Tag Archives: Facebook

Where am I? Who am I?

My son has embraced a new Facebook trend and turns out to have a talent for it. In the last week, he has posted: I am so DC I remember dat if u had 3 buckets and 2 sticks u … Continue reading

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This week by the water

I am like a mother who can’t limit the number of darling baby pictures she will post on Facebook. I am as bad as the crazy cat lady who provides minute by minute updates on the lives of Squiffy and … Continue reading

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A Yearning for the UK’s third largest snack manufacturer

I am thinking I need to go home to Northern Ireland. The reason? Well, of course I’d like to see my aged father, my aunt what brung me up and all my other friends and family but, as usual, my … Continue reading

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Leading from the Digital Edge

Humans have always liked to share their views, get involved, meddle and kvetch–and as recent wikileaks events have shown, now there’s no stopping them. I’m all for it. In real life I am always desperate to be involved in other people’s business … Continue reading

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Igneous activity abroad, armed police action at home–meanwhile in Itchy Ankle there’s still time to vacuum the cat.

It has been a funny old week in the nation’s capital, Itchy Ankle and everywhere downwind of Iceland. Let’s start with events in Washington DC: Please don’t be alarmed to learn that last Sunday night the Crone woke up to … Continue reading

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Seven Letters across the Atlantic.

In which Doris becomes a Facebook Friend and learns the ropes of Lexulous Dear Blabs, These days ‘a night on the tiles’ for Flo and I means an evening hunched over a Scrabble board. You are a veritable Leonard Sachs … Continue reading

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As large as life and twice as cheerful.

Take two tables, each shaped like a slice of melon and place one of them in Boxborough MA and one in Phoenix AZ. Add the magic of Cisco Telepresence, three 65 inch television screens, and some eerily good audio and … Continue reading

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On Oscar, Alice and Black-Eyed Susans: A letter to Doris Brazil

Blabs, I am so pleased that the moisturiser reached you. I do so share your frustration with itchy spots. The older I get the more cracks in inaccessible places I seem to acquire. Anybody who knows me will tell you … Continue reading

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A great story on the subject of two countries divided by a common language

The Crone loves this response to her Prophylactic Shock posting sent by a Facebook friend in the UK. He writes: “My favo(u)rite story concerns a British guy visiting our American HQ for the first time.  He wanted to smoke before our meeting and … Continue reading

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The Deep Red Aunt and Schoolgirl Cruelty.

It is a great thing that the virtual straps showing onFacebook this week have generated more interest in breast cancer awareness, and, presumably, in donations to fight the disease. But the whole viral lingerie thing has raised the Crone’s awareness … Continue reading

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