Daily Archives: 8 January, 2012

No Regrets

In my opinion this is one of the most beautiful and powerful songs.  Its significance and power is underlined by the fact that the artist who made this song famous, Edith Piaf, dedicated the recording she made of the song in 1960 to the French Foreign Legionnaires, in particular those members of the Foreign Legion’s 1st REP (First Foreign Parachute Regiment), who backed the 1961 Putsch against the Algerian civilian leadership.  France had been engaged in a bloody  war in Algeria, until 1962 a French Colony, and the Legion had been in the vanguard of that conflict. Continue reading

That’s a Wrap (and what a wrap it is!)

As I write this post my lips are still burning from the seasoning on the Spicy Hot Chicken Tenders by Steggles in my lunch wrap.  My wife introduced me to them a few months ago along with Mission Wraps.  Man these things are good! The chicken tenders are nice and spicy without being too aggressive and the wraps are just brilliant!  I have tried several varieties of both tenders and wraps and for my money nothing beats the Steggles Spicy Hot Tenders on a Mission Rye Wrap (although the original wrap, the sourdough and the whole grain do more than simply hold their own).

Now it has never been my intention to write about my lunch in such detail but this is the meal that has helped me lose a whole heap of weight so I thought it worth the effort.   If I could eat these things morning, noon and night I would (and some days I have although I’m told I should aim for variety in my diet). Continue reading

Dad Joke of the day

Q – Why do hummingbirds hum?
A – Because they don’t know the words.

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