Saturday, November 10, 2007


I am surrounded by crazy people!
I really tried to fall asleep early last night but it just wasn't happening(Beauty slept through everything!), I felt as if I were in the film Rear Window.We live in front of a block of flats and last night one of the young ladies who lives there decided to have a blazing row with her ex-boyfriend, in front of the flats and it went on for hours.AND THEN..... at 8am this morning the council workers show up to carry on building an outhouse for the flats that they had started yesterday.If they had spent more time working yesterday rather than hanging around talking on their mobiles, gossiping or smoking then the job would have been finished yesterday.Yep.....I have turned into a grumpy old woman, lack of sleep will do that to you.

Terrapin by the firework
The terrapin had been taped to the firework with white masking tape

Anger at terrapin firework launch
The RSPCA has called for an internet advert to be pulled after a terrapin was taped to a firework rocket and fired into a garden on Bonfire Night.
The creature, thought to be a female, was found by a dog in Wrexham with a cracked shell and a bleeding mouth.
The animal charity claimed there was an "obvious" connection with a Virgin Media Broadband advert of a cartoon tortoise being launched into space.The company defended the ad but said it did not condone any animal cruelty.The RSPCA has appealed for help in catching the culprits behind the cruelty to the terrapin, calling it "callous and sick".
The creature is being cared for at a North Wales specialist reptile centre.

Trust no one!

Is it late or early?
I spent yesterday spring cleaning my bedroom.
I cleared 10 carrier bags of clothes which I took to the OXFAM bin at the local recycling centre, 3 black bags of rubbish, I green bag of recycling and 4 sacks of general stuff for a charity shop.
Whilst spring cleaning I came across a book that has been lost for quite a while, Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui!
Almost as ironic as my key ring with the picture of St Anthony of Padua on it, the picture fell off and is now lost!
Next the front bedroom, perhaps I will find the picture of St Anthony!

Beauty's tummy is better but her cough persists, however she is as happy as ever.She is our little Miss sunshine.


Steve said...

I'm quite surprised at Virgin Media for being so irresponsible - if they can't see the connection with their advert and the lunacy that regularly occurs at this time of year then they are Virgin Mega Idiots!

Casdok said...

The poor terrapin, cant believe it. Yes there are crazy people around.
De cluttering! Good on you!!

Marla said...

I love getting rid of things. Going through old clothes and toys and donating them and feeling like I can breathe a little bit more. I love it. Now, why can't I stop collecting mores stuff though!


Hi Steve,
I haven't actually seen the Virgin Media advert but then perhaps that is a good thing. If you think about it, it isn't just Virgin media but also the TV stations that show the adverts that should re-think actually showing the advert.In Cardiff we have a similar situation, the local newspaper did an article about human trafficking in Wales and named massage parlours that they felt used trafficked individuals.But the paper also carries adverts for local massage parlours so in fact they are receiving profits from the misery of trafficked individuals.They have now discontinued the advertising! Not exactly the same but the hypocrisy makes you think.

Hi Casdok,
I never cease to be amazed at man's inhumanity to animals. As a child I caught a butterfly and had it in a jam jar with holes in the lid and within a few minutes it died and I was absolutely devastated that I had killed it.I just can't imagine purposely hurting something in the way the terrapin was hurt.How have we created a world that behaves in this way?

Hi Marla,
Where does it all come from? I am of the opinion it is self-multiplying.
Whilst sorting out my bedroom I came across a number of baby things that came from my sister-in-law when my girls were small.They include toys and clothes and baby bedding from her daughter when she was a baby, her daughter is now expecting her own baby and is 30 years old!As the things are in perfect condition, I shall gift them to my niece. I know she will be thrilled.

Anonymous said...

How ironic - the clear your clutter book is found after a bit of a clean up! (Sounds too much like my house).
Shocking to hear of the terrapin, it makes me sick to the stomach to think about it. I get upset enough when some of the kids in our neighbourhood throw stones at birds nests.




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