Need insurance? Call my brother!

If you have insurance needs, check out my brother’s new website for his company, Elliott Insurance. If you mention you found him via my blog, it might assist me with convincing him to pay for my travel insurance policies that I’ll need next year! 😉

46a Angove Street
North Perth
Western Australia 6006

PO BOX 131
North Perth
Western Australia 6906

Phone: 08 9227 5900
Fax: 08 9227 5955


Joy Bringer: Blackadder

Edmund Blackadder II

There is nothing like a dose of the wit, wisdom and sarcasm of Blackadder series two, three and four to put a smile on my face and a gawf in my laugh.

To ensure I am never Blackadder-less I have the series in audio, DVD and book format. A dose of humour, hilarity and Hugh Laurie’s HRH Pinhead of Wales to hand at all times.

Blackadder HRH Pinhead of Wales

  • What kind of crazy fool would not laugh at such lines as:

“The path of my life is strewn with cowpats from the Devil’s own satanic HERD.”

“Baldrick, your custard has the texture of cat’s vomit.”

“Oh damn! One measly civil war in the entire history of England and I’m on the wrong bloody side!”

  • And who could not love Baldrick “the little g-nome” and his cunning plans!

[Referring to a suicide pill they have both been given, after being captured by French revolutionaries]
Baldrick: I’m glad to say you won’t be needing that pill, Mr. B.
Blackadder: Am I jumping the gun, Baldrick, or are the words “I have a cunning plan” marching with ill-deserved confidence in the direction of this conversation?
Baldrick: They certainly are.
Blackadder: Well, forgive me if I don’t do a cartwheel of joy; your record in this department is hardly 100%. So what is it?
Baldrick: We do nothing…
Blackadder: Yup, it’s another world-beater.
Baldrick: No, wait. We do nothing… until our heads have actually been cut off.
Blackadder: And then we… spring into action?

  • And, of course, appearing in series two and four is my greatest Joy Bringer of them all, Mr Stephen Fry. Anyone who doesn’t get joy from his portrayal of General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett needs to seek psychiatric help IMMEDIATELY!

Blackadder: Sir, is there something the matter?

General Melchett: You’re damned right there’s something the matter! Something sinister & something grotesque. And what’s worse is that it’s going on right under my very nose!

Blackadder: Sir, your moustache is lovely.

Stephen Fry as Melchett

Joy Bringers

Joy Bringers is a category in which I will share with you the things that, as the title suggests, bring me joy.

Whenever I am feeling a little low, lacking in motivation or just in need of a pick-me-up that is not Strawberry Freddo Frog or g&t related, I head to my Joy Bringers List and read/view/listen my way back to a good place.

G&T    SFF and Friends

Dirty Old Woman

I have been hit by the Twilight bug. I have watched the film and found my hormones have reacted quite violently to the yumminess that is Robert Pattinson/Edward Cullen and those intense Colin-Mr-Darcy-Pride-and-Prejudice-Firth stares that he emulates rather too well.

I am now, officially, a Dirty Old Woman.

Robert Pattison OK aug09

Welcome to Random Thoughts & News with Lisa

I have no idea why I have created a blog, however, it does seem like a good way to keep in touch with people and not have to send out heaps of emails that one will then receive a reply to, which then obliges ones to reply to that and so on it goes. Not that I have anything against that. I am Queen Procrastinator after all!

My first “Post” is on the short side. It serves as a ‘Hello and Welcome’ to you all and a practice run for me. Have I done this right? We shall see in a moment.

Until next time mes amies!

P.S. What is a pingback? It sounds painful. Please don’t pingback me!

Lisa buffooning around the Louvre, Feb 2007