Monday, 19 February 2018


Why do violins and fiddles have that odd scroll at the pointy end? 

Is it essential?

Do you think they woodwork without it?

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Hanging on

I'm quite surprised to see Boots the chemist are still selling single use film cameras.

You need to be a dedicated film geek to do it this way. You pay almost nine pounds for a very basic camera with 27 black and white exposures, no immediate preview and you are rewarded with distinctly delayed gratification. Perhaps you have to pay for developing ant printing as well. I suspect so. So it is slow, grainy, low quality, monochrome and expensive. 

And yet compared to the ridiculous convenience of the ubiquitous smartphone camera, it is a tempting thought, no?

I love the questions and comments on Amazon. "Can I upload directly to dropbox, does it have USB?"

"Disappointed, only four of the pictures came out"

Welcome to the past folks. 

Tuesday, 6 February 2018


Singing the blues:
Telling it like it is.

Down on the street, where the rubber hits the road, man.

Saturday, 27 January 2018


In a direct contradiction of the well known saying, here's proof that "when one door opens, another two open as well - although one remains closed".

OK, I realise as a saying it's not as snappy.

Friday, 26 January 2018


The phone is ringing.

Summon Scrollocks the butler and tell him to call a maid of all work to answer it.

Saturday, 6 January 2018


Spotted: This container with an enigmatic three letter abbreviation. Maybe it's a modern word, like "meh"?

It's confusing. There were two others nearby, and they were equally confusing. You would think Debenhams would know better.