Monthly Archives: May 2010

Pin-Up of the Week

The weekly pet pin-up is back, by popular demand. This week’s pin-up is the marvellous Max who lives with Karen in Hawaii. Max is probably a Polish Lowland Sheepdog. But, in the absence of sheep, he’s pursued an alternative vocation…

Like Stop Like Saying ‘Like’

I’m editing some interviews with children. And it’s like really like irritating me that like every other like word, they say like ‘like’. For years, I’ve accepted ‘de-umming’ (editing out ums and urrs) as a hazard of the job. ‘Oooo.…

Bolly Takes Up Yoga

Breaking news. Boll has taken up yoga. Here she is, demonstrating the lotus position.

Six Degrees

Mike, recording Jedward in the studio My friend Mike has just been producing Jedward in a commercial. You can even see the session on youtube. Mike’s the one with glasses who smiles a lot. This means I’m just one degree…

Breaking Coot News

I’ve been fretting about the local coot. Normally, it builds a nest on the weir in early spring. But no sign this year … until yesterday, when I spotted it doing some coot DIY with twigs.

Whitstable

I took the new high-speed train down to Kent the other day, for a seaside saunter with friends Fran and Sarah. We had a delicious lunch at the Michelin-starred Sportsman in Seasalter. My choice was pickled herrings, followed by chicken…