Monday morning is always Monday morning. To complete the scenario there has to be a ‘sign’ to confirm this. To fulfil this role, my Perfect Pencil – a modestly titled writing product from Faber Castell – leaped unaided from the bookcase performing a perfect dive into mug of, now cold, coffee which my considerate wife had brought me an hour earlier. Hmm.
This is a great book – beautifully written. And it inspired me to write this song.
on the album
‘New Start, New Day’ by Rowland Jones
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In yesterday’s Independent, Simmy Richman was looking at how the British perception of queuing has changed. Apparently Aaron Gillies in his new book suggests that: ‘Get to the back of the queue, you prick’ as the modern response. But how much more comforting to read Guy Browning’s description of the British way from his book ‘The British Constitution :first draft:
” In the event of a verbal warning failure, the queue is allowed to seethe with resentment accompanied with barely audible muttering.”
As British as it comes— but then what else could one expect from a man who is named after the leader of the Dambuster’s from a family named after a gravy making ingredient?