English beer by one pence. In my limited and innocent experience, busts expand with beer - both as possessed and perceived.  And ya boo sux to all those limp honourable members opposite.

I trust that my intellectual and astute readers will realise that my comments are merely a pastiche of that parliamentary pun and run style which is otherwise known as government and leadership. 

A few days ago I was a guest in someone's home where the family was gathered around the Sky TV Oracle at Murdoch to receive the noises of WWF. Now, I know that at once you think of the World Wildlife Fund. Oh no - I mean the World Wrestling Federation. For a moment I thought I was watching the Parliament channel. Here is a clip - you'll see what I mean.

Emma Thinx: Keep the circus rings out of your nose. 

Saturday 16 March 2013

Fast Food - Food Fast.

I'm just brazen with my grazin'
I've not been lounging about on these pages for a while. I've been writing, reading and dieting and to be frank, they don't mix. I'm on the 5:2 fast diet since I thought it was about time I joined in a craze. Probably thousands of you are doing the same. 500 calories is not a lot but I can scrape by on it. I find it impossible to write because I feel so miserable and weak on the fast days. So far in three weeks I have lost 8 lbs. I have realised something important.  I now see that on a normal day I graze so much that if I caught the eye of a farmer he'd put a tag in my ear and pull me in for milking.

All the same, today is a big eat day. Oooh - steak and kidney pie with chips! That's what I call a diet. Tomorrow is an anchovy fillet and a carrot baton for lunch followed by an air kiss and a glass of water for dinner. Talking of air kisses let me just say that a certain amount of gas can arise.......oooh - I don't want to think about it. To be fair, my impression is that this regime does work. If you're on it too please let me know your experiences.

Far more pleasure has flowed from my reading "Never Alone" by Linn Halton ( (Amazon UK). I've posted my review and you can see it below.

Until I read "Never Alone" I had never considered that what we call paranormal might in fact be more normal than our conditioned tendency to ignore what we call intuition. At first Holly and her partner Will have a beautiful and successful life. Holly's encounter with a mysterious supernatural entity poses a problem in their lives far beyond the trauma of the incident itself. She is forced to examine her values and her own true character. She finds a new companionship with with a completely different group of people who appreciate her mysterious talent for spiritual consciousness. She begins to see the flaws in her life of materialistic ambition. Understandably, her new behaviour perplexes those around her and conflicts multiply as the action proceeds. Finally, of course she makes choices whilst the narrative explores her reconciliation with the idea of contact with "the other side" as a natural part of her life. Just at the point where you can see the story playing out to a predictable outcome based on what you thought you understood - it doesn't!
This is a good well paced read. The characters are believable and very much of our current times. The author has a light touch which makes the book very easy to read. I enjoyed "Never Alone" and for me it merits a five star rating.

Emma Thinx: Too much moral fibre can blow your mind.