Monday, August 29, 2011

Summertime Seaside Spcial

It's been the typical English August Bank Holiday Monday, so...

Saturday, August 20, 2011


My favouritest game on the penny arcades was the one where you put 50p in the slot and you get five shiny 10p pieces.

I never won the big jackpot but I always managed to break even.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Among my souvenirs

Some more post titles from the "Pending" file...

  • Nose-mottling excitement
  • Show them a real pas-de-bloody-deux!
  • The squeak of old clogs
  • Tangible benefits for stuff
  • An infinity of catterpillars
  • Concertinas at half mast
  • Backlighting my youthfulness
  • Isn't it disappointing when you stop noticing your plug-in?
  • He wrote as a Byzantine Neoplatonist
  • Her little fur brassiere caught on a glacier just to remember her by
  • Educating Marmalade
  • One dare not step back till the last pterodactyl is safely back home in it's nest
  • A mardy-faced gorilla
  • His punishment is to see the Dawn before the rest of the world
  • That five minutes in the bath when the football season isn't happening
  • It's barely Spring and salt and vinegar

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ah... would that it weren't, would that it weren't

Sadly missed already. R.I.P. Robert Robinson

And an affectionate tweak of the whiskers:

Friday, August 12, 2011


Back in the Dark Ages, when I was a kid, the school nature table was arrayed with objects found, all grouped under the headings: " Alive," "Dead" and "Never Alive."

I may do the same with the contents of this fridge…

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A la recherche de stuff perdu

Anyway, I found the razor. It had somehow fallen to the back of the bookcase, behind the Giles annuals.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

No more Colin Firth for a week

We were watching telly the other day when The Small Object Of Desire said:

"Hasn't that Mick MacManus let himself go?"

It was Jenny Agguter.

Sunday, August 07, 2011


Pausing to take a photograph of the Duke of Wellington, a passing drunk congratulated me on my choice of subject.

Saturday, August 06, 2011


Apologies to all of you lately.

I've spent the past three months writing long and detailed business cases, project initiation documents, project plans, all that Prince2 stuff to get things off the road, for a bunch of big library projects that may yet never happen, given the nature of the beast.

Consequently, my creative writing juices are pretty much all burned out at the moment and all I'm fit for at the laptop is playing card games.

Keep well, all.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

A nation of shopkeepers

Strolled through T.J. Hughes at lunchtime. Very depressing, not much left except kitchenware, which probably says too much about the locals.