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I can't wake up either: it is almost ten to nine and I am still in my dressing gown, though I have had my usual breakfast of Porridge and Half A Banana. Capitalising them makes them go further and seem more substantial. I eat the other banana half with my coffee at 11 and also have a few nuts, brazil nuts for preference, which I am told contain selenium, though what selenium does for the human body I have never found out. Maybe I have an excess of selenium for my all singing-all dancing vitamin pill, which I swear by, also contains selenium along with 99 other bits and pieces which need the whole packet back to explain. So maybe that is the answer to good health: selenium. Which is fine for the people in Brazil, where the Brazil nuts trees grow (or used to before they were felled by loggers) but what about the people of Orkney? There is, so far as I know, no selenium on Orkney at all so how do the Orcadians manage to stay healthy? And why aren't the Orcadians worried?

Last night ww came to the highlight of our social calendar: the AGM of our Town Twinning Association! Usual business with yours truly on the accounts and condemned to be so for at least another year. Terrible job. Still on we go. And this year we made a profit on the AGM thanks to a wonderful raffle in which I won an Easter Egg in a pink box which will do nicely for Beanie. A Thornton's one too. On these occasions we eat bread, cheese and celery, bring our own wine and glasses (thereby avoiding the £22 we would otherwise pay for a licence) and for entertainment we had a quiz, mostly about France and Clisson, with the trick question, 'With which country does France share its longest border?' The answer is Brazil which borders that part of France called Guiana or Le Guyane, which is nevertheless part of metropolitan France.

So today I need to count the money, take J to the shops, do some gardening if the rain stops, practice the piano, and clean the house. But first I shall collect the paper, braving storms and hurricanes, brew some strong coffee and, the other half of my banana in hand, depress myself in contemplating the multiple calamities into which the planet is falling headlong. Fake or otherwise, the news becomes each day more preposterous We are descending into savagery with whole armies of children starving to death on an industrial scale. I refuse to buy a Sunday paper these days. I deserve one day of not being depressed.

Have a good day and may lots go right for you. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted at 18th Mar 2017 - 09:16AM   Posted by Fennie   I Can't Wake Up Chat Post Comments: 4

Fennie's Avatar The picture is of Orkney where there are 'No b****y trains, no b****y bus' etc . The accusing finger of the ring of Brodgar points to all the evils in the world like some latter day ballistic missile, or maybe it is just sending selenium less entreaties to the Welkin to do something about the lack of travel facilities.Confused

Posted by: Fennie on 18th Mar 2017 at 09:21AM

Fennie's Avatar I have just found out why people write berludy - never mind I am not going to change it now. Here is Cap'n Hamish Blair's wartime poem.

Bloody Orkney (or a lack of selenium!)

This b****y town's a b****y cuss
No b****y trains, no b****y bus,
And no one cares for b****y us
In b****y Orkney.

The b****y roads are b****y bad,
The b****y folks are b****y mad,
They'd make the brightest b****y sad,
In b****y Orkney.

All b****y clouds, and b****y rains,
No b****y kerbs, no b****y drains,
The Council's got no b****y brains,
In b****y Orkney.

Everything's so b****y dear,
A b****y bob, for b****y beer,
And is it good? - no b****y fear,
In b****y Orkney.

The b****y 'flicks' are b****y old,
The b****y seats are b****y cold,
You can't get in for b****y gold
In b****y Orkney.

The b****y dances make you smile,
The b****y band is b****y vile,
It only cramps your b****y style,
In b****y Orkney.

No b****y sport, no b****y games,
No b****y fun, the b****y dames
Won't even give their b****y names
In b****y Orkney.

Best b****y place is b****y bed,
With b****y ice on b****y head,
You might as well be b****y dead,
In b****y Orkney

Posted by: Fennie on 18th Mar 2017 at 09:24AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Laughing I take it he didn't much like being stationed in Orkney then.

I should think most Orcadians get more than enough selenium from eating seafood without needing supplements, vitamin D would be more of a worry when it's been blowing too much of a hooley to go outside for three weeks and even when you do there's no sun to be seen anywhere. Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 18th Mar 2017 at 09:57AM

Camilla's Avatar Not to be stationed in Orkney then FennieVery Happy

I love Banana's the only problem is they do not like me that give awful migraine. But I used to eat lots of them when I was a teenager I never got a migraine then how can ones immune system and allergy's change so. I used to love the banana ice lolly's too.

Thank you kindly for posting Fennie another very taxing day and evening yesterday and one where I almost rang a help advice number as I had come to end of my tether ! No need for me to say more I just kept saying keep calm and carry on although sometime it's hard to carry on but one does.

Well done with winning the raffle Fennie Beanie will love her choc egg with pink ribbon now you just have to get one for Theo.Very Happy

I try not to watch the news it's all bad news never anything cheery I do though dip in and out on BBC News on Iplayer at times just to make sure the earth is still rotating .

Posted by: Camilla on 18th Mar 2017 at 06:00PM

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