Category Archives: This & that

ANNIVERSARY POST

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 [...]

THE QUIET CORNER

Everyone needs a quiet corner……. shussssssh.

WELCOME TO 2014

All is normal here at the Cliff Top Residence although the ducks are beginning to wonder when the gale and severe gale force winds will end. Still, it’s been quite a lot of fun crawling around over the roof replacing lead flashing, broken tiles and ridge tiles not to mention chain sawing the fallen trees [...]

MERRY CHRISTMAS – Ho ho ho

Here’s a jolly picky of Lo, she is a terrible Goddess and Father Christmas. Lo is the one on the left. I recognise that look of suspicion.
I hope that everyone has a very merry Yuletide with suspicions being kept to the absolute minimum.

SUNSET

If I’m being honest I’m totally peed off by pictures of sunsets. Most are boring or vulgar.

This is the view from the balcony of our apartment in Surfugal. It is both boring and vulgar.

CUT OFF MY LEGS AND COUNT THE RINGS.

There are loads of different ways to date a chap – birthday cards for instance.

If you can remember the trouble that Dan Dare had with the Mekons then you really are a tad ancient.
I won’t go quietly though. I bought some hoodies yesterday with my birthday money and intend to intimidate people in Morrisons when [...]

TODAY’S THE DAY

I am now officially an old age pensioner.

I think it might be fun.

FEELING NOSTALGIC

During my supply teaching days I used to be called into one particular school to help teach the testicular cancer awareness lesson as it was well known that I didn’t mind talking testicles. I loved the way the 16/17 year old toughies went very quiet and started squirming in their seats when the very [...]

NOT COMPLETELY LOST IN TRANSLATION

Illustration by the redoubtable Lucy Pepper
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardnesse._- King James Version (1611) – __The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted._- New American Standard Version (1995)__The lips of the righteous [...]

AS IT HAPPENS

HAPPENING
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
A happening is a performance, event or situation meant to be considered art, usually as performance art. Happenings take place anywhere, and are often multi-disciplinary, with a nonlinear narrative and the active participation of the audience. Key elements of happenings are planned, but artists sometimes retain room for improvisation. This new [...]