Monthly Archives: June 2009

Pin-Up of the Week

This week’s pin-up is a fennec fox. Fennec foxes have big ears to dissipate the desert heat and to hear small creatures, such as locusts, walk on the sand.

Friend’s Website – Lea

Lea is a brilliant naive artist and her website leagoldberg.com features vibrant, imaginative, funny and uplifting paintings of cats, badgers, rabbits, crows, humans and angels. As she puts it, ‘naive art is characterised by a certain innocence, a rich colourful…

A Bifidus is a Bifidus is a Bifidus…

…to quote Gertrude Stein, sort of. I’m seething. I got all excited recently when the Danone yoghurt ads started going on about Bifidus Actiregularis. I was thrilled at the arrival of a new friendly bacterium. It seemed like a positively…

Six Degrees

I once spent a day with Michael Jackson‘s sister LaToya in 1988. We were at an American airbase in Suffolk, with Bob Hope. Yes – Bob Hope. That means I’m one degree of separation from Michael (and Bing Crosby, come…

Sign of the Times

I noticed this interestingly amended sign in an important office in a well-known broadcasting organisation today.

Green Shoots

An encouraging harbinger for the economy. My Norwegian Spruce has suddenly developed green shoots.

IPeacs

I just read an article about Robert Pattinson from the vampire film Twilight. And it had to happen – the newspapers have started calling him RPaz. Susan Boyle, the Hairy Angel, has now mysteriously metamorphosed into SuBo. Stray into the…

Gangsta Annie A Cookies

Paws for Thought

Bolly likes sitting next to me on the sofa when I’m reading and often falls asleep under the glare of the lamp. Her solution is … to cover her eyes with her paws. This is exceedingly cute as you can…

Little Bollsy Divey

Boll and I gave the garden ivy its annual haircut today. It now looks like an old lady with a stiff perm.