The Friday Post ~ 22nd September 2017

A hearty Good Friday to thee!  Ok … that’s more than enough of the Shakespearean talk.  After that, you see, it comes down to Shakespearean insults.  Not because I like to insult people … but because I find the Shakespearean insults so amazingly funny!

Get this one: Away you three-inch fool!”  That’s one I use on my friend from time to time.  Or there’s this one …  You scullion!  You rampallian!  You fustilarian!  I’ll tickle your catastrophe!”LOL…. you can see why I like Shakespearean insults.  They’re so juicy and such fun.

But Anyhoo …  you’re not here to listen to me twittering on about Shakespeare, you’re here for some Edumacation of the Cobweb variety.  So shall we get on with it?

On this Day in History.

1692 – Last people hanged for witchcraft in the United States.

1735 – Sir Robert Walpole became the first prime minister to occupy 10 Downing Street.

1888 – The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published
1893 – The first American-built automobile, built by the Duryea Brothers, is displayed.
1896 – Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.

1910 – The Duke of York’s Cinema opened in Brighton. It is still operating today, making it the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain

1934 – The worst pit disaster in Britain for 21 years killed more than 260 miners in an explosion and fire at the Gresford Mine in Wales.

1951 – The first live sporting event seen coast-to-coast in the United States, a college football game between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh, is televised on NBC.
1955 – In Britain, the television channel ITV goes live for the first time. Only six minutes of advertisements were allowed each hour and there was no Sunday morning TV permitted. The first advertisement screened was for Gibbs SR toothpaste.

1967 – The liner Queen Mary began her 1000th and last Atlantic crossing. A New York docks strike meant that passengers had to carry their own luggage aboard.

1979 – The South Atlantic Flash or Vela Incident is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.

The Vela Incident (sometimes known as the South Atlantic Flash) was an as-yet unidentified double flash of light detected by a United States Vela satellite on September 22, 1979. It has been speculated that the double flash, characteristic of a nuclear explosion, was the result of a nuclear weapons test; however, recently declassified information about the event concludes that it “was probably not from a nuclear explosion, although [it cannot be ruled] out that this signal was of nuclear origin.”

The flash was detected on 22 September 1979, at 00:53 GMT, by US Vela satellite 6911, which carried various sensors designed specifically to detect nuclear explosions. In addition to being able to detect gamma rays, x-rays and neutrons, the satellite also contained two bhangmeter sensors which were able to detect the dual light flashes associated with a nuclear explosion, specifically the initial brief, intense flash as well as the second longer flash that followed.

The satellite reported the characteristic double flash (a very fast and very bright flash, then a longer and less-bright one) of an atmospheric nuclear explosion of two to three kilotons, in the Indian Ocean between Bouvet Island (Norwegian dependency) and the Prince Edward Islands (South African dependencies). It should be noted that the explosion of some meteors as they are entering the atmosphere can produce energy measured from kilotons (Eastern Mediterranean Event) to megatons (Tunguska event). However, the mechanism is different, and meteors do not produce the double flash characteristic of a nuclear detonation.

United States Air Force WC-135B aircraft flew 25 sorties in the area soon after, but failed to detect any sign of radiation.

There is much doubt as to whether the satellite’s observations were accurate. Vela 6911 was one of a pair launched on 23 May 1969, more than ten years prior to the event, and the satellite was already two years past its design lifespan. It was known to have a failed electromagnetic pulse (EMP) sensor and had developed a fault (in July 1972) in its recording memory, but the fault had cleared itself by March 1978.

Initial assessment by the U.S. National Security Council in October 1979 was that the intelligence community had “high confidence” that the event was a low-yield nuclear explosion, although no radioactive debris was detected, and there was “no corroborating seismic or hydro-acoustic data.” A later NSC report revised this to “a position of agnosticism” about whether a test had occurred. They concluded that responsibility should be ascribed to South Africa.. Later, the Carter administration asked the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to convene a panel of instrumentation experts to examine the Vela 6911 data and determine whether the optical flash detected was from a nuclear test.

If a nuclear explosion did occur, it occurred within the 3,000 miles (4,800 km) wide circle covering the Indian Ocean, South Atlantic, southern tip of Africa, and a small part of Antarctica.

South Africa did have a nuclear weapons program at the time, and it falls within that geographic location. Nevertheless, since the fall of apartheid, South Africa has disclosed most of the information on its nuclear weapons program, and according to the subsequent International Atomic Energy Agency report, South Africa could not have constructed such a device until November 1979, two months after the incident.

U.S. analysts also considered the possibility that it could have been a covert test by a known nuclear state. They concluded that there would be little motivation for the USSR or China in particular to test a nuclear weapon in such a way, unless they were attempting to make it look like South Africa or Israel were covertly testing weapons. As the flash could have occurred in the vicinity of the Kerguelen Islands, it is possible that France was testing a neutron bomb.

It is unlikely any other declared nuclear powers would have conducted such a test. They had little reason to conduct an atmospheric test, and the small size of the blast might reflect a less advanced weapon – though there are many “advanced” reasons for small tests as well, including tactical nuclear weapons (such as neutron bombs) and testing the primary devices for thermonuclear weapons.

Today a mountain of Vela-incident intelligence remains classified, but a few heavily redacted reports have been released by the US government. Although these documents indicate considerable internal disagreement regarding the cause of the double-flash signal, they offer little new evidence. In his 2006 book On the Brink, retired CIA spy Tyler Drumheller wrote, “My sources collectively provided incontrovertible evidence that the apartheid government had in fact tested a nuclear bomb in the south Atlantic in 1979, and that they had developed a delivery system with assistance from the Israelis.” Unfortunately he does little to elaborate on the event or on his evidence, except to state that the South African bombs employed a “highly accurate delivery system using gliders.” One factor which casts doubt on the South African covert test theory is the conspicuous lack of South African scientists disclosing their participation, even after the fall of the apartheid.

Perhaps one day, when the redactions have receded and declassified documents are disseminated, further light will be shed on the Vela incident of 1979. If the distinct double-flash pattern was not a nuclear detonation, the Vela event would represent the only instance in history where a Vela satellite incorrectly identified an atomic blast– in which case the true cause may forever remain unknown and/or irrelevant. In any case, the flurry of falsifications and artificial investigations churned up in the wake of the incident clearly demonstrated governments’ unwavering willingness to renegotiate reality for political purposes, even in the shadow of a mushroom cloud.

1980 – Iraq invades Iran. The Iran–Iraq War, also known as the Imposed War and Holy Defense in Iran, and Saddâm’s Qâdisiyyah in Iraq, was a war between the armed forces of Iraq and Iran lasting from September 1980 to August 1988.

The war began when Iraq invaded Iran on 22 September 1980 following a long history of border disputes and fears of Shia insurgency among Iraq’s long suppressed Shia majority influenced by Iran’s Islamic revolution. Although Iraq hoped to take advantage of revolutionary chaos in Iran and attacked without formal warning, they made only limited progress into Iran and within several months were repelled by the Iranians who regained virtually all lost territory by June 1982. For the next six years Iran was on the offensive. Despite several calls for a ceasefire by the United Nations Security Council, hostilities continued until 20 August 1988. The last prisoners of war were exchanged in 2003.

The war is noted for several things. It was of great cost in lives and economic damage – a half a million Iraqi and Iranian soldiers as well as civilians are believed to have died in the war with many more injured and wounded – but brought neither reparations nor change in borders. It is also noted for its similarity to World War I. Tactics used included trench warfare, manned machine-gun posts, bayonet charges, use of barbed wire across trenches and on no-mans land, human wave attacks and Iraq’s extensive use of chemical weapons (such as mustard gas) against Iranian troops and civilians as well as Iraqi Kurds.

1986 – Surgeons at Harefield Hospital in London, Great Britain, performed a heart & lung transplant operation on the world’s youngest patient – a baby just 10 weeks old.
1989 – An IRA bomb attack on the Royal Marines School of Music killed 11 people, (10 of them young soldiers) and injured twelve of the bandsmen.

1991 – Bryan Adams made chart history when his song – Everything I Do, I Do It For You, had its twelfth consecutive week as the UK No.1, in Great Britain.

1999 – Singer Diana Ross was arrested on Concorde after an incident at Heathrow Airport. The singer claimed that a female security guard had touched her breasts when being frisked, and she retaliated by rubbing her hands down the security guard.

2003 – David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.

Born on this Day

1880 – Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist (d. 1958)

1915 – Arthur Lowe, British actor (d. 1982)

1931 – Fay Weldon, British novelist, short story writer, playwright, and essayist whose work has been associated with feminism

1940 – Anna Karina, Danish born actress

1948 – Denis Burke, Australian politician

1948 – Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician

1954 – Shari Belafonte, American singer, actor, model and daughter of singer Harry Belafonte, she is known for her role as Julie Gilette on the 1980s television series Hotel and as a spokesperson for the diet supplement Slim-Fast during the 1990s.

1956 – Debby Boone, American singer best known for her 1977 hit “You Light Up My Life”, which spent 10 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and won her a Grammy award the following year for Best New Artist.

1958 – Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor

1961 – Scott Baio, American actor, best known for his work on the sitcoms Happy Days and Charles in Charge

1961 – Catherine Oxenberg, British actress

1971 – Chesney Hawkes, English singer

1982 – Billie Piper, English singer and actress – began her career as a pop singer in her teens but is now best known for portraying Rose Tyler, companion to the Doctor in the television series Doctor Who from 2005 to 2006, a role she reprised in 2008.

Thought for the Day

I know that to say that all Scientists are non believers of anything regarding God, Religion or Spiritual, is a sweeping statement, for I am aware that there are scientists who are believers.  However, I’m also not foolish and know that a huge majority of scientists ‘pooh pooh’ the idea of a God or anything other than what we see here on Earth with our eyes, or that has been proven to ‘be’ or ‘exist’.

Likewise, non believers.  Non believers have their own belief that there is nothing other than this life as we see it here.  There is no God, no Heaven, no afterlife.

My own person view on these folks is that they (Scientists included) are very short-sighted.  It would seem a very closed mind attitude to think this way.

Have you ever watched an ant crawling along the ground near your house?  Do you think that the ant knows there’s a house a few inches away from it?

I mean …  the ant is sooo teeny tiny and in comparison, the house is ginormous!  Surely the ant can’t know that the house is there?

This leads me to thinking  ‘What do you suppose is right beside us that we are not yet able to recognise?”

I believe true integrity begins with the words:  “I don’t yet know”.

Our big idea that humans are ‘at the top of the existence heap’ could be the blindest assumption of all.
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School playtime this week is something a little different….

The World has its own ‘factbook’. I found this website a few years ago when looking for something entirely different.

The page you’ll land on when you click the link is up to date (2017) and tells you everything in facts and figures, about the world and it’s people.  Some of the things there surprised me and I thought some of you might like to have a peep at this one too.

This is the Home Page for the website:   CIA – The World Factbook –  and yes, it really is a website run by the CIA. (it will open in another window for you when you click).

So anyhoo…  you’re edumacated.  You’ve got something to play with at playtime and I guess that means that we’re done and dusted for another week.  All that’s left for me to say is …  Have a wonderful Friday, and a truly beautiful weekend.  I hope that everything you’re wishing for this weekend, comes true, providing that it’s good for you and yours.

The next post from The Cobweborium Emporium will be one about Tag Art … so if you don’t know what it is, get ready to find out.  If you do know what it is …  maybe get ready to be encouraged,  and if you don’t want to know what it is …  are you sure that you’re not walking along right next to a house?  lol.

Have a blessed rest of your day!

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41 thoughts on “The Friday Post ~ 22nd September 2017

  1. Cobs I love your view about the ant and the house…so so true. When people say they don’t believe there is a God because they can’t see Him….I always wonder if they believe there is wind…cause you can’t see that either. But as sure as there is wind, there is God because I can see the results of them both. (Off my soap box)
    I love be educationamalized by you every week… I learn so many interesting things and I also love love your Shakespearean insults! They are just too funny and such very classy insults.

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    1. Morning Chicken 😀
      I’m just thrilled to bits to hear that you like the Friday Post – and that you liked the ant and the house thought. A closed off mind, in my honest opinion, isn’t a great thing nor something to be proud of.

      The Shakespearean insults … Ohh they’re so delicious, aren’t they? LOL I have no idea what some of them mean, but oooo I do love them. lol.

      So lovely to see you Chicken. Thank you for coming and for the fabulous comment.
      Squidges ~ Cobs. xxx 🌷🌷🌷

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  2. I am back! I think that I am back! Surely to goodness I am back! I do not know how long it will take me to get caught up reading blogs and making comments that make sense! A month? A year? I am so behind. I miss your informative and funny and oh so smart writing. Thank you for the edumacation and I have no idea what “tag art” is, but I am going to find out before you tell me what it is. That way… you will think that I am quite the brilliant friend! I wonder if Chicken knows what “tag art” is????? We will find out!! Lots of love from Kinder in Texas where it was VERY HOT today. I am wearing shorts and sandals until Christmas. No one can stop me!

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    1. Ohhh how fabulous! Hello KinderG!! 😀
      Aw I’m tickled pink that you’re feeling better and more able to get around the interweb.

      Kinder .. I think you’re a brilliant friend whether you know what Tag Art is or not. I think you’re amazing just the way you are, and you’re most certainly in the ‘Friends’ group already. You’ve been there for aaaaages!

      I’ve missed you KinderG. I hope that you continue to improve and clamber on top of the stroke. I was so horrified to read about what happened and so very concerned about you. So to have you tapping out comments now is nothing short of a miracle.
      Thank You Lord.

      Shorts and Sandals … good for you! Wear them on Christmas Day if it’s that warm! (Just add a bit of tinsel or a bauble. lol)
      Sending BIG buckets of love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx 🌷🌷🌷

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  3. Brian Adams… He was soooo my favorite. Who am I kidding I still love him. … The Queen Mary. It is docked down the road from me in Long Beach about 25 min away. I love visiting it. It is now a ghost ship and they do tours on it. When the tour is over your allowed to walk this ship at your leisure. It’s also a hotel. LOL I am to scared to actually stay on it. There is this one room that gives me major creeps to go into it. The story is that they can not decorate it or lay carpet because every time they do they come in to it all pulled up and piled up. LOL Its a creepy room. Its a beautiful ship though. Somewhere I have some pics of it. I will maybe put some into a blog post for you to look at =)

    LOL look at me rambling on. Thank you for the informative fun post. I hope you have a fabulous day!!! xoxoxoxoxox =)

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    1. Ohhh you can ramble as much as you like Tam. I adore chatting with you. 😀

      Bryan Adams … I have to admit that I LOVED that song when it first came out … but after about week 6 of it being at No.1 in the charts, here in the UK, I was thorougly sick to the back teeth of it.

      I heard it played recently when I was in the craft room and I had the radio on, and I fell in love with it all over again. I sat there and sang it, loud and proud. lol.

      I would LOVE to see the photographs of the Queen Mary! How brilliant that it’s just down the road. Aww I’m filled with envy.

      I can understand why you were scared to stay on it, but I do wonder if that tale of the carpets being pulled up is perhaps a bit of imagination made into a story. I think they need to get one of those Ghost Hunting teams that we see on TV in to record the room for (say) 48 hours. Cameras, sounds etc – so we can perhaps see and hear whats going on.

      Or maybe it’s just a great tale which sells tickets. lol.

      I’d have no problem staying on it. We had a spirit at our old Cottage that we used to live in. I was told that it was a little girl, who had passed over many years ago, and she was ‘attached’ to me. (In other words she had a fondness for me an being around me).

      We found out we had a spirit in the house because the Microwave kept ‘beeping’ because someone was touching the keypad, and yet, no one was in the kitchen at all.

      The central heating control box was also touched – we could hear the clicks as the dial was turned. Never bothered us .. although it scared the living daylights out of my mum when she was babysitting one evening.

      There was a power cut and all the lights in the cottage went out. My mum knew I kept emergency candles in the drawer, along with matches. So she made her way into the kitchen to get the candles … and as she was trying to find the candles in the dark, she heard a click click click noise.

      We returned to find mom sat in the dark. The noise had made her jump and she hot footed it back into the living room to be near the phone incase she needed to call the police. lol.

      Hope you find he photos Tam. I’d love to see them!

      Thank you so much for coming and for the lovely comment.
      Have a wonderful Friday my beautiful friend.
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. xxx 🌷🌷🌷

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      1. omgosh Your poor mom. See I dont mind nice ghost spirits. LOL I am sure the story isnt true ( i want to think its just part of the tour anyways) but the hairs on the back of neck get prickly in that room. Ohh I think it would be awesome if Ghost Adventures did a show on it. I would totally watch that!!!! BTW I LOVE everything Bryan Adams has done. lol Total 80’s girl here haha ha oxoxoxox my fabulous friend ❤ = You also have a fantastic friday!!!!

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        1. Maybe you should get an amature Ghost Hunting crew to go and check the room out. Just suggest it to them. I’m sure that they’d love to get the chance of something a little different.

          The hairs on the back of your neck getting prickly in that room … you are obviously very ‘in tune’ with spirit and are picking up something there. Don’t be scared Tam. Just wish it a nice day and ask it to move on. (Then leave the room if you feel out of your comfort zone in that room.

          Like you .. if a Ghost Investigators programme did a show on there, I’d watch it too. Here in the UK we have a ghost hunter programme called ‘Most Haunted’ with Yvette Fielding. I’ve watched it quite a bit, but they now put it on so late that although I could watch it in bed, I’ve found that I have to have it too loud to hear them whispering all the time and then suddenly SHOUTING AND SCREAMING at the top of their voices. So watching it in bed became a liability. LOL

          I hope your Friday is drawing to a lovely, peaceful and happy close.
          Have an absolutely cracking Weekend, Tam.
          Squidges ~ Cobs. xxx 🌷🌷🌷

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          1. LOL I am pretty sure Ghost adventures has done a show on the Queen Mary. I seem to remember one anyones in the back of my mind. I say we just give you equipment -) and you can be a regular Ghost Buster =) Jumpsuit and all! =) In fact I think thats a fantastic idea!!! You can come for a visit.. We can decorate a car all up with all our skills =) Could you imagine …

            I do not have a TV in the bedroom for that very reason!!!! =)

            Have a fantabulous weekend!!! xoxoxoxo my friend ❤

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  4. What a great post, the ‘nuclear’ mystery was fascinating to read about. You know what is odd though? Only the other day Mr C and I were chatting about the god/ science thing as I was saying how funny it is that I believe in God but also the science theories (that there were dinosaurs etc). What a well timed post! Have a lovely weekend, and thank you for the fact book link. I’m teaching again today so that might be handy later on! X

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    1. Hello Mrs.Craft 😀
      The ‘Nuclear’ mystery … I agree. Fascinating. There’s more to the story than we are being told, I believe. I wonder if we’ll ever find out the truth.

      Re your conversation with Mr.C …. it’s good to talk these things out now and again as it helps to put things in order inside your brain, doesn’t it?. Your brain listens to you talk and at some point there comes a lightbulb moment and everything gets into a nice neat line and you can look at things in a more organised way.
      (at least … that’s how my brain works lol!).

      Hope your teaching day goes well and that you end the day filled with happy bubbles.
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. xxx 🌷🌷🌷

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    1. Hello Ruthie 😀
      Chuffed down to my toes that you enjoyed the Friday post, and all the Edumacation that you’re getting. 🙂

      Thank you so much for coming, and for the lovely comment.
      Bless your beautiful heart.
      May your weekend be peaceful, as beautiful as you, and filled wih love.
      Squidges ~ Cobs. xxx 🌻🌻🌻

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  5. I had no idea about the possible nuclear incident. That was fascinating to read about. I wonder if, in the end, it actually matters if it really happened or not. I mean, there was no sign of radiation or nuclear fallout, so that was good news. The history of U.S. military technology is a new thing I’ve been interested in. It was such a big secret that regular people had no idea it was so far advanced in 1969. The U.S. military had a lot of cool toys they weren’t sharing with the rest of the civilian world. By then they also had a primitive sort of Internet that nobody really knew much about.

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    1. Hello TonyMarkP 🙂
      No, I hadn’t heard of the nuclear incident either, so it was new to me too.

      I can see what you’re saying.
      But … here’s the thing … [takes up position, sitting on the fence] . . .
      Was there really no sign of radiation or nuclear fallout?
      Or are there things which the general public weren’t told at the time?

      Those in the know actually said that it: “was probably not from a nuclear explosion, although it cannot be ruled out that this signal was of nuclear origin.”

      It’s that ‘cannot be ruled out’ bit which is the bit which leaves me sitting on the fence about what this actually was.

      I would like to think that in time the public will eventually be told the truth in it’s entirity, as I have a distrust of any government who display the desire to ‘baby-sit’ their citizens and treat them like tiny children who perhaps need ‘protecting’ from the truth.

      I agree that the military had a lot of “cool toys” that they weren’t sharing, and that they also had a primitive sort of internet which no one really knew much about.

      But then, people wouldn’t know about the internet at that stage for it was in it’s (sort of) testing it out stage so it wasn’t something that was widely known about.

      Much like when the Potato Masher was invented. Not many people knew that someone had invented that little tool of the trade … until it was perfected somewhat, and then introduced to the general public as the miracle tool which was going to change the ways cooked potatoes were now able to be served up more simply.

      It’s been great chatting to you TonyMarkP. Thank you so much for coming and for leaving a footprint behind.
      Wishing you a blessed rest of your day ~ Cobs. 🙂

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  6. Well what a lot I learned with this post-I have to say, I am in full agreement with the statement “I don’t know that yet.”–and I do believe there is a house bigger than our thoughts and we all abide in its’ loving garden. You gave us such an understanding with this example. thank you love your rabbit, Michele

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    1. Hello beautiful Rabbit.
      It’s lovely seeing you here today. I’m glad you enjoyed the Friday Post, and that you tuned into the “I don’t know that yet”. We are in agreement about our beliefs. I too believe that there is somewhere else. Somewhere we cannot imagine – but it’s there. I know it is.
      Thank you so much for coming Michele. And for your beautiful comment.
      Love chatting with you. Squidges ~ Cobs. x ❤ ❤ ❤

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  7. My goodness….All of your information and all of the comments have left me in a zone. You know..the kind where you feel like you are spinning around and about to fall down Goodness me !
    Now…about all the secrets…Some day we will get the rest of the story, as Paul Harvey used to say, but not any time soon. LOL. Us little people are to be kept in the dark because ‘we’ can’t handle the truth. If we only knew we would be a very angry bunch of folks.
    I think we are much better of just trying to calm the storm which is approaching and being ready to take flight.
    Here is to a good ,wonderful, fun loving weekend. This grandma is just wore out from yesterdays child sitting. Love them to pieces but…..

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    1. LOL … Ohhh I know only too well that ‘day after babysitting’ feeling. It takes me about three days to become normal again after caring for little Cobs on a Saturday. Phew … I’m obviously just too old.

      Right young lady… I want you to stop spinning around and don’t you dare fall down. I’ve done enough falling down this week to last us a lifetime. (I fell off the edge of the bed where I was sitting – I have no idea why it happened, I only know I ended up on the floor). I couldn’t get up as I was so dizzy and ‘out of it’ … so was yelling for Mr. Cobs to come and help. I’ve got a right old bruise on my left bicep, running from the front to the bac of my arm (about 7 inches long) and I measured the width of it and it’s 3/4 inches wide. Deep purple and black, with bits of amber and gold.

      It’s painful too! Banged my right arm and made it bleed and banged my head on the dressing table corner (it has thick glass on it too, so deep and hard!)

      My legs wouldn’t work and I gave BIG thanks for Mr.Cobs being there to come and rescue me.

      So no … you are absoltely NOT allowed to fall down. EVER.
      sending you love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx 🌷 🌷 🌷

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        1. No. Although I do have to take some medication(s) I don’t think any of them are anything which might have caused the fall. I’ve got an appointment with my Doctor next week to see him about it.
          I shall let you know if I find out anything. 😉
          Love ~ Cobs xxx 🏵 🏵 🏵

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  8. The rest of my day will be more informed and thoughtful than it would have been if I had not read your Friday post. Thank you once again, my friend. I particularly enjoyed the information on the Vela-incident. I lived through it but didn’t know it. What was I thinking and doing at the time to be so oblivious? If I remember correctly, I was falling in love and that would explain everything.

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    1. Ahhhh…. falling in love makes you blind to everything else. It’s a beautiful feelling and you no longer walk on earth, but in the air.

      Glad you enjoyed this post. It’s such fun putting it together. The difficulty I have is leaving things out. What should I leave and why? People might want to know! LOL.

      So happy to keep you interested Aunt Beulah.
      Sending love ~ Cobs. x ❤

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  9. Oh what great facts you do find! Very interesting, too! I so look forward to your Friday posts….even though I am reading this on a Monday! I’m a little behind…so much to do….so little time! Humph! Well, I have some more packing to do…See you in your next post! 🙂

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  10. Good Morning Dearest Cobs!!
    I am playing a bit of catch up over coffee this morning and reading your post is like reading a fabulous magazine!!
    Now you have me thinking of all the mysteries of life – from odd explosions to ghost ships to God to science – to Bryan Adams!!
    My brain is just chock full of fascinating facts now!
    Sending you and yours loads and loads of bright explosive blessings!!!
    ~ Tami ❤

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    1. Ooo how lovely to have a coffee moment with you. I’m just chuffed to bits Tami.

      The mysteries of life are many. I’m hoping one day to have some figured out. But so far … not much luck. lol

      Men .. I’ve got one, but I haven’t a clue how they work or think. They certainly don’t drive cars in (what in my opinion is) a decent way.

      And they do seem to like eating junk. tsk tsk.
      lol
      Sending oodles of love ~ Cobs. x

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