Monthly Archives: April 2005

I Hate To Variegate

Moet the rabbit has just eaten an entire variegated plant in the garden. And I have to say I’m terribly proud of the little chap. I don’t hold truck with variegation – never have – and consider it, well, somewhat…

variegated privet bush after Moet’s makeover – rabbit deforestation project continues

Psychic iPod

I have final confirmation that my iPod is definitely psychic. When I was compiling the election calculator (see below), I had iTunes on random play. It had a choice of 4.5 days’ worth of music – 1547 tracks. And what…

Comic Sans Masochism

If you’re feeling up to it, I suggest you visit the Comic Sans Translator, which allows you to view your favourite sites (like this one) in the David Brent of fonts: Comic Sans. All you do is type in the…

Six Degrees

More absurdly-indirect claims to fame, via friends… Henrietta was recently kissed (pecked on the cheek – not sure which one) by Ewan McGregor. My parents once met Prime Minister Anthony Eden. My mum also plays golf with a retired MP…

Name Game

The names of my email spammers are getting more preposterous by the minute. So, as an exciting convalescent activity, I’ve taken to saving my favourite spam names and inventing characters for them. One day, I might use them in a…

My Olive Grove

Good news. I now own an olive grove. Ever since someone told me that the broadcaster Natalie Wheen had her own grove, I’ve been desperate for one. And now I’m the proud owner and spent yesterday afternoon sitting in it.…