Monthly Archives: November 2011

Izabellafollananna

‘Izabellafollananna!’ screamed the old man. ‘Izabellafollananna!’ Was he yelling in Aztec, I wondered? Was he invoking Huitzilopochtl or Quetzalcoatl (or even Itzlacoliuhqui) outside Hertford Waitrose??? Then I saw an old lady in the distance, pursued by a small child …..…

Pin-Up of the Week

This week’s pin-up is a cute rabbit I met at the Van Hage garden centre near Hertford.

Bolly Has Migrated

As you can see, Boll has migrated to her upstairs bed. This is a groundhog-like portent, meaning winter has arrived.

Valentino Peacock

‘You’re lucky they didn’t call you Valentino,’ said the man at the bank. I chortled politely, concealing my bewilderment and discombobulation. And then I twigged. He’d just looked at my date of birth and had it down as 14/02. ‘Have…

50 Words For Snow ???

The excellent new Kate Bush album 50 Words For Snow has brought back memories of my first year at university, when we were told Eskimos had hundreds of words for the pesky stuff. This is an urban myth of course,…

In Silly Archaic Grammar We Trust

I’ve just had a promotional email from Pizza Express, declaring In Dough Balls We Believe It’s clearly the latest thing – putting the verb at the end – as in Radio 1’s In New Music We Trust And it does…

Breaking News – Kermit Ousted

Thanks for your concern about the Kermit kitchen kerfuffle. You’ll be pleased to know it’s now restored to tasteful olive green.

My Kitchen Looks Like Kermit

As you know, I have an olive-coloured kitchen. And I decided I’d give it an extra coat today. So I bought some matt Olive paint, which had an olive-coloured tin with an olive-coloured sample on it. But was it olive-coloured?…

Pin-Up of the Week

This week’s pin-up is the lovely PC who lives with Michael in Cardiff. She was originally going to be named ZX81 until pressure was placed on her human. PC is the current sleep marathon record holder of the South Wales…