Tuesday, March 11, 2008


How wonderful the sky here is. Who needs a Turner Centre when the whole canvas of the heavens above us is constantly painted by the Master himself, giving us some of the most beautiful visions from sunrise to sunset and a canopy of stars to wish upon. This strange "end of the rainbow" effect was seen off Pegwell Bay recently - a second "end" was in the sky some distance away but no connecting bow. I was also very lucky to have seen a "ring around the moon" effect over Botany Bay - the full moon was surrounded by a ring of perfect velvet blackness devoid of any star field with a circumference about 10x that of the moon itself. And I had the woman I loved in my arms at the time. Unfortunately suffering total eclipse of heart at present.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

"Hello...Yea..Can't talk now ...I'm on the Evolutionary Ladder"

A curious thing about a mobile phone, apart from the fact that my own was recently laughed out of the pub as "antique (see pic above), is the way that it stores up all your heart felt texted sentiments/failed liaisons/missed opportunities/ Chinese take-away orders etc until it tells you its memory is hurting and asks you to delete some of yours. Of course, if like me these days your memory resembles a Gruyere cheese, then acting on this prompt is often a salutary exercise as your past week's life is scrolled before you eyes to be deleted forever. Expectation follows (or proceeds?) hope, follows lust, follows apologies, follows tantrum. follows good result for the boys, away and all, follows curry....... And always ends/begins with " So what are we doing this weekend?" .

Or as the Stones would have it "Well I am just a Monkey Man I'm glad you are a Monkey Woman too"

Sunday, March 2, 2008


Happy Mothers' Day to all you mothers. My own passed away (shurely "died"? Ed.) on this day and although it moves around a bit (the date not me mum of course) it is a handy day for me to hang my heart on. I would never be so foolish as to put up a picture of said girl, who was the kindest and most serene person I have known, so here instead ....is a picture of the most beautiful and terribly bloody serene resident cat (Cat says "Not one of his best")