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Blog van Hendo!

Dumping keech on the interweb since September 2004...

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Location: Sint Anthonis, Noord Brabant, Netherlands

Greenock Morton fan now living in the Netherlands since moving from Scotland in April 2000, with ambitions to do this, that and the next thing.

Saturday, October 21, 2006



Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, as his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as
knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, life isn't always fair, and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job they failed to do in disciplining their unruly children. It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer Panadol, sun lotion or a sticky plaster to a student but could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you
couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar can sue you for assault. Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust, his wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else Is To blame and I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not join the majority and do nothing.
Found this on another site. Can't claim to have writtten it but it is my sentiments exactly.

Mongolia Rally 2007

Found this on the Iain Banks Forum

The Mongolian Rally 2007 - London to Ulaanbaatar in a car with an engine smaller than 1000cc. 3-4 weeks driving then sign over the car to a good cause and catch a plane home.

One team taking part is Team Feersum Endjinn, the name taken from the title of an Iain M Banks novel http://www.iainbanks.net/sf06.htm

I wish them luck, and I have to say I'm jealous as hell now, wish I had a car to take part with.

Interesting links.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Springs and Things

Some things you just wish you never started.

The vacuum cleaner was blocked earlier, so me in my mind decided to take the head apart as that is where the blockeage was. (memo to girlfriend - if your going to borrow my tools please put them back, where the hell are all my Philips screwdrivers and half of my metric spanners!)

Anyhoo I take the thing apart and of course there are bloody springs in. After unblocking I screw the thing back together (with my girlfriends Philips screwdriver), but trying to screw it back together while compressing springs aint easy, an extra pair of hands with tiny tiny fingers is required, and now the thing won't sit properly. I can get the brushy things to retract, but not deploy.

Why the hell did I start this?

Friday, September 08, 2006

Some People Just Can't Take A Joke.

I did something similar with a friends tent and a whole lotta condoms. At least my friend saw the funny side.
Blagged from a post on mortonunofficial.net forum

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Dutch Hoops Blog No More

I've decided to ditch the Dutch Hoops blog.

I'm trying to cut back on my internet time and something had to give. The Dutch Hoops main site at http://www.freewebs.com/dutchhoops/ is still going, how often it will be updated I don't know, but the site software does have a blog option should I feel the need to revive it.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Saturday Seven

Some bloggers do a Thursday Thirteen.

I can't be bothered, so I'm doing a Saturday Seven

Seven Things You May Or May Not Know About Hendo!

1 I was born in the Rankin Memorial Hospital in Greenock, Scotland.
2 I am a former seaman, who was employed by the British Ministry of Defense.
3 I am a fan of Greenock Morton Football Club.
4 I was once escorted by the police out of Germany.
5 My first ever visit to Belgium was by accident.
6 I have a few other blogs farting around, 3 active.
7 I am not wearing any pants just now.

New England Revolution Fans Taunt Celtic Fans

I like this on from youtube.com.

Celtic fans have a thing about their clubs Irish heritage, to the point that they have a bit of an identity crisis as to whether they are Scots or Irish.

Have a gander at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDfnKzXzK7Q

Indeed, where in Ireland is Glasgow??


A Couple Of New Links

I'm on Hyves.nl and Friends Reunited.

Here are the links to my pages.

Hyves profile - http://schotsehendo.hyves.nl/

Friends Reunited - http://allenhenderson.myfriendsreunited.com/home/

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Got A New Blog

Got a new blog on the go.

Have a gander at Ons Volkstuintje (Our Wee Allotment)

A diary of how my allotment is fairing, or not as the case is at the moment.

It's still under construction (aren't all blogs?) so bare with it.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Have your fotune told.
Warning may contain swearies.

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