Saturday, November 26, 2005

Stuck for an idea for Christmas?

Go to the LA Coroner gift shop for ideas fot the one you love....

Mouse mat

Beach towel

Thanks to miss cellania

Friday, November 25, 2005

TV! what TV?

The latest figure on British TV license evasion are out. 350,000 in the last 10 months!

The TV Licensing Agency officers have released some of the best excuses for not having a license. Here are some:

"No, that's not a TV you can hear in the background, it's a tape of adverts I play to entertain the children"

"That's not a TV, it's a fish tank"!

" I never use my TV. I just turned it on Eastenders to see if it effected the reception on my radio"

"I don't need a license as I only watch Australian soaps and you don't need a license in Australia"

"It's a Black and White TV, the colour you can see is a one-off programme special"

"The TV is to keep the cat warm - we don't watch it"

"That's not the Weakest Link in the background. Anne Robinson is a friend who is visiting for tea"

"It's amazing, you're the first person to find this place. We didn't get a licence because we thought you wouldn't find us"

"I only watch Sky channels so I don't need a licence"

"Just because I have a satellite dish on my house, doesn't mean I've got a TV - I've got two pints of milk on my doorstep, but no cow in my garden."

"God told me I must buy the television as he had a very important message for me - he didn't tell me to buy a licence though."

"You'll never get me in court, I'll say I'm insane and pretend to be a helicopter."

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Strange Laws in the UK

  • All English Men over 14 are meant to carry out 2 hours longbow practice a week supervised by the local clergy.
  • London Hackney Carriages (taxis/cabs) must carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats.
  • It is illegal to be drunk on Licensed Premises.
  • It is illegal for two adult men to have sex in the same house as a third person.
  • Chelsea Pensioners may not be impersonated.
  • A bed may not be hung out of a window.
  • It is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance.
  • Throughout the whole of England it is illegal to eat mince pies on the 25th of December.
  • Any boy under the age of 10 may not see a naked manequin.
  • It is illegal to leave baggage unattended, and picking up abandoned baggage is an act of terrorism.
  • It is illegal for a Member of Parliament to enter the House of Commons wearing a full suit of armour.
  • It is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle.
  • Committing suicide is classified as a capital crime. (Repealed)

And specific areas of the country...


  • You can only shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside the city walls and after midnight.


  • You can shoot a Welsh person all day, but only on Sunday, with a Longbow, in the Cathedral Close.


  • You are considered a freeman if you can drive your geese down Cheapside and to be hanged with silk rope (as opposed to plain old hemp).
  • Companies may vote in local elections.


  • Upon sight of a Scotsman, it is still legal to shoot him with a bow and arrow, except on Sundays.


  • You may not fish on Sundays.
  • It is illegal to be a drunk in possession of a cow.
  • Trespassing on someone else's land is legal.
  • You are presumed guilty until proven innocent for some crimes.
  • If someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your commode, you must let them enter

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

World Ugliest dog dies

Sam the hairless Chinese Crested dog died yesterday in Santa Barbara California. He was nearly 15.

When I first heard the news I thought it was about Anna Nicole Smith!

Read more at Sam and Susie's site (Sam's owner)

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Someones hoping for a Happy Thanksgiving


If you had the choice which would you choose and why?

Mark Twain or Edger Allan Poe
Bourbon or Tequila
Pancakes or Waffles
Little House on the Prairie or The Waltons
Burretos or Pizza
Kirstan Dunst or Betty Grable
Brad Pitt or Cary Grant
Fox or CNN
Its a Wonderful Life or Miracle on 34th Street
Hersheys or Reeses
Subway or Taxi

If you had the choice what and why?

Wulfweard has Risen

Having lived in the shadow of my wifes blogging for the past year I thought that I might try blogging for my self.

So here is my first attempt.....

Why Wulfweard the White? Well over the past 15 years I have been searching out my family tree, with mixed results, but have links to a Saxon 'warrior' Wulfweard the White who appears in the Domesday Book and is supposedly buried on Hayling Island.

Wulfweard was a Thane (a man ranking above an ordinary freeman and below a noble in Anglo-Saxon England, especially one who gave military service in exchange for land) His duty was to act as protector (bodyguard) to Emma, mother of Edward the Confessor and Edith sister of King Harold. He died in the 1066 invasion but his son Edward survived and owned land in Bedfordshire.

So that was Wulfweard, a character whom I would have liked to have known a lot more about. Which is strange considering at school I had little or no interest in History.

If you are looking to start your own family tree (mine now numbers over 3000 name)then there are a number of good sites to visit:
to name but a few...