“They” say it is going to be a stupendous day at the Castle this Wednesday, sunny bright, calm and very warm, the kitchen is empty of what-nots; the grass still needs mowing, the Rover still needs washing and I hear the call of the sea.
Still there, still glowing-you chose the story.
Still there, still exploding-your choice.
Where ‘Black Wednesday’ kicks off-The top civil servant at the Home Office has said she does not regard a bonus of £10,000 as "big bucks".
Helen Ghosh was quizzed about public sector pay and bonuses by MPs in relation to the appointment of a new head of the UK Border Agency.
She defended performance-related bonuses at her department, saying they would be far lower this year and small compared to the private sector.
Couple of points-“they” are not in the “private sector”, and tell someone on £65 a week unemployment benefit that ten grand is a piss in the ocean.
Has it seems offered bucket loads of our money to Pakistan, visiting Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, PPP Dave announced that over the next four years, British aid for education in Pakistan could reach £650 million.
Britain’s last four-year budget, from 2009-13, allocated £250 million for education. The major increase in school aid could lead to four million Pakistani children attending school for the first time, officials said. It would also make the country the biggest single recipient from Britain’s growing aid budget.
So tell me: how is the fact that kids in Pakistan need educating on our dosh when their “Government” is spending billions on weapons our problem?
Police say an Ohio man has been charged with a misdemeanor for barking at a police dog.
A police report says 25-year-old Ryan James Stephens was charged with teasing a police dog in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason.
Officer Bradley Walker wrote that he heard the K9 dog barking uncontrollably inside his patrol car while he was investigating a car crash at a pub early Sunday morning. Walker says Stephens was making barking noises and hissing at the animal.
Walker reported that Stephens said "the dog started it" when asked why he was harassing the animal. The officer said Stephens appeared highly intoxicated.
“The dog started it”-love it.
A Buckinghamshire computer software company is looking to recruit female web coders who are prepared to work naked.
Nude House, where staff work as nature intended in a "warm and private" naturist office environment in Amersham, also wants naked male and female sales staff.
Company spokesman Chris Taylor told The Register: "As far as I am aware this is not only the first UK office job for naturists in web-coding or web-selling, but is also the first worldwide facility for naturists to earn substantial sums of money from work that incidentally provides them with the capability to work entirely without clothes.
Application in…mind you my “attire” will need ironing.
There’s trouble in Alice Springs: A reclusive native rat has been stirring up remote community residents in Australia's inland as it breeds in huge numbers.
The long-haired rat normally lives on isolated black soil plains in the Barkly Tableland of the Northern Territory and in western Queensland.
But it is taking advantage of high rainfall across the region to migrate en masse.
The rats have been sighted in Alice Springs for the first time in 25 years and have also been seen in the remote community of Aputula, 250 kilometres further south.
They have also been seen in remote communities and stations around the region, including by the head stockman on Lake Nash Station, Chris Giles.
"Some of them get up to about 30 centimetres long - fair lump of a rat," he said.
"They will run around and hide under a little bit of shrub there and you can get pretty close to them.
"I nearly caught one the other day."
A 'vampire mother' has had titanium 'horns' implanted, to complement the tattoos that cover almost 100 per cent of her body.
Maria Hose Cristerna, a mum of four from Mexico, showed off her unusual looks at a tattoo exhibition in Monterrey in California recently.
She had her body transformed as a reaction to enduring years of abuse at home.
The striking look is completed by specially shaped vampire 'fang' teeth, fake eye colours and massive earrings – but she's not finished yet! The 35-year-old claims that she wants even more horns implanted.
'Tattoos were a form of liberation for me – my way of being immortal - and the horns I have are a symbol of strength and were implanted without anaesthetic,' she told The Sun.
'I had the fangs done because I loved vampires as a little girl and I changed the colour of my eyes so they were how I really wanted them to be.'
How the hell did she ever get pregnant?
A 15-year-old girl denied a horse from her parents has turned to a cow to fulfil her riding dreams.
Hours of training, cajoling and tons of treats have resulted in Luna the cow able to jump over makeshift hurdles of beer crates and painted logs.
"She thinks she's a horse," said Regina Mayer, from Laufen, southern Germany.
Luna was born about two years ago on the Mayers' sprawling farm in Laufen, just minutes from the Austrian border.
They started off with walks in the woods during which Luna wore a halter. Then Regina slowly got her cow more accustomed to human contact and riding equipment.
About six months later, it was time to see how Luna would respond to a rider on her back. Mayer sat in the saddle, and all went as planned – at least at first.
Luna and Regina now spend most afternoons together once the teen comes home from school.
That’s it I’m orf-to the coast.
And today’s thought: "Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work" - Thomas Alva Edison.