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Posted on 1:23am Tuesday 17th August 2010
The general assumption is that ‘fasting’ is abstaining from food or drink from before dusk to sunset but it includes a host of other things too. In fact the famous theologian Imam Al-Ghazali said: ‘The real fasting is not the fasting of the tongue and the stomach, but the fasting of the heart.’
Posted on 4:45pm Friday 23rd July 2010
THERE were hair-raising moments galore as I learned to drive in a 15 cwt truck on the Khyber Pass years go, with buses and lorries careering round corners towards me at speed with dozens of excitable Indians hanging out of the windows.
Posted on 10:01pm Wednesday 21st July 2010
Sneezing is the cool, urban trend of 2010 and here is why. When you’re bored at the sheer pointlessness of breathing and a sneeze comes along to brighten up your life. Almost illuminating your nostrils with the blessing of snot and 'nose wind’ as I like to call it. A sort of flatulence of the nose you could say. Sneezing is also part of the British Summer thanks to hay fever.
Posted on 5:07pm Wednesday 14th July 2010
I see our local bloggers and the local press has already given their slant on last night’s council meeting. I have never seen any thing quite like it. The Conservatives plumbed new depths. It was not just that they voted their leader and cabinet members an obscene pay rise but their behavior through out was appalling.
Posted on 4:05pm Thursday 8th July 2010
Tuesday was “planning night “at the Town Hall. All three planning sub committees met. I learned something new. The three committees rotate between using the Council Chamber, Committee room one, and Committee Room three. Not all on one evening but each four weekly cycle. I do not know which panjandrum thought this one up.
Posted on 8:43pm Monday 5th July 2010
Twilight Eclipse follows on from the two piles of junkyard storytelling that followed it like the script was based on the endearing thought process of an imaginative seven year old. Normally I would say: ‘I don’t want to spoil the film for anybody watching’ but if Twilight was a three course dinner it would be aptly compared to regurgitated houmas followed by a splodge of vomit.
Posted on 12:14am Tuesday 29th June 2010
‘Never judge a book by its cover.’ The famous quote when googled funnily enough shows an image of Susan Boyle. But how much of this famous English idiom do we implement in are daily lives? From the Hampstead dweller witnessing an ethnic person on a bus and approaching with slow steps of caution resulting in the thought process of ‘omygodwhatifhehasaknife’ which sounds like gibberish but is really a mumbled middle class prayer.