"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Thursday, November 06, 2008

Remember, remember the 5th of November

An experience to avoid - counselling clients during the evening of November 5th. The repeated explosions in the immediate vicinity are not conducive to a peaceful session!
Speaking of which, can anyone explain why, in this era of Health and Safety overload, in which the Nanny State involves itself in every minute aspect of daily life, it is still regarded as perfectly acceptable to buy explosives and set them off in the privacy of your own garden?


6 comments:

  1. Ha ha ha - so I take it the use of silence was not an option then, Jenny ?!! Made me chuckle this, fair play :-) CraigyBaby !

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  2. Nerves of steel were more a requirement, Craig! ;)

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  3. Don't be a spoilsport Jenny! It's called tradition!

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  4. I'm not denying that, YP but I find it amazing that the 'nannies' haven't yet cottoned on to the fact that it's a 'dangerous activity' - that's what they usually do with anything that's fun, don't you think?

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  5. Good point - they should outlaw it at once!

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  6. An excellent point, Jenny! The one thing I'd really like banned and they won't do it! Huh!! *Pouts*

    I know people with kids want to celebrate, and that's fine. I just wish it were confined to the ONE night that it's supposed to be, and I wish people could be prevented from letting off display quality fireworks in their back gardens.

    I didn't mind half so much before acquiring a firework-phobic dog, but having to watch her turning into a quivering, drooling, bug-eyed wreck off and on for the best part of ten days is not funny. :(

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