UK General Election 2017

The Parliament, Photo by PH Morton

UK General Election 2017

Go out and vote!

Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle merite.

Every country has the government it deserves.
– Joseph de Maistre 1753-1821 (French writer & Diplomat)

Thought of the Day

Post Election:

The current Government is now in total chaos.  Though they are still the biggest party and won the most votes, they failed to get the majority of 326 seats.  This meant a Hung Parliament.

A Hung Parliament is when no single party can get enough MPs to form a majority.

Tory (Conservative Party) now need to form a coalition with another party (which is a repeat of 2010 election and proved disaster).

What now Theresa May?  And what now for Brexit?!!!

Focus On The Main Thing

Focus On The Main Thing

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
– Stephen Covey

Thought of the Day
27 May 2017

I should have this quote by Stephen Covey tattooed on me, probably in one of my hands or arms, so that I can remember to focus on the main thing.

I usually try to start something but I often lose interest after a while because I get distracted with something.  I have piles of embroideries and crochets waiting to be finished.  I have plans and goals waiting to be realised.

I have dreams yet to be made into realities.  I need to have a tunnel vision and go on a straight road after the main thing and not allowing to be sidetrack into back roads and side roads.

Solid Evidence

Not a Cube, photo by PH Morton

Solid Evidence

I’ll believe anything, no matter how wild and ridiculous, if there is evidence for it.  The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however, the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be.
– Isaac Asimov

Thought for the day


Even super genius Albert Einstein poo pooed quantum mechanics because of lack of evidence then.


Dreams Down The Drain

Virgin Toilet, iphone photo by PH Morton

Virgin Toilet, iphone photo by PH Morton

Dreams Down The Drain

On our way to Liverpool last Tuesday, Peter spotted this on the toilet at the Virgin overground train travelling from London to Liverpool.

The notice tickled him so much, he said he had to take of photo of it.  Well, he is globalgranary’s very own intrepid man of the lens 🙂

I must admit the notice is witty; appealing to the funny side and forming a bond with users of the toilet bowl.  It is a man of ill-humour who would then flush nappies and hard mashable items on the toilet.

As a quick review of the Virgin train, I have to admit, it was a comfortable travel, left London and arrived at destination right bang on time.

The toilet is clean and refreshments such as juice, coffee, tea are available.  Little cakes and sandwiches as well.

We chosed Coach A because it was supposed to be a quiet zone, and it was.  Coming back to London from Liverpool with the same Virgin train was another story.  Though not really much trouble for us, it was delayed coming back for at least 7 minutes due to signal failure around Watford.  The coach A was packed and people were busy little beavers talking on their mobile phones and not only that, a elderly woman right in front of us started snoring.

I have to say my hope and dreams of a quiet return to London via Virgin train went down the drain.


Wiser You

Wind in Summer, photo by PH Morton

Wiser You

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
– Alexander Pope

Thought of the Day

I love this get out card from Alexander Pope.  It saves face and pride.  I shall look at my faults and admit to them from now on (though of course, I do not have many faults 🙂 LOL)

It is really hard to admit to a wrong deed, it is because it is also admitting to frailty and fallibility.  It is against human nature! LOL

Wasting Time

Happy Duck, photo by PH Morton

Wasting Time

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Bertrand Russell

Thought of the Day

I love this quote by Bertrand Russell.  It gives me hope as I am an ace time-waster.  As soon as I read the quote it suddenly dawned on me that time is there for you to enjoy or be happy with.

As long as you are happy and enjoying yourself at that given time whatever you are doing, then it is a worthwhile endeavour.  Just brilliant.  I shall be wasting more time and enjoying it.

Cheers from Liverpool!

Wisdom’s Looking Glass

Hyde Park, photo by PH Morton

Wisdom’s Looking Glass

All things that pass
Are Wisdom’s looking-glass
– Christina Rossetti

Thought of the Day

The above quote by my favourite English poet, Christina Rossetti really appeals to me.

I think it means that what has passed should be a way of learning curve for the future.  We should gain wisdom from what has happened to deal with what is happening as well as what has yet to come.

The past is a mirror of understanding, knowledge and experience.

However there are instances that we refuse to learn from mistakes, thus continue to make the same mistakes!


Marriage & Friendship

Marrying your best friend eliminates the risk of divorce by over 70%, and this marriage is more likely to last a lifetime.

Marriage & Friendship

The above statistic/psychobabble was from Facebook. 🙂

Apparently if you are too scared to get married because you are too afraid to end up in a divorce, messy or otherwise, marrying a best-friend or friend has a guaranteed probability of successful marriage by 70 per cent.

I supposed a friend, is someone who understands and accepts you for who and what you are.  He/she knew your quirks and idiosyncrasies from way back as friends.  Shared secrets, shared hopes and dreams are pretty powerful force that binds you together.  Someone, who would cover your back no matter what is something that you would yearn in times of great need.  Being married to one is being so lucky!

In an interview of Blake Lively, this is what she had to say about her husband, Ryan Reynolds:

He is my friend first.  I think that’s the secret to happiness.

Hand of God

Photo by PH Morton

Hand of God

This beautiful calligraphic sampler has a beautiful inspirational meaning.  Please take time to read it and contemplate its meaning.

If you believe, you have a guiding light all your life.

That belief is a firm companion, you will never be alone.

That belief will give you courage, it is a crutch when you keep stumbling down.

That belief will lead you to where you are going, better than a satnav (satellite navigator).

That belief will comfort you in time of stress and sorrow.

Believing in God is a personal thing.  We tend to have firm beliefs because we have experience something miraculous first hand.

Therefore, don’t let others dissuade you from believing.

Keep the wonder eternal.


Face of Turin’s Jesus

Turin’s Jesus

Face of Turin’s Jesus

We have become used to seeing Jesus in the guise of English actor, Robert Powell, when he brilliantly play the role of Jesus of Nazareth.

But how does Jesus really look like?!!!

I saw a very fascinating documentary about 3-D imaging of face from the famous Shroud of Turin, which is garnering points for authenticity. How the shroud was created is still very much a mystery. Was it really the burial shroud that as the clothed the body of Jesus Christ, as He was interred at the Holy Sepulcher, after His crucifixion at Mount Calvary?

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