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Change your name change your life

And no I don't mean on CS although some of us did and there was a real difference How much does your name influence your life? When someon...
1,5321770Nov 2Nov 1310 hrs ago

So tired of being afraid

I don’t hide under the bed quaking, but at any one time there can be at least one thread of fear running through my head. Some come from the media and...
545630Nov 7Nov 10Nov 18

My Trump blog

Hey, back off. It’s a rite of passage as a CS blogger to have a blog on this superhot topic, if you can’t fight ‘em join ‘em, and other sundry excuses...
1,001790Sep 9Nov 82 hrs ago

Don't panic, but it's Scorpio season

Tuesday 23rd October ushered in Scorpio season - the sign of death and rebirth, intensity and passionate convictions, and a time when all signs, not...
640890Oct 27Oct 317 hrs ago

Raining again

Welcome to Sunny Spain they said 320 days of sunshine a year they said Meanwhile I had to put the light on in the kitchen to see to make coffee :m...
535550Oct 20Oct 2613 hrs ago

your worst hell on earth

For me, right now, that’s noise. I can’t imagine anything worse, as three weeks of clattering banging drilling and shouting roadworks are culminating...
557750Oct 24Oct 254 hrs ago

Really REALLY honest profile comments

You want honest profiles? I found some spotted on websites, pruned out the crudest, sharing twenty of those that made me blink. These were all from p...
185140Oct 23Oct 2315 hrs ago

Tenants from hell ... suggestions welcome

This applies in SA but anyone with suggestions within general law, please shout out - Friend of mine bought a house with a cottage which had sitti...
764790Oct 13Oct 1518 mins ago

Odd couple

I met these people, and for all I know they met on CS although that would be a fantastic coincidence and, if they read this blog, a little embarrassin...
1,0901520Oct 10Oct 1321 hrs ago

Opera blog

RIP Montserrat Caballé, one of the great singers from my new country. She was 85 Don't imagine many opera buffs in CS but some may remember the op...
432590Oct 9Oct 919 hrs ago

hyperbole

No-one gets disappointed any more - they are devastated No-one has unpleasant experiences any more - they are traumatized Everything that happens i...
394560Oct 4Oct 43 hrs ago

Comparing the mangle to a glove filled with porridge

Handshakes fascinate me. I think mine is ok, but then I would. Some offer just the fingers, or the vrot (rotting) banana. Some seize a hand as if ring...
472740Sep 30Oct 313 hrs ago

At last, a day for so many on CS to celebrate as their own

Monday 24th September is a day tailor-made for most bloggers on CS and since one can't get in too early on these important holidays, I hope to be the...
791920Sep 21Sep 23Nov 18

Meanwhile here in Spain

Yesterday I was in Orgiva, a small town in the Alpujarras and did have my camera. I'm not a good photographer, though. Pics - Orgiva is hot enough...
781740Sep 12Sep 145 hrs ago

Giraffe in snow

REALLY starting to worry about Eks now. Hoping all SA bloggers affected by blizzards are keeping well-wrapped up and warm This pic one of s...
21420Sep 12Sep 13Nov 18

It's official. Australians are the best men to meet.

This is a dinkum Australian love poem, and if it don't bring a lump to your throat, and have you rushing to the Strine men listed here on CS, you're o...
642660Aug 20Sep 9Nov 18

"They say such nice things about people at funerals

that it makes me sad I'm going to miss mine by just a few days" (Garrison Keillor) Ok, a lot will depend how or when you kick the bucket. Be drunk...
888950Sep 5Sep 723 hrs ago

Interacting

Turns out that communicating with others literally affects our health more than diet, exercise, even our addictions. Seeing my interaction in Spa...
567450Sep 1Sep 2Nov 18

Jeremiah

Listen, if you get a friend request from a guy called Jeremiah, it's okay to accept. He's a bullfrog, and a good friend of mine....
427350Aug 31Aug 3114 hrs ago

Sometimes a person, a name, personifies a whole time of your life

Sometimes, you don’t even realize until you hear their name years and years later and it is a TARDIS moment, you suddenly see people you’d forgotten,...
238120Aug 18Aug 31Nov 18

What - in words of one syllable - the heck is cryptocurrency?

I've spent most of my working life in finance and yet I can't get my head around bitcoin / digital currencies / cryptocurrency. It's, like, electronic...
504530Aug 30Aug 3124 hrs ago

Anyone else awake?

Lying in bed with the van door open drinking coffee and roaming the smartphone for anyone else awake. Nearly 9 am in Spain. I seem to have the world...
2,8732410Sep 2017Aug 2711 hrs ago

For the writers on CS - Evie nails it

If you don't care to follow links, the text is below but the pics and gifs on her original blog are hilarious
412160May 28Aug 274 hrs ago

Looking for help with Outlook.com

My Outlook mailbox recently gave itself an upgrade and seems to have lost my email address in the process. Now when I try to sign in it comes up with...
439-0Aug 26Aug 26Nov 18

The quartermaster's store

The bloggers included all commented on my last blog which seemed as good a way as any of selecting victims Add a verse, make it worse :la...
589650Aug 23Aug 23Nov 17

Spoilers don't actually spoil anything - look into the future -

I still believe I would have enjoyed Terminator 2 more if I hadn’t - hang on - SPOILER ALERT look away now if you are one of the...
298350Aug 19Aug 21Nov 18

Your knee-jerk reaction, please -

You get on very well with a colleague of the opposite sex, have occasionally gone for drinks after work, and twice been to a film you both wanted to s...
604600Aug 16Aug 17Nov 18

Waiting

I've got approx an hour to wait and nothing to read. An hour is too short for some things and too long for others. Ways of filling time? (Othe...
297340Aug 11Aug 1112 hrs ago

Theory: Women should be clear, men should not

Scenario - They are watching TV at his house. Woman rubs her shoulders, mmm, I’m cold. Man nods, yup, it is quite cold, and carries on watching TV. Ev...
717730Aug 10Aug 11Nov 18

Got my dozen

and in the order that I got them - good morning goie more sawubona tumela bonjour guten morgen g'day bore da madainn mhath buenos dias...
521660Aug 9Aug 911 hrs ago

Another penny in the jar (a research question)

The theory - if you put a penny in a jar every time you make love in the first year of your marriage, and after the first year you take a penny out ev...
767750Aug 2Aug 415 hrs ago

Microphone no longer working after skype update

Blast it skype insisted on doing another of its interminable updates recently and I've just found that I am no longer audible. Checked both my skype a...
542551Jul 28Jul 29Nov 18

All our advisers are busy, please hold

Just so you know, when you hear that (for the 10th time) and are getting madder and madder, imagining all the advisers chatting round the water cooler...
400221Jul 19Jul 20Nov 18

Imagination running riot?

I now take paying guests and I've had one here for a couple of weeks now and I might be turning into one of those slightly batty types who think every...
1,2931260Jul 11Jul 157 hrs ago

Que sera, sera

What will be, will be. Alles sal regkom. Things will work out. Go where the wind takes you. On the other hand - my personal mantra is ‘if not now,...
665500Jul 14Jul 15Nov 17

Beetle-based blog

Big black beetles in Spain, long-legged, seem harmless, fascinate the cat. He tips them over and watches with interest as they struggle to get back on...
508530Jul 11Jul 13Nov 18

The love thing

I have blogged on this before, but I never got an answer that made sense to me so bear with me. To get the right answer, you have to ask the right que...
2,4341510May 2016Jul 2Nov 18

The Male Robot Companion (MaRC) - a review

The way to sell to a man is to mark the product as exclusive and double the price. The way to sell to a woman is to say she can have two for the p...
391340Jun 28Jun 29Nov 6

Humble

Seriously, why describe yourself as humble? Does it have a slang meaning I'm missing (like wicked sick = WOW amazing) because it is not a...
1,2361170May 31Jun 295 hrs ago

putting smoking in its place

this is a blog for the smokers on CS - the social, the regular, the trying-to-quit, and even those who call themselves non-smokers but turn up for mee...
891610Jun 11Jun 142 hrs ago

Breaking news - sex is good for wrinklies

I mean really good. THIS is why we all carry on bugging the youngsters on CS by hanging around, for reasons like this - (First you should m...
1,1501120Jun 12Jun 1416 hrs ago

Dogs and fireworks / thunder / guns

Dogs don't like fireworks, sure, we all know that but reactions range from flinching to outright hysterics. Why? We know hunting dogs cope with th...
558500Jun 8Jun 9Nov 16

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