Category Archives: My Ramblings

Wheels on fire ?

I believe most children (well most boys at any rate) will have played at some point with Hot Wheels the toy from Mattel. I can remember getting a few sets for various Xmas / Birthday presents – some just a … Continue reading

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And the rockets’ red glare

Today being Independence Day in the United States I’ve no doubt that the national anthem will be played over and over again. I actually found out at the Smithsonian that the words of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ were written by a ‘hostage’ … Continue reading

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A case for Mulder and Scully ?

Apparently the ‘Truth is out there’ and with today being designated International UFO Day unless they happen to be already here walking amongst us and I’ve simply missed the breaking news story then I guess that’s the only place they … Continue reading

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Don’t waste it

Today is a very special day but one that will largely go forgotten so to ensure you don’t waste even a second of it ( no pun intended) I thought I’d let you know. Before the invention of the Atomic … Continue reading

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Once in a lifetime

“Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down” – Talking Heads ‘Once in a lifetime’ Yesterday was one of those once in a lifetime moments. The London 2012 Olympics is shortly upon us and so leading up … Continue reading

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You always hurt the one you love

“You always hurt the one you love, the one you should not hurt at all; You always take the sweetest rose, and crush it till the petals fall; You always break the kindest heart, with a hasty word you can’t … Continue reading

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The Miracle Worker

“The infinite wonders of the universe are revealed to us in exact measure as we are capable of receiving them. The keenness of our vision depends not on how much we can see, but on how much we feel.” ― Helen … Continue reading

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Rats in the neighbourhood

I used to adore Fairy Tales when I was a child in fact if I think about it I still do – something about the escapism from the perils of the ‘real world’. One of the books I was given … Continue reading

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Upgraded…I wish !

Another day, another airport…why oh why can’t everyone just be consistent. I was flying to Hannover via Schipol as due to the late booking I couldn’t get a direct flight, nor because I hadn’t booked them did I end up … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: Parks

It’s that time of the week again and with reference to Ailsa’s latest posting found here http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/06/22/travel-theme-parks/ here is my interpretation. Now there are loads of Green Parks I’ve been to, you know the ones where there are acres of nothingness aside of … Continue reading

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