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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Legal... legal... Illegal! Illegal!
This very silly video made me smile this morning.

Ten illegal things to do in London. Their rules were simple: the action had to be illegal, the law still had to be in force (no shooting Scotsmen in York or Welshmen in Chester) and, most important of all, it had to be silly.

In other news, after teasing us with a hint of spring, winter is back in full force. It is freezing out there and the wind cuts like the proverbial cutting thing. The only plus side is that the washing I've put out on the line should dry pretty quickly.

Update on current projects

1) Over the weekend I have been crocheting squares for a charity scarf knit. I used it as an opportunity to learn and practice a couple of new stitches whilst also using up some ends of balls of yarn. The plan is to knit a really long scarf for Bermo Moai.

Once the scarf has been measured and the winner of the "guess the length" has been announced, the scarf will be re-sewn into blankets for a local animal rescue.

2) I have made a breakthrough with the hooping and can now knee hoop fairly reliably. This trick has only taken 18 months to master. :) I've just been looking at the videos I made of me hooping in September 2011 and I think it's time to make another one so I can see how much I've improved and what I need to work on next.

3) I have just had a letter from the Tax Office to say that I am due a sizeable tax refund. Of course this is because I haven't been earning anything, but at least they'll stop deducting tax from my minuscule pension from now on.

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kishenehn From: kishenehn Date: March 11th, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for that video ... it made my morning, too. :)
sartorias From: sartorias Date: March 11th, 2013 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
That vid cracked me up!
del_c From: del_c Date: March 11th, 2013 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was once illegal to shoot Welshmen in Chester, and is not now ? :-)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: March 11th, 2013 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not quite. :) There is, purportedly, some law still in force (similar to the mat-shaking one) that said it was legal to shoot a Welshman in Chester with a bow and arrow, but only after midnight. It seems to have originated in some kind of ancient curfew because there is a Welsh proverb about "getting up before the dogs of Chester". However, it is probably an urban myth that the law was never repealed.
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: March 11th, 2013 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Damned if I'm going to start shaking my doormat in the middle of the night! I'll take my chances!
lizziebelle From: lizziebelle Date: March 11th, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was fun! :)
cariadwen From: cariadwen Date: March 12th, 2013 09:36 am (UTC) (Link)
There was a law stopping women from taking their carpets up on Brandon Hill in Bristol and beating them, under the suspicion that the women were 'beating up a storm'. against sailors at sea. The law is still on the statue books but is not enforced.
plantmom From: plantmom Date: March 12th, 2013 01:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Quite funny. Thank you so much!
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: March 12th, 2013 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
That video is so cute and funny, I like them.

You are Wayyyy ahead of me on the hula-hooping as I need to actually start!

Good luck on your scarf.

We got no refund this year for the first time in ages as my biz is finally doing better. It leaves me with a funny feeling. ;)
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