You’re having a heart attack!

A friend who often emails me jokes sent me this and rather than forwarding it, I’m sharing it here!

1 Let’s say it’s 7.25 pm and you’re going
home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job.

2 You’re really tired, upset and frustrated.

3 Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home.

4  Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far.

5 You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.


Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

7 However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest. A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

8 Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.

9 Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!

10 A cardiologist says If everyone who gets this mail, kindly sends it to 10 people, you can bet that we’ll save at least one life.

Triple Beauty


Once daffodils appear in the shops I always make sure I have a bunch in the house. They are my favourite flower because of their brightness, scent and the fact that when they die they don’t make a mess everywhere! I don’t take much notice of the type of flower – whether they are actually of the narcissus or white variety. I enjoy the surprise I get when they bloom.

My last bunch however has really stunned me! Each flower seems to be a triple!

I just had to share them with you, so that apart from anything else, I will have a record of them on my blog. Are you a daffodil fan?

On the flight path

I don’t know anything about bird habits in terms of where they fly although I did live next door to a pigeon fancier and when he let his birds out, they seemed to fly in the same sort of circles. Anyway, I’m not sure they have ‘flight paths’ but I think they might and it is pretty mucky to live below it!

This mess greeted us in the road outside the house this morning.

This is not the first time this has happened. The bags always contain egg shells, tea bags and Chinese food among other rotting items. We have decided that the culprits are sea gulls. They pick up the bags a few streets away but because they are too heavy, they drop them in the road right outside our house. We did consider foxes but from the pattern across the road, it looks like it has been dropped from a height rather than be pulled apart.

Grumbling about ‘blasted seagulls’ as we shovelled the detritus up into a bag before the traffic could spread it all down the road, we realised that actually our anger should be directed at the Chinese-takeaway-eating human being who put the bag out rather than in the dustbin provided!



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An afternoon at Montecute house

This afternoon was supposed to be spent reviewing a new menu from a Beefeater restaurant but it was chaos so we took shelter in Montecute House which is near Yeovil. We have visited several times before but it never fails to bring some peace to the visitor.

It’s imposing frontage tells you that important happenings occurred here. Completed in 1601 it is a wonderful example of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture.

The gardens are formal in design and there is a very wobbly yew hedge that feels like it should tell a story but that is just the way it grows!.

As it was still March the flower borders were just coming to life although this tulip was trying to hide from the camera I’m sure!


This is what it will look like once it gets over it’s shyness!


100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#148

This week I’m doing a double! I’m setting the same prompt here as is on 100 word Challenge over on It will be interesting to pop over and see what the children make of this picture!



It is a sculpture that can be seen at Cardiff Bay in Wales, a great place to wander around with lots to see.

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  1. Dockside conversation
  2. Three together
  3. A fine Sunday
  4. The touch
  5. The day out
  6. Leaving
  7. What’s my line?