Thursday, May 21, 2015

So You Thought Goats Couldn't Climb Trees...

If you thought goats couldn't climb trees,
think again and have a look here at the tree climbing goats of Morocco.
You may well be excused for thinking that these goats grow on trees and in one way they do.
They're not there for the view but the food. They just love the fruit of the Argan tree whose fruit ripens in June each year. These Argan trees live up to two hundred years and they've given many generations of these Moroccan goats many years to adopt their sure footed climbing abilities.
And you thought goats couldn't climb trees...










Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Japanese Schools Get Top Marks For Teaching Their Students Life Lessons...

Most Japanese schools don't employ cleaners
or janitors so as you'll see here, the idea has caught on as students, not only in Japan, keep their schools clean and tidy themselves.
The Japanese education system believes that requiring students to clean their school themselves teaches respect, responsibility
and encourages equality.
Good life lessons...




Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Have You Heard The One About The Ninety Year Old Legless Tortoise...

Mrs T, so the story goes according to Jude Ryder, the ninety year old pet tortoise's owner, became legless one night. Not because she was binging on the gin but because she was having her annual winter sleepy hibernation out in the garden shed. She was attacked by an unknown rat who chewed off her front legs.
A nasty business and a costly one at the vet for Jude and the now stationary Mrs T.
Fortunately Jude's son and mechanical engineer Dale came up with the bright idea of fitting a set of model aircraft wheels to Mrs T's shell and now as you can see hare, we have the world's first turbo-charged tortoise. Whatever next...

Monday, May 18, 2015

Lina's Gorgeous Little 'Lucky Penny' House In Portland...

Lina Menard lives in her very cute, wonderfully wooden, little one hundred square foot 'Lucky Penny' house in a Tiny House Community in Portland Oregon.
This warm and inviting little home is not only a visual delight. Have a look here at Lloyd's Shelter Blog, it's full of good ideas too...





Sunday, May 17, 2015

Picasso's Women Of Algiers Sells At Auction For An Obscene One Hundred And Eighty Million Dollars...

Pablo Picasso's painting Women Of Algiers
sold recently at a Christies New York auction for an obscene one hundred and eighty million dollars. It previously sold eighteen years ago for thirty two million dollars. There's money to be made from art. And money as we well know is much more important than human beings.
In India, seven thousand people die of stavation every day and there are nearly eight hundred million other people on this planet starving to death too, many of them, women of Algiers...

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Looking At Cabin Porn. Again...

Oh my god, I'm looking at Cabin Porn. Again.
It's been a while. My medical team advised me to lay off, you know, a guy of my age and all that, heart attacks can happen, strokes. Imagine kicking the bucket with a smile on my face.
Not a good look.
So I haven't been there. Till last night.
I just couldn't help myself, a couple of wines, got to thinking. Or not thinking. And before you could say Rustic Rural Retreats, here I was...