NOTHING LASTS FOREVER & GAIMAN VOICE OF SNOWBALL II

NOTHING LASTS FOREVER – ALL CHANGE

R U JOKING, GRANDAD BLOG

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GRANDAD’S PICTURE of the DAY

FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2017

Nothing lasts forever, not even a £10 note or £1 coin. Life is all about change. To make life truly meaningful we need to keep moving forward, experiencing new and different things. Do not become a “stuck in the mud”.

So we are so excited to tell you that we practice what we preach and tomorrow this website is moving onwards and hopefully upwards. We are planning some changes one of which is a change to our domain name. You’ll find full details here tomorrow.

The website will also look a little different too. Hopefully it will be easier to navigate.

So I’m afraid you’ll have to contain yourself for just over 24 hours and all will be revealed by 12 noon tomorrow!!! Yes, that is SATURDAY 23rd September 2017!

ANOTHER BIT OF GOOD NEWS

Neil Gaiman is one of Grandad’s favourite writers and the following has been announced this week:

Writer Neil Gaiman has delighted fans by hinting that he will soon appear as the first ever voice of cat Snowball II on The Simpsons.

Usually known for his work behind the camera, he told followers via Twitter that he will feature in this year’s Halloween special of the hit US cartoon, and challenged them to guess which character he will play.

He started by offering the cryptic clue: “I am on the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror this year. I do not play myself this time. Instead I voice a character who has not spoken before.”

While some incorrectly assumed it would be baby Maggie, he retweeted one follower who suggested “Snowball II” and congratulated them with: “You guessed”.

Revealing more about the upcoming special, which traditionally parodies classic horror stories, he shared a picture of Lisa Simpson and her cat crawling through a tunnel leading from a door.

Most guessed the episode will be a take on Henry Selick’s 2009 cult animation Coraline and shared their approval of the choice.

“That is awesome!” wrote Louise Scollay, while Samantha Bosch simply replied: “YES!!!!!”

The idea does not come as a surprise to many, as the film is inspired by Gaiman’s 2002 novella about the young girl who stumbles across a mysterious parallel world when she moves to a new home.

The American Gods creator also made headlines this week as filming began on the TV adaptation of Good Omens, which he co-wrote with the late Terry Pratchett.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“I wonder if we are given kids to teach or to learn from?” Author Unknown, from Big Mud Puddles and Sunny Yellow Dandelions

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…looking out of the window through the mist to view autumnal colours of a September daybreak

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

“It all starts innocently, mixing chocolate and Rice Krispies, but before you know it you’re adding raisins and marshmallows – it’s a rocky road.” Olaf Falafel (2016)