Year: 2008

December 19, 2008

Following my earlier post, I found myself inspired to write this. Hallelujah I heard there was a secret songThat Cohen wrote and we sung alongBut it seems you never listen to it, do you?For if you did it might sink inIt’s a song of passion,…

December 17, 2008

I am becoming increasingly amused and irritated – in roughly equal parts – by the number of people who seem to think Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah" is some kind of religious hymn, and particularly suitable for Christmas. Most recently, this has been evidenced by all the…

December 7, 2008

This morning I finished reading The Count of Monte Cristo. I was quite familiar with the overall story, having seen at least two movie adaptations, and also having read Tiger! Tiger! by Alfred Bester, which is very much a retelling of the tale, against a…

December 5, 2008

I have just deleted my Plaxo profile, which was actually the original reason for my changing my web page to a blog. Back in July, I was invited into Plaxo by Brenda, and I had a look and it seemed interesting. I liked the way…

December 5, 2008

…keeping this blog active, but then going on holiday interrupted the flow, and the thing kind of stalled after that. So here I am, starting it up again, and seeing if I can remember to update it from now on. Alas, the dieting has also…

September 7, 2008

Just got back from my holiday, which included a week in Weymouth. Mum and I stayed in Rupert, a converted stable, part of the old brewery, and the accommodation surpassed all expectations. The cottages are each named after the dray horses that were once stabled…

August 23, 2008

Your result for The Director Who Films Your Life Test… Edward D. Wood, Jr. Your film will be 48% romantic, 28% comedy, 30% complex plot, and a $ 28 million budget.

August 22, 2008

Further to my earlier posting on this subject, it seems my complaints to Hozelock didn’t go unnoticed. A couple of days ago, I received another email from them, and today arrived a complementary water butt pump. At the moment, with my rearrangement, things aren’t going…

August 18, 2008

This book may be old news to some of you, as it has been out for a while. It’s been on my reading pile for a while, and I picked it up last night, intending to read for half an hour before I went to…

August 14, 2008

Eating Well – A Diet Blog:August 14, 2008 6:05 P.M. Weight: 345.0 lbs. Probably not the best move, when you are on a diet, but I have just bought myself a barbecue. When I moved into this house, a few years ago, it had an…

August 14, 2008

Eating Well – A Diet Blog:August 14, 2008 5:44 P.M. Weight: 345.0 lbs. It’s been a little while since I posted about my garden here – part of the reason is that I have been… in the garden. Last year, the big disappointment I had…

August 9, 2008

It appears that Paris Hilton objected to her image being used in a John McCain Campaign Ad. “Miss Hilton was neither asked, nor did she give permission, for the use of her likeness in the ad, and has no further comment,” said an official statement…