Author Archives: daddyp

A NEW VENTURE

Here’s a thing , Scissorshop, created by me, for the edification of the masses. As I’ve said over there it’s more a religion than a craft.

THE DONG WITH A LUMINOUS NOSE.

WHEN awful darkness and silence reign
Over the great Gromboolian plain,
Through the long, long wintry nights;—
When the angry breakers roar,
As they beat on the rocky shore;—
When Storm-clouds brood on the towering heights
Of the Hills on the Chankly Bore:—
Then, through the vast and gloomy dark,
There moves what seems a fiery spark,
A lonely spark with silvery rays
Piercing the [...]

BLINKERED? MOI?

I’m quite concerned about some of the middle-aged people that I know.
Set in their ways, at a loss of knowing how to empathise, a tad neurotic, blinkered, sometimes paranoid, unable to use common sense and not having the ability to use the evidence of reality.
The Interweave has an influence but I think that the root [...]

BAD NEWS KIDS

Unfortunately I mixed up my list for Santa Claus and my ‘to do’ list.

This means that I’ve got to buy all my own presents, I wish I hadn’t been so greedy, and Santa will be too busy grouting the bathroom, vacuuming the living room and mending the shed roof to be able to deliver any [...]

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Born this day in 1864.
The Medical Inspection at the Rue des Moulins Brothel (1894)
He had a short but very productive and interesting life.

LACK OF COMMUNICATION

One of the things I love about Portugal is the inability to converse with the natives.

As we all know the majority of the spoken word is wasted on expressing opinions of little worth, silly banter and boring anecdotes. (Avid readers fall into a different category …. obviously).
I’m very pleased to keep my communication restricted to [...]

COULD THIS BE A WAY ….

…. to write my words of wisdom?

Playing with TextEdit on MacBook Pro.

Apple really need to make an effort in some areas. (<—- words of wisdom)

BATTLING ON …

… the fight continues for the right to sit or lie down and put things away in drawers.
The Flatpack War of 2014 in Central Portugal was a close run affair with the comfort of Lo, she is a terrible goddess at stake.
The pictures below are quite shocking. I suggest you have a cup of tea [...]

TIME AND MOTION

One of the most effective ways to increase one’s efficiency  is to purchase an electric kettle.

Beverages are consumed by civilised people several times a day. They are vital to help clear thought and to create open receptive eyes.
With the use of an electric kettle the minimum amount of time is wasted. Filling the old fashioned [...]

THE FAIRLIGHT EYE

Hot air and wind have long been associated with me and so it seemed appropriate to develop the Fairlight Eye into a wind powered icon of my true nature. I know, it’s very moving … but only when the wind is in a certain direction. Many thanks to the tins of baked beans that made [...]