Monday, 18 May 2009


Humpback Whale

I woke up this morning with the hump (again), and was on the verge of giving it all up, deleting the blogs and going back to a quiet life.

But things happen that change your outlook, the first was that a fairly large cheque arrived in the post from a project I had been working on, the second was that down the local smash and grab (Tesco’s) I bumped into an old friend who I haven’t seen for twenty years, we went for a coffee and he told me he was terminally ill, with just a few months to live.

His attitude was an example to me of the power of the human spirit; he was going to travel the world, and spend his remaining time doing all the things he had been unable to do up until now, there was no self pity just determination.

I gave him a hug and wished him well, he has promised to send me postcards from his jaunt, I may post them on the blog, or not, or just the pictures, it depends on what he writes.

So I came home happy about the cheque and sad about an old friend, and told myself to get off my arse and do some writing because if we all gave up and let “them” win we will only have ourselves to blame when things go tits up (or even more tits up than they are now).

So it seems that you will have to put up with my ravings for a while longer, or at least until I have spent the money and wake up with the hump again.

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."- Anon


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Devonshire Dumpling said...

Dear Mr Dei-o:

I have been requested by the Nigerian branch of the Devonshire Dumpling blog to contact you for assistance in resolving a matter. The Nigerian branch of the Devonshire Dumpling blog has recently concluded a large number of contracts for oil exploration in the sub-Aldershot region. The contracts have immediately produced moneys equalling £40,000,000. The Nigerian branch of the Devonshire Dumpling blog is desirous of oil exploration in other parts of the world, however, because of certain regulations of the Nigerian Government, it is unable to move these funds to another region.

You assistance is requested as a non-Nigerian citizen to assist us and also the Central Bank of Nigeria, in moving these funds out of Nigeria. If the funds can be transferred to your name, in your United States account, then you can forward the funds as directed by the Nigerian branch of the devonshire Dumpling blog. In exchange for your accomodating services, we would agree to allow you to retain 10%, or £4 million of this amount.

However, to be a legitimate transferee of these moneys according to Nigerian law, you must presently be a depositor of at least that a fairly large cheque which you have recently received into a Nigerian bank which is regulated by the Central Bank of Nigeria............

Angus Dei said...

Day light come and me wanna go home:)

Nice to see you back DD.

Ps. it wasn't that large:)The cheque I mean.

Devonshire Dumpling said...

Not a large cheque? Oh that's ok Angus - I am cheap to take out.

Angus Dei said...

No, it was normal size about 6"X3":)

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sally in norfolk said...

some times when feeling sorry for ourselves we need reminding just how lucky we actually are, sounds like you just had one of those days :-)