Category: Diversions

quizzes, puzzles and tricks

Thought for the day

At the fourth annual conference of the Institute for the Scientific Study of International Relations at Copenhagen in June 1931 which was published in the magazine of the Council on Foreign Relations  in December of that year, the following Statement…

Crufts 2010

You’ll be aware, of course, that Crufts is well under way [11-14 March] and already, two winners have caught the eye of afficianados: Mrs Zena Thorn-Andrews had the tough task of judging the Best of Breed winners in the Working…

Crappuccino

The Indonesian President gave the Australian Prime Minister an interesting gift: ”The President and his first lady gave Mr Rudd and Therese Rein some rare luwak coffee. It’s made from beans that have passed through the digestive system of a…

Who wants to grow up?

Circling on heat, she signalled her willingness to mate by lowering her head, bending her front legs and raising her rear quarters; her tail was held up and to the side of her body.  She moved her back legs rhythmically,…

Pleasant midweek natter

I’d like to report that I’m as jober as a sudge after that marathon in Cheshire – not a bad place, Cheshire and an amazing discovery was made – an anthracite Maserati is not designed for slow travel.  The real…