Back to the roots . . . .

I just can’t understand people who believe that Radio 4 is elitist and middle class . . . . I’d like to stay and chat but I must dash …. just caught a bit of the Archers when somebody is describing her stressful life and she’s reached the point where ‘then the au pair left . . . .’

Urban tragedy in the raw . . .

Genetically modified fish ?!

We spare no expense to keep Archie in the manner to which we have allowed him to become accustomed ! This is been the most recent purchase for his lordship- But the concept of a ‘tuna loin ‘puzzles me somewhat.

The dictionary defines loin as ‘the part of the body on both sides of the spine between the lowest (false) ribs and the hip bones.‘ And I don’t think you can have hipbones without having legs …..

I’ll admit to having little knowledge of ichthyology however I think I can safely say that fish rarely have legs!

So what is ‘tuna loin’ ? Or do I not want to know the answer?!

Honesty ?

So I see a beautifully shot TV commercial with majestic black horses running on the beach and this is meant to make me believe that Lloyds bank is on my side?


The little things in life…..

This pencil, or what is left of it, is in ‘writing implement enthusiast’ circles often considered the Holy Grail – the Blackwing. This is a replica of the 1930 original which apparently can still go for upwards of $40 a piece. Of course using a pencil based on the one used by  John Steinbeck, Leonard Bernstein, and Chuck Jones is not likely to ensure that you emulate any of these people, any more than playing a signature model Fender will make you sound like Jeff Beck or Clapton or using a Moleskine will enable you to be as creative as Pablo Picasso or Ernest Hemingway! But then I have to say I liked drawing and writing with it. Are they worth close to £3 each?

To be honest at the same price as a bucket of tasteless brown liquid from one of the High Street ‘baristas’ I’d say Yes! But that’s me. …….