Monthly Archives: February 2005

my hand revisited

it now looks like an elephant’s paw. i’ve just been to the doctor’s and i may have fractured or broken it, so i have to have an x-ray. i’m now on an anti-inflammatory pill called volterol (or folderol, as folk…

my hand

i’m writing with my left hand today. that’s because i think i’ve broken my right hand or my wrist. i’m off to see my GP now. what body part will go wrong next i wonder? it’s not fair. i’m disintegrating…

Hey Fever

Hey…how are you? I’ve recently had loads of emails beginning “Hey Ian” and I quite like it. “Hi” used to be the new “Hello”. Now, “Hey” is the new “Hi”.

Being the very “pineapple of politeness” (to quote Sheridan), I feel I ought to inform you that I’m presenting a programme about the secret history and quirky culture of…pineapples. Lady Curzon and a Pineapple features the story of the Dunmore…

Newcastle Bands

It’s good to see so many bands coming out of Newcastle. The excellent Maximo Park, who actually sing in geordie accents, have a single out this week and an album due in May. And several members of the boyband V…

Bolly’s Blog

Bollinger enjoys sitting on my laptop keyboard and occasionally running across it. Today, she ran across it en route to the window sill and produced the following cryptic message: 0p——————————————————————————————–# jxq Please send me a translation if you speak cat.…

Coincidences

I was writing my will the other day, as you do, while listening to tunes on my iPod (random shuffle setting). And just as I started bequeathing my worldly goods, on came Nimrod by Elgar – a piece most people…