Monthly Archives: February 2008

Evil Beige Must Die

A confession. I have beige carpets. They were just here when I moved and I’ve not got round to replacing them. Beige carpets are an abomination. The Carpets of the Beast. The road to Hell is paved with beige and…

Peter Peacock

Peter, surrounded by my Thai cats A big thank you to James and Nicola for Peter the Peacock. He’s very well behaved and likes to perch on top of the TV, flanked by small cat bodyguards.

North Wales

Conwy Castle I’ve just got back from the most distant corner of north west Wales. It too six hours to get there. The train journey took me down the spooky shoreline at dusk, and through a tunnel under the 13th…

Peacock Plumage Update

Hello. How are you? I’ve been preposterously busy, which is why I haven’t poked my peacock beak through your screen over the last week. And now I’m off to north Wales for the BBC. Nice hotel by the looks of…

Who Needs St Valentine? Alternative Saints for Singles

St Raphael is the patron saint of single people. Raphael was a bit of a matchmaker – famously responsible for introducing Tobias to Sarah. Sarah didn’t have a very good track record with men though. Her first seven husbands died…

The patron saint of single men is St Benedict. As you can see, he wasn’t much of a looker. His day is 11th July.

St Agatha is the patron saint of single women. Her day is February 5th. Poor Agatha had a hard time of it. She was sent to a brothel, but refused to do any work.

I’m greatly taken with carp magazines at the moment. Every day, there seems to be a new one. WH Smith’s magazine section is starting to resemble a fishmongers. I was in Harlow the other day – a place devoid of…

Kylie the Carp There are countless carp-related websites too – Carp Mad, Carp Culture (German), Carp Passion, Carp Crazy and Carp Universe, to name but a few. I’d like to run my own niche carp publication one day – Feminist…