I finally got to the bottom of it. The Isle of Portland is an area of severe signal deprivation. The Vodafone man confessed this shamefacedly when I demanded to know why his sainted dongle denied me the gift of utterance. “You’re in a 2G area,” he mumbled, “you need 3G
It’s been a while since I posted a roundup of news stories. Here’s a bunch. I can’t claim to have got them all; it’s a laborious business collecting them. They were all first posted on Twitter. I feel guilty about that. Twitter is a social networking site and I just
Photo Copyright © 2011 Lee Mitchell, LMX Creative, All Rights Reserved No, I’m pleased to tell you. Reports are exaggerated. I remain sentient, mostly. Thank you, all those of you who have emailed to express concern. You’ve added to my guilt, but I am very touched. I’ve been busy – busy
Germany! It’s an old Willie Rushton joke. And of course there’s no truth in it whatever. I have been contacted by a Year 12/13 student in Germany. Her name is Julia and she is working on a project which I want you to help her with – if you can.
The present life of man, O king, seems to me like to the swift flight of a sparrow through the hall wherein you sit at supper in winter, with your commanders and ministers, and a good fire in the midst, whilst the storms of rain and snow prevail abroad; the
Here I am, somehow standing in for this person we have all gathered to honour and farewell. I have listened to family and friends, asked questions to elicit the fullest picture, the roundest sense of the life at the centre of our ritual. And here I am, holding it all,
Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – The Copper Top (radio edit) by rocketpr Perfect for a Monday morning? Elegiac melancholy edged with Celtic darkness. Thank you, Jonathan, for recommending this.