Felix the cat. Only £3.99. Includes shortbread biscuits.
Monday, 4 November 2019
Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Sunday, 27 October 2019
Friday, 25 October 2019
Thursday, 24 October 2019
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
No matter what the event, whatever time of day, someone somewhere will be holding up a phone taking a picture or a video.
Perhaps one day humans will evolve some sort of bony structure on our head to support the essential accessory.
Saturday, 19 October 2019
Friday, 18 October 2019
Thursday, 17 October 2019
While walking through Kavala, surrounded by the obligatory Greek Bouzouki music that bar owners feel the tourists need to hear - we heard Smooth by Santana. We traced it to the "Wood and Rock" bar (outdoor seating, cash only) which really is let into the rock. Stratocaster* on the wall, and great rock music.
Time for a beer and chill out before heading back to the hotel.
**A nasty cheap copy of a Stratocaster. The most copied guitar ever made.
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
You know this. It's one of the buildings on the Acropolis. (Acro meaning highest point and Polis meaning town).
What you see has mostly been restored from stones lying around. This is because the buildings on the Aropolis have been blown up at least twice in the past 300 years.
Hint: If you are storing gunpowder to sustain your defences during a long siege, don't put it in the largest and most obvious building in the city...
Here we have a Greek/Roman amphitheatre. (The Romans added the top bit later). Someone is attempting to show the acoustics by dropping a coin at the centre. Alas I couldn't hear the coin due to the fake shutter click of smartphone cameras.
PS, there's a cat down there somewhere.
Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Some years ago I posted an opinion that context is all important in a picture. If you go abroad and take a picture of a cat, it is just a picture of a cat. However, a picture of a cat in front of the Acropolis is a completely different animal.
Well, we just came back from a trip to actual Greece and while staying in Athens I tried quite hard to locate a cat with the Acropolis in the background, but all the moggies I spoke to charged far too much to be in a picture.
So here is an alternative. A cat in an Amphitheater.
PS. What is it with Mediterranean animals? Every archaeological site has cats in it. And all the associated coach parks have a sleeping dog. Is it a job creation scheme?
Monday, 14 October 2019
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
We live in a time of wonders.
You could compare the wit of Trump with that of Oscar Wilde. You could compare the statesmanship of Boris Johnson with that of Churchill. You could say "they bestride our narrow world like a collossus" in these times.
You could do all of these things..
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Monday, 10 June 2019
Industrial strength coffee is very much the order of the day in post hipster Britain. It has become so strong that conventional pouring methods no longer work.
Your local barista is likely to use this high pressure coffee pump for your quad shot day-starter.
Tuesday, 4 June 2019
Sunday, 2 June 2019
Thursday, 30 May 2019
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Once upon a time a popular music combo called the Beatles had some success. Much of it was built on heaps of iron like this VOX AC50 that I am refurbishing. After decades of quiet retirement it is being coaxed back in to life.
It is hot and dangerous work. Sometimes I feel like a coal miner.
Monday, 27 May 2019
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Monday, 20 May 2019
Saturday, 16 February 2019
Lady Stoat-Mitherer* agonised over the impending interview. Choosing the right staff is important, however they should not be made too comfortable, it may set a precedent.
So she had the comfy sofa removed by the Butler's assistant.