I have a strange affliction. I seem to be overly averse to pollutants in the environment. But there are two pollutants which get to me more than any others: 1) Sneezes2) Diesel Fumes When someone sneezes in a room I am in, I tend to hold my breath for 45 seconds or so – just […]


Hamish is a discerning cat. He has great taste, especially when it comes to selecting an owner. He also knows a good product when he sees one. And before you ask – No, he is not a target market. Hamish would like to wholeheartedly endorse the following innovative products and or resources: The Slanket – […]


Brushing Up


Well, Hurricane Florence has passed, and the only major issue seemed to be with my camera, which has inexplicably died, leaving me very unhappy. It looks like the new camera I wanted will have to be ordered sooner than originally planned. This was a “luxury” hurricane – no power lost meant TV, DVD and internet. […]


‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ‘e’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘Is metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘E’s off the twig! ‘E’s kicked the bucket, ‘e’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!! Alas […]


Wind Movements


So the storm is upon us… Hurricane Florence is much more brazen than her name suggests, lifting her skirts and causing a rush of breeze which makes even the proudest palm trees tremble. The trees in my garden lean away from her advances, occasionally being pushed flat as Florence heaves a mighty sigh. The rain […]

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…Florence Nightingale, that is. Hurricane Florence is approaching the island as I type, with the closest point of approach expected to be 60 nautical miles to the West at 7am. All hatches have been battened down, all buckets filled with water and all wine bottles prepped for early consumption. It has rained for much of […]

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I was watching a dozen ants on a journey of discovery yesterday. They climbed onto Hamish‘s fat,furry belly whilst he was sleeping, and then were off on a wild ride as he awoke, stretched and headed off for his food bowl. When he returned to his sleeping spot there were only two or three still […]


Notice the lack of blogtivity in the formula below. Being off the grid is not good for your blogging health, photographic health or any other type of health for that matter: REM ==Set Variables==hours@work = wk_hrs;sleep = zzz;hours in day = hrs;alcohol intake = booz;blogtivity = blog; REM ==Initialise blog value==blog=zero; function do_blog(wk_hrs,hrs,booz,zzz) { if (wk_hrs>hrs) […]

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