Monthly Archives: September 2013

Persian Cat

Boll and I are now the proud owners of a Persian rug from Welwyn Garden City. Boll loves it. The person in John Lewis said cats don’t bother scratching Persian rugs and they tend not to show red wine stains.…

Unijambiste

President Obama wishing he hadn’t ordered cuisses de grenouille Ever since, as a Guinea Pig obsessive, I learnt that the French word for Guinea Pig was Cochon d’Inde, I’ve realised everything sounds nicer – or at least posher – in…

Sunset Photoset

I’m not sure why, but there’ve been some spectacular sunsets this summer. Here’s one a few days ago, over Mum and Dad’s garden.

Solutions

No longer do we have pet shops; we have ‘Pet Solutions’ or ‘Kitten Solutions’ or ‘Tortoise Solutions’. No longer do we have fishmongers; we have ‘Haddock Solutions’ or ‘Shrimp Solutions’ or ‘Turbot Solutions’. No longer do we have clothes stores;…

Back Pain

Way back in August, I noticed a new outbreak of ‘back’ in the news. It’s been creeping in gradually, but it’s now getting critical and must be stopped. Basically, news people have completely lost the ability to mention a date…

Lazy Long Legs

OK, they only live for a few days and they look preposterous and no-one really likes them, but daddy long legs (daddies long legs? daddies long leg? daddy long legses?) have a pretty easy time of it. There’s been one…