31 Aug 2007

"(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth" by Metallica

I saw this in today's paper and thought it worthy of posting it here.

Malaysian pulls train with teeth in world record bid

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian nicknamed "King Tooth'' pulled a seven-coach train using a steel rope clenched in his mouth Thursday, a feat that organizers said was a new world record for the heaviest weight pulled with teeth!

He did it in conjunction with the nation’s 50th Merdeka celebrations.

Link to article from here and here

I cannot believe anyone would want to attempt to do this but well done to him.

16 Aug 2007

"I am a Rock" by Simon & Garfunkel

We visited Craigievar Castle near Alford in Aberdeenshire today. This is one of my favourite Scottish Castles as it is not too grand and was still used as the family home up to about 1980. The castle sits on an eastern slope of the hill from which it derives its name; Craigievar, from the Gaelic, meaning "the Rock of Mar".

It is an excellent example of the original Scottish Baronial architecture, the great seven-storey castle was completed in 1626 by the Aberdonian merchant WilliamForbes, ancestor to the "Forbes-Sempill family" and brother of theBishop of Aberdeen. Forbes purchased the partially completed structure from the impoverished Mortimer family in the year 1610. William Forbes nickname was Danzig Willy, a reference to his shrewd international trading success. The Forbes family resided here for 350 years until 1963, when the property was gifted to the Nation Trust for Scotland.

"Baby your a rich man" by the Beatles

What Will I do With a Million Dollars??

Thanks to the tag, Irene.

What will I do with a million Dollars?
(1) Ensure my children are housed and comfortable.
(2) Invest in local charities.
(3) Travel around the World by means of walking, cycling, motorhome & car.
(4) Treat my close friends to a luxury holiday.


1st - Tag 5 bloggers, list down their blog and link to their blog.
2nd - Let the blogger you want to tag know they have been tagged by commenting on their blog. 3rd - Add your own blog link to the list below.

What They Would Do With Their $1 Million:
1. SYH will spend for Family.
2. Miche will give to the needy.
3. Montessorimum will keepsake
4. Healthfreakmommy will keep, invest, spend and give to the needy.
5. The New Parent would use for education and charity.
6. Mamas Bag of Tricks would open a dinosaur themed restaurant.
7. Lyanne would pamper herself.
8. Irene would invest, build a new home, travel.
9. Milky Bar Kid would ensure his family were comfortably established, help fund local charities and go on a grand World Tour.

LORD CELERY - My favourite Blogger.

Sorry I don't interface with many bloggers. Most other friends are using silly stuff like MySpace & Facebook.

NB: $1,000,000 (US $) is not really a lot these days to most people in the western world (£500,000) although in many parts of the World it would seem like $20,000,000.

Look at what this woman, Angela Kelly, won on the European Lottery this week..... AND she is from my home town of East Kilbride. Perhaps I should see if she has a blog to link here and she can tell us what she is going to do with her winnings.

11 Aug 2007

"Summer Sun" by Texas

We were invited to Calabria, Italy, to visit Ferruccio's Mum & Dad at there home there. We spent the most wonderful week with them with Claire and Ferruccio visiting lovely villages, towns and mountain areas. The weather was very hot and sunny at about 35C but importantly, not humid. Here are some of our photos