GO AND WATCH my amazing Hollywood Golden Tour! It's the most fantastic thing I've ever posted.
AFTER YET ANOTHER MARATHON SLEEP (why??) I woke to a fantasy of Sunday roast lamb with fresh mint sauce like my "nanny" used to make it (ie my maternal grandma)... wow she did amazing Sunday lunch. Ooo!
She and my grandad loved a good ciggie too. Hers were John Player Specials, his were spindly Golden Virginia rollies. I loved to watch them smoke as a child. How fascinated I was by the red glowing tip of a cigarette and how I loved the smell of smouldering tobacco!
When I grew up I knew I wanted to be a smoker.
(And this despite growing up in the most resolutely nonsmoking house I think I've ever been in. Just goes to show parents' best efforts will come to nothing when the kids see a desirable path of action ...)
Today is Britain's darkest day for the smoking fraternity.
Yes, smoking is banned almost everywhere. Even in payphone kiosks... which admittedly I took to be a joke at first.
But no. In almost any "enclosed space" ciggie puffing is now banned.
So hail the humble cigarette.
And stub one out on Tony Blair's outgoing back.
New Labour. New Nanny State. New horrible era of blandness.
No! No! No! No! No-o~p~o~oO~ooooooh!!
I'm off to Mother Hubbs's in a minute for genuine Sunday specials.
I may not post my boring ongoing story till tomorrow. You'll be relieved to hear
all the best to yous all
Watch this if you possibly want to be entertained this afternoon. This is fantastic. Hollywood Golden Tour
Hollywood Golden Tour II
part II is especially good
so is part I
so come and see it now!
Gledwood's one and only 1940s Hooray for Hollywood Golden Tour!!
Do you live in Australia?
Click my horrible Mouse Spiders link. I nearly pissed myself!
Precautions for both trapdoor and mouse spiders are the same as for Funnel-webs. As they are often confused with the Funnel-web, it is wise to treat any bite with caution, especially if the bite is on a child. Trapdoor spider venom is not considered to be dangerous to humans. The venom of mouse spiders, on the other hand, may be highly toxic, and bites should be taken seriously. If possible, capture the spider and have it positively identified.
For all spiders, except Funnel-web spiders and mouse spiders, the only first aid necessary is the application of an ice-pack to relieve pain, if needed. If symptoms are serious or persist, seek medical attention, and always do so in the case of a Redback Spider bite. For suspected Funnel-web or mouse spider bites, a pressure bandage should be applied to the bitten area as soon as possible, and the victim kept quiet and medical attention sought.
Being aware of the presence of spiders and the taking of sensible precautions should enable you to live peacefully with these useful pest-controllers.
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