Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ongoing Advice To My Cat and Her Friends

I am trying to work, please could you conduct your shenanigans outside of the house!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Flat Leaf Parsley

A pox upon flat leaf parsley, it neither has the flavour nor the longevity of curly leaf parsley.

I forbid you to use it!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Advice To Luvvies

Stick to acting, and keep your noses out of real world issues such as taxation.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Smoking allegedly knocks a few years off of your life.

However, those years are at the tail end crappy part of your life. Hence, it is nothing to worry about!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Broken Clocks

Broken clocks are right twice a day.

Thus even the dimmest, most annoying individual can occasionally be correct.

Friday, February 20, 2015


A compromise is not a compromise if the "compromise" agreed does not resolve the differences between the parties involved, but instead gives them freedom to continue to pursue their own individual opposing agendas.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Lunar New Year

A very Happy Lunar New Year!

Today marks the year of the sheep or goat or even ram (depending on your translation).

The Chinese word yáng refers both to goats and sheep, with shānyáng specifically goats and miányáng sheep. In English, the sign may be called either. The interpretation of sheep or goat depends on culture.In Vietnamese, the sign is mui, which is unambiguously goat. In Japan, on the other hand, the sign is hitsuji, sheep; while in Korea and Mongolia the sign is also sheep or ram.

The sheep is an auspicious animal, and the Year of the Sheep, therefore, heralds a year of promise and prosperity.

吉慶有餘 Jíqìngyǒuyú - "May your happiness be without limit"

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dead Flies

A room looks so much tidier when a dead fly that has lain undisturbed for a year or so is removed.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Quarrels must be buried when the quarrellers are yoked together to the plough.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Beware mules who pose as men with principles.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Question For My Walls

Why the hell do you make it so difficult for us to hang pictures on you?

Friday, February 06, 2015


One flake of snow and the UK goes into doomwatch mode!

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Proxy Wars

Proxy wars are all very well in theory, if the side that you are funding/supplying and training is:

- competent
- trustworthy
- reliable
- not fanatical
- likely to win etc.

However, as is most often the case, those that are the proxies are never any of the above.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Kudos To My Cat

Kudos to my cat for vomiting her food back into her bowl, thus ensuring that there was no mess on the floor and enabling her to eat it later.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Rocks and Hard Places

When caught between a rock and a hard place, pick the rock up and bash the crap out of the hard place.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Ongoing Advice To My Cat

You will get piles if you keep pressing your bottom against the radiator.