Category: #Humour

ButWhatIsIt? #5

Badly out of pocket in Limoncello after the eagle-eyed spotters of last week’s ‘groyne’ image cut through my deviousness, I’ve upped the ante with this one… The cunning clue: you wouldn’t want to get caught the wrong side of it! ++++++++++++++++++++ Answer Time ++++++++++++++++++++++ There were no fully correct answers. Audrey Driscoll came the closest, but I’m going to be magnanimous with this one … Read More ButWhatIsIt? #5

But what is it!? #4

Here’s #4, a very strange object! A new feature: the ‘cunning clue’ : ‘It may have been there a long time?’ The answer will be published below on Monday evening. This will give time for our blogging friends in far places to consider the image and cogitate! Please write your entries in the blog’s comments. Good luck! ————- Answer ———— I’m going to do … Read More But what is it!? #4

But what is it!? #3

People said ‘more!’ after #2 – (the china cup and silver spoon), so here’s another… Now updated with the answer, see below… Good luck! Please write your entries in the blog’s comments. The blog will be updated with the answer by 11 pm on the day of the post. The placeholder, below will be replaced by another photo showing the context of the opening … Read More But what is it!? #3

But what is it!? #2

#1 was quite popular, so here’s another… Update is below… This will answer the puzzle: The image was the handle of a coffee cup, with a silver spoon reflecting the border of the cafe in which we were taking a break from our walk In Maspalomas, Gran Canaria – hence the bright sunlight. Thanks to all who took place. Virtual bottles of Cognac, as … Read More But what is it!? #2

Lakeland in Winter (1) Bowness-on-Windermere

I thought you might like a walk through Bowness-on-Windermere. It’s the place that most people think of as ‘Windermere’, but the actual town of Windermere is a 45 min walk up the hill from the lake: the final station on the rail line from Kendal, and as close as the Victorian engineers could get to the lake from the surrounding hills. Holidaymakers arrive in … Read More Lakeland in Winter (1) Bowness-on-Windermere

Forever in blue jeans

I remember finishing the count… And being astonished that there were fourteen of them. Suits… two and three piece suits. For younger readers, the three-piece ones were so called because they had matching waistcoats…whose bottom button was never fastened. Fourteen is quite a number. They were all expensive, mainly double-breasted, and made of the lovely variety of silky textiles that so proliferated in the … Read More Forever in blue jeans

Are we Book-Fat?

I’m not sure there’s ever been a rigorous definition of gluttony, but a series of incidents have made me wonder if we are suffering from its effects, in the form of book-fat. I can hear wincing noises in the seats at the back, there… I certainly winced when I thought about it. I winced a lot more as I tipped boxes full of old … Read More Are we Book-Fat?

When the Picture is the Blog

They are a part of living in the country. They’re a lot faster than they used to be, and there are a lot of them… And when you’re stuck behind one, on a narrow Cumbrian lane, there’s little you can do but wait. Often, you find yourself thinking ‘I’m late… could anything be worse than this?’ Plenty… as we found the other day when … Read More When the Picture is the Blog

A devil called time

Time is an exceedingly curious thing…and much inner humour is generated in the course of exploring it. We don’t really know what time is. It might even be ‘no-thing’ at all, of course, and simply some kind of movement of consciousness… But let’s not get too high-minded about that. This is a basic post about common sense and the fact that we can’t shake … Read More A devil called time

#ShortWrytz – The Rock

It sat there… peaceful; serene, even. The tide came in, washed off the loose, blown sand, then went back out. Pretty much like any other day, really. But the rock knew this day was different… The young boy came over and stared at the rock, as he had done most days since that first day – the day they had started speaking to each … Read More #ShortWrytz – The Rock

The croissant and me

It’s one of those love-hate things… Apart from a bacon sandwich – crispy, of course – it’s my favourite breakfast… assuming Manx kippers aren’t on the menu… The humble French croissant, bought frozen from M&S, baked for twenty minutes in the oven then served alongside a fresh latté made in our Nespresso machine. We’re ‘dunkers’ my wife and I. The croissant reaches new heights … Read More The croissant and me

The Cat and the Executioner’s Block

It’s made of oak and is very heavy. Sir Gawain of the Round Table knelt at it to have his neck severed by the Green Man in ‘Leaf and Flame’, the Silent Eye’s 2016 workshop by Stuart France and Sue Vincent. I know, I played the part of Sir Gawain, the knight who wanders in search of his death, a forfeit undertaken to protect … Read More The Cat and the Executioner’s Block

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