Monthly Archives: November 2006

Six Degrees

Yet more preposterously indirect namedrops. I trained someone last week who was an extra in Barbra Streisand‘s film Yentl and was also a team member in Top of the Form. I was standing within a few feet of Home Secretary…

The Other Bollinger

Bollinger of Cricklewood Bollinger has a namesake in London. The ‘other’ Bollinger is a 14-year-old Abyssinian who also likes snoozing upside down and gets on well with dogs. He even has his own Blog. Thank you to his human for…

Cawthorne Cooksey

Cawthorne Cooksey sounds like a village in the Cotswolds, but it is in fact a type of exercise to help stop dizziness. As you may know, my brain decided to switch off its mission control for balance last year (cerebellar…

Bolly’s Weird Week

Bollinger’s had a very odd week. She sprained her elbow on Monday and had to have an anti-inflammatory injection. The injection then made her sick. So she had to go on a 24-hour starvation diet. Now she’s on a chicken-only…

1:11 2:22 3:33 4:44 5:55

My Dad told me the other day other that he often wakes up in the night to find the time on the bedside clock reads 1:11, 2:22, 3:33, 4:44, 5:55 and so on. Weird – because that also happens to…

Cat Logic

I put a box file on my bed earlier while I was tidying my bedroom. And where did Bollinger decide to have a nap? On the nice cosy duvet? No. On the box file.

Garrulous Gooses

Hertford is full of geese and my house is on the goose flightpath. I like seeing them fly over. But why do they talk to each other non-stop while they’re flying? What are they actually talking about?

Frosty

It’s frosty this morning. What a relief. This is the correct weather for England.

Six Degrees

Some new ludicrously indirect namedrops… My friend Danny has danced on stage with Kylie Minogue. My friend Paul’s ex’s parents once bought a house from The Crankies. My friend Frank saw Paul Martin from Flog It! the other day in…

Friend’s Website – Laurence

Scene from Lommeoraklet – Pocket Oracle My friend Laurence Kaye has an excellent new website lozkaye.com. Laurence is a composer and musician. He lives in Århus, Denmark, but spends a lot of time in the UK and has worked everywhere…

‘Avin’ A Bobble

A new dictionary of cockney rhyming slang – Shame About the Boatrace – lists some new terms invented by the celeb-obsessed Heat generation. My favourites: Ayrton Senna – tenner Britney Spears – beers Paul Weller – Stella Basil Fawlty –…