Saturday, 3 December 2016

A Christmas Useless Fact

In 1995 the Canadian post advised that letters using the postal code HOH OHO would be sped on their way to Santa!

Friday, 2 December 2016

A Christmas Useless Fact

Sweden is the only country in which sales of Coca-Cola drop at Christmas time. That is said to be due to the production of Julmust -  a local festive drink.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Quotes for the day...

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. Lana Turner

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. Benjamin Franklin

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month. Theodore Roosevelt

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Adams

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Jack Frost

Yesterday was the first day of heavy frost this winter.  It was also icy as a couple of car drivers discovered when their vehicles failed to stop at a junction and smashed into each other.   

Many of the trees are now bare but a few are still showing their autumn glory.

And the berries and fruits are ripe.

The sun helps any season to look good.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Sir John Everett Millais

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, PRA was an English painter and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

Born: June 8, 1829, Southampton
Died: August 13, 1896, Kensington, London
Spouse: Effie Gray (m. 1855)
Children: John Guille Millais

These are two of my favourite Millais paintings and they sit next to each other in the Lady Lever Art Gallery on the Wirral 

And 'Bubbles'

The addition of the bar of soap...

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