July 9th, 2008

Adventure before dementia

Plese Help!!

.... Could someone please remind me we are in July, which in England means the summer.

I have just got back form the bank and the post-office and have rung water (literally) out of my clothes.

Off to put the kettle on and have a cup of tea ... and thaw out!

Orgy - Cap'n John (I can has Orgy)

Procrastination Rules!!

Procrastination Rules ... Again.

I should be ironing, but instead snagged this from

auntiero   and ended up as a form of Martial Arts I had never ever heard of, so thought I would share.

Hope you are managing to stay dry ... for those of us in Europe, anyway.

Your result for The "What's Your Romance/Martial Arts Style?" Test...


Capoeira (Regional)

You scored 57% romantic, 50% modern, 24% aggressive and 71% sensual!

You're capoeira, you sexy beast!

You can read people like a book, and you love to show off your creativity. This makes you a very empathetic person.

Perhaps because of your high romantic ideals, you sometimes have trouble getting close to people. In fact, you are expected to avoid directly touching them.

Compared to your Angola friends, you take things a little faster, and are more... athletic.

Pragmatic - Old-Fashioned - Receptive - Thoughtful: Judo

Pragmatic - Old-Fashioned - Receptive - Sensual: Pankration

Pragmatic - Old-Fashioned - Aggressive - Thoughtful: Taekwondo

Pragmatic - Old-Fashioned - Aggressive - Sensual: Muay Thai

Pragmatic - Modern - Receptive - Thoughtful: Krav Maga

Pragmatic - Modern - Receptive - Sensual: Jeet Kune Do

Pragmatic - Modern - Aggressive - Thoughtful: Combat Sambo

Pragmatic - Modern - Aggressive - Sensual: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Romantic - Old-Fashioned - Receptive - Thoughtful: Ba Gua Zhang

Romantic - Old-Fashioned - Receptive - Sensual: Capoeira (Angola)

Romantic - Old-Fashioned - Aggressive - Thoughtful: Pencak Silat

Romantic - Old-Fashioned - Aggressive - Sensual: Monkey Kung Fu

Romantic - Modern - Receptive - Thoughtful: Aikido

Romantic - Modern - Receptive - Sensual: Capoeira (Regional)

Romantic - Modern - Aggressive - Thoughtful: Competitive Wushu

Romantic - Modern - Aggressive - Sensual: Savate

Take The "What's Your Romance/Martial Arts Style?" Test at HelloQuizzy


  • Current Mood
    lazy lazy
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DJ - plaited!

He Hasn't Drowned ... Yet

In actual fact, I have been unable to see him as to get to him involves driving down a road that is underwater.  I have spoken to Toni and DJ is well - although Badger, Junior and Smudge are not faring as well.

If there were any problems I would be able to get to him, but at present it is a bit silly.

Just wanted to update his friends on DJ's latest stage in becoming an imitation sea-horse!

  • Current Mood
    cold cold
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England - Taking A Look At Essex

At long last I get back to my trip around England. The last county I did was Durham and with that I finsihed another letter of the alphabet and thus move onto E.

There is only one county beginning with E and that is ESSEX.  Before I get to the cut I will tell you one viatl piece of information - I am an Essex girl!  For a lot of you, that doesn't mean much, but for those living in Britain ... well, shall I just say, Essex girls have a certain reputation!

Let me start by telling you of an Essex girl.

She had a good job at a factory and got bored, so decided to skip work for the day and "go up to town" ... she and her friend had a great time looking around the shops of Oxford Street.  After lunch they walked through St. James Park and spotted 2 Coldstream Guards walking towards them.  The lady commented to her friends that she really fancied the slightly shorter guy and they stopped them.  The 2 guards were late back on duty .... but the shroter of the 2 admitted they were delayed by 2 girls, so he didn't get in too much trouble.

This is a true story - and is how, in 1921 my grandparents met!

Essex girls have a reputation with the soldiers - and of wearing white stillettos, which meant a vast selection of essex girl jokes have been around (in a similar form to Blonde jokes)

Anyway, enough of that - under the cut you will find some lesser known facts about the county of Essex -

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There is much of the county I have missed, as I have with the previous counties.  But hope you enjoyed your glimpse into Essex life.