I was recently in my local convenience store buying a bottle of wine and at the head of the queue at the check-out was a lady (perhaps mid-60s) who was, at the time, clearly a considerable fan of high romantic composers of the Germanic tradition and at least one movement short of a concerto. There [...]
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Happy July 4th to all US readers!
Set off some of those illegal (in various states) fireworks!
And that’s from a perfidious Brit. I reckon it’s fare to say we all buried the young general Washington’s “little mashie” some time ago…
Well most of us did.
Best go. I still have wrapping to do!
Happy St George’s Day!
Today is also the anniversary of the birth (and the death - well he did know a thing or two about dramatic timing) of William Shakespeare. This is remarkably appropriate because, of the many gifts England has given the World, this language that I torture here is perhaps the finest. I say [...]
This morning I had to hang a shower screen. This entailed getting the drill out of The Cupboard of Doom. Everything is in there. I didn’t know what I’d find as I dug through…
Gordon Brown’s moral compass.
iDave’s conservative principles.
Nick Clegg’s personality.
Nick Griffin’s treasured boyhood teddy in it’s smart little SS uniform.
Lord Lucan astride Shergar.
Fortunately all [...]
Today (I’m referring to UTC) is the last day of the first decade of the third Millenium Anno Domini and I suppose something ought to be said about it.
Well, it’s quite difficult to sum-up ten years in a blog post so I shall focus on two of the major things that I think this [...]
Happy St Andrews Day to all our Scottish readers. Please enjoy a dram responsibly or Nicola Sturgeon will get ya!
Just one thing puzzles me though - this is how Google chose to celebrate:
Before I rolled-over that I thought it must be Bram Stoker’s birthday or something. Not exactly cheery is it?
Well, it’s 1-15pm here and I’m only just now sitting down with a beer. Christmas has been very busy so far a grim ordeal of shopping and wrapping and cleaning the house and putting up two trees and having to move one of them (with decorations) twice. Oh and of course work - I had [...]
Unfortunately, this pumpkin I carved last night and put out on display was gone by the morning. Some nameless piece of grit under the foreskin of society has half-inched it. Seriously. The bastards!
And this isn’t a rough area by any means. Where I used to live the fuckers would have hurled it through the front [...]