Archive for July, 2005

Nothing pisses me off

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

like upwind smokers. It was beautiful and sunny today with a bit of a breeze to take the edge off the heat. We went to drop Heather off and had coffee at a very pleasant outdoor place …

Goodbye Heather

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

For all the bad press they get mothers-in-law are pretty amazing creatures …

Deer, ducks, dogs and Midgleys

Saturday, July 16th, 2005

I found myself today, while walking through Richmond Park with Mark, Anne and Daniel (and the Three), noticing a perfectly ordinary thistle by the side of the path and thinking …

In my youth

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005

One of the most valuable things I’ve ever learned is to recognise when I’m too tired to continue to be productive …

It’s summer again

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

Summer’s decided to put in an appearance again. It’s very pleasant when it does …

DON’T touch my potette

Monday, July 11th, 2005

No more tipping potties out seruptitiously under public benches – we have a potette! …

Five weeks

Sunday, July 10th, 2005

To turn the world entirely on its head Within the space of five chaotic weeks Must surely gainsay all that’s e’er been said Of strength of quill or weight of mighty feats. For you can neither write nor speak nor fight, But gaze, serene, or turn and lift a hand, Or blink an eye, compelling [...]

Friday’s post made private

Saturday, July 9th, 2005

I have been informed by My Good Wife that the hash of Ogden Nash’s The Tale of Custard the Dragon which I published last night should never have been published. In the interests of marital harmony, and rather than dilute the vitriol, I have revised the post to private status (which means I can see [...]

Kids, Cuddles and Kew

Saturday, July 9th, 2005

New pics in the gallery. Heather visited Kew to see the glass sculptures during the week with Phoe and Nin. Just one pic in the gallery – there are many more on Kew’s website. Phenomenal stuff … Everyone’s safely back home as of yesterday. The Three drove to Richmond to pick up Heather yesterday. Potty [...]

Update: London’s Burning

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

This inspires an interesting mix of relief, outrage and pity. It was strange to see broadcasters battling to keep the relief out of their voices this afternoon; it’s almost like an attack of this sort is a stamp of approval for a major city …