Good morrow, my friends! It has been some time since my last confession/blog post due to the rolling migraine situation here at l’hermitage. Which is annoying, because I have so much to tell you about, and I’m sure lots of BRILLIANT ideas will have been lost down the sofa of my piss poor memory. Obviously, […]Read More Down the Sofa of Memory, an Unhappy Birthday, and ALL THE PRESENTS
I am, as Lucy’s Football might say THE MOST EXCITED. The pair of us have been watching/drooling over the Rayland/Boyd bromance in Justified. Ha! I was just looking for a trailer to share with you, but found this under ‘Rayland Boyd bromance’ and had to share. The quality is appalling, really, but it’s funny for […]Read More He can run but he can’t hide – Katrine and Hanne are ON IT!
I am not good at anniversaries. Even my 21st birthday was spent in the cab of a lorry in France. My friend Helen had got me a bottle of Orangina. Orangina was GREAT. We didn’t have anything as nice in the UK. As a kid I thought the war was AGES ago, but as the […]Read More Foam Slippers Redux
I don’t listen to a great deal of music. It’s a fibro thing, I think. I can find it rather draining and tiring. HOWEVER. This year has been a year of real pleasure, not just from the music of Die Antwoord but also from the richness of their videos and general cultural stance. Here is an […]Read More If this is Die Antwoord then what was the Question? Austin Kleon Stealing Like an Artist, and Nordic Noir – three of the best things in 2012
The Guardian kindly offered us a seasonal selection of what they called, quaintly, “screensavers”. They’re not, they are desktop pictures, but never mind. So I chose this one which looked marvelous projected up in between our xmas viewings. We started off watching the rather bizarre little film Love of a Kind, then we ate some […]Read More So-called Screensavers, A Stray Dog at Christmas, and Scary Santas
Monday, November 12, 2012 Where is your favourite place to blog? Dame Barbara Cartland was noted for her prolific writing, her title of ‘queen of romance’ and her hideous mask of make up which she continued to slather on til the day she died. She had a policy of wearing pink, and the legend is […]Read More Babs Cartland, My Day, and The Hindenburg Scale Explained
After my big paint supply shop a couple or three weeks ago, there has been a great deal of limbering up. I had wondered how I might break through into making some marks after such a long break… and when Helen Lopez was visiting the other week, she suggested just doing colour experiments to get a […]Read More I started painting
Migraine Awareness Month #6: Name That Tune! Choose a theme song for Migraine disease or your headache disorder. See if you can find a YouTube video of it for your blog post. gah! what fresh hell is this? okay, i’ll bite. here’s clarence henry with aint got no home. because migraine is a lonely lonely frog. […]Read More migraine is a lonely frog, a look around my garden, and poppet’s bliss
1. soooo… ANGRY at this. sneaky FUCKERS. and not in a good way. what body of people moves *things* at 2am when they feel comfortable and legal and whatnot with their decision to do it? almost particularly when those *things* are BOOKS. BOOKS! people! stripping a whole library at 2am. and now i am really […]Read More libraries, poppet, art stuff, colourbox, scottish referendum, gardening, instapaper, tea, workfare, cooking.
when i was a young thing i used to be very politically active. i mean, i still have an opinion, and i still sign petitions and prompt my dear friends on the internet to sign too. i am following the stuff about the nhs and workfare and occupy, but i couldn’t actually go on a […]Read More no tax on tampons! troops out now!