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…of the armchair variety, that is?

Whilst waiting for some paper to dry (can’t do my usual put-it-out-in-the-sun trick ‘cos it’s drizzly) I opened the “secret doorway” in my computer monitor and went wandering around the world, looking for some light entertainment.

And, being a considerate sort, I’m sharing my adventures.

Who likes what we used to call “variety acts”? The sort of show we’d take Granny to see.

Not quite the ferret- down- the -trousers, is it!

Maybe we should take Granny for a nice, quiet drive in the country…

A cup of tea and a bite to eat, perhaps?

Then again…maybe not. You’ll excuse me if I make this a short post, but I still feel queasy!

the last part of that should be ” insect-fare/ ” Blogger chopped it off!

Since the comments so far are about that road (road? what road -that’s a track!), I thought I’d mention a TV programme I saw recently. About a similar road in Colombia.The focus was on a grandmother who drives a BIG TRUCK up and down a road like that.She says her “heart condition” does not like the lowland climate! And she carries a (legal) bag of coca leaves to munch so she doesn’t nod off. I was sitting in a big ol’ comfy armchair and my knees were having serious wobblers just watching!


Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!


  1. I watched the first two but I think I’ll pass on the third… That road is amazing. I couldn’t do it. I had enough trouble with maniac coach drivers in the Greek mountains (everyone on the bus was sick except me as I don’t get motion sick) not to mention the road we took throught the mountains here in August where there had been a slide and it was only cleared up enough for one car to pass. We had to back up at one point.

    I think I’ll lie on the floor now.


  2. Yeah, I’ve had a few hairy trips!
    The third site is OK.Well, if you eat any animal product this is fine!


  3. Amazing as that road is, no way I could do it either. No head for heights…..


  4. denise…me too. I nearly lost my mind when we got trapped by slips in the Manawatu Gorge when I was a kid.


  5. You’re right … not quite the variety act that my grandmother used to love. 😉

    And talking of ferrets, my nephew has 3 and they run up and down his pants all the time (they bite!) but I guess that’s better than a scorpion!


  6. that road’s a bit like watching an England v Oz Rugby game – my nails (which I had grown ‘specially) are down to the quick, but WE WON!

    Yay yay yay yay yay (can I celebrate over here) bad luck Oz you were valiant but we were better!


  7. not here to rub it in just here wishing Fiji were doing better!

    and being sympathetic xx


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