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  • Russ wrote a new post, English pidgin.. 1 day ago

    Cool what you see when you’re out and about in London. I asked these 2 fellas why they had hawks in Brentford…?

    Pest control, he said, and told me the ‘ clients’ hire them and their 2 Harris hawks for an ho […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, Rain 1 day, 15 hours ago

    I went to the theatre last night with Lily. We saw Dial M for Murder. Wow that’s a good play… ever so clever, it is.. Richmond theatre does short runs of plays before they go on elsewhere, I think. Most p […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, Big Ted. 2 days, 21 hours ago

    Last week I went to a day of TED Talks. Most people know what those are, but it you don’t then look them up on the net. They are ‘ inspiring’ talks by all sorts of people on all sorts of subjects. The day was h […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, Tidy! 3 days, 17 hours ago

    And I’m very happy to say that my daughter, Lily, has again been offered a place at Oxford university, starting in October. She has to get another A in another A level to qualify but that ought be plain sailing t […]

    • Excellent news for Lily !

      Us Welsh have excellent diction !!😉 … don’t forget to teach them correct pronunciation eg grass is grASS not grARSE, garage is gaRIDGE not gaRARGE etc etc 😬

      • Exactly! Oh don’t worry, they’ll all be talking with Welsh accents in the mosques of north London soon enough…!

    • Well done to your daughter! Xx

  • Russ wrote a new post, Jan 2020. 1 week, 4 days ago

    As since my injury I’ve not been able to read books ( or at least maybe have no urge to, for some reason ) I prefer audiobooks. Well you just ask Alexa to begin where you / it / she left off, and you can listen w […]

  • Well it would seem to be popular with my readers that Wendy came to her senses ( AKA yours truly realised what he’d almost lost ..apologised a fair bit and pledged to change what he can. She accepts tho that s […]

  • Yes, Wendy and I are reunited. Too much gone through, too much intertwined, and too much love to become ex’s.

    We are both very happy about that! ❤️

    And the 🦜🦜s are far safer with her around! […]

  • And thanks to Chris and Rob, then Chris and Sarah, and Tony and Teddy, Christmas Day ( as in the actual one – the 25th ) was just brilliant. When you are primed for not much at all, and then you get pub, mates, […]

  • Just had a conversation with Roger the Greek ( lodger ). I asked him if they celebrated Xmas in Greece Land.

    I asked him if they decorated trees with stuff. Well his answer surprised me! He said ‘ not t […]

    • When I worked as a nanny in HK, I recall having a conversation with the Filipino maid who was employed in the same house, she was talking about a ship, I thought she was talking about a sheep and we had completely crossed wires, we laughed until we had tears streaming down our face.

  • Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.

    “In honor of this holy season” Saint Peter said,”You must each possess
    something that symbolizes Christmas to get into […]

  • I’m back online dating. Just tipped my toe in the water, that’s all. And a girl phones me up and says ‘ just wanna tell you I’ve lost 4 stones and 2 more to go. Wanted me to say YES… to a date. I declined […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, Christmas 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    I went out with Pia last night. She was telling me that this year she / they are having 3 Christmas Days. Obviously I said I thought that there’s just the one CD, and it’s on Dec 25th!

    Well she definitely con […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, Jeez 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    An ever present difficulty I encounter is having to ask any Carer to do anything ‘ practical’. That’s essentially anything at all which involves the use of a tool. Tools include screwdrivers, spanners, sciss […]

  • I went ( and Lily met me there ) to see the reorganised Death of a Salesman last night. On the way back I wrote down the ‘lessons’ highlighted in the play. I copy and paste below –

    Your employer doe […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, Thursday 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    And yes I did get home. Wet, but ok. Thanks to Chris Cats for the chat, for lots of nice messages, and for words of encouragement in general. Against the odds ( he thought yesterday) today was a good day. Thanks […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, (no title) 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    People sometimes say that my diary probably doesn’t tell the full story and that there must be something more. Er, is that then that I haven’t interviewed the bus driver to ask him why he didn’t let me on ( for e […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, (no title) 1 month ago

    Sometimes people say to me that perhaps I need professional help, You know counselling, talking to someone, and then I’ll be cured.

    I’ve seen 5 different psyche people over the years, more recently a pro […]

    • Dawk, personality & character are far more important than trivial & shallow indicators such as job title, affluent lifestyle, social chit-chat etc. They define who we are as Humans. You mental toughness, independence of mind & positivity were much in evidence in your crazy university days. Keep being the Dawk.

    • Dawk, our personality & character is everything as it defines us as Human beings. Big muscles, nice teeth, playing golf well are insignificant in comparison to integrity, principle, kindness, unselfishness and sheer ‘Fuck you’ determination. You were a Wild bastard at university but you stood out more for your personality & character – they matter most.

    • Beth,

      That’s really something! Except I was only injured 6 years ago, so you must have known something I didn’t about what was coming!

  • Russ wrote a new post, 12pm 1 month ago

    It’s midnight and I’m alone on a tube train heading west.

    I got to Brixton, and I got to the gig. It was packed with really really pissed people. The access platform wasn’t policed and it was overrun by the c […]

  • Russ wrote a new post, Almost ok?! 1 month ago

    It’s not going to be a happy ending with Wendy. Apparently, in her words I’m ‘ perfect 95% of the time. but the other 5% I can be irrational/ unpleasant’.

    Well to be honest given what I’ve been through t […]

  • The price I pay for getting out there as much as possible, is seeing the odds stacked against abnormality. To go from being admired perhaps to being shunned is ever so hard an adjustment to make. The more you […]

    • You absolutely do not need to accept it, understand it or explain it. Next time just record it. The whole thing start to finish. Then do that every single time. Then track the statistics and post the videos. People that discriminate deserve to be publically exposed. You would be amazed how fast accountability turns when the truth is captured and revealed. Then call for a driver. Enough is enough.

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