Although things are looking up on the sale of the city house and the lorry, there has been a diificult period recently as in spite of my new diet regime which is working well, possibly due to my youthful penchant for carrots on sticks rather than ice creams. Actually one such difficulty may have aided [...]
Category Archive for 'Philippines Family Cebu'
As these paragraphs are individually are very brief I make no attempt to put pictures of any relevance but merely scatter a few I like, except for one. One) I was surprised that maths is improved by electric shocks. In our cave school there was no electricity which probably explains my poor arithmetic. Two) I [...]
Alice and I were in SM City mall very recently, she went off to pay the electricity bill and I went to buy a bottle of wine prior to visiting the Spice Fusion (which recently stopped selling their somewhat over priced wine and dropped their corkage charge, which is much appreciated). As I walked slowly [...]
Well, I intend to excuse myself for the lack of recent mumbling but will nevertheless try and do better in future. There have been a number of happenings that have led to the reduction in mumbles. First of course was the lovely new lap top and the need to get it all set up properly. [...]
I have just realised that I did not finish my Toledo trip mumbling, so I do it now. The earlier mumble was, as I recall, mainly about the sights to be seen close to the the road so this has, in the main, things to be seen actually on it. But we will include two [...]
It’s harder than I thought to get back to regular mumbles. There is always something to do, especially since I am now cycling (static bike) for 40 minutes every morning. This is made so much easier by using Freemake‘s video downloader to download videos and concerts from YouTube and watching on biggish screen as I [...]
I have mumbled earlier about the excessive time Dell were taking to repair my XPS 17 inch, well after a year I finally gave up and demanded my money back (for repairs not for the actual computer, which I bought in Qatar some years ago). So now I have a very expensive door jamb! However [...]
I was unaware that Buddhism embraced hell until I saw this in the Guardian. Not that it bears much on my life since I am unable to follow the religion for a compelling physical reason.The removal of my navel during the second of my major bowel operations (in the Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore) has [...]
I have been remiss yet again and feel Dell have caused much of the delay. After having had my XPS M1730 for eleven months it has just been returned to me still unrepaired and with the keyboard no longer working. On top of this they required me to give a letter requesting a refund of [...]
My wife is my life, which is nice since shew feels the same. I think her smile has a lot to do with her holding my heart safely for so many years. and of course a smile at the wdding reception, I think it was due to the fact that I am incapable of dancing [...]
Recently we took a trip down the west cost road rather than the east one to Cebu City as we were invited to a Tennis challenge. Although the trip took an hour or two there is always something to see as you travel the Philippine highways. Even the smaller roads have some interest as there [...]
Was it Just taking so long to get the bounce right?
Many years ago I bought my late father a drink (G&T if I recall correctly) for the first time. and while my son may have a fault (lack of Scottish influence) it is certainly not lack of generosity. We have made no secret of my incorrect budgetting, meaning that the cost of my recent operation [...]
Our 22nd anniversary has just passed marked by the need to take my mother-in-law to see a doctor urgently, so we missed the usual celebration, however being together is enough and we will manage to dine out a little later, when she (mama) is fully recovered and we get back to Cebu city. The fact [...]