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Restore Points – What Would Yours Be?

The other day I had to do a system restore on the computer. If you aren't familiar with this process what it consists of is this. If some new software, programmes or indeed anything you've added to your pc is causing a problem, you can restore your computer's configuration to a previous point in time. In my case a simple restore to two weeks previous sorted the problem.

It set me thinking of how interesting it would be if you could create a restore point in your life. Of course those of a certain age would not in most cases want to wish their spouses or children away. However, imagine if you could spend a holiday in a previous time as a previous incarnation of yourself.

I think I'd try about 1980 or the mid-late 90's which were both times when lots of positive things were happening in my life. The return of physical and mental stamina would be an interesting revelation I'm sure.

Anybody else think of a time they'd like to be restored to and why?

This of course invites the usual number of comments i.e. none! 



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From Tragedy To Farce




It really is hard to know what to think about the continuing saga of the disappearance of poor little Madeleine McCann. However it is also hard to see who, if anyone, comes out of the investigation which has followed with any credit. The picture on the left was quite seriously shown (as a sketch of the suspect) around the holiday resort where Madeleine disappeared from by the police in the early days of the enquiry.







Now almost six months (that's right six months) since the disappearance, one of the McCanns' friends with the aid of an FBI trained artist has come up with this picture of a man she says she saw carrying a child away. Presumably the man (it is a man isn't it?) has a mouth, nose and eyes but they're not pictured. He was apparently wearing Chinos and a purple top which may have been burgundy. It could be Michael Jackson. It could be the newsagent who served me this morning (or indeed his son).

What on earth is an experienced media man like Clarence Mitchell doing lending creedence to this picture which can surely do nothing at this stage to assist the enquiry?


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