Saturday, 30 April 2011

Painting on the 'back seat'

To paint or design? That is the question. Well design gives me an income... painting does not. So I have been concentrating on my design. So much so that I decided to create my own website. I designed it and my wife constructed it. Robin and Georgina just gave me headaches... always wanting 'walkies' whilst we were attempting to construct some technical element of my site:

Why is it our pets just want so much attention when we are too busy to give it? Robin keeps hiding his toys in waste baskets, under units and the like. Then he cries and cries for attention because he can't reach his toy. "Just let me work Robin" I say, but no, he DEMANDS attention. So no rest until I / We give it!

Georgina is growing fast and has melted into our household well, she is so loving and adopting her was a good choice. I still wish I could have at least one Cat in our household though... maybe one day!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011


The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, the British Government c onceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become known as "Euro-English".

In the first year, "s" will replace the soft "c".. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should klear up konfusion, and keyboards kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f".. This will make words like fotograf 20% shorter.

In the 3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible.

Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go away.

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v".

During ze fifz yer, ze unesesary "o" kan be dropd from vordskontaining "ou" and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil sensi bl riten styl.

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi TU understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali kum tru.

Und efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze forst plas.

If zis mad you smil, pleas pas on to oza pepl.