Category Archives: This & that

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 [...]

CHOICES

Now here’s a minefield.
Choice is meant to be a good thing … isn’t it? I’m not that sure actually. Sometimes I stand in front of a display of yoghurts, for instance, and feel completely overwhelmed and wish that there were only six choices … to include the crushed gingernut dipper … obviously.
And then, on [...]

DREAMS

Today I got rather upset about a dream I had last night. It featured the three dogs we used to have. It was rather a sad reminder.
Still it ended happily. One had an audition for the lead in the re-make of Old Yeller, one was up for the stand-in of the starring role and the [...]