Monthly Archives: September 2007

Radio 4 is 40

I’m appearing (in a somewhat odd context) on Radio 4’s 40th Birthday programme at the weekend. It’s followed by a comedy special with Radio 4 regular Stephen Fry and Matt Lucas (Little Britain was on Radio 4 before TV).

Rufus Wainwright

A big thank you to Laurence for converting me to the excellent Rufus Wainwright. I’ve just downloaded the album Want One and it’s sublimely brilliant. Here’s one of the lyrics –
My phone’s on vibrate for you.
Electroclash is karaoke too.
I try to dance Britney Spears.
I guess I’m getting on in years.
My phone’s on vibrate for you.
God knows what all these new drugs do.
I guess to have no more fears
But still I always end up in tears.
My phone’s on vibrate for you
But still I never ever feel from you.
Pinocchio’s now a boy who wants to turn back into a toy.
So call me,
Call me the morning, call me in the night.
So call me,
Call me anytime you like.
My phone’s on vibrate
For you, for you.

Martha 2003-2007

Henrietta and Frank’s rabbit Martha was a lovely bunny and great friend to Humphrey.

Pin-Up of the Week

This week’s pin-up is a ferret.

It Came, It Saw, It Conkered

Horsechestnut trees are evil
I’m seething with the horsechestnut tree near my house. It hates me and has been bombarding my roof with conkers all night.
I have only one word to say to it, and that word is ‘axe’.
I hope it gets the message.

Pin-Up of the Week

This week’s pin-up is a dogsbane beetle.

Gillmark Gallery

one of the book rooms
I’m a big fan of Hertford’s Gillmark Gallery which sells old maps, prints, books and postcards in various quaint and higgledypiggledy rooms. It’s at 25 Parliament Square.
And it’s good news that we’re getting a new independent bookshop in October. Books@Hertford will be on Railway Street and will have a resident border collie.