Monthly Archives: January 2009

Bag Puss

Boll loves bags and often gets ridiculously tangled up in my Cannons rucksack. She also makes a beeline for paper bags and sits on them, even if there are comfy chairs and cushions nearby.

Dancing Cranes of the BBC

I took this pic of Broadcasting House on my mobile this week. I’m working in BH and surrounding buildings most of the time at the moment, and I’m rather fond of the cranes which perform a slow dance from dawn…

The Great Flood

And lo it came to pass on the 25th day of the first month in the year of our Lord 2009 that a great flood did smite the room that is called the bathroom and behold the waters prevailed and…

Football – Parrot Fashion

Me-Tu – Celebrity Hertford Parrot Hertford has finally made it into the national (and international) press, thanks to … football hooliganism. A match in Hertford Heath had to be dramatically halted this week when a pet parrot on the sideline…

Six Degrees

I walked past Clare Balding on Portland Place today. She was having a jolly chat with someone and looked friendly. I estimate that she was roughly 4.5 feet away from me.

Presidential Pets

Boll and I are disappointed that President Obama is getting a White House puppy rather than a kitten. But at least he’s not planning on inaugurating an alligator. President John Adams had one. It lived in a bathroom. According to…

Chesley B Sullenberger III

Congratulations to Chesley B Sullenberger III. In his honour, I’m going to name my next garden plant after him. As you may know, my larger plants are all named after celebrities – notably my olive tree Nana Mouskouri. I’m assuming…

Six Degrees

Continuing Peacockshock’s occasional series of pathetically indirect namedrops, I was in a lift with Dawn French this week. I didn’t actually see her. She was behind me. But I recognised her voice. She was talking about places she’d like to…

13th January

I’m still working at 10pm and Bollinger has hiccups and is in a huff. Isn’t life jolly? We’re hoping to cheer ourselves up in a minute by watching Breakfast at Tiffanys on DVD.