Happy Chinese New Year and Silly Saturday Funnies.

YA GOTTA LOVE THOSE QUICK THINKING ITALIAN POLICE
For what reason is the Police Officer pulling these people over ?

How long did it take you to realize that she's not wearing a helmet !!
I got it wrong too !!
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Chinese New Year is Jan 26th...

For most of us, it's a time for us to get together and talk about our past, present , and future. Like the Scottish the Chinese New Year is a very important time. In China it's very much like Christmas and Thanksgiving rolled into one for Americans...

I wanted to say "Happy New Year" to any Chinese speaking folk who were having a quick decco here - so I'll say it as it sounds ...... " GOONG HAY FAT CHOY " !! (with apologies for the spelling).


- A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake.- Confucius
- A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
- He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
- If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
- The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
- A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- If you bow at all, bow low.
- A smile will gain you ten more years of life.
- Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
- Study without reflection is a waste of time; reflection without study is dangerous. Confucius
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NAILS IN THE FENCE
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There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.
The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence.. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, ' You Have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. But It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound will still be there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. Remember that friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us.'
As it's National Friendship Week show your friends how much you care.
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A fireman is polishing his fire engine outside the fire station when he notices a little girl next door in a little red cart with little ladders hung on the side and a garden hose tightly coiled in the middle. The little girl is wearing a fireman's helmet and has the cart tied to a dog and a cat. The fire-fighter walks over to take a closer look:
'That's alovely fire engine,' he says admiringly. 'Thanks,' says the little girl. The fireman looks closer and notices the little girl has tied one of the cart's strings to the dog'scollar and one to the cat's testicles . 'Little colleague,' says the fire-fighter, 'I don't want to tell you how to run your fire engine, but if you were to tie that rope around the cat's collar, I think you could probably go a lot faster.'
The little girl pauses for a moment, looks at the wagon, at the dog and at the cat, then shyly looks into the fireman's eyes and says: Yeah ! you're probably right, but then I wouldn't have a 'screeching' siren, would I?' Uh Oh !!!

Cheers from the land of the Tartan and the Heather, Love Kate xxx.