Monthly Archives: March 2011

We’ll Be Back

Bolly, posing exclusively for Peacockshock this morning Boll and I have been preposterously busy over the last few weeks, and now we’re off up north to visit Boll’s grandparents (aka Mum and Dad). But we’ll be back soon and will…

Comfy Dogs and Constant Owls

I was intrigued to learn that Odyssey Dawn is the US code for this week’s military intervention in Libya, whereas the Brits are calling it Operation Ellamy. Poetry versus prose. US military codenames invariably comprise adjective (or similar) + noun.…

Six Degrees – Glee

Dr Laura Sue Sylvester mentioned Dr Laura on Glee this week. I once met Dr Laura Schlessinger, the US talkshow host. And I interviewed (aka ‘had a row with’) her on the BBC. That means I’m just one degree of…

Six Degrees – Princess Anne

My friend Franklin was in a taxi in the Cotswolds the other day and went past Princess Anne. His cab driver confirmed that it really was her and not an impersonator or a drag queen. I asked Franklin what she…

Fat as a Whippet

A friend’s vet has told him his whippet’s obese. It’s not. It’s as skinny as a … whippet. What is it with vets? I accept that Bolly’s a bit on the plump side. But virtually every pet I’ve had has…

London Zoo

I popped to London Zoo this week with James and Cosimo. Despite the cool weather, quite a few animals were out and about doing their thing. I was shocked at the size of the anteater (as big as a sheep…