Joshua Claybourn- how much do I owe you for plugging above and beyond the cause of duty?

Random Plug @ "Adrian's a bright chap with a splendid blog." … [Read more...]

Joshua Claybourn's complements

Joshua Claybourn's done a fine job of cheering me up this evening by email as I wait for the final verdict on the King of The Blogs. I feel certain I am not going to win- after all I'm not an American! Anyway, its all been fun and certainly given me a raft of new visitors to the Blog.Josh said 'Adrian don't loose hope. You run a great site, and I've been reading it regularly.'Don't worry Josh, I am too thick skinned to loose hope.There will probably always be more stuff here than most … [Read more...]

Gods designs are better than ours

Spider's silk is, pound for pound, five times stronger than steel and far more elastic than rubber. For more than 10 years the US military has been trying to find ways of turning it into ultra-strong, lightweight, bulletproof vests.Spider silk is a material sciencewonder - a self-assembling, biodegradable,high-performance, nanofibre structure one-tenth the widthof a human hair that can stop a beetravelling at 20 mph without breaking.""Spider silk has dwarfed man's achievements in material … [Read more...]

Tony Blair on the war

'This is a fight for freedom. And I want to make it a fight for justice too justice to bring those same values of democracyand freedom to people around the world the starving, the wretched, the dispossessed, the ignorant, those living in want or squalor from the deserts of north Africa to the slums of Gaza, to the mountain ranges of Afghanistan: they are our cause."This is as breathtaking in its scope as it is impossible to achieve through convential warfare! … [Read more...]

From the mouths of babes and infants…..

"Never trust a dog to watch your food" Patrick, age 10"When your dad is mad and asks you, 'Do I look stupid?' don't answer" Hannah, 9"Never tell your mom her diet's not working" Michael, 14"When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair" Taylia,>10"Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a Tic-Tac" * Andrew, 9 "Never hold a dustbuster and a cat at the same time" * Kyoyo, 9"You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk" * Armir, 9"Don't wear … [Read more...]

Aids update……

JUST a reminder. Some 40m people are infected with HIV, the AIDS virus. Another 20m have died of it already.Around 3m more will do so over the next12 months. That is nearly 9,000 a day--three times as many people as died in the terrorist attack on the WorldTrade Centre (The Economist 2002) … [Read more...]

How to treat your wife?

A wise husband, and one that seeketh to live in quiet with his wife, must observe these three rules. Often to admonish: Seldome to reproove: and never to smite her The husband is also to understand, that as God created the woman, not of the head, and so equall in authoritie with her husband: so also he created her not of Adams foote, that she should be troden downe and despised, but he tooke her out of the ribbe, that shee might walke ioyntly [jointly] with him, under the conduct and government … [Read more...]

Judge not by what you see on the outside…..

Some of us who seem quite nice people may, in fact, have made so little use of a good heredity and a good upbringing that we are really worse than those whom we regard as fiends.Can we be quite so certain how we should have behaved if we had been saddled with the psychological outfit, and then with a bad upbringing, and then with the power, say, of Himmler ? That is why Christians are told not to judge. We see only the results which a man's choices make out of his raw material. But God does … [Read more...]

Trust in God but

keep your POWDER dry Oliver Cromwell (1599 1658) is said to have said this to troops when they were about to cross a river: Put your trust in God; but mind to keep your powder dry.This combining spiritual trust and sensible action is such a wise, seemingly obvious statement it is amazing how often it is ignored! … [Read more...]

Mummy, whats a shameless link whore?

Pop over to Electric Venom and she will tell you all about it dear....I would never do that! O rats I already have.....! … [Read more...]

Confirming certain stereotypes

Woody Allen: 'there are only 3 important things sex and somehow i cant remember the other 2..... … [Read more...]

Can't get no satisfaction…..

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man & I will show you a failure Thomas Eddison … [Read more...]