Monday, 31 January 2011


Consider this irrefutable proof that I time travel for a living.
Au revoir January!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Easy Company

I'd rather have a mango than a Valentine.

Best Coast - When I'm With You

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Safari Njema

There are many long over-due photographs of my time spent in Tanzania. These are a choice few taken whilst on safari at Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, August 2010. We watched hippos appear and disappear like sinking islands in the water, saw a family of warthogs racing along the lake's shore, scalded dipped fingers in hot springs, rode jeeps standing up, stopped to let baboons cross the road, broke down next to a sleeping lion and wondered if car failure would lead to our grisly deaths, had Mexican stand-offs with vervet monkeys, got dirty and dusty and burnt and enjoyed the most amazing time.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Half Full

I haven't been angry out loud for a long time. I'm making bread, tidying store cupboards, whirling around libraries, talking my throat hoarse, writing postcards, eating pancakes, planning trips, waiting for plans, watching True Romance and not playing Solitaire.

The loathly lady crept into bed with him and he cowered away from her hideous appearance. But when he woke in the morning, there before him was the finest drop of blood there ever was, from the beginning of the world to the end of the universe...
- taken from today's lecture, 'The History of Tales'

When upright, the Ace of Cups stands for the commencement of creative or artistic projects and all the positive powers of the unconscious mind. I don't do tarot, but I'm tipping my cup to inspiration, enlightenment and an end to apathy.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Carpe Diem

The day is yours; go seize it.

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Home

"this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart" - ee cummings