The Friday Post ~ 27th October 2017

HAAA PEE FRI-Daaaay!

Now if that didn’t wake you up, nothing will! 

As we bring another week to a close, I’ve come to educationamalise you with some useless  useful information that you can impress your friends with.  If you can come out with three of the things you are about to learn, I think you’ll definitely go up in their estimation and they’ll think you’re really Edumacationed.  Perfick.

So … shall we crack on?  Ready?  Fasten your seat-belts, we’re going in!

Friday Edumacation

On this Day in History

312 – Constantine the Great is said to have received his famous Vision of the Cross. Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus, commonly known as Constantine I, Constantine the Great, or Saint Constantine was Roman Emperor from 306, and the undisputed holder of that office from 324 to his death. Best known for being the first Christian Roman Emperor, Constantine reversed the persecutions of his predecessor, Diocletian, and issued (with his co-emperor Licinius) the Edict of Milan in 313, which proclaimed religious toleration throughout the empire.

On the evening of October 27, with the armies preparing for battle, Constantine had a vision which lead him to fight under the protection of the Christian God. The details of that vision, however, differ between the sources reporting it. It is believed that the sign of the cross appeared and Constantine heard “In this sign, you shall conquer” in Greek.

Lactantius (an early Christian author) states that, in the night before the battle, Constantine was commanded in a dream to “delineate the heavenly sign on the shields of his soldiers”. He obeyed and marked the shields with a sign “denoting Christ”.  Lactantius describes that sign as a “staurogram”, or a Latin cross with its upper end rounded in a P-like fashion.

1662 – Charles II of England sold the coastal town of Dunkirk to King Louis XIV of France.

1880 – Theodore Roosevelt married Alice Lee.

1904 – The first underground New York City Subway line opens; the system becomes the biggest in United States, and one of the biggest in world.

1936 – Mrs Wallis Simpson filed for divorce from her second husband Ernest, which would eventually allow her to marry King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom, thus forcing his abdication from the throne.
1938 – Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: nylon.

1952 – The BBC screened part one of the 26 part series ‘Victory At Sea’, Britain’s first TV documentary.
1954 – Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.
1958 – First transmission of the BBC children’s television programme Blue Peter.

1962 – Major Rudolph Anderson of the United States Air Force became the only direct human casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis when his U-2 reconnaissance airplane was shot down in Cuba by a Soviet-supplied SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile.

1964 – Ronald Reagan delivers a speech on behalf of Republican candidate for president, Barry Goldwater. The speech launched his political career and came to be known as “A Time for Choosing”.

A Time for Choosing, also known as “The Speech,” was presented on a number of speaking occasions during the 1964 U.S. presidential election campaign by future-president Ronald Reagan on behalf of Republican candidate Barry Goldwater.
Many versions of the speech exist, as it was altered during many stops, but two are best known:

• 1964 Republican National Convention – San Francisco, California – Given as a nomination speech for Goldwater.

• As part of a pre-recorded television program titled “Rendezvous with Destiny”, broadcast on October 27, 1964.

Following the speech, Ronald Reagan was asked to run for governor of California. To this day, this speech is considered one of the most effective ever made on behalf of a candidate. Reagan was later called the “great communicator” in recognition of his effective communication skills.

1967 – Britain passed the Abortion Act, allowing abortions to be performed legally for medical reasons. The Abortion Act 1967 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom to regulate abortion by registered practitioners, and the free provision of such medical practices through the National Health Service (NHS).

It was introduced by David Steel as a Private Member’s Bill, but was backed by the government, and after a heated debate and a free vote passed on 27 October 1967, coming into effect on 27 April 1968.

The act made abortion legal in the UK up to 28 weeks gestation. In 1990, the law was amended by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act: abortion became legal only up to 24 weeks except in cases where it was necessary to save the life of the woman, there was evidence of extreme fetal abnormality, or there was a grave risk of physical or mental injury to the woman.

As of 2005, abortions after 24 weeks were extremely rare, fewer than 200 a year, accounting for 0.1% of all abortions.  There are continual pushes to reduce this time limit greatly, but so far, no changes have been made.

The act does not extend to Northern Ireland. Abortion is illegal there unless the doctor acts “only to save the life of the mother”. The situation is the same as it was in England before the introduction of the Abortion Act. The Offences Against the Person Act 1861 and the Criminal Justice Act remain in full force.

1968 – In Great Britain, Police clashed with anti-war protesters as trouble flared in Grosvenor Square, London, after an estimated 6,000 marchers faced up to police outside the United States Embassy.
BBC News Report on the Day complete with Timeline of Events

1986 – The United Kingdom Government suddenly deregulates financial markets, leading to a total restructuring of the way in which they operate in the country, in an event now referred to as the Big Bang.

1992 – United States Navy radio man Allen R. Schindler, Jr. is brutally murdered by shipmates for being gay, precipitating first military, then national debate about gays in the military that resulted in the United States “Don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy.
1997 –  The 1997 mini-crash: Stock markets around the world crash because of fears of a global economic meltdown. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets 554.26 points to 7,161.15. For the first time, the New York Stock Exchange activated their “circuit breakers” twice during the day eventually making the controversial move of closing the Exchange early.

Born on this Day

1782 – Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist and composer (d. 1840)

1728 – Captain James Cook, English naval officer and one of the greatest navigators in history. His voyages in the Endeavour led to the European discovery of Australia, New Zealand and the Hawaiian Islands. Thanks to Cook’s understanding of diet, no member of the crew ever died of scurvy, the great killer on other voyages.

1811 – Isaac Singer, American inventor (d. 1875) made important improvements in the design of the sewing machine and was the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company.

1854 – Sir William Smith, Scottish founder of the Boys’ Brigade (d. 1914)

1858 – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1919)

1873 – Emily Post, American etiquette author (d. 1960)

1896 – Edith Brown, survivor of the Titanic (d. 1997)

1914 – Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet (d. 1953)

1939 – John Cleese, British actor and writer

1951 – K.K. Downing, English guitarist (Judas Priest)

1953 – Peter Firth, British actor

1957 – Glenn Hoddle, English footballer

1958 – Simon Le Bon, English singer (Duran Duran)

1978 – Vanessa-Mae, Singapore musician

1984 – Kelly Osbourne, English television personality and daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne.

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Thought for the Day

Attitude.  The longer I live the more I realise the impact of attitude on life.

Attitude to me, is more important than facts.  More important than the past, education, money, circumstances, failure, success, that what other people think, or say, or do.

It’s more important than appearance,  giftedness or skill.  It will make or break a hobby;   a business;  a friendship;  a relationship;  a love;  a marriage;  a Church;  a home;  a nation.

The remarkable thing is that we have a choice, every day, regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.  We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way and sometimes the way they act is inappropriate.

We cannot change the inevitable – nothing I can do will stop the hands of time from turning my hair grey;  my body ageing;  a wrinkle appearing on my face;  getting older and developing the aches and pains that come with age …  but just because I have a pain, doesn’t mean I have to BE a pain!

We cannot change the fact that bad things will happen to good people.  A great deal of life happenings are beyond our control.

The one thing we can do though, is play on the one string we have … and that, is our attitude.

I’m convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it.  And so it is with you.  We are each in charge of our own attitude.

What attitude are you going to choose today?  And …  when you’ve chosen it,  remember – people will react to your attitude – so if they react badly, maybe it isn’t down to them, but down to you and your attitude.

Remember this, and if you find yourself continually getting what you don’t want . . .  maybe you need to change your attitude towards people, and towards your life in general.

If you keep doing what you’re doing – you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.​

PLAYTIME!!!

No edumacation facility is worth its weight unless it gives it’s pupils something to play with,  so …. here it comes:

Want to make a glass of water freeze instantly on command? What is this supernatural power and who can use it? Discover the secrets to Ice-bending … in real life.  Watch the video in the following link.  It will teach you all you want to know, and then you’ll REALLY be able to amaze friends and family, and they’ll all wonder how on earth you did it! (link will open in a new window for you):   My Science Academy

coffee cupI learnt this week that Potatoes have two more chromosomes than people, the same as gorillas!  And … that Rice has almost twice as many genes as human beings!  Not sure how this fit’s into the lives of people I know but there is a relative I would perhaps call a couch potato.  But … now I’m wondering if I’m paying them a compliment! LOL. 

Did you learn anything new this week?  Do share … you can edumacate me then!

I hope you have a truly fabulous Friday, and a remarkable weekend. 

Sending squidges ~

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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

46 thoughts on “The Friday Post ~ 27th October 2017”

  1. Good morning!
    Am I first to arrive…sorry…I just got excited when I read about the 1968 anti-war protest. My mother was on that march, and then one of the major events of my childhood, that I remember, was seeing the last of the American soldiers leaving Vietnam on the news. Funny how these events all link together in this Book of Life…there’s people for you though, always fighting over something.

    A fabulous post as always, jam-packed with wonderful information and facts to bamboozle – I definitely want to be on your team for “The Chase” – although I am now faintly afraid of the potatoes in my cupboard….have a great day, lots of love to you 😺💕xxx

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    1. Being first is a great place to be Samantha! First in the queue makes sure you get what you want. First past the finishing line means you can stop running and take a well earned rest. (and possibly win the prize if there is one)

      Your Mom, being on the Anti War protest march … what a fabulous memory to have. Knowing that your mother felt SO strongly about something that she was out there, using shoe leather to have her opinion heard … aw, I LOVE that so much. She’s not my mom… but I’m really proud of her. What a Great Gal!

      I think if you put us in a team for The Chase …. we’d go to pieces and forget every last thing we’d ever learnt. LOL. You and I would be the pair giggling behind the desk like we’d drunk all the cocktails – when in fact, we’d drunk nothing alcoholic at all. We’re just naturally gigglers and can find the fun in any situaion.

      I reckon Ann (Miss Frosty Knickers) is a giggler too.
      Aww…. this is now sounding like a plan, Samantha. SO much fun to be had here! LOL

      Sending you HEAPS of squidges and buckets of love ❤ ~ Cobs. xxx

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  2. Hi Cobs,
    From my side I can’t say I am any more educationamised this week than last except for all this information you shared. I think I will remember Constantine and his cross dream, Theodore Roosevelt’s marriage to Alice Lee and the sale of Dunkirk to France.

    About attitude- I have something to share.
    Last week we, my family and I were stuck in Miami airport as our 16 hour flight was cancelled suddenly due to technical problems. We came to know of this 2 hours before take off time. A lot of the people had connecting flights to onward destinations – some were students and had to be back on a certain date and so on. They gave us a coupon to be put up at a local Sheraton hotel and meal coupons of 15 $ each for dinner and breakfast( no lunch provided) and nothing else. And this from an airline branded to be the best airline for 2017. I lost it there- I kept grumbling and mumbling and blaming everyone – the airline, my husband, every one who voted for the airline- you name it, I have blamed them.:)
    Anyway long story short, we went back to another hotel, which my husband already had reservation for and stayed the night there and continued our onward flight the next night on the same flight home.
    My attitude- that is what I wanted to talk about- I spoiled the night for all of my family- all were so worried about me- I am generally calm and do not often fight for my “rights” and so on.
    Attitude counts and our attitude reflects on the attitude others take toward us.
    Thank you for the life skill education.
    Susie

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    1. Ohhh Susie… I’m so sorry to hear of your flight problems.

      Don’t beat yourself up for letting the misery out via your mouth. We sometimes come across things in life which upsets our normal way, and it’s when this happens that we can forget to look for the good stuff which might be hiding within the situation, and instead become verbal and let the upsetting feelings we have inside us, out!

      It’s ok to feel cross, or angry or mad. You let it out and because of that it didn’t stay within you, eating you up. You just weren’t in a place to find the funny, or sigh, take a deep breath and utter the words: “Ah well, these things happen.”

      You’re ok Susie, …. you’re simply human. Like the rest of us. You’re in good company. We’ve all been in that place at one time or another. 😉

      Sending hugs, squidges and a sand bucket full of love ~ Cobs. x 😀

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    2. Cobs is right Susie…don’t beat yourself up about the airport thing. We all lose it sometimes….it is how we handle that “losing it” and moving on that also matters. I think we have all been in your shoes and reacted the same way…..Faye aka Chicken Grandma

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            1. I have no idea how I know this but …. Tony Hart originally designed the logo (the ship) for the Blue Peter badge, and it was liked so much by the B.P folks that it became their logo too.

              Mr. Hart had a short series of strokes which robbed him of the ability to use his hands properly – in particular his right hand, and consequently he was no longer able to draw and be the artist we all knew him to be.
              This upset me so very much. But he simply said that it was something he had to bear.
              Such a beautiful, stoic, man. A sad loss to the world when he passed on.

              I shall forever remember the intro music to ‘The Gallery’. 🎵 Dah de dah de da dah, 🎶 dah dee dah dah, 🎶 dah de dah dah da dahh… 🎵 Ohhhh, I LOVED that tune. I would ‘sing’ it for hours after I’d heard it on ‘Vision On’.

              Great sharing the memories with you Anna. Thank you. I shall have a smile on my face and a song in my heart, forthe rest of the day now.
              ~ Cobs. x 🤗

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  3. My head is now full of knowledge!! Not sure how long it will stay there! 🙂 Totally agree with you about attitude. I am a great believer in that it is not what happens to us but how we deal with things makes us the people we are. Hope that makes sense. Only had to cuppas this morning! 🙂 Fabulous post as always. Have a great week end.
    Hugs Flo x

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    1. Hello Flo.
      The knowledge in the head … I’m of the belief that it falls out of my ears when I’m in bed and laying on my side. It’s the only explanation for why I’m an intelligent human from roughly mid-day … and yet a total nincompoop when I get out of bed in the morning. lol

      Two cuppas? Only TWO?? Hells bells … I can’t function properly until I’ve had three coffees! (I drink way too much coffee. I’m making a conscious effort to cut down because I know it’s not good for me. tsk tsk.)

      Great to see you Flo. Thanks for coming, and for the lovely chat. ~ Cobs. xxx

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  4. COOL! The ice thing is looking like fun. I don’t remember science class being this much fun. Must try this with the grands.
    Cob, you come up with such useful learning material. You must spend days looking up all of this stuff.
    Speaking of cool. Our weather has finely changed. Now I need to get the hoop house ready to close up so the lemons can finish .The thought of losing them at this stage is a worry. Til later…xoxo

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    1. I didn’t really enjoy science until I reach 14 years old … then, suddenly, it was though someone flicked a switch and I ‘got it’. From that point on I loved it and couldn’t get enough of it.

      But I do rather love the ‘off centre’ science like this Ice thing. It has a ticklish sort of feeling going on and makes you want to try it, doesn’t it! LOVE it.

      I hope your lemons line up and be good little soldiers. We don’t want any losses. None at all.
      Sending love and telling you to not do too much. No broken bones or achey bits. ~ Cobs. xxx 😀 ❤

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  5. Happpyyy Friday ! 🙂 I love learning and the dates cover so much! I have always loved Science, History…not so much. Love and Live the attitude..it definitely is a work in progress! I can snap myself out of an attitude really quickly! You have a lovely weekend Beautiful friend! XXX

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  6. Oh my goodness, so many facts! And birthdays too! I am always interested to see who I share my birth year with too lol. This week I discovered that permanent marker is easier to remove from walls than biro or was crayon! (No, I haven’t been experimenting with new forms of craft, this was the combined effort of my children.) Have a lovely weekend, I need to muster up the energy to bake an iron man birthday cake for Sunday. X

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    1. Right now, I’m wishing that we lived closer together, for I’d happily make/decorate the cake for you and you pass it off as your own.

      I’m almost positive that Sainsbury’s used to do an Iron Man cake …. but that was a while ago. They may not do it anymore.

      Oh my word! Permanent marker on the walls! I’d have passed out. lol

      Sending healing love and praying that the cake is magnificent!
      ~ Cobs. xxx

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  7. Oh what great tidbits! I love the “ice” video was “cool”! Attitude dues make a big difference. My boss has such a great attitude about everything, even his diagnosis. You always wonder why bad things happen to good people…I am wondering that, especially now. But really, I am believing more and more that our lives are planned even before we are born. Who we are and what we become are not really in our hands. We need to grasp each minute of every day and enjoy it. You never know when it will be your last. Keeping a positive attitude helps you to enjoy your surroundings. Slow down, take time to enjoy the moment. Don’t wish time away. Attitude is so important. Keeping it positive makes for a happier life for you and those around you. Don’s sweat the small stuff…it doesn’t really matter in the big picture. It’s hard sometimes, especially when you are thrown a curve ball and you were expecting something different. Not everything is the way we want it, but we usually can’t do anything about it. Keep your chin up, a smile on your face, and together we will all get through the “rough” times. Trying right now…:)

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    1. Hello Nancee.
      “You always wonder why bad things happen to good people…” … bad things happen to bad people too, Nanc. … and sometimes those bad things are a turning point for those people.

      I think it’s all down to attitude and how we handle any particular situation. But you’re right about not sweating the small stuff. If it’s small stuff then, as the Disney Frozen song goes – we have to ‘let it go’, for in keeping hold of it can be something which puts us on a downward spiral.

      You’re also right in saying that “not everyhing is the way we want it” – if it was, then how boring our lives would be. No challenges to get around. No character building stuff.

      Stay positive Nancee. Things can happen which bring about something better. Things can change in such a way that we forget that we were worrying in the first place.

      Things can also happen which we would rather didn’t happen. And it’s these things which we have to work around.

      Living on our planet right at this moment, are millions upon millions of people. All different faiths and beliefs. All doing different jobs, or not. All facing different or similar challenges.

      BUT … there is one thing which we all have in common…. and that’s that we pass on/pass over/die/expire/ leave this earthly life behind. That one thing happens to us all. And … at any age. From the age of 0 to 125. (ish)

      We are as flowers. Tulips, roses, daffodils or any other of the flowers out in the garden of life. We are born… we bloom, blossom and then we slowly fade and then we are gone. Only those flowers aren’t gone.

      Think of a Tulip bulb. In the winter you don’t see the flower… but it’s there. You see … if you took a tulip bulb and cut it open, you would find that it’s there, inside the bulb. It’s with it’s source. It’s returned to it’s source.

      We are like flower bulbs. We are born, we grow, we bloom and then blossom. We get older, and we fade, and eventually we are no longer bound to the Earth. But … We cannot ‘die’ for the life of us. We return to the ‘source’ of all. We all do. Whatever faith or non faith. Even non believers.

      Keep your chin up and look to the chimney tops Nancee. It’s a proven that people who keep their head tilted up and so ‘looking to the chimney tops’ are more positive and clearer thinking, and able to think out a way of over-coming a problem or task which is set for them.

      Keep looking at the Chimney Tops Nancee. Even Santa knows that one!
      Sending love, and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  8. I am so glad you do not make us take a quiz or test after the Friday sessions! I usually have to read and reread a couple times and then I know I still haven’t absorbed all the new facts that I should..(I just know that sometime I will get called to be on a game show and this information is going to come in handy!) But then again….maybe not.
    Anyway…..love all the new knowledge even though I may have some of it a bit twisted.

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    1. Actually giggling to myself here .. Aww Chicken, I’m SO like you. I too read stuff, then tell myself ‘I’m going to remember that for the blog’ …. and then totally forget it. (sigh)

      When I’m watching a game show with Mr. Cobs, I can reel out the answers like I’m super-duper educated. But .. if you put me on a team on a quiz show, I know for sure that panic would wipe out every bit of information I’ve ever learned in my whole life, possibly including my own name.

      How do I know this? Because over the past few weeks of having tests done (medical stuff) … I keep being asked how old I am … and each time has resulted in me saying: “eermmm…”, and an instant panic sets in and I have to look to Cobs Snr., with pleading in my eyes for him to rescue me from this hell, with an answer!

      Useless. Totally useless.
      lol ~ Cobs. xxx

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  9. Seriously, your lists do educate me because they make me realize how many good people there are and have been in the world, and what good to great things they have done. Sure, there are some upsetting things as well, such as the murder of the young gay man in the navy, but that is reality. Our world is not perfect, but over the long haul it’s pretty good. Thank you for reminding me of that. Also, your thought of the day was especially powerful and impactful this morning. God Bless you, Cobs.

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    1. Aw I’m so happy to see you here and knowing that you enjoy reading the Friday Posts.

      You’re totally right, there are good people in the world, and well, where there is good, there is normally found to be a few bad. So long as the good overcomes the bad, we’re doing ok.

      Things are changing all the time in this world, so what was accepted behaviour a hundred years ago, is now so unacceptable that it’s shocking to hear it ever happened. Women were once not allowed to vote – and boy did they have to fight tooth and nail to be allowed to do that very thing!

      Sending you much love Aunt Beulah.
      Have a truly blessed rest of your day. ~ Cobs. xxx 🤗

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  10. Interesting facts once more, Cobs! I used to love Blue Peter in the 1970s. (Obviously, being 24 and all, I’ve only seen recordings of the live shows waaaaay after the event)
    And does having more chromeezones make one cleverer? Are potatoes more cleverer than people then? Mind you, they do seem more versatile… 😉
    Have a great weekend Cobs!

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    1. Blue Peter … well me being only 7 (and a half) I only have knowledge of it from YouTube … but it really was a cracking TV programme. Particularly liked the bit with Val’s old knicker elastic. But that’s understandable, me being a crafter and all. (lol).

      The Chrome Ezones …well I would guess they make you shiney… being Chrome and all.

      Potatoes …. OH!!! They are WAY more clever than us ordinary people! What person do you know that you could cook in a saucepan; an oven; in a frying pan; in a casserole; in a microwave or indeed, on a bonfire wrapped in tin-foil? What person could you turn into a Hassle-back Potato? What person could you slice thinly enough to make crisps with? Or even MASH and still look good?

      What Person do you know that you could eat? (hmmm… there is a rather well known/famous chap who I could happily bite … but eat?) GASP …. someone took control of my keyboard and typed that last sentence. That was NOT me! I would never say such a thing. For I am Snow White!
      And ….
      What Person could you use for a Potato Printing session?
      What person could you wipe over drinking glasses as a non-toxic cleaner? Or rub over your silverware and make it shine?

      Are they cleverer? I think that’s an unproven science Fact/Fiction or supposition, so at the moment, down to personal belief.

      And with that summing up, I rest my briefs, Your Honour, and wish you the happiest of weekends. Don’t forget to put your clocks back. (and mine. I saw you pinching them and putting them in your car!). ~ C. 😊

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  11. Oo. Er. Ah.
    My previous comment has just vanished into the ether, Cobs. It was something about potatoes being cleverer, I think… normally I’m told by a little message that I’m awaiting moderation, but this time I’ve been zapped far, far away it seems.
    But, never the less, I enjoyed this post of yours. As usual, it goes without saying.
    I’m trying again now.
    Let’s see.
    Here goe

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    1. Dearest, most wonderfullest Tomaty Tom Tom….
      I would never zap you!
      I think, to be serious for a moment … that WordPress is having a ‘moment’. It’s been having a moment for a few days now. Maybe it’s going through the Manopaws and getting forgetful about what it’s supposed to be doing when it walks into the room.
      I got your comment and have replied. see above 😊 ~ C. 🎪

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    1. It’s because you still have your Super-Human Halloween costume on Tom. You’re typing at the speed of light. WordPress can’t cope! Not while it’s painting it’s fingernails! 💅🏻

      I’m going to be a Unicorn for Halloween. D’ya like my costume: 🦄 There’s more to it, but I couldn’t fit it in.

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        1. LOL.
          It’s because I love this stuff. It gives me a high that no drug could ever do. (not that I’ve tried any, but I don’t think that anything could be as great as finding these little nuggets -and there’s actually more to them, but I try to keep it short so that people don’t get bored. eeek!
          lol
          Love you Miss Jessica. xxx

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  12. Good Morning Dearest Cobs! Or good afternoon/evening – use whichever good applies! 😀
    I love your fabulous attitude dear Cobs. I feel 110% the exact same way. I used to always be so fussy and looking to point blame at things and it has been absolutely positively life changing to just stop. Just stop and let it wash over me and away from me. It’s like I mentally created a net that only catches the good bits and the bad bits that I have no use for just pass through it.
    Teddy Roosevelt is a wonderful example of attitude being the difference in how life turns out. His first wife Alice caught scarlet fever shortly after their daughter was born and she passed away. His mother died only a day before Alice!! Not to mention that he had asthma and other health problems as a child plus suffered from depression and anxiety issues. Such horrible, painful, terrible life events could have crushed him. But they didn’t. He plowed on in life. And what an incredible life he lived.
    You are so so so wise dear Cobs. It is a choice. If you choose to react negative and dark then that is what your life will be – a shadow cast over everything. If you choose to see the silver linings in things then your life will sparkle and shine from the sunshine that splashes across that silver lining.
    Sending you pouches full of positive blessings!!
    ~ Tami

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    1. Hello Tami. 🤗
      You’re so right. Letting things pass you by or wash over you rather than allowing them to get you all bunched up inside and eventually pop out of you as anger or annoyance, really isn’t worth carrying around. But it’s something you have to develop. You mentally have to be ready and waiting with your own advice the moment you catch yourself getting bunched up about something.

      It can be difficult … but it’s SO brilliant when it eventually works and you see and feel the benefit of it.

      I didn’t know some of the things you shared with me about Teddy Roosevelt. An example indeed of having the right attitude.

      I’m not sure about wise Tami, but I do know about the choice of attitude, for it’s something I learned the hard way too.

      When things are bad, you have to ACTIVELY search for the good things which are hiding within each bad moment, hour, day, week or year. There ARE good things, if you look carefully.

      Things are sent to try us in order to build us for the next step. We have to learn lessons in order to move forward. Some lessons are difficult, which I know only too well, but they HAVE to be learned the first time round, or we keep being given the same lesson in different ways, in order for the lesson to eventually sink in and ‘stick’.

      Thank you so much for coming Tami, and for staying for a chat. LOVE talking with you, my friend.
      Sending buckets of love from my corner to yours. ~ Cobs. xxx

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