If you have long hair like mine was, and decide to cut it, you can send it off to a charity in the UK called Little Princess. They make wigs for children who have lost their hair through cancer. A quick Google search found similar charities in other countries. Please think about doing it if you’re going short; you need a minimum of 7″/17cm and all it costs is a padded envelope and postage.
My hair was long but thin, so my plait was pretty feeble; but every little helps.
When the Hub posted it off, the clerk asked if there was anything valuable in the packet. The Hub explained what was in it and she winked and said, Aw, that’s nice. Are you going to do the same with your beard?
I think he should; I heard their office needs re-wiring.
English: human mind for performance psychology DYK page (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Squeezing this in before more visitors arrive. My boys say we should think about turning this house into a hotel.
To answer your question, the courses I have signed up for with FutureLearn are:
For two reasons: they sound interesting; and there was no creative writing course.
I am thrilled that so many of you have signed up for something. Learning is fun (but knowledge is power. Hope that helps with my electricity bill).
Sesame magazine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We’ve had a visitor here since Monday so I haven’t been able to blog as much as I had hoped, but I have sneaked away to tell you about this:
The Open University has teamed up with universities around the globe to offer free online short courses. I have signed up for three, with staggered start dates; the first begins in November.
Join me! It’s all online so you don’t have to live in the UK.
Here’s the link: FutureLearn.
If this doesn’t make you all gooey, you have a heart of stone and you’re in the wrong blog:
Thanks to my friend Pam for sharing it on Facebook.
Thank you to everyone who took a look at our church website (old and new) and left feedback.
We considered every suggestion then threw them out as too radical (mention the opening times? Ridiculous!).
Not really, of course; I was just checking to see if you were paying attention.
Here’s the finished article (sort of; I still have some proof reading to do): St Matthew’s.
It’s been up and running about a month; maybe two…Our Illustrious Leader Pam asked me to thank you all for your contributions (about a month ago; maybe two).
Thank you, all!
Some recent Facebook posts which I want to share with you:
And this one, made especially for me by my friend Pam. Thanks Pam!
I saw this in March and meant to reblog it then. Ah well; it’s a nice way to celebrate the end of April.
I saw this on Facebook and really liked it:
Christmas Will Never Be The Same Because of Twitter [cartoon] (Photo credit: methodshop.com)
I didn’t forget the November searches but they were so dull, most weren’t worth sharing. Here are the two funniest:
- ostrich taxes for fat people
- sweaty armpits of south indian cows
1590724263_12337be064_o (Photo credit: Ludie Cochrane)
I woke up to an email from my beloved younger son:
I’ve not been the starring role in any posts recently and this needs to be rectified. Yours impolitely, Favourite Son.
What do you think? Should I write about Spud?
It has come to my attention that it is possible I have been infringing copyright law by sharing cartoons every day. I don’t want to do that – apart from not wanting to go to jail (though I might soon be in there for stalking, so should I worry?), I, well, I don’t want to go to jail, full stop. Black and white stripes are so not me.
I thought if I linked back to the source it was okay, but apparently not, which means I have been a naughty girl at least 407 times this year.
From tomorrow I will not be posting a cartoon with the daily joke. I think I’ll miss it more than you; I love cartoons.
Don’t worry – no one is harassing me; this has come from several articles I read over the last couple of weeks. I thought a pre-emptive cease and desist would be more dignified than heading in panic for the hills when there came a knock on my door.
I have read that they don’t mind the occasional share, just so long as it’s not a habit – which it has been thus far, but isn’t from today. Sorry about that.
Because it is no longer a habit of mine to share cartoons with you, I hope you don’t mind if I act out of character and share this one:
Image via Wikipedia
It’s hard to believe we’re only in week 4 of Dancing On Ice. Check this out (the girl in black and the guy in silver are the amateurs):
Sorry it doesn’t appear here; I still can’t show You Tube videos and the WordPress techies don’t know why, without visiting me at my home and disassembling my computer.