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September 23, 2014

Weel, whit dae ye ken !

by ratty

Headline to a story in the Telegraph (Edition for Expats.)

“Caber tossing from Canada to Australia and beyond”

And yet, Duncan’s lot can only chuck ‘em a few yards !

September 17, 2014

YES or NO ?

by ratty

It’s less than 24 hours before Scotland’s residents go to the Voting Booths and have their say on whether Scotland should remain in the Union, or become an Independent country.

Various Opinion Polls have suggested that, give or take, the split ibetween those for or against remaining in the Union is 50/50.

What do you think ?

What is the real vote going to be ?

This is nothing to do with what you wish the outcome to be, but what you realistically believe will be the result.

I’ll start the ball rolling . . .

August 1, 2014

Don’t this just get on your titties . . ?

by ratty

WINDOWS:  Please enter your new password

May 22, 2014

You could have knocked me down with a feather !

by ratty

As the saying goes “It’s not what you know, but WHO you know.”

Let me explain. I dedicate a lot of my free time to voluntary work with “Help the Aged” in the Midlands. One of my duties is to visit the elderly who are infirm and senile. It is in this capacity that I first made the acquaintance of one

May 19, 2014

A Liddle Heducashun

by ratty

. . . didd’n ‘urt no-one.

Some of you may know that I am a Cornishman (from the south western tip of the British Isles.) One with a mix of Spanish, Gypsy, Welsh and more than a splash of Irish blood cursing coursing its way through my veins, but, thankfully, just a piddlin’ bit of English.

May 18, 2014

ARe yOU oNE oF tHOSE pEOPLE

by ratty

; ; ; tHAT SPENDs so much time looking at the kEYBOARD MAKING SUre they4RE TAPPING THE <i>rIGHT</I> KEYS THAT THEY FORGET ABOUT THE cAPS lOCK ; ; ,

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i AM § § § 6 ; i4M always doing that !

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IT4S A fµµµµµG NUISANCE? ANd it4s really doing my HEAD IN. sO MUCH SO THAT I SOMETIMES HAVE TO COUNT TO just to calm down §

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bEING AN eXPAT? i ALSO HAVE THE ADDED 5problem° where my kEYBOARD SUDDENLY SWITCHES FROM azerty to qwerty AND THAT4S A <I><B>real<:B><:I> bUMMER;

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eVERYTHING i tqp then co;es out looking like tHIS / iT4S ENOUGH TO DRIVE ONE TOTALLY mQD. Mqd, i SQY<

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tHQNK YOU FOR YOUR PQTIENCE QND pLEQSE DON4T FORGET TO HIT THE 4like4 bUTTON

May 16, 2014

I’ve noticed . . .

by ratty

. . . that access to the Madhatters’ site is noticeably slow today.

Is this in any way connected to the huge response to my (purely) throw-away line of “I didn’t even get round to telling you about my experience of peoples age/responsibility perceptions.”  ?

Should this be the case (undoubtedly,) then I offer my unreserved apologies.

ratty (auteur extraordinaire)

 

November 28, 2013

This is so FUNNY . . !

by ratty

November 5, 2013

Holland’s Got Talent

by ratty

Check this out.

. . . and she’s only nine years old – unbelievable talent.

Vid starts at around  1min 30 seconds.

September 4, 2013

¡ sɹǝqqoɔ ʎɐp,ƃ

by ratty

¿ suɐǝpod ʇsuıɐƃɐ ʇoƃ sʎnƃ noʎ ǝʌɐɥ ʇɐɥʍ : sd

˙ɐʎuo pooƃ

˙ʇıʇ sǝɥɔʇıʍ ɐ sɐ ʎɹp sɐ ɯ,ı soɔ `sǝılɟ ǝɥʇ ɥʇıʍ ǝıuuıʇ ɐ ɹoɟ ɟɟo ɯ,ı `os

˙ʇno ʇol sıɥʇ ƃuıddɐʇ ɯ,ı ǝlıɥʍ pɐǝɥ ʎɯ oʇ ƃuıɥsnɹ poolq ǝɥʇ lǝǝɟ ʎpɐǝɹlɐ uɐɔ ı `ƃuıɹǝqqɐɾ ʎɐp llɐ ǝɹǝɥ puɐʇs ʇ,uɐɔ ı `ʎɐʍʎuɐ

˙sǝlɐs ǝʞıq puɐɥ-puoɔǝs puɐ ɥʇlıɟ `ʇıʍ ǝƃpǝ-ƃuıʇʇnɔ uı ʇsǝʇɐl ǝɥʇ ɥʇıʍ ǝʇɐp oʇ dn dǝǝʞ oʇ `uʍop ǝpısdn ɹǝʇndɯoɔ sıɥ uɹnʇ ɹo `pɐǝɥ sıɥ uo puɐʇs oʇ ƃuıʌɐɥ ɹɐlʞsǝllɐ uɐǝɯ ɹǝƃuol ou llıʍ sıɥʇ ʎllnɟǝdoɥ

˙sǝʇɐɯ uɐǝpodıʇuɐ ɹno ʎq pɐǝɹ ǝq ʎlısɐǝ uɐɔ ʇı ʇɐɥʇ ʎɐʍ ɐ ɥɔns uı ʇxǝʇ ǝɥʇ ƃuıʇʇǝs ʎq ǝlıɯ ɐɹʇxǝ ǝɥʇ ǝuoƃ ǝʌɐɥ ǝʍ `sɹǝpɐǝɹ ǝıssnɐ ɹno oʇ ʎlpuǝıɹɟ-ɹǝsn ǝɹoɯ sɹǝʇʇɐɥ pɐɯ ǝʞɐɯ oʇ pıq ɐ uı

,,˙ɹǝuɹoɔ ɹǝpun uʍop,, ʍǝu ɹno oʇ ǝɯoɔlǝʍ

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