Monthly Archives: January 2012

Six Degrees – Julia Child

I watched the excellent Julie and Julia on DVD today and suddenly realised I have an impressively direct Julia Child namedrop. Here it is – I once had coffee with friends (well, friends of the parents of a friend) in…

Eskimo Kitty Kiss

Boll favours the traditional Inuit style of greeting. But, as you can see, she occasionally gets a bit carried away and licks my nose.

You Say Pirrats, I Say Pirates – Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

A presenter on Sky News just pronounced ‘piracy’ as ‘pirracy’ (‘i’ as in ‘it’). How odd. Perhaps he was thinking of the correct British pronunciation of ‘privacy’ (‘i’ as in ‘it’ rather than ‘i’ as in ‘eye’). Of course, it’s…

The Scroobious Pip

As you probably know, I’m rather partial to Dans le Sac and Scroobius Pip. If you’re not familiar with their oeuvre, check out Thou Shalt Always Kill and Letter from God Mr Pip, who hails from Stanford-le-Hope in Essex (where…

The Peacock Has Landed

Hi. Bolly and I are back after five weeks up north with the parents (grandparents in Boll’s case). December started off with quite a kerfuffle. Dad had an accident, then Mum had a stroke. But they’re now on the mend…