20 Jun 2011

ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY? THEN I'LL BEGIN.


Many thanks for all the messages of concern - Husband dearest is out of hospital and back to work today.


Sounds just like my kind of job.

BBC EMPLOYS A 'CHAIR CHAMPION' who will teach staff how to sit down to ensure they are comfortable at their desks. - Anita Singh (14/06/2011)

Its official .......

QUILTING IS THE LATEST CURE-ALL HOBBY. According to researchers at the University of Glasgow, quilting is “uniquely” good for us, offering, as it does, an outlet for creativity and bringing benefits that mere physical and outdoor pursuits can’t provide. BUT a closer look at this traditional handicraft reveals it to have a dark underbelly for far from being an act of contemplative creativity, quilts have been used for centuries as a covert method of illicit communication; a forum for domestic anarchy or a mischievous platform for venting spleen.- Judith Woods (14/06/2011)

A shame no one bothered to tell this man about the therapeutic benefits.

MAN REMOVES WART ...... WITH A SHOTGUN. For five years, Sean Murphy was driven to distraction by a painful wary that no amount of creams or ointments could cure. 
So he came up with his own radical and permanent procedure to remove the stubborn wart forever - he blasted it with a 12-bore shotgun.
But not only did the blast take off almost his entire finger, it also left him facing 15 years in jail for the illegal possession of a firearm. - Nigel Bunyan (16/06/2011)
And talking of injuries, did you know ....
MORE THAN 20,000 PEOPLE A YEAR ARE ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL AFTER FALLING OUT OF BED. Another 12,000 are admitted after falling from a chair, 6,400 after falling from ladders AND 1,200 falling from trees. (15/06/2011)
Tell me something I didn't already know.
HER SLEEP IS KEY TO A HAPPY HOME. Husbands who want a happy marriage should ensure their wives get a good night's sleep as a study has found that relationships can suffer if women have a restless night, but the same is not true for men.- Martin Beckford (16/06/2011)
And if a good night's sleep fails how about a cup of tea .... but not just any old cuppa .....
THE PERFECT CUPPA, the secret ingredient of which is patience. A team at the University of Northumbria found that leaving a cuppa for six minutes allowed it to cool to the optimum temperature. Allowing it to cool to 60C was key, letting it drop much further destroyed the 'all-round sensory experience'. - Richard Alleyne (16/06/2011)

Sounds a bit fishy to me.

A cyclist who rode 10 miles to buy a catfish was banned from carrying it home because staff were worried about its safety. 
"Taking a fish on a bike is safer than driving as you don't get the jolts and I always ask for extra water and put the fish in a bag over my shoulder." said Brian Booth. - Sunday Mercury (June 2011)
PLEASE NOTE: All of this Monday's Media post is brought to you courtesy of The Telegraph.Wherever possible I will endeavour to bring you the links to articles I have used in my Media Monday posts but this is not always possible.

17 comments:

Arti said...

Oh! Tracy I didnt know that hubby was not well, glad to read that if is fine now though.
The post is hilarious as always especially the man shooting his fingers!!!
Have a wonderful week:)

Arti said...

Sorry Tracy, Please read 'if' as 'He', the perils of having the "prediction on" and typing from the mobile.

chitra said...

PW, Even I never knew that your hubby was in hospital. Hope he is fine.
I also fell down and was out of action for two days as I had sprain in my leg. God's grace all my limbs are intact. I didnt fall from bed. I fell down on the road. courtesy our civic authorities.

Mary said...

Don't know how I missed your husband was in hospital but I'm glad to hear he's out!
Wart removal by shotgun seems a bit extreme, don't you think? Wouldn't have occurred to me ;-)

animewookie said...

That is certainly *one* way to remove a wart...lol
Just let the man have his FISH!!!!
So glad your husband is doing better :D

Misha said...

I am really glad to hear that your husband is out of the hospital!
Removing a wart with a shotgun!! Woa! The things people do...

kavita said...

Hilarious ! Good solution,no finger - no wart .The study about women sleep must be true - at least in my case.

R. Ramesh said...

hi tracy my friend..how r u? cheers

NRIGirl said...

Hi Tracy! Had no clue your HD wasn't well. Glad he is now.

Thank you for the news bits. It's quite interesting what people do...

Suko said...

Great post, Petty. I love to read these bits of news on Mondays. I hope I'm sitting properly. . . .

BookQuoter said...

Sorry I missed your post about your husband, but sure glad he is doing better!!

Jenners said...

Glad to hear your husband is feeling better and back home. And I agree 100% about the wife needing a good night's sleep. That is very true in our house!

Chatty Crone said...

Glad to hear your hubby is okay!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I'm so glad to hear your hubs is doing well! Best news on here!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

so glad to hear that your husband is out of the hospital!

interesting bits of news and hilarious post!

big hugs!
betty xx

Kelly said...

I'm really glad to hear that your husband is doing better now and no longer in the hospital! I've been gone a couple of days and am just now seeing this or I would have commented sooner.

naida said...

I havent been online much lately Petty, glad to hear your hubby is doing better.