Tue
22
Jul
2014

EVEN AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

I remember the pleasure and excitement all those years ago when we moved into our first flat. Begging, borrowing and almost stealing the furniture needed to furnish it. 2nd hand this, 5th hand that.
16 properties later, both here and abroad, the excitement hasn’t diminished.

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The difference now is there’s a bit more cash floating around and that most things can now be sourced flat packed.

The first of many deliveries arrived today that will be transported to the new pad in Portugal.

We are still excited at the prospect of setting up home again even though we have less teeth, have to sit down to put our socks on and need a refreshing cup of tea and a gingernut every 1/2 hour or so.

*Note to self – Remember to take glasses to facilitate reading the instructions + Valium to facilitate continued sanity having read the instructions*

Wed
16
Jul
2014

WHY ON EARTH DOES A DUCK NEED AN UMBRELLA?

Oh, now I understand … I think.

*scratches head and ponders*

Pondering is a GOOD thing BTW.

Sat
12
Jul
2014

EXCELLENT NEWS

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We’ve just discovered from a chap in the village that the new pad in Portugal has fibre optic cable running right up to it. Mega supa-dupa internet speed that reacts faster than I do!!!! I’m so excited that I’ve just spilt my sherry trifle. Just got to get it connected when we go out there which might be tricky. I’m sure it’ll be fine.

Above is the view from the balcony.

Fri
4
Jul
2014

BANYAN TREES

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Under the banyan tree remains an exceedingly good place to be … for the moment. It enables me to ignore the world with all it’s defects and enables me to concentrate on building a dais for Lo, she is a terrible Goddess. Decking is VERY important.

Thu
26
Jun
2014

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Sun
22
Jun
2014

PLAN 5328

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The new pad in Portugal used to be a shop.

A plan is forming in the empty expanse that used to house my brain, to open an art gallery in Cellar 1. “Daddy Papersurfer’s Cellar Full of Stuff” has a ring of success written all over it.

There is enough space there to create innovative, wonderful objects. And then display them.

Open by invitation only …. obviously.

If nothing else it can be used as a mausoleum at the appropriate time.

Oh, yes, it’s all about me.

Tue
10
Jun
2014

ANNIVERSARY POST

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It’s been one year since I last tasted tobacco.

I’m yet to be convinced that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks as I sit here surrounded by e-cigarettes with my arms, legs and forehead covered in nicotine patches. There are truths and lies within this sentence -#interestingpsychologicaltest

I think I need some jeopardy in my life. Perhaps I’ll start wearing purple. Perhaps I’ll slug water from a bottle when driving. Perhaps I’ll eat some Quavers. Perhaps ….

There is no black or white, only shades of grey.

Mon
19
May
2014

THE APPLE OF MY EYE

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I casually stabbed an apple with a screwdriver, held it aloft and said to the apple of my eye “Take a piccy.”

Without a word she complied and then wandered back to her throne.

I thought I heard a slight sigh but it might just have been the sofa welcoming her return.

I think Magritte would have approved.

#artyselfiesthataren’t

Sat
17
May
2014

THE QUIET CORNER

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Everyone needs a quiet corner……. shussssssh.

Mon
5
May
2014

OH, LOOK AT THE DATE!

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It would appear that I’ve run dry for the time being.

My mind is occupied with other VERY IMPORTANT issues at the moment so I’m following the advice of Mr Colton … (well you can’t argue with a chap who went to Eton … can you?)

“When you have nothing to say, say nothing.”  CHARLES CALEB COLTON