Saturday, 12 December 2015

After More Than Six Years And A Half

To-day, after a concert and for the first time ever, fellow singers and perfect strangers alike kept congratulating me. I suppose a proper singing voice takes long to hone.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015


The rains have come in earnest.

She was the sweetest cat. She did not deserve all the maladies which befell her. She drew her last breath at around half past four this afternoon.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Saturday, 9 May 2015


The wrong people have been elected in Britain. This is sadly unsurprising, since no right people stood for the election.

Saturday, 2 May 2015


... marks the date, many years ago, when my aunt and uncle started dating.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Friday, 13 March 2015

Helical Transformations

Yesterday I brought my old laptop back to life and my favourite author died. This blog is six years old to-day.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Tuesday, 13 January 2015


I picked up a cat, and he kicked off the wall a figure that my mother brought from Africa long ago. It shattered. Hashtag sadface.

Friday, 9 January 2015


My maternal grandfather would have been 110 to-day. I wonder what he would have thought of the world...


The year does not start well.