"Just hold it there," said the Artist leveling up the prospective from his stand. He sharpened his pencil with a penknife and started to sketch. "Do you think it will sell?" Asked his model. "You are an exquisite thing my dear," cooed the Artist. "This will be a valuable addition to any collection of beautiful … Continue reading The Artist
Some food related songs (allegedly): Fats Waller: Rump Steak Serenade https://youtu.be/-VhidlqZtKo Stan Kenton and his Orchestra: Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy https://youtu.be/8uo-LGlo2d8 Dexter Gordon: Cheesecake https://youtu.be/hkyJQcmVtZQ Dexter Gordon: Fried Bananas https://youtu.be/J1lpVguArUQ Word of the Day Challenge: Appetite
No this isn't going to a reappropriation of the "Glory Glory, Hallelujah" song (as the Battle Hymn of the Republic is known in some circles) to a Shropshire set of lyrics or anything like that. I was wondering what, if anything, would my personal theme song be? Being a man whose Brain immediately starts running … Continue reading The Battle Hymn of the North Shropshire Sandman
The mourners reached the lublic house in respectable time, Mum had left the logburner on a slow burn so the house was warm for them. Her eldest child Derek, had laid on a good spread and it was expected that the regulars would soon attend for the wake. It had been announced that the Barry's … Continue reading FOWC: The Property of a Gentleman (Deceased)
In response to Fandango's One Word Challenge: Belong "Human beings aren't sheep, but they'd like to be."- Doctor Who: Ground Zero Now I don't believe that quote from the villain of that comic strip but I can see why people might think it right. There is, certainly in younger days, a need to belong seems … Continue reading Do You Belong?
Bonfire night is a funny one for me. Many people of my age have fond memories of visiting big Firework displays and the assorted fun fairs which went with them. I can remember only going to one big public one in my childhood and I can't recall the exact circumstances why we went and why … Continue reading Please to Remember…
Doctor Who: The Taint by Michael Collier was a book published in the BBC Books Eighth Doctor Adventures range and in a way was a catalyst for a marked in improvement and consistency in the range, which had up to that point being a bit of a hit and miss affair, with no real focus and … Continue reading The Taint
"Look at this," said Wilking indicating the ground. "Looks like just another big lump of Granite," answered Maggiestone. "Remember the lava from this era would have been acidic." "Not at the chill margins," insisted Wilking. "The mineral streak, it looks like it could be pure Lulconol." "If it is we could have riches beyond the … Continue reading The Rock