Archive for February, 2011

Dog end

27Feb11

We arrived in snowy Norway last week and lo! on the menu for dinner: Elk Stew. You don’t get roadkill of that calibre in Norfolk. It turned out that was the closest we came to an elk during the week, apart from a few footprints in the snow. We got a lot closer to a […]


Flare up

17Feb11

Oooh! A major solar flare is on its way from the sun. It may hit us at any minute. Communications and power supply may be affected. I shall temporarily replace my mobile phone with two tin cans and a piece of string. If you want to call me, my string is the white one. We […]


The muck pile is now where it’s meant to be. I had youthful assistance, for which I will pay later I expect. When you are shovelling and barrowing dung, your mind begins to wander. After a while you can’t smell pig manure. Even when it is very close.  I’m not sure what evolutionary purpose that […]


Mucking about

14Feb11

My pig muck has arrived. Like a special Valentine’s Day surprise. My green-fingered neighbour ordered a ten ton load weeks ago for us to share and we have been waiting impatiently. Today was the day. I had been at the office. But in the afternoon a meeting was cancelled and serendipitously I received a txt […]


A long, long time ago I used to have a paper round on Sundays. It was tedious and back-breaking, because the newspapers on Sunday were twice as heavy as on other days. The canvas sack I carried was too small for a full load of Sunday papers, so I had to return to the shop […]


Mystry txt

10Feb11

The phone in the kitchen rang.“You have a new voice text,” said the Electric Lady. “To listen to your messages press 1, to save the message press 2…etc.” I pressed 1. It was a text from a mobile number I did not recognise. “I Love You ecks ecks ecks” read the Electric Lady. I looked […]


Spending time

09Feb11

The car and the central heating boiler are very different, but I got them muddled up in my last posting. I don’t mean that I hit a deer with the boiler. I meant that it is the central heating which gets fixed next week. The car got fixed today. I had to take the car […]