Friday, 3 July 2015

Limerick of the day

There was a young lady of York
Whose pet pig was made into pork.
Though she cried, "Oh you've minced 'er!"
They still all convinced 'er
To eat up her pig with a fork.

Ali Smith - There but for the

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Quotation of the day

Friend: "Would you like any more?"
Young South African: "I have had an elegant sufficiency, thank you."

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


The first thing I did on returning home from hospital was to walk around the garden. My arrival was met by screams from the rooftop where two agitated jackdaws were positioned. They were not screams of joy. Their fledglings were sitting along the trunk of the wisteria, in the middle of a flying lesson. As I walked past, the young birds jumped down from the trunk and hopped across the lawn to the magnolia, their parents shrieking as I giggled.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Perfection of the day

Whilst many local roses are past their first flush, this is the only flower on the thirty bare rooted rosebushes which we planted in March. It's a shame I can't send you a whiff of its heavenly scent.