The Necessary Philosopher

Month: December, 2003

Everyone’s Entitled to an Opinion

In reply to my earlier post when I asked why the quake in Iran had to happen, someone kindly reminded me of this story (hopefully it’s the same one). which I will now share with all of you: Two travelling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family […]

Here there and Everywhere

So much to blog about… I really don’t know where to start! Christmas was good, had lots of dinners and gatherings with various family and friends. So it’ll be another year before I’ll be humming Christmas tunes to myself, and I wonder where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing come Christmas next year. Then […]

The things you tell people when you’re bored…

Well another Christmas has come and gone and here I am back at work. It’s funny how I feel that I have a lot of things to blog about yet when it comes to actually sitting in front of the keyboard I seem to get writer’s block. I realise that I wouldn’t be blogging right […]

20 years ago

Freaky… I’ve actually been around long enough to say stuff like, “it’s been 20 years since I’ve been there.” Just had a quiet Christmas breakfast with my work unit. Everyone’s in a pretty good mood today cos’ it’s Christmas eve and no one’s in the mood for any serious work. It’s a pity that we’ll […]

Hair’s to You

I woke up with funky hair again today, so I decided to make the best of it. I made a photoseries out of it, after being so inspired yesterday by the stunning photos taken by Tracey who runs She’s got an amazing eye for colour and pattern, and the photoseries that she’s done are […]

The History of Sam

I was actually going to post this as a further reply to the comment made in this post, but then I suppose there is enough material here to create an entire post, so here it is… the history of Sam, my golden retriever. Sam was adopted, as were all the other dogs in my house […]

How to have a friendly dog

More useless tutorials from me… this time for dog owners. Do you have this problem where your dog seems to bark fiercely or lunge at other dogs when you bring it out for a walk? Ever wished that your dog could be as well behaved and well mannered as those on tv? Well believe it […]

3 Days to Christmas!

Christmas is my favourite time of year. Somehow listening to Christmas music never fails to put me in a happy mood 🙂 I was all grouchy at the thought of waking up and facing another week of drudgery when I remembered that this week I only have to work 3 and a half days! That’s […]

In case you ever wondered

The dumb things you do when you’re bored on a Sunday evening… Have you ever heard of the term “chi chi”? If you aren’t familiar with the term, an example in a sentence would be, “This looks like a very chi chi (high class) restaurant, are you sure you want to eat here?” If you […]

Sis & Sam

My sis trying to emulate my secret instant chest hair technique 😉