Saturday, 30 December 2017

Wicker dam

Well this is typical of Britain. We used to do things well. Sheffield steel was the envy of the world, people would queue round the block for the chance to buy a nice nylon shirt from Marks and Spencer or a brand new Vauxhall Velox.

And now?

Now we try to keep lake water in place with a pair of wicker fences. 

It is this sort of woolly thinking that could lose us our Empire. You mark my words.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

The tail end

The tail end of another year. Finally the days are getting longer. There's just by a minute or two extra to start with, but the improvement gathers pace through January.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Special Treat

It's no good.

I have scanned and scanned these special treats displays. 

I have yet to find one named "Avoid Christmas"

Friday, 8 December 2017


Here's a popular thing, this placing stones on top of stones.

I wonder. Was it ever thus? Did Neanderthal caveman and cave woman do this in their spare time? If you had walked this beach twenty thousand years ago, would you have seen this sort of thing?

Answers on a scrap of Vellum, please.