Saturday, January 23, 2016

Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.

New Year's Eve #12, Bellerive Bluff

Inspired by Sunday Stealing, I'm continuing the new year festivities with a list of things I'm trying in 2016!

A bad habit I'm going to break is not stretching enough before bedtime.

A new skill I'd like to learn is cutting my own hair.

A person I'd like to be more like is Primo Levi. Even when life was at its very nadir, and he was less than a slave in Auschwitz, he could see the power that each and every individual retained: the power to refuse our consent.

A good deed I'm going to do is most likely one done without mentioning it.

A place I'd like to visit is the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto.

A book I'd like to read is Julian Barnes’ latest novel, The Noise of Time.

A letter I'm going to write is going to be at least 145 pages long.

A new food I'd like to try is a proper tom yum goong.

I'm going to do better at cooking stir fry.

Friday, January 22, 2016

A brave new world

A Brave New World.

It turns out that he was really a girl, and she was at heart a boy. Naturally, this meant things became complicated reasonably quickly.

Rather than get caught up in the “He said, She said” (or, for that matter, the “(S)he said, sHe said”), they agreed upon a catch up to clear the air.

“What do you want to do?”, He said.

“What do you want to do?”, She said.

“I need coffee”, She said.

He nodded, and she sighed.

“I don’t really like the coffee here”, He said.

So She took her bag and left.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year Everybody!

Family portrait at dusk, Dove Lake, Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park

Ein glückliches neues Jahr!

Feliz año nuevo!

Stastny Novy Rok!

Chuc mung nam moi!

Xin nian yu kuai!

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu!

Barka da sabuwar shekara!

Shuvo noboborsho!

Friday, March 06, 2015

Five kilometres.

Run the whole way.

Well done lads.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Broadcasting is really too important to be left to the broadcasters.

Boys in a ball. A Taste of the Huon, Ranelagh. March 2014.

1.] What was your favourite age?

Twenty was good.

2.] Do you miss someone right now?

Not particularly.

3.] What can you see North West to you?


4.] Do you like bowling?


5.] Can you pronounce Italian words?

Non molto bene.

6.] Do you prefer black or beige coloured jackets?

What an odd question. I like green jackets.

7.] Do you own a hoodie?

I own a few.

8.] Do you like roasting marshmallows on a bonfire?

I used to.

9.] Do you like cheesy puffs?

Are they like Cheetos? I like Cheetos?

10.] What's your name without vowels?


11.] How many layers of clothing are you wearing?

One very thin layer.

12.] When was the last time you got a take away? What did you have?

Actual take away ‘take away’? I can’t remember. I’m sure that it involved chips.

13.] If you could climb any mountain or range which would you choose?

That’s a good question. A long walk along the Carpathians would be fun.

14.] Do you alphabetically arrange anything in your room? What?

I don’t. I do have clothes sorted into categories though, if that helps.

15.] Have you ever visited fat-pie [dot] [com]?

Not yet.

16.] Do you prefer sweet or sour fruits?

I lean towards the sour, but I like sweet fruits too.

17.] Do you like Flo Rida? Which song of his?

I couldn’t pick Florida out in a line-up.

18.] How are your dancing skills?


19.] What is your favourite number?


20.] Describe your best friend to me?

Very quiet.

21.] What is your favourite alcoholic drink?


22.] Do you do any sports or have you done any sport professionally?

None professionally. I’ve been running a lot over the past few months.

23.] What is your ringtone?

A telephone. You know, ‘ring ring’. If it is Jen calling, it plays Peter Gunn.

24.] Do you like chilli flavoured chips/ crisps?

On occasion I do.

25.] Do you curl or straighten your hair?

I do neither.

26.] What's the nicest smell of shampoo?

I like the smell of citrus. Lemon or grapefruit.

27.] What smell turns you on? How about turns you off?

A= Sexy lady sweat. B= fat man sweat.

28.] Who's your favourite comedian?

Stewart Lee. Frank Skinner. Alan Davies. Louis C.K.

29.] RnB or Reggae?

A little bit of both is fine by me.