Aside 14 Oct

Today I ask for your forgiveness…

As a child, I snuggled in your fur…I wrapped my arms around your neck.

I played, in awe but fearless.

Pulled dagger teeth, poked  glassy eyes, grasped languid razor claws.

Hard plaster tongue & snout; lifeless, chipped, dusty.

Pelt limp, spreadeagled trimmed with felt, balding, bullet scarred & faded.

Bones broken, missing; Death.

I did not think of  you alive old Tiger Skin Rug. 


 White Tiger waves




My Car Service…

20 Mar


The Best Socks in the World…

13 Jan


Made in Turkey of the finest Egyptian cotton, these socks come in a wonderful selection of colours, sizes and fineness, ribbed or plain, crew or ankle length and  presented in a sweet little box.

Excellent for Diabetics and those with sensitive legs, a real good buy, and very stylish, tremendous quality.

The Best Coffee in the World…

1 Jan


I met David Twyman when he was a young man in Scotland, many years ago.

My favourite Hymn…

30 Dec



RossettiFrom a poem by Christina Rossetti…x

Cooking in Miniature…

7 Oct

Turn your sound up and enjoy…so sweet!


“IZ” Lives…

1 Oct

In the summer of 1997, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole , by then one of the most beloved singers in the history of Hawaiian music, died of respiratory failure. He was 38 — and just beginning to see the huge success of “Over the Rainbow.”



Someday, I wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top…

That’s where you’ll find me.

Endeavour Morse…

25 Sep


From the crime novels of Colin Dextor, we have the Endeavour series with Shaun Evans as Inspector Morse,  and Inspector Morse series with John Thaw as Detective Chief Inspector Morse GM.

Why the name Endeavour? …Morse prefers to be known as Morse…his father was an enthusiast of all things Captain Cook, and a Quaker, used to names like Faith, Hope and Charity, so he called his son Endeavour after Cook’s ship.

Two very enjoyable TV series.