Journey Forth

6 September, 2008


Neil’s Original Thought of the Day – Poker  

You’ve got a red hot hand……….

Wear a heat proof glove when stoking the fire!


16 July, 2008


Neil’s Original Thought of the Day


It’s well known that sprinkling urine around the perimeter of your garden will deter cats.

I advise putting it in a squeezy bottle first – I didn’t and spent five hours in custody!!

Come back tomorrow for another thought from Neil.

9 July, 2008


Neil’s Original Thought of the Day
It’s a beautiful sunny, hot summers day – the air is filled with the scents of beautiful honeysuckle and freshly mown grass – a perfect day to hang out your lovely clean washing.

Why, then, does half the nation decide to light a BBQ and pollute the country with the smell of burnt burgers???

6 July, 2008


Neil’s Original Thought of the Day – Clothing  
It’s getting dark – the bats are out – people are milling about in weird coloured clothing – Don’t worry, the twenty20 cricket season’s just started.

Come back tomorrow!!

9 June, 2008

I wish I could stop biting my nails!!!

Filed under: Advice,Biting,Family,Health,Life,Nails,Random,Thoughts — by Karen @ 8:27 pm

I have bitten my nails for as long as I care to remember. There is nothing that particularly triggers the nail biting. I do it without being fully aware of what I am doing.


Periodically, I have a concerted effort to stop and break the habit. And that time has come again.


My best success was about five or six years ago.


I used a process called the paradigm shift as advocated by Tony Robbins. The first stage is to think about what it will be like once I have stopped biting my nails – what will I feel like, what will I look like, what will I hear.

It is necessary to think about these things in great depth to such an extent that I can look at the existing nails and see the new nails. Constant and in depth thought bring about a situation where by when ever I look at my nails, a vision is created of the new nails preventing me biting.


Five or six years ago, I reached the stage where my nails were long enough to go to a nail bar and have them manicured and painted. I was so proud.


My down fall came when returning home from holiday abroad. On a prior occasion, we had returned home to find that the water tank had been over flowing, leaving the lounge flooded and a collapsed ceiling. This has resulted in every holiday having an intensely stressful homecoming. I bit all ten nails within about ten minutes!!!


So, it’s time to try again!


I will keep you posted.




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