Things I’ve Learned This Week

Hello, and a very Happy Friday to you.  If you’re still on Thursday wherever you live in this world, then take that greeting as an early one for tomorrow.

I’ve learned a few things this week which were real eye openers.  The types of things that make your eyes increase to the size of saucers, and then your brain says …..  “Really?  REALLY??  Are you sure?.  So, I went on a seek and find the truth mission and I list here a few of the things which I found out this week – which might make your eyes widen to the size of saucers too.

Britons eat 97% of the world’s baked beans.  I was really surprised about this.  I thought that it would be the USA who would have eaten the most baked beans …  Cowboys and all that.  But no.  Us British are the Baked Bean Babies.  We must have some Cowboys here and I don’t know about them!  Yeeee Hawww!

There are more stars in the universe than words which have been spoken by all of the humans who have ever lived.  I don’t know about you, but there’s something so romantic about that fabulous information.  Something which made me stand at the window and look up to the night sky and quietly whisper a long, slow  . . .   w.o.w!

I also learned:

The Romans used powdered mouse brains as toothpaste.  I’m not going anywhere with that one.  I’m just putting it out there and saying nurthing.  (I’m not judgemental).

And this gave me a moment of eye-popping when I heard about it  . . .

France was still executing people by guillotine when the first Star Wars film came out.  Yes, I didn’t believe it either. So I went on a seek and find mission to find out the facts just to make sure . . .

Yes … it’s true.  France really was still using the guillotine for executions when the first Stars Wars Film came out.

The first Star Wars film was released on May 25th, 1977.

The last person to be executed in France was put to death in September 1977.  The death penalty was abolished in French law in 1981.  It is now also forbidden by the French constitution, and by several human rights treaties to which France is a party.

I’ve been chatting with Chicken Grandma this week about slugs (and their ability to nosh down on all my Hostas!  grrr)….  and I learned this about the gardeners monster:  Slugs …. have 4 noses.  This is obviously how they found all my Hostas and ate them all.  So…  I motion that when we get a cold, we should all begin to sneeze over slugs so that they catch a cold and can’t sniff out their favourite treats in our gardens!

Well, I think we’ve reached that moment when we all sit back and enjoy ….


What’s brown and runs around the garden? . . .  A fence

What do you call a snail on a ship? . . .  A snailor

… and this is one you might have to say out loud . . .

How do you catch a unique cat?  . . .  Unique up on it.

How do you catch a tame cat? . . .   Tame way, unique up on it.

one for the British folks….

How do you get two whales in a car?   Start in England and drive west.

and finally …

my last words . . .

Life would be infinitely happier if we could be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18!

Y’know …  I think that might be something I would give a try!  What about you?

coffee cup

Thank you so much for coming and having a coffee with me.  I so appreciate your company. 

Sadly, this is the last of the regular weeklyThings I’ve Learned This Week posts for a while.  It’s going on a summer holiday.  It will be touring the country, in a VW Campa van, soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying a coffee at each stop on the way.  (I hope it sends postcards!)

Just to be clear:   ‘Things I’ve Learned This Week’  is taking a summer holiday.  Not me.  I’m sticking around.  You don’t get rid of me that easily!  😀 

Until we meet next time, may life treat you kindly, may love find you, and …  may you find something to smile about at various moments throughout your days.

With love ~








Author: The Art of Cobwebs - aka:- thecobweboriumemporium

Hello. I'm 'Cobwebs'. I live in a wee little cottage in the South of England, aptly called Cobweb Cottage. This little dwelling really is a cobweb factory. Not inside (well, occasionally) - but outside - flipping heck! This information should give you a clue as to why my blog is called The Art of Cobwebs aka: The Cobweborium Emporium. I've been arty and crafty from a very young age, and although my crafts have sometimes turned a corner and taken me in another direction, I've always crafted in some way, shape or form. One day, in the blink of an eye, life changed somewhat for me and the consequences were many. I had to find a new way of being 'artistic'. Card making; scrap-booking; producing ATC's and ACEO's; needle felting; Polymer clay; painting- but in a more relaxed style than I had before, and sewing, - are all things which I visit, as and when life allows. I've fairy recently become a Textile Artist and am enjoying this new creative outlet very much as it offers me so much scope for letting my imagination run through a grassy field and feel the wind in my hair - (mentally, of course). I love to create. To make things. I truthfully believe that the best gifts in the world are those in which you've given your time, rather than your cash. Thank you so much for visiting. Please visit my blog (link below) and have a look around. I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy, even if it's only a handful of jokes! (yes, seriously - there really are jokes!) Wishing you a truly blessed rest of your day! ~ Cobs. <3

67 thoughts on “Things I’ve Learned This Week”

  1. Some things I just wish I didn’t know, like slugs have 4 noses. By the way you reminded me that I too planted hostas and they were devoured very quickly. Well I guess if someone sits something delightful to eat right in front of you, it would be rude not to tuck in. Thanks for all the info and the funnies.

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    1. “Rude not to tuck in” … aw Barbara, that tickled me in just the right spot. Gave me my first giggle of the day. 😀

      Thank you so much for coming and for the lovely comment.
      Bless your fabulous heart. ~ Cobs. x


  2. Happy Friday to you…even though it is still Thursday in Texas! I had no idea about the four noses that those horrible slugs have! The Chicken Grandma is smart…that is all there is to it! And the mouse toothpaste!! How horrible…I am judging the mouse brains! Have a very fun week and don’t put out any mousetraps!! Lots of good wishes from Kindergarten!

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    1. Hello Kindergarten 🙂
      Chicken Grandma is smart, you’re right She shared with me a ‘for slugs and the shooing off of recipe’ – a combination of oils, which makes slugs do a U-turn from your plants.

      It was this which made me wonder what it was about this recipe that slugs disliked, so I went in search of sluggy facts…. and that’s how I found out about slugs and their noses!

      They aren’t noses like our noses … but more of a tentacle which they can actually smell things with! Ha! Who’d a thought!

      Thank you so much for coming KinderG, and for your fabulous comment. It means the world to me that you come and visit.
      Sending love your way ~ Cobs. x


  3. It’s really early here. Going to keep the grands so my DnL can make a run to the Gulf with my son’s updated passport. Good-grief. Back later…maybe,,,after not much sleep this will be a long day .

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    1. Cooo … you’ve got a lot on your hands Beverly. I hope the little ones are happy entertaining themselves for a while, so that you can summon up your energy in order to do what Grammies do best. Grandparent!

      Sending oodles of love ~ Cobs. x

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      1. Did not sleep at all last night …guess I was afraid of missing the time. Need to be there at 5:00am she and her mother had a 12 hr.ride down there and back so I am walking tired at this moment. Grands were good..always are.

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        1. Awww Beverly …you must have felt like a zombie all day.
          Walking and functioning, but not on the same level as you normally are.

          Bless you for being such a wonderful Grandma.
          Glad to hear that the grandchildren were good. 🙂
          Hope you’ve managed to have a good sleep by the time you get to read this.
          sending love and hugs ~ Cobs. x

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            1. They do have a tendancy to do that Bev. I’ve noticed it with Little Cobs. It seems like only a few weeks ago that I was changing his nappy and while doing it, I taught him to say ‘mumma’. I remember his chubby little face. Aw, he was so adorable.
              He is now (adorable) … but as a baby he was just the most cutest thing.

              [sigh] time passes so fast, and the more we try to hang on to it the faster it seems to go.
              It’s a race it would seem, but no one told me I was to race and neither did they tell me that time seems to be cheating …. I just haven’t figured out, yet, how it’s doing it.
              ~ love C. xxx

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  4. Oh, Cobs, I hope your “What I have learned this week” has a lovely summer holiday. I can’t imagine brushing my teeth with powdered mouse brains – now I have to go read the label on my toothpaste! Slugs – I am mean, I used to go out with a flashlight and dump salt on them in the garden. I have also heard you can leave a dish of beer, and they will drown in it. (never tried that!) Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hello Kathy! 🙂
      I know … powdered mouse brains!! I couldn’t. I just couldn’t. ewwwwwww!

      LOL… SLUGS … and the trip out with a flashlight. Mr. Cobs used to do that very same thing! He would go out, find ’em, and take them to the Slug Beer Bar. (An empty yoghurt pot, half filled with flat beer) Where they would sip their full, and get extremely, passing out drunk, and finally, pass over to slug heaven when they fell in and drowned.

      Yes … Things I’ve Learned is going on it’s summer holiday. I was hoping that it would invite me as touring round the UK in a VW Campa Van is something I’d love to do. Sadly, it didn’t. No invite for me. [sigh]. lol.

      Have a fabulous Friday and Wonderful Weekend Kathy.
      Thank you so much for coming and sharing a coffee with me.
      Bless your heart. ~ Cobs. x

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  5. Dearest Cobs,
    I think you’re going about your slug situation all wrong. Apparently you need to pretend that you would enjoy being best friends with them and invite them to your garden for coffee. When they accept your invitation, (which of course they will, slugs are not stupid and would jump at the chance to have a cup of coffee and delightful conversation with you) wait until they are all settled in near the hostas and OOPS “accidentally” spill the used coffee grounds in front of the plants, Now it is well know that in slug culture the spilling of coffee grounds is the gravest of insults going back to the earliest records of slug society etiquette. Slugs being very pretentious will have no choice but to immediately remove themselves from your company. I believe slug tradition dictates that they put all four noses in the air, huff indignantly, smash their now cold coffee cup on the ground and depart vowing never to return. Now slugs are also quite steadfast about holding grudges and take their oaths to never speak with you or return to your garden again very seriously.
    It should be noted that there are several different slug social circles so you may need to host a few soirees repeating the same offensive to slugs ritual before you become an absolute pariah to the slug community.
    Remember dear dear Cobs – Keep your friends close, but keep your slugs closer – then throw coffee grounds at them!!”
    Have a fabulous summer holiday!!! I will miss you dreadfully. 😦
    May the brightest of blessings follow you along every road you travel and even brighter blessings be waiting for you at the next stop!!
    ~ Tami

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    1. Hello Tami.
      Firstly … laughing madly at your Slugs Etiquette. I shall have to find that book and have a good read. (Being armed with the information might make me a much wiser Cobs!)

      Next… (or Nest, as I originally typed! tsk)
      I’m not going on a fabulous summer holiday. Only the Friday post: Things I’ve Learned, is off on it’s holibobs.

      So there will no ‘Things I’ve Learned’ post on a Friday for the foreseeable future. Well, at least for the summer anyhoo.

      Thanks for coming and sharing a coffee moment with me Tami. Love seeing you!
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

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      1. If you don’t mind I will be imagining you off on amazing “walkabouts” every Friday flitting about visiting fabulously fun locations!!! This will help me to cope with your Friday absence. 🙂
        And the slug book has never been translated from “Sluggish” to English so you may have trouble finding a copy. Oh there’s an idea for our next literary collaboration – “Proper Etiquette and Manners Observed in Polite Slug Society” I think it will be a best seller for certain!!!

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        1. LOL….
          well now … you’ve planted a seed in my brain. I mean … planted a seed in my one brain cell. Maybe it will grow from the light shining through from my ears …. and maybe it won’t. We will just water it and wait. And wait. And wait.

          It’s obviously a slow grower. We shall wait. And wait. And wait.
          [whistles her way out of the door to go and find some lunch]

          Love you Tami…. you tickle my chuckle muscle. ~ Cobs. x

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    1. Hello Tina! 😀
      Aww, I’m just thrilled to pieces that you get a giggle from these posts. As for the neighbours … give them the name of my blog and then they’ll not only know what you’re laughing about, but will also be able to share the laughs! lol

      I’ll let you into a secret …
      Although ‘Things I’ve learned’ is going on it’s holiday … it means that there will be an empty space waiting for something else to fill it. Soooo… there will be something entirely different next week. 🙂
      Thanks for coming Tina. It’s fabulous to see you here.
      Sending love and squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  6. My brain is quite sluggish this morning, but I was not surprised at the high consumption of beans in the UK. I couldn’t tell you how many times I read a suggestion for eating beans on toast. They were in novels and TV comedies, the last one being “As Time Goes By”. If something is made fun of, there must be some grain of truth in the statement.

    I will miss our Friday learning sessions, but I’m happy that you are taking a break. Happy summer!

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    1. Hello Anne
      Have to admit that I haven’t noticed the suggestions about eating beans on toast, in books or in TV programmes. I obviously watch and read the wrong material! lol.

      Re the ‘What I’ve Learned This Week’ post … I’m not taking a break … I’ll still be ‘here’. But the post itself is taking a break.

      There will be something else which will be posted on Fridays. But not telling you what because it would spoil the surprise! lol 😉

      Thank you for coming Anne, and for leaving a comment.
      Have a blessed rest of your day. ~ Cobs. 🙂

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  7. Slug and snails and puppy dogs tails, that’s was little boys are made of… We have our share of those evil garden and flower eating slimy things. I have a recipe for taking care of those pesky things but it requires you open a good beer. Poor about 1/2″ in a small tuna can or cat food tin. Put it out where they are frolicking about and they crawl in there and well, end of story.
    Traveling in a VW is what I long for, I had a 74 Westphalia and loved it, we do stupid things when we are young, but I traded it for a smaller car!!! DUMB. They are worth so much $ nowadays that it’s really a sin to sell them. I would give my eye teeth to have one again.
    No holiday for me, at least not the kind where you leave home for days. A holiday for me would be a picnic somewhere by water, or playing with colour with a friend in her craft room. I do love to do stuff like that. I just enjoy going to a place that I haven’t been or that I like, and just hanging out there for the day.
    This weekend is a huge garage sale in a community called Oak Bay, lots of lovely old character homes and well off people, they have wonderful “stuff”. The whole area, or lots of the people there, put stuff out tomorrow and suckers like myself go about buying things they don’t really need. This year, I am only looking for a bedside lamp. Mine has seen better days. It is a nice outing when it doesn’t rain. The forecast is not very good either but we will chance it 🙂 Hope your weekend is fair for the weather and relaxing.
    Enjoy Cobs and thanks for the laughs and all the tidbits of information 🙂
    ps do you have a picture of your van?

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    1. hello Soozy 😀
      I don’t have a van. …. and it isn’t me that’s going campa-vaning … it’s the Things I’ve Learned This Week post.

      Extract from the post:-

      “Sadly, this is the last of the regular weekly ‘Things I’ve Learned This Week‘ posts for a while. It’s going on a summer holiday. It will be touring the country in a VW Campa van, soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying a coffee at each stop on the way. (I hope it sends postcards!)

      Just to be clear: ‘Things I’ve Learned This Week’ is taking a summer holiday. Not me. I’m sticking around. You don’t get rid of me that easily!”

      LOL … So there actually isn’t a ‘real’ campavan… only an imagined one. I’m staying right here I’m afraid.
      ~ love ~ Cobs.x

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      1. Okay it’s clear now. Ooops sorry, I hadn’t had that cup of coffee yet. LOL I will miss your stories for Fridays, but I remember your previous post explaining just that. 🙂 I will be touring in my own mind in my VW camper van. 🙂
        Take care Cobs.

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  8. I was going to do a huge comment on each little nuance of your post till I read that you are going on tour ….I’m now sulking like a 2 yr old … “I WANNA VW CAMPER VAN TOUR” I’m sure I’ll get over my jealous hissy fit ~ just not sure when LOL

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    1. Hello Mrs.P! 😀
      I was just thinking about you
      I was sat ‘ere wondering …. if you’d considered making a little money out of Millicent?
      She would be absolutely, brilliantly perfect as a vintage bridal ‘to the church’ car, with Bride and father, (or person who’s giving her away), and then ‘to the reception’ with the new out of the box Mr. & Mrs in the back!

      It would be rather a great business venture for you! BUT … that’s just me and my brain cell, having a think. Like y’ do. 😉

      Now then… as for me going touring… Nope. Not happening. Not me.

      It’s the Friday post of: “Things I Learned This Week” which is going on it’s holibobs. In it’s ‘campervan’.

      Extract from the post:-

      “Sadly, this is the last of the regular weekly Things I’ve Learned This Week posts for a while. It’s going on a summer holiday. It will be touring the country in a VW Campavan, soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying a coffee at each stop on the way. (I hope it sends postcards!)

      Just to be clear: ‘Things I’ve Learned This Week’ is taking a summer holiday. Not me. I’m sticking around. You don’t get rid of me that easily!”

      See? I can’t go toddling off, touring! I’d miss Little Cobs too much, and I’d absolutely miss my cats (little fat bitch could come with us, but not the cats)

      But … I admit that a campavan is on my ever increasing wish list. I doubt I’ll ever get one, but …. ahhhh, the idea is such a wonderful one.
      Sending squidges and oodles of love ~ Cobs. x


  9. Hello Cobs, Such a funny and gruesome round up of facts to brighten my Friday evening. Ha ha – I can totally believe that us brits eat so many baked beans. I think my son’s consumption of them makes up quite a large percentage of that 😉

    Mouse brain toothpaste – mmmm delicious. Those Romans really had it sorted. My son refuses to use ‘normal’ minty toothpaste so maybe I should try him on the Roman version 😀

    Slugs make my skin crawl. Yuk.

    I hope your weekly post enjoys its road trip. It really would be lovely to go off in a vw campervan to see the sights. Driving along a sunny coastline………. bliss.

    Love Hannah xx

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  10. OOOH Cobs, I hope you enjoy your summer brreak. You timed it perfectly in that school ends, middle of next week so I have enough material for a few car rides, thanks! However you, your observations and your fabulouse sense of humour will be missed.

    I thought about making a political statement about our lack of cowboys but frankly the political news comes so rapidly it may not be revelant by the time I press “post”.

    It would be fun if the “Things I’ve learened” Campavan rolled its way through our town, maybe you could talk to its tour manager. VW camper van would fit in well here in California.

    Anyway, enjoy your summer break in your garden working on your “making worms sick” theory. If you happen to figure something out for snails let me know, they are eating my angel trumpet tree!

    Be Safe!

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    1. Hello, my fabulous Morning Scrapper blogging friend, Jill! 🙂

      Thank you so much for coming, and for the lovely comment.
      It’s not me who’s going on the Summer holiday, in the Campavan …
      it’s the regular Friday post: Things I’ve Learned This Week.

      Extract from this weeks post:-

      “Sadly, this is the last of the regular weekly ‘Things I’ve Learned This Week‘ posts for a while. It’s going on a summer holiday. It will be touring the country in a VW Campavan, soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying a coffee at each stop on the way. (I hope it sends postcards!)

      Just to be clear: ‘Things I’ve Learned This Week’ is taking a summer holiday. Not me. I’m sticking around. You don’t get rid of me that easily!”

      But don’t fret…. you’re not the only one who thought it was me who was off on a touring round Britain holibob.
      I obviously confused everyone by giving the blog post (Things I’ve Learned this week) a ‘story’ – about it going off in a Campavan.
      tsk tsk. :/

      There will be something a little different on a Friday as from next week.. but not telling what as that would spoil the surprise. 😀
      Thanks for coming and sharing a coffee with me, Jill. I love seeing you here.
      Have a blessed day, my friend.
      love ~ Cobs. x

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      1. Hey Cobs,
        I knew your “things I learned ” was going on the road, not you per say. I was making a joke about it touring here. However, I did think you were taking a blogging break. I am looking forward to seeing what you have in store next week.

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  11. As Mrs Cobs, another fab Friday post. This working on a Friday lark is really hindering my ability to catch your post early but never mind. My slugs don’t have any noses as they’ve been fed to the chickens! 😂 Love the cat jokes too. I’m not surprised about the baked beans, Mr C can eat a whole can!


    1. Hellooo Mrs.Craft!
      Ahhh, working on a Friday should be banned. It’s bad for your health.

      What there should be is:
      Monday – should become Sunday, part 2. This is to do away with that miserable feeling which creeps into a workers life sometime during Sunday, and spoils the day, and also cuts short the weekend into, at best, one and a half days. So No Work Monday should be the law.

      Tuesday, would then become the first working day of the week.
      Wednesday – would then make perfect sense at being the Middle Day of the week, and a far more cheerful day.
      Thursday .. .. .. would make total sense if it was the last day of the working week.
      Friday – Day to wind down so that everyonecould have a wonderful Saturday and Sunday followed by the Day Of Rest Monday!

      TA DAHHHHH! The result would be a land of far happier people. A disfunctional country – but the people would be happy. LOL.

      The baked beans .. I still can’t see how that would be, y’know. I was stunned when I heard that little nugget.

      Great to see you Mrs.Craft, and thank you for the lovely comment.
      Wishing you a fabulous weekend, filled with fun and laughs.
      sending love ~ Cobs x


  12. Good Saturday morning to you! I missed you yesterday – sorry!
    Mouse brains..? And the Romans thought we were uncivilised…blechh!
    I found a snail in the garden and told it the snailor but it appeared unimpressed – even though I told it all the nice girls love a snailor…!
    Have a wonderful day – lots of love to you 😺💕 xxx

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    1. Hellooooo there Sailor Samantha.
      The Mouse Brains toothpaste !!!! :/ I KNOW!! I absolutely couldn’t. Not even if someone offered me a thousand pounds. Urgggh!

      Your Snail.. how rude of it not to be impressed!
      I’d take that snail, put it in a box, and deliver it to the nearest woodland area, telling it that this would be it’s new home for life.
      Then get back in the car PRONTO and drive offbefore it gets chance to think about grabbing onto the side of the car in order to get back to your garden! 😀 😀

      Aw, thanks for coming Samantha… and for the fabulous, fun filled comment. ❤
      Sending big, cuddly squishes ~ Cobs. x

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      1. Good morning!
        I went to look for the snail earlier…but it obviously reads your blog as it had…I am also beginning to think that Lily my cat reads your blog too, since she brought me a mouse last night..(I didn’t. I won’t – ever! I much prefer Colgate!)
        Have a wonderful Sunday, and lots of love to you! 🙂 xxx

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        1. Glad the snail has slithered off!
          BUT …..
          Oh. My. Stars!!!
          Bless Lily for bringing home a gift.
          Like you … I couldn’t either. Ever. EVER!
          (the very thought makes me want to run away! lol)
          Sending happy Sunday wishes ~ love, Cobs. x

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    1. Hello Tam
      You won’t miss me … for I’m not going…. only the Friday “What I’ve learned this week” post is ‘going on it’s holidays’. 😀
      Squidges ~ Cobs. x

      There will be posts …. but the Friday post will be something different. :


  13. Oh goodness…I almost got confused. After reading all of the comments I wasn’t sure at all
    if you were coming or going. Haha hehe. It doesn’t take much these days to rattle my brain but I think I’ve gotten it all straightened out now. You know the game where you whisper in someones ear and after it goes around the circle the secret doesn’t come out like it started. See…we don’t pay close attention even as so called adults. LOL

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    1. LOLOLOL
      Yes! Chinese Whispers!!! Awww I remember that. Such a lot of fun.

      You’re right Beverly .. we’re actually just wee children, playing in the playground. (and not paying attention! LOLOLOL)
      Sending love ~ Cobs. x


    1. LOL… Beverly … comments on my blog are set for me to moderate them before they become visible.

      Your comment did come to me. (have a look in the comments and you’ll find it).

      I had a problem with spam for a while when I’d been blogging for about 6 months, so in order to make sure that no one managed to get anything offensive onto my blog, I decided that I would have any comments moderated, so that I could delete anything which was a little bit ‘off’.
      Love you oooodles, Bev. ~ Cobs. x

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  14. Oh I am going to miss these posts….but I totally understand about taking time off for the summer. I am so busy in the summer months. We have a pool, so we usually have family over on the weekend to spend time in and around the pool and cook out. We enjoy it so much….but it does cut into my crafting time! LOL! Enjoy your summer holiday! I can’t wait until it returns! Enjoy! 🙂

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  15. Happy Sunday, Cobs! That beans fact surprised me (although I’d have gone for Mexicans, although they may have different beans, and I may have used one although too many there!) and the toothpaste one didn’t go down very well with me. I have sensitive teeth.
    I shall miss these weekly lessons from you, Cobs, but will look forward to their return with palpable anticipation. In the meantime, enjoy your holiday! 😀

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    1. I’m not having a holiday Tom. Living (roughly) 7 minutes from the sea, I’m kind of ‘on holiday’ all the time here.

      Only the post: “Things I’ve Learnt This Week” is going on its holibobs. There will be something else, something different, on a Friday from this week. 🙂
      ~ C. x


  16. always a delight to visit with you; I think if we did start out at 80-we may still act silly when we get to 18. Some people use saucers of beer for slugs-I don’t know ? And goodness what a lot of baked beans are eaten! xx

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    1. I know Rabbit!!! It really surprised me when I found out that it was Britain who ate the most beans. But … perhaps that’s why all those scented candles are so popular now. LOL

      Sending you lots of love Rabbit.
      Have a blessed rest of your day. ~ Cobs. x

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  17. Those slugs are sneaky hidey blooming things aren’t they, so small but big appetite! The star thing definitely is a WOW, can’t imagine the scale can you? Aww it’s so sad weekly is going westie for a while but so pleased you’re sticking around, that would bring tears to my eyes if you distappeared! Thank you for all the wonderful weekly info you have given us, l definitely am much more edumacated then I was before. Have a lovely week x 😁

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    1. Aw, bless you Kim. Thank you for such a fabulous comment.

      You’re right about slugs ..small but BIG appetite!, and right about the stars in the sky too. It kind of blew me away when I looked at the sky with this new knowledge. I mean to say . . . there are and have been gazillions of us on this planet, and each one of us has spoken millions of words from the moment we could talk to the moment we leave the earthly realm. And to think that there are more stars in the sky than there are words SPOKEN BY US ALL … well my mind seemed to both explode with this information, but at the same time I just couldn’t make my brain understand how this could possily be true. w.o.w.!

      Wishing you a peace filled week, with fun and smiles peppered throughout.
      ~ Cobs

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  18. Happy Monday. Surprised about the baked beans. As soon as I read that I instantly thought of the film blazing saddles! lol! Loving your idea of sneezing on the slugs Cobs 🙂 Ash may work better.
    Thank you as always for a giggle.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs Flo x

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    1. Hello Flo.
      Oo. Ash! Never thought of that.
      I’ve tried egg shells … crushed up… which worked for a while, bu then they disappear into the soil and we’re back at the start again.
      I’ve decided that I’m putting my Hostas (when I go and buy them) into pots this time, rather than the soil, and I’m going to run some copper tape around the pots so that the little blighters can’t get to the Hostas and eat them.

      They don’t like copper tape because gives them a tiny electric shock … not enough to kill them, but enough to give them a kind of low buzzy tingle – which they don’t like. Soooo.. copper tape is on the shopping list!

      Thanks for the fabulous comment, and for coming Flo. I love seeing you here.
      Have a blessed day ~ Cobs. x

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  19. There was much I enjoyed in this weekly wrap-up, but the item that got me giggling and will probably surprise a giggle out of me all day, was the jokes about unique and tame cats. I can hardly wait to tell it to anyone I associate with in the next week.

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    1. Hello Aunt Beulah, my beautiful blogging friend.
      I trust you are well …. or as fine and groovy as you can get! 🙂

      Yes … I loved the Unique cats too. It’s one which I think most people have to say out loud to get … unless you have a giggly brain cell like I have … then you can hear it inside your mind and BOOM … the joke takes hold of you and gets your chuckle muscle working. lol.

      Wonderful to see you here … such a total joy when you’re around.
      Have a blessed rest of your day my fabulous friend.
      love ~ Cobs. x


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