Author Archives: daddyp

THIS CREATION …

… from the inspirational and creative genius that is Scissorshop …

… applies to all aspects of life of course. However relationships top the list … so I’m told. Very firmly on occasions.

AT MY AGE …

… it probably isn’t that unusual that I think that, oh never mind ….

People are NOT disappointing. Each and everyone has a unique view of the world to which they are entitled and even if this view appears to be completely bonkers with very little relation to the real world let them be. Oh my [...]

AS THE YEARS DRIFT BY

As we pass into yet another year I thought I’d offer some words of comfort to my younger avid readers.
I can honestly say that as the years go by things get better. Let me explain.
Today I actually feel exactly the same as I did when I was 18 … if I was nursing a [...]

I LOVE THESE OLD SEASIDE POSTCARDS

Many have been banned. #sillyworldgettingsillier

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 [...]