GIVING UP SMOKING IS AS EASY AS PRETENDING YOU NEVER DID!

I gave up smoking cold turkey in November 2012 after I realised that 99% of the time when that feeling comes into your mouth that you want a cigarette you are really thirsty.  Exactly the same feeling happens to a non-smoker every day of their lives but as they don't smoke they don't even think of having a cigarette. But smokers do because that's what they've learned to do and they like it that way. All you have to do is pretend you're a non-smoker and do what they do . . . every day of their Read more [...]
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MOBILE PHONE HOLDER – FIXED OUTSIDE THE BOX!

I bought this Universal Mobile Phone Holder from the Fareham Market a couple of months ago for what I thought was a good price - £5 - but clearly not as good as available on eBay! Lol. It seemed very clever because of the numerous ways that it could be used and the way it folded down to look like a mouse. I chose to mount it on my windscreen next to my rear view mirror as the place least likely to disturb my driving and discovered that the suction cap was so good that using the so called quick Read more [...]
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LEASEHOLD GROUND RENT BALONEY!

There's a lot of talk about ground rent of £250 in 2010 becoming £10,000 in 1960. Really? If ground rent doubles every 10 years it becomes £8000 in 2060 but worth only £2159 in todays money at an average inflation rate of 3%. That's still outrageous of course - about 8 times the original ground rent but it's a long way from the £10,000 with which the news media are frightening people! There was a time when inflation did effectively halve the value of money every 10 years. For example, Read more [...]
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AT THE ALTAR OF SALSA DANCING!

Providing something for the plebs to believe in while they suffered poverty for the benefit of their lords and masters was the original reason for religion. This was quite successful until the downside of believing a religion to the extent that it can be the only one lead to the belief that other religions must be wrong and the people who believe in them must be "corrected"! This has lead to their having been more violent deaths of innocent people in the name of religion than for any other reason. Read more [...]
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ROBOT TAX – MY ASS!

Just watched a program which suggested that with more and more robots taking peoples jobs there will be less tax revenue to run countries so governments will have to consider creating a new robot tax. Apart from the fact that automation has always created more jobs than it destroyed - for example somebody has to invent, develop, make, program and maintain robots - it is surely clear that if companies uses robots instead of people they will make more profit so governments will get more tax through Read more [...]
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ACCIDENTAL INTELLIGENCE – THE PERFECT KETTLE!

  Amazing how sometimes you buy something because it's cheap and then discover it's just what you wanted. As you can see there's a smooth metal plate over the heating element of my new kettle which means that you can boil a single cup of water to make one cup of coffee using only 25 watts costing approximately .3 of a penny - very green don't you think! . ORIGINAL FACEBOOK POST Read more [...]
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ASTROLOGY IS AN APOLOGY!

Just remember there are 500 million people with the same star sign as you so when they read about their sign for today 50 million of them our bound to think it's true and propagate this nonsense as a science. There is also no physical force which could explain the connection between the 12 constellations - and by the way there are actually 13 - and mind kind! Notice how astrological prediction for the day are carefully worded to ensure they are likely to be thought by most people to be applicable Read more [...]
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THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS HARD BREXIT – ONLY HARD NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE BEST DEAL WE CAN GET!

But if that deal involved paying £100 billion to the EU for the divorce we would have to walk away because that's the equivalent of paying them £250 million a week for 8 years which would mean that we might as well stay in the EU and have a say in it's management. "If Britain left the EU how would it gain access to the single market? In the past week, Leave campaigners have confirmed that they would not want to remain part of the single market by signing deals similar to Norway or Switzerland. They Read more [...]
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SALSA IS ABOUT DANCING IN THE MUSIC – NOT ABOUT MOVES!

I've heard a lot of talk about Cuban, Cross Body, LA, New York & Cali but to me all salsa is the same - it's about how the salsa music makes you want to move and lead your partner so that you both dance on the spur of the musical moment! When I say salsa music I mean music with the underlying 3-2 clavé because without that it does not inspire the quick-quick-slow way of moving that makes a dance become a dream! Also, as my basic salsa steps do not include a break which can be felt by my Read more [...]
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MACRON’S PARTY OF CHAOS IN TOTAL CONTROL

I was wrong about the French having a pointless voting system because the party that Emmanuel Macron invented only a year ago is set for a landslide victory. Can you imagine 450 new MPs (out of the 557 in the French parliament) - people who have never been MPs before and some not even ever politically active before - a Party of Chaos but in total control! Lol Map of Visitors 12Jun2017 7647 Unique Visitors in the last year 104 in last 1 day 172 in last 2 days 261 in last 3 days 303 in Read more [...]
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HUNG PARLIAMENT

There are 650 seats for MPs in the UK parliament but the 7 Sinn Fein MPs never turn up so there are really only 643 which means the actual number of MPs required to avoid a hung parliament is 322. As the Tories are projected to get 319 that means they could easily run a minority government particularly with regard to Brexit because Labour agree that Brexit must happen. However, Theresa may have to compromise on some of her policies, for example: "No deal is better than a bad deal!". She may also Read more [...]
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TV Viewing Angle

If you've got a 40 inch TV and are thinking of upgrading to a 50 inch for a better wide-screen cinema effect why not just sit closer. For example, the recommended distance for viewing a 50 inch screen is 1.8m which is a viewing angle of 34 degrees but if you sit just 35cm closer to your 40 inch screen (1.45m) you will get the same result without having to spend any money! For a 32 inch screen sit 1.15m away for the same result For a 26 inch screen - sit 0.95m away for the same result I think Read more [...]
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Happy 60th Anniversary of Independence Day to Ghana & my Kente shirts!

Where would I be without my Kente shirts! Thank you Ghana - you changed my life forever! My original shirts were a present from by ex-wife after she visited Ghana to collect an African Achievers Award but they suffered a bit from wear, washing, drying & ironing so I was very pleased to find that Afrofrocks sold them online for a reasonable price! 🙂 Read more [...]
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An Android Calendar that Wakes You Up

Having missed a few early morning dental appointments despite setting up a calendar item weeks or even months in advance I suddenly realised yesterday that it's because a calendar entry on my android phone does not produce a loud & long enough noise to wake me up. I looked for an app which would provide a better sound and found Alarm Sounds & Ringtones and chose UWG Alarm Clock which provides a continuous sound just like an old fashioned alarm clock. However, the default S Planner Read more [...]
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Asperger’s Syndrome with Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Have you ever met somebody who appears to be normal - if a bit quirky - but occasionally gets uncontrollable fits of anger in which he comes out with a stream of abuse which seems somewhat excessive for the particular situation to which he is reacting. These unlucky people have probable got Asperger's Syndrome combined with Intermittent Explosive Disorder. In many cases they are very intelligent and capable of learning to overcome some of their disabilities - for example clumsiness in walking being Read more [...]
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Dare to Believe: Lauren Steadman

I just happened to tune to Channel 4+1 at 12:20 and watched an inspiring short film called "Dare to Believe: Lauren Steadman" which was episode 6 of 7 Season 1 of a series with the theme "Dare to Believe" What an inspiring short film about a brave girl with one less arm that the rest of us doing superbly well as a world class swimmer but believing that she could do even better as a triathlete. She did and became World Champion 2 years in a row and only failed in 2016 due to a nasty accident. Read more [...]
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“Eat fat to get thin!” is the daftest headline I’ve seen this year!

‘Eat fat to get thin’: Official diet advice is ‘disastrous’ for obesity fight, new report warns You can read the article in the Telegraph for yourself as I’m not going to pass on the daftest advice a so called group of experts have given this century! What really happened is that people were told to avoid fat for silly reasons – like lowering cholesterol and losing weight when the real reason to avoid fat AND sugar is to keep the calories in your food each day down to a reasonable Read more [...]
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Hartmann: Malicious Rules by Helen L Lowe

A Bloodthirsty Murder Mystery that Makes Jack the Ripper seem like a Fairy Tale! Dr Hartmann has the good looks from head to toe that makes both men and women swoon and he doesn’t even know it! His past and the story are drip fed to you throughout the book in such a way that you think you get the picture many times but only get the real picture at the end in a climax which will both surprise and shock you. If you’re into a bloodthirsty murder mystery which makes Jack the Ripper seem like a Read more [...]
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Eleven Miles by Lance Greenfield

Boikanyo had to walk 11 miles to school every day - in fact she used to run and became a successful athlete who achieved her ambition to attend university and seek her fortune in the UK. It was she who inspired this book by Lance Greenfield and if you in turn need inspiration you could not do better than read this amazing story! From the country that gave birth to Amantle Montsho and Mma Precious Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency we discover the amazing life of Boitumelo Hope Read more [...]
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