Here, there, everywhere

Close Encounters of the Canarian Kind

¡Hola! I’m back from Gran Canaria. One of the highlights of the trip was a close encounter with a hoopoe in the villa garden. Quite magical. I’d seen them in books but had no idea I’d ever meet one. The…

my arm, after I fell onto the cactus (I’ve now recovered 100%)

the suspect – pretty sure this is the feral cactus which savaged me

the friendly dove that visited the villa every day for breakfast

the dunes on the way to the beach (I took this photo – no, it’s not a postcard)

Foreign Parts

Hello. I’m abroad now till the end of May. Henrietta is kindly coming to stay and look after Bolly. See you in June.

Google’s a Teenager

Happy 13th Birthday Google. Dating from 1998, Google’s actually quite elderly in internet terms. But it’s not as old as Yahoo (16) which dates from January 16 1995. Other internet phenomena such as Spotify (3) and Audioboo (2) are mere…

Battersea Sunset

I reverted to my Town Mouse status at the weekend, staying in trendy Vauxhall with my friend James. Here’s the view from his flat on Saturday.