"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)

Friday, January 09, 2009


"Do you know where there is a Spar round here?" Keith asked one of the locals where we spent New Year.
The man looked thoughtful.
"Hmmm, have to ask the wife about that," he said, "I know where there's a sauna, though," he said, brightening up.
"No," said Keith, with a completely straight face, "We just want to buy a few groceries."
"Makes you wonder how some people's minds work, doesn't it?" he said to me afterwards.


  1. You need to get Keith to roll his r's a bit more. Maybe try wearing high heels as I've heard that'll do the trick !!

  2. USA is doing you no good at all, is it, Ian!!

  3. Perhaps the man's response is not surprising as - I have heard -there are many halfwits in Wales.

  4. Much the same as in Yorkshire, then, YP. ;)

  5. No Jenny. Not the same as in Yorkshire at all.

  6. I think you are going to have to back up your arguments on both counts then, YP. :)

  7. Both counts? I don't understand. Perhaps that's because I am also a halfwit. I have fallen into your trap!

  8. Couldn't possibly comment, YP. ;)



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