" If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man." Albert Einstein...

Friday, 29 August 2014

Real Funnies !

Hi There,

I  just knew that animals had music in their souls ......

Now wasn't that uplifting ....  and also cute and adorable ?

I found this Les Dennis video which I think is the funniest bucket challenge ...  Enjoy !

Cheers, Kate xxx.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

SCOTLAND - My Country ...

Hi There,

NOT everybody is lucky enough to be born in Scotland.  From our natural wonders and rich history to traditional celebrations and unique personality traits, there are a number of reasons why people are proud to be Scottish.  More and more people are visiting Scotland to sample a taste of our great country and its people.  Just click below and take a look at these pictures to see what I mean.

In pictures: The ultimate Scottish bucket list 

Yes, I know it's showing off ... but I can't help it!   

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Positively my last comment on the Refererendum... which to be honest I found on the 'net recently.  

" I've tried for the most part to keep comment in regard to the vote to a minimum, however this whole Pound Sterling argument is starting to grind my gears.  
Jersey are allowed to use it, but Scotland won't be?
The Isle of Man are allowed to use it, but Scotland won't be?
Guernsey are allowed to use it, but Scotland won't be?
Gibraltar are allowed to use it, but Scotland won't be?

I was a bit annoyed at Salmond's lack of a Plan B during the last debate, however I understand where he is coming from when he says he doesn't need one.  It was just another scaremongering tactic because every Scot truly knows that they are better off making the decisions for their country that the Tories in Westminster ever will be!

This next bit proves the writer of this is my kind of voter who has a good sense of humour!

Vote YES so that we can decide what is best for Scotland.  Vote YES so that we can choose our 'own' corrupt politicians, not the ones that London choose for us.

Cheers, Kate xxx.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Follow the Frog !

Hi There,

Save the world !

 Cheers, Kate xxx.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Robin Williams and a friend called Koko..

Hi There,


A heartwarming video ...

Cheers, Kate xxx.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

'Life truisms' and 'A Dog Story' ...

Hi There,

This is something we should all read at least once a week! Make sure you read to the end !  It was written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio . 

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.  My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: 

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. 
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 
3. Life is too short – enjoy it. 
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. 
5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 
6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself. 
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. 
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry. 

13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never blinks. 
16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. 
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways. 
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. 
19.. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else. 
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. 

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?' 
27. Always choose life. 
28. Forgive 

29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do. 
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 
36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young. 
37. Your children get only one childhood. 

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. 
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need 
42. The best is yet to come... 
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 
44. Yield. 

45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift." 


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What this dog has done every night for 3 years ...

Cheers, Kate xxx.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

More funnies ...

Hi There,

This wee video is hilarious - ENJOY !

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and another video for all 'divine older ladies' out there ...  one little warning though, you'll be humming this tune all day!

Cheers, Kate xxx.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A woman talking sense and a ludicrous situation .

Hi There,

This is a woman who knows what she's talking about and so talks a lot of sense.

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How about this 'stooshie' which was printed in one of today's papers.  

BBC Scotland staff in Glasgow in a row over window blinds ?

THE BBC has been condemned as “ludicrous” after it emerged that staff in Scotland have to call an office in England - for permission to open the blinds.  The corporation has outsourced facilities management to a West Midlands-based firm which has to approve the movement of blinds 307 miles away at BBC Scotland’s HQ in Glasgow.

An exasperated insider said the “centralised help desk” in Redditch, Worcestershire, calls back and allocates the job to a Scottish member of staff.  The BBC - which takes £3.7bn a year from licence fee payers - has been under heavy fire in recent years for its treatment of Scottish news and other programming. But staff at BBC Scotland’s imposing glass headquarters next to the Clyde are frustrated that basic decisions about building control are being taken in England.

The building has electronically-controlled blinds to manage the amount of sunlight getting in. An insider said: “There is a number you have to phone to open or shut the blinds.“You have to phone this number in England.“If you want to take a partition away in a green room - you have to phone the number in England “They then phone staff in Scotland who actually carry out the action. “It’s a total bureaucracy - it’s ridiculous.”Professor John Robertson, who specializes in Media Politics at the University of the West of Scotland, slammed the system. “It must be pretty frustrating for people who work there. It just seems ludicrous.“This means that the management of the building is being run from outside the country - and that strikes me as strange. “BBC Scotland as a whole is far less autonomous than it needs to be to do its job properly.

“It’s all part of the bigger problem within the BBC - it’s symptomatic of a wider issue.“The people who run BBC Scotland identify the BBC as a British institution - there is a deeply ingrained unionism.”“This is part of the wider process of the centralization of resources and capital in England.” An SNP spokesman said they would create a new public service broadcaster, “initially based on the staff and assets of BBC Scotland”, in the event of a Yes vote on independence. “Crucially the Scottish Broadcasting Service would develop services to reflect the broad interests, values and outlook of the people of Scotland,” said the spokesman.

Critics argue Scotland needs its own Six O’Clock News to adequately cover national issues post devolution.In May staff at the corporation submitted more than 130 anonymous reviews to the Glassdoor website criticising the BBC as “bureaucratic” and “Orwellian”. And last year Scottish comedy legend Greg Hemphill slammed the organisation for its decision to drop his new sitcom Blue Haven after the pilot was made.The star wrote: “BBC gives Scotland enough money to make one sitcom annually. “They’d give us more, but they have to pay Danny Dyer to be in Eastenders.”

The row was the latest in a series of clashes between Hemphill and the BBC.  In 2011 he called BBC television chiefs “a*******s” after they refused to show his comedy sketch show Burnistoun south of the border. Celebrated Scots writer and creator of Rab C. Nesbitt, Ian Pattison, also condemned the decision making process of BBC Scotland as “labyrinthine”. A BBC spokesman said they outsource facilities management “to one provider for the whole of the UK as part of its strategy of getting best value for licence fee payers and investing as much as possible into programme making”.He added: “Under this system, staff can call one centralised service centre, which is available 24 hours a day. Any works are then allocated to local teams.”

My own little rant herewith !

Yes OK it does seem a bit daft  but HELLS BELLS surely some sense could be utilised and someone in authority could be found at the BBC Scotland here in Glasgow (and presumably in the other sections of the BBC) who had the right to actually say YES the blinds can  be opened (and even closed if needs be).

For Heaven's sake people get a ruddy grip !  Folk are dying in some parts of this world and here some people are moaning about "THE RIGHT TO OPEN OR CLOSE THE RUDDY BLINDS"... It's not as though we Scots are the only ones to go cap in hand as it were to request that the blinds be opened!   All the flippen divisions of the BBC will have been requested to do the same...


Cheers Kate x.