Category Archives: Humour

The gallant stand of an aging terpsichorean – Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard: I believe I have introduced you to Pardo Fuen. When I last mentioned him, he had decided to pass a quiet retirement selling cut flowers, a little top fruit, and bulls. The cut flowers were a … Continue reading

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The Dancing Master – Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard: People do make a habit of surprising you. They cheerfully climb out of the neat little boxes you put them in and persist in doing things you’d never expect. Take, for example, the great mercenary captain, … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog – The IQ test…

She came across an IQ test for dogs. Stuff like finding treats and problem solving. Why was she even looking? Have I ever failed to find a treat? And she can get really creative about where she hides them. So, … Continue reading

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A garden ever green – A visit to Haddon Hall

Parts I, II , III  and IV of this visit can be found by clicking the links. We left the house through a door between the Long Gallery and the anteroom of the State Bedchamber. The Gallery looks out over … Continue reading

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Frustration #midnighthaiku

Total frustration Email failing to function Getting way behind… Regretting time lost Missing communications Apologising…

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The Grampire, Darth Vader and the Wicked Witch

O wad some Pow’r the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! It wad frae mony a blunder free us, An’ foolish notion: What airs in dress an’ gait wad lea’e us, An’ ev’n devotion! Robert Burns: … Continue reading

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The Schrödinger effect – Top 10 writing related posts 2017

Why the Schrödinger effect? Because words on a page, be that in a book or on a screen, reflect the living imagination of the writer, but are dead until a reader’s imagination gives them life. For the writer, no matter … Continue reading

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