Happy Christmas 2021

I would like to wish all my blogging friends and followers a very Happy Christmas.

It has not exactly been a memorable year, and we can only hope for a better one in 2022.

My thanks go to everyone who has read my posts during the past year, left Likes and Comments, and also shared on social media or reblogged.

There are no plans to change my blog format next year, so be prepared for more of the same old stuff.

Best wishes to everyone, wherever you live, and whatever you celebrate.

Pete. X

Getting in early

With the trend for celebrating Halloween as early as late August, and Christmas beginning in November, I thought I would stay on the bandwagon, with a New Year greeting one day early.

I have some stuff to do tomorrow, and guests for food and drinks in the evening. As I may not be around to do this on New Year’s Eve, I thought I would sort it out now.

I want to wish all readers and followers of this blog a happy, healthy, and peaceful new year for 2020.

I don’t know about you, but even typing the number 2020 seems strange to me. It feels like ‘the future’, and I am surprised to still be living in it.

Let’s hope it doesn’t fly by as fast as 2019 did.

Insects and Genies

Three wishes. What would you wish for?This ‘seasonal’ post from 2012 has never had one ‘like’ or comment, and as far as I know, has never been read.


When I was very young, I read a story about a young adventurer. He finds an old lamp, and as he rubs it, to make it shine, a spirit appears from the spout, in the form of smoke. This takes form, and declares that it is the Genie of the Lamp, and that it will grant the finder three wishes. This fascinated me at the time, and I often considered what three wishes I would have chosen, had I been the lucky lad. More than 50 years later, I know that Genies do not exist, and that it is an Arabian folk tale, which later became a swashbuckling story embellished by Hollywood. None the less, I still have my three wishes ready, just in case.

Wish 1 would be to have a lot of money, say £100,000,000. This would mean that my latter years would be lived free from financial…

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Happy Thanksgiving

We don’t have Thanksgiving here, as you probably know. However, over half my readers and followers are from America, and many of those are blogging friends who are very dear to me.

So I am sending you this, for your special day tomorrow.

Eat too much, drink too much, but try not to argue with your family.
Life is short, and you never know if you will be here for the next Thanksgiving.

Best wishes to all of you in the USA. Pete.