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Three Good Things

5 Jan


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Spud is back at school today.  It means I have to get up earlier, which gives me more time to read.  It’s good for me but not for him: he has exams until the end of January and he did almost no revision because he was so ill over Christmas.


I’ve read three of the four Twilight books; the last one will be finished by    tomorrow at the latest, so I will be able to give you my full attention again.*  I started reading them on Tuesday.  What can I say?  They’re not that long; I read quickly.  At least Edward Cullen and I have one thing in common. 

I confess, I love the Twilight books.  I would call them my guilty pleasure but I feel no guilt and a lot of pleasure.  Some embarrassment, yes: they are a bit Mills & Boon for teenagers.  But Mills & Boon with vampires and werewolves; so less Mills & Boon, more kills and moon.  But what is it with those boys and Bella?  Seriously, that girl never stops crying. 

*Oops!  My secret is out: I have the body of a weak and feeble woman but the heart of a girl, and a girl of thin land, too.  Sue me.


And, last but not least…that dippy thief returned the alligator to the pet shop from whence he was stolen.  He left him in a cardboard box on the step, the nearest he could get to chasing him away.  A case of crocodile shoos?

Read it here.


Dangerous Thief On The Loose In Stockport

4 Jan

A danger to himself, that is: some idiot thought it would be a good idea to steal an alligator from a pet shop.  The insane burglar also took snakes and lizards, including pythons and a seven-foot yellow anaconda.   

An American alligator's foot

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 The shop owner, Paul Williamson, advised that the alligator was not

the biggest animal in the world, but they can do a lot of damage.  They’re very powerful, very strong and they’ve obviously got huge teeth, so if they bite, the next place for you go to is hospital.        Read it here.

Thanks for the warning: if a stray alligator crunched through me on the way to the post office I might not have had the sense to call an ambulance; you know how distracted I get.

Mr Williamson said that two tortoises were also stolen, but they ‘were relatively harmless.’

You couldn’t make it up.

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