The Friday Post

Hap-pee Friday!  Where has this week gone?  How very dare it rush past in a flash!  If it’s going to come and visit, then a week should surely hang around long enough for tea and cakes!  I’m coming to a conclusion that weeks have no manners what-so-ever.  The arrive, don’t wipe their feet, don’t take their coats off, and they leave without saying a word, don’t thank you for opening your home to them and don’t even say goodbye.  No … they just up and off, leaving us with yet another Friday.  How VERY dare it!

Anyhoo …  before I get into edumacationing you, I’ve learned some fun things this week and I thought you might like me to share them with you:

I’ve learnt:

  • Lions can get hair-balls the size of footballs.  Thankfully I don’t have to clean those off my carpet.
  • The letter Q was illegal in Turkey for 85 years.
  • Wherever a leaf is in the world, its internal temperature is always 21oC.
  • A popular way to cure impotence in the 14th century was to wear your trousers on your head for 24 hours.

You couldn’t make it up, could you?  LOL.

Right .. enough of this giggling.  Let’s get you into the classroom and start your expensive edumacation!

On This Day in History

1558 – Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England, – England’s first queen (also known as ‘Bloody Mary’), dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England. Elizabeth I  (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Queen of Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death.  Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess,  Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty.  The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was executed three years after her birth, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. Her brother, Edward VI, cut her out of the succession. His will, however, was set aside, and in 1558 Elizabeth succeeded her half-sister, the Catholic Mary, during whose reign she had been imprisoned for nearly a year on suspicion of supporting Protestant rebels.

1603 – English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial. Falsely accused of treason, he had been offered a large sum of money by Lord Cobham, a critic of England’s King James I, to make peace with the Spanish and put Arabella Stuart, James’s cousin, on the throne. Raleigh claimed he turned down the offer, but Lord Cobham told his accusers that Raleigh was involved in the plot. Sir Walter Raleigh or Ralegh (c. 1552 – 29 October 1618), was a famed English writer, poet, soldier, courtier and explorer.

Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne. Little is known for certain of his early life, though he spent some time in Ireland, in Killua Castle, Clonmellon, County Westmeath, taking part in the suppression of rebellions and participating in two infamous massacres at Rathlin Island and Smerwick, later becoming a landlord of lands confiscated from the Irish. He rose rapidly in Queen Elizabeth I’s favour, being knighted in 1585, and was involved in the early English colonisation of the New World in Virginia under a royal patent. In 1591, he secretly married Elizabeth Throckmorton, one of the Queen’s ladies-in-waiting, without requesting the Queen’s permission, for which he and his wife were sent to the Tower of London. After his release, they retired to his estate at Sherborne, Dorset.

In 1594, Raleigh heard of a “City of Gold” in South America and sailed to find it, publishing an exaggerated account of his experiences in a book that contributed to the legend of El Dorado.  After Queen Elizabeth died in 1603, Raleigh was again imprisoned in the Tower, this time for allegedly being involved in the Main Plot against King James I who was not favourably disposed toward him.  In 1616, however, he was released in order to conduct a second expedition in search of El Dorado.  This was unsuccessful and the Spanish outpost at San Thomé was ransacked by men under his command.  After his return to England he was arrested and after a show trial held mainly to appease the Spanish, he was beheaded at Whitehall.

1800 – The United States Congress holds its first session in Washington, D.C.
1820 – Captain Nathaniel Palmer becomes the first American to see Antarctica (the Palmer Peninsula was later named after him).
1827 – The Delta Phi fraternity, America’s oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
1855 – David Livingstone becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in what is now present-day Zambia-Zimbabwe.
1869 – England’s James Moore won the first cycle road race, an 83 miles race from Paris to Rouen.
1880 – The first three women to graduate in Britain received their Bachelor of Arts degrees at London University.
1882 – The Royal Astronomer witnessed an unidentified flying object from the Greenwich Observatory. He described it as a circular object, glowing bright green.

1903 – The Russian Social Democratic Labor Party splits into two groups; the Bolsheviks (Russian for “majority”) and Mensheviks (Russian for “minority”).

1911 – The Omega Psi Phi fraternity, the first African-American fraternity at a historically black college or university, is founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

1922 – Britain elected its first Communist Member of Parliament, J T Walton-Newbold standing for Motherwell, Scotland. He eventually joined the Labour Party.

1945 – Britain’s H J Wilson of the RAF set a New world air speed record 606 mph.

1950 – Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, was enthroned as Tibet’s head of state at the age of fifteen. Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso (born Lhamo Döndrub is the 14th Dalai Lama. He is the head of the Tibetan government-in-exile based in Dharamshala, India. Tibetans traditionally believe him to be the reincarnation of his predecessors.

The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama is a spiritual leader revered among Tibetans. The most influential figure of the Gelugpa or Yellow Hat Sect, he has considerable influence over the other sects of Tibetan Buddhism. The Chinese government, whose occupation of Tibet in 1959 forced him into exile, regards him as the symbol of an outmoded theocratic system.

Tenzin Gyatso was born fifth of 16 children to a farming family in the village of Taktser, Qinghai province, China. His first language was the regional Amdo dialect.

He was proclaimed the tulku or rebirth of the thirteenth Dalai Lama at the age of two. At the age of fifteen, on 17 November 1950, one month after the Chinese army’s invasion of Tibet, he was formally enthroned as Dalai Lama. He thus became the country’s most important spiritual leader and political ruler.

In 1959 the Dalai Lama fled through the mountains to India following a failed uprising and the effective collapse of the Tibetan resistance movement. He had at first, in 1951, ratified under military pressure a Seventeen Point Agreement to coexist alongside China. In India he set up a Tibetan government-in-exile. Among the 80,000 or so exiles that followed him Tenzin Gyatso strives to preserve traditional Tibetan education and culture.

A noted public speaker worldwide,Tenzin Gyatso is often described as charismatic. He is the first Dalai Lama to travel to the West, where he seeks to spread Buddhist teachings and to promote ethics and interfaith harmony. In 1989 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.. He was given honorary Canadian citizenship in 2006, and was awarded the United States Congressional Gold Medal on 17 October 2007.

1953 – The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland. The Blasket Islands (Na Blascaodaí in Irish – etymology uncertain: it may come from the Norse word “brasker”, meaning “a dangerous place”) are a group of islands off the west coast of Ireland, forming part of County Kerry.

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They were inhabited until 1953 by a completely Irish-speaking population. The inhabitants were evacuated to the mainland on 17 November 1953. Many of the descendants currently live in Springfield, Massachusetts and some former residents still live on the Dingle peninsula, within sight of their former home.

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The islanders were the subject of much anthropological and linguistic study around the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries and, thanks partly to outside encouragement, a number of books were written by islanders that record much of the islands’ traditions and way of life. These include An tOileánach (The Islandman) by Tomás Ó Criomhthain, Peig by Peig Sayers and Fiche Blian ag Fás (Twenty Years A-Growing) by Muiris Ó Súilleabháin.

Cathedral Rocks at Blasket Islands
Cathedral Rocks at Blasket Islands

The Blasket Islands have been called Next Parish America, a term popular in the United States.

1955 – Anglesey became the first authority in Britain to introduce fluoride into the water supply.
1959 – Two Scottish airports, Prestwick and Renfrew, became the first to offer duty-free goods in Britain. London Heathrow followed soon after.

1964 – Britain said that it was banning all arms exports to South Africa.

1967 – Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports he was given on November 13, US President Lyndon B. Johnson tells his nation that, while much remained to be done, “We are inflicting greater losses than we’re taking…We are making progress.”
1968 – NBC outraged football fans by cutting away from the final minutes of a game to air a TV special, “Heidi,” on schedule. Viewers were deprived of seeing the Oakland Raiders come from behind to beat the New York Jets 43-32.
1969 – Cold War: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.

1970 – Vietnam War: Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for the My Lai massacre. William Laws Calley, Jr. (born June 8, 1943, in Miami, Florida) is a convicted American war criminal. He is the U.S. Army officer found guilty of ordering the My Lai Massacre on March 16, 1968, during the Vietnam War.

Of the 26 officers and soldiers initially charged for their part in the My Lai Massacre or the subsequent cover-up, only Calley would be convicted. He was seen by some as a scapegoat used by the U.S. Army for its failure to instill morale and discipline in its troops and officers. Others, knowing nothing about his education or background, sought to excuse his actions because of his allegedly low intelligence and cultural background. Many saw My Lai as a direct result of the military’s attrition strategy with its emphasis on “body counts” and “kill ratios.”

1970 – Luna program: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on Mare Imbrium (Sea of Rains) on the Moon. This is the first roving remote-controlled robot to land on another world and was released by the orbiting Luna 17 spacecraft.
1970 – Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.

1973 – Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, US President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors “I am not a crook”.

The Watergate scandals were a series of political scandals during the presidency of Richard Nixon that resulted in the indictment of several of Nixon’s closest advisors and ultimately his resignation on August 9, 1974.

The scandals began with the arrest of five men for breaking and entering into the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Office complex in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1972. Investigations conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and later by the Senate Watergate Committee, House Judiciary Committee and the press revealed that this burglary was one of many illegal activities authorized and carried out by Nixon’s staff and loyalists. They also revealed the immense scope of crimes and abuses, which included campaign fraud, political espionage and sabotage, illegal break-ins, improper tax audits, illegal wiretapping on a massive scale, and a secret slush fund laundered in Mexico to pay those who conducted these operations. This secret fund was also used as hush money to buy silence of the seven men who were indicted for the June 17 break-in.

Nixon and his staff conspired to cover up the break-in as early as six days after it occurred. After two years of mounting evidence against the President and his staff, which included former staff members testifying against them in a Senate investigation, it was revealed that Nixon had a tape recording system in his offices and that he had recorded many conversations. Recordings from these tapes revealed that he had obstructed justice and attempted to cover up the break-in. This recorded conversation later became known as the Smoking Gun. After a series of court battles, the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in United States v. Nixon that the President had to hand over the tapes; he ultimately complied.

With certainty of an impeachment in the House of Representatives and of a conviction in the Senate, Nixon resigned ten days later, becoming the only US President to have resigned from office. His successor, Gerald Ford, would issue a controversial pardon for any federal crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.  Click here for the link to the New York Times story

1989 – Riot police arrest hundreds of people taking part in the biggest show of public dissent in Czechoslovakia for 20 years.
BBC News complete with Video footage of the news from that day

2000 – A catastrophic landslide in Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia, kills 7, and causes millions of SLT (Slovenian Tolar – the currency of Slovenia) of damage. It is one of the worst catastrophes in Slovenia in the past 100 years.
2003 – An ex-soldier who served in the Gulf War was found guilty of at least one of the Washington sniper killings in October the previous year.
BBC News story complete with Audio from the court room
2003 – Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was sworn in as the 38th governor of California.
2004 – Kmart Corp. announced it was buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.

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Born on this Day

1887 – Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, English soldier who was a painstaking planner, which contributed to his most successful battle in North Africa when he broke through Rommel’s lines during the Second World War. ‘Monty’ was also a superb communicator, which assured his popularity with his men.

1923 – Mike Garcia, American baseball player (d. 1986)

1925 – Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)

1937 – Peter Cook, British comedian (d. 1995)

1934 – Fenella Fielding, English actress

1942 – Martin Scorsese, American film director

1943 – Lauren Hutton, American actress

1944 – Danny DeVito, American actor

1951 – Dean Paul Martin, American singer and actor (d. 1987)

1960 – Jonathan Ross, British presenter

1960 – RuPaul, American drag entertainer

1980 – Isaac Hanson, American musician (Hanson)

1981 – Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud)

 

Thought for the Day

Isn’t it funny (?) how people go searching for happiness, travelling the world, or buying things that they feel will make them happy . . . and yet  . . . their happiness is there all the time.  They just have to sit for a moment and go inside themselves and look at what they have.

Try it.  When you are done reading this, close your eyes and sit quite still for a moment and ‘see’ all the people you love surrounding you.  See all the blessings you have in your life:

  • The place where you live
  • Your family and friends
  • Your pet(s)
  • Your job
  • Your television;  your computer;  your kitchen equipment which enables you to make a drink and cook food to eat.

Think about these things and more.  And then … imagine that someone or something suddenly takes it all away from you.  Everything – gone.  Forever.  Washed away by some sort of hurricane.

How would you feel?  What would the feeling be like to be totally all alone in the world with no one who know you.  No one who YOU know.  No one to talk with except strangers in the street who don’t know you and who are rushing past you every day, without giving you a thought or care.

Now imagine that I come in and one by one, I give everything and everyone back to you.  One by one, the people you love and who love you, walk in through a door and back into your life.

Bit by bit I give you back your home, your kitchen equipment, your clothes … everything.  All those things that you take for granted, every day in your life.

Your family, friends, pets, your car …  everything.  All suddenly back.  Just when you thought you wouldn’t ever see them ever again …  there they are.

Can you get an idea of how that would feel?

Now …  why are you looking for happiness in things that you don’t have …  when your happiness is right there all the time.

Stop searching for your happiness.  You already have it.  All you have to do is ‘see’ it.  Recognise it.  It’s all around you.  Right there.  Right now!

Wishing you a great, and thoroughly blessed day.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Sending you squidges and love ~

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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

33 thoughts on “The Friday Post”

  1. omg LOL Men wearing trousers on their heads.. lol that just makes me gigle like mad.. i can just picture it… and then i picture them fall over the end of the bed cause they cant see… or tripping over the coffee table .. Bruised knees and all. hahaha..
    Thanks for that sobering reminder of whats actually dear in this world. xoxoxoxoxox my friend! I hope you have a fabulous weekend. I will be snowed under at work this next week.. Black Friday. The joys of retail lol. It will be crazy!

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    1. The men wearing trousers … I know!!! It tickled the heck out of me when I learned that.

      Have a wonderful weekend Tam. May your days be bright, your mood be brighter than that, and may your heart be light.
      Sending oodles of squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  2. Morning cobs! Beautiful but on happiness at the end, couldn’t agree more! Seems a good day to be born if you want to be famous! And soooo much on sir Walter that I may have to read it a couple more times! I’m also pleased my cat is not lion-sized (although she can be lion-natured!) A pleasure as always my lovely, I hope the weekend gives you time for tea and cake! Squidges, Anna x

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    1. Hello Anna, great to see you!.
      Glad the post gave you something to entertain you while having your coffee.

      The lion fact .. like you, I’m thrilled to pieces that my cats aren’t any bigger than they are. eeeek!
      Thanks for coming Anna. Great to see you. ~ Cobs. x

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  3. Good learning here today Mrs. Cob.
    I don’t know why ,maybe I’m just hard headed but I don’t really care about stuff. When something breaks, like an electric mixer or what ever, my first thouht is well,..what did my grandmother do. She didn’t have one. How can I do this . Now …don’t get me wrong…I do enjoy a modern kitchen but people have done a lot of cooking without most of it. Nothing is broken at the this time …this grand statement just popped into my empty head. LOL
    This has been a busy week getting ready for son #2 to come for Thanksgiving . Trying to get this cottage in shape. It is amazing how much dirt can find it’s way into a single person house. Getting the hoop house reduced to just cover the lemon tree so we can move the remaining hoops to make a cover for the car has been almost more than I should have tackled, but I did it. Now to get to cooking.
    Enough rambling from me….Love you Cob xoxo

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    1. Hello Beverly.
      I was thinking about you today and wondering what you would be doing for Christmas. Going to someone elses house, or inviting them to come to yours?

      Christmas has been on my mind all week because I’ve been making Christmas cards. These ones are for people who I know read my blog, so I can’t blog about them until they’ve been given the cards.

      Dirt …. ah dear old dirt is no worrier about how many people are in the house. It just does it’s job and, I swear to Dog sits and laughs as we clean up all that dirt, because it knows the minute we stop cleaning, it will come out and do it all again.

      Good to hear about the hoop house. I bet it was a struggle that you could have done without, but you did it and should be rightly proud of yourself. Well done Bev. Personally … I’d have left the car for another day … but you have more stamina and determination than me. I do believe that you are ….. SUPER-WOMAN!!!

      I hope the cooking was far easier than the hoops!

      Sending squidges and love ~Cobs. xxx

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      1. Haven’t thught beyond making cards for my customers.Wish I had a dozen just like her and her daughter. Bless them. She seemed to be very pleased with the order.
        Super woman…No but a very tired me, my self and I. Today I finished cleaning up around the hoop and cut a wild rose out of the English dogwood. Wild roses are breathtaking when in bloom but look just terrible the rest of the time. Of course Babe has been working too. Two new holes that are over a foot deep. She is digging to China I am afraid or what ever country is on the other side of the globe. I might better check into that …might be the .middle of the ocean then we will get flooded. LOL
        Good night…sweet dreams. xoxo

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        1. I always feel like a bad person when I remove stuff from the garden which nature has put there. I end up apologsing to Mother Nature, saying: “Sorry, I really am, but this just cannot stay here, I love it, and it’s really pretty, but it’s doing something here that just doesn’t make me feel comfortable, so it has to go.”

          Bless dear little Babe for helping in the garden and digging her way to middle earth. lol. I’m picturing her in my head, and seeing her joy and excitement. LOL.

          As for a Super woman .. . ah, you’ll always be a Super Woman to me Beverly. Always.
          Have a truly blessed day my beautiful friend. ~ Cobs. xxx

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  4. You had me in stitches with tgat impotence cure. Can you imagine it !
    What a lot of interesting historical events. I never knew Sir Walter Raleigh had been beheaded. I am a big fan of the Dalai Lama. He came to Derry this year but tickets were sold out. I did visit the Tibetan Buddhists in India though at Bylekuppe. The little momo dumplings were delicious. Your thought for today was brilliant and much food for thought. Happy weekend xx 🌼

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    1. Hello dearest Daisies!
      The impotence cure … tickled the heck out of me. LOL.

      Like you, I am a big fan of the Dalai Lama, and would love to sit with him, just to listen to his wisdom and thoughts on the world as it is now.

      How fantastic that you visited the Tibetan Buddhists in India. I’m filled with want. I would love to visit them … but not keen on leaving my green and pleasant land so I think this is a lost cause. (Lost to me at least).

      Glad you enjoyed the post Daisies. Thank you so much for coming and for the lovely comment.
      Sending love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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    1. It was, I think, down to the bad weather conditions that they suffered there.

      https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/the-last-of-the-blasket-evacuees-we-weren-t-great-mixers-on-the-mainland-1.1831611

      You can read a little about it from a man who actually lived there and was an evacuee, on that link.

      Glad you had an enjoyable read Salpal.

      I’m still not able to comment on your blog. I can type the comment but it doesn’t post. I’m now wondering if it’s going to your spam folder, so never being seen by anyone!
      Have a blessed rest of your day Salpal. ~ Cobs. x

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      1. Cobs, I wonder why you can’t comment? Are you having that trouble with other bloggers? Let me see if somehow you are on a blocked list. Not sure how to tell, but I will try. And if you are, I will unblock you. You can always email me your comments, but I know that isn’t the same.

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        1. I don’t think I’m having a problem with any of the other blogs I follow. I wondered if perhaps my comments were going to your spam folder.

          If you’ve put me on the blocked list then I don’t know how to take me off I’m afraid, so can be of no help there. I’ve put a good few people on the blocked list (their comments went initially to my spam folder, and once I’d checked them out, they then went to blocked) but never had to take someone off.

          When I try to comment on your blog, I see the comment I’ve made and am able to click ‘send’, and I actually see it turn up on your comments section. But if I click out of your blog, then click to go back in, the comment has disappeared.

          So the only way to let you know that Ive visited is to click ‘like’, so that you can see that I’ve popped by for a coffee moment with you, and read the blog post.

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          1. I am working on my phone and don’t see a place where blocked people show. I will try it on the computer tomorrow. I certainly never did it on purpose!!! Do you have a place you can see tour blocked people? If you can, and tell me how to get there, i will check it out.

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            1. I’m not sure where the list of blocked people is. I’ll have a look around and see if I can find it.
              I’ve done daft things before now – sending comments to the spam folder and also deleting comments, but I’ve always managed to undo what I’d done, thankfully. But have never needed to ‘unblock’, so have no idea how to do it. (But … I’ll have a look around and a little play to see if I can find anything).

              Please don’t fret. It’s nothing major, in the great scheme of things. I might try unfollowing, leaving it for a few days and then click to follow again, to see if that puts things back to normal. But … if it doesn’t, no problem. 🙂

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              1. Do try that. I dug back to one of the last comments I had from you and reapproved you, but not sure if that did anything. I will keep looking.

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                1. ah haaa. There I was! Ah well, I’ll tell Scotland Yard to stand down. (Although they all seemed to be sat around drinking Tea and dunking biscuits, so not terribly busy solving the case! tsk tsk. LOL
                  Good to hear you sorted the problem out. But again … if it doesn’t work, no worries. I’ll just click ‘like’ to let you know I visited.

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  5. Thank you for the education, as always there are super facts. I’m really surprised women didn’t have degrees until 1880, I very much took it for granted that I could just go to university etc and had never considered that only 130 years earlier I would not be able to do that. Your happiness things made me cry, partly as that’s something I’ve thought about today. Mr C had a day off work so we went out together and I thought how lucky I was to have him, and the time to spend with him and our children. Have a lovely weekend x x

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    1. Things move along so quickly that we now take for granted things that just a short time ago were impossible or not available to us. I know that when I had my two girls, there were no computers and no cell phones. That seems so weird now. To see how flippant we are about these things and yet, I remember the time without them. (fondly remember I have to admit).

      Your day off work sounds like something the Doctor would order for you. Good for you and Mr.C. Sometimes you need to just do it for no reason other than you can.
      Sending BIG love and lots of squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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  6. All right Cobs…..you know me….I really really need to know why the letter Q was not allowed in Turkey? This has me totally curious.
    You are so right on happiness. Only for me I could give up so much stuff as long as I have “my people” close by. All is right with the world when I know that they are all right! Have a great weekend Cobs!

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    1. Well, Chickehn … Turkey went even further by banning several letters of the alphabet – X, W and Q – because they are associated with the Kurdish language.

      Purely that reason.
      Link to read a little more: http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2013/10/24/turkey_prime_minister_erdogan_s_democratizaton_package_legalizes_letters.html

      Like you, I could give up so very much so long as I have my much loved people, and … my animals.

      Wishing you a spectacular Saturday and a serene Sunday.
      Much love ~ Cobs. xxx

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  7. Good morning ( again) I am catching up slowly but surely…
    Football sized hairballs…that is a bleughhhh of the highest order…I am truly thankful that my girls have never blessed m with a hairball… plenty of other things, like half a roast chicken, pegs, a paste brush…mainly Ting’s contributions as she seems to be a bit of a thief…but never hairballs…I shall never look at needle felting in quite the same way again.

    The Dalai lama came to Nottingham too, I would have loved to have seen him, but again, all the tickets were sold out…he likes cats too!

    Lol…yes, technology, when I think that the first computer I ever saw was about the size of a coffee table and now I have a phone that will do all the same things and a lot faster too..love your education posts as they really make me stop and think.

    Hope you are well, have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for a lovely post, full of inspiration, cheer, warmth and love (and glitter too…) 🙂 xxx

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    1. Hello lovely Samantha 🤗
      I’m so glad that you enjoy the Friday Posts and that each on gives you a bit to think about, a bit to smile about and sometimes … something to make you squirm (lion hair balls LOL)

      Thank you so much for coming Samantha, I love seeing you here, and adore chatting with you. Bless your heart. You are such a wonderment and joy to me.
      Sending love and squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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    1. You’re right … we do sometimes forget the beautiful blessings which we’ve been given, and sometimes, being asked to think about them can make you stop for a moment and actually recognise them and see them as they really are – true, wonderful blessings … and somehow the rest of the day looks brighter.

      Love you to the moon and back Rabbit. ~ Cobs. xxx

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  8. Oh what a great post! Where have the last two weeks gone????? I have been so busy! So busy, I even “aged” a year since last visiting your blog! LOL! As did my daughter….and Thanksgiving has come and gone! Whew, what a last couple of weeks it has been. I so looked forward to reading your posts on a timely basis….but oh well, I am here now! Love all the tidbits! 🙂

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    1. Belated Birthday Greetings to both you and your daughter. You didn’t become a year older, just a day. 😉

      You have two weeks missing? Well that’s ‘Time’ for you. It’s inconsiderate and can be quite a bully I’ve found. tsk tsk.

      Throw away your watch, Nancee, take down the clocks in your house and ignore it altogether. It’s the only way that you’ll get the better of it.
      Time …. grrrrrrrr!

      Happy Monday!
      Sending love and smiles 😀 ~ Cobs. xxx

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