Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Easter

This is 10 week old Darwin whom I'm giving to my sister for Easter. (Maybe I should get one of his brothers...)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

King Lear

I enjoyed Sam Mendes' grizzly production of King Lear at the National Theatre starring Simon Russell Beale. Shakespeare's insults are wonderful:

Kent: Fellow, I know thee.
Oswald: What dost thou know me for?
Kent: A knave, a rascal, an eater of broken meats; a base, proud, shallow, beggarly, three-suited, hundred-pound, filthy, worsted-stocking knave; a lily-liver'd, action-taking knave; a whoreson, glass-gazing, super-serviceable, finical rogue; one-trunk-inheriting slave; one that wouldst be a bawd, in way of good service, and art nothing but the composition of a knave, beggar, coward, pander, and the son and heir of a mongrel bitch: one whom I will beat into clamorous whining, if thou deniest the least syllable of thy addition.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Are they related?

                                                                       Michael Higgins

Bunyip Bluegum

Friday, April 11, 2014

One liners of the day

All those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.

I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.

Support bacteria - they're the only culture some people have.

When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.

Change is inevitable...except from vending machines.

A fool and his money are soon partying.

Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.

Drugs may lead to nowhere but at least it's the scenic route.

Steven Wright

Wednesday, April 09, 2014


I'm delighted with these Chatto tulips which were planted in the autumn! They have so many petals that they look more like peonies than tulips.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014


Kraft ran a competition for its employees to think of a new name for the company's business outside the US. The winning entry was "Mondelez" on the basis that "monde" implies global and "delez" delicious. Two brands were exempt from that: Kraft ruled there would be no Mondelez Creme Eggs, nor Mondelez Philadelphia Cream Cheese.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Photo of the day