Our friend, the snail, needs never pack For all it owns is on its back It heads out on the open road Quite unencumbered by its load Snails never need to book hotels Instead they curl up in their shells Emerging when they feel the need To partake in a nightly feed We mock the … Continue reading Less Cargo
I have a dog; his name is Spark Who sometimes takes me to the park Where we enjoy an evening stroll I feed the ducks; he’s on patrol. An old pro, Spark knows all the tricks From playing dead to fetching sticks His latest one involves a scheme Which gets him loads of free ice … Continue reading Game of Cones
When dining out we’re well aware Our manners are on view We open doors like Fred Astaire Insisting... After you! Which silverware to use and when And how to hold a glass While tackling pommes parisienne Delineate one’s class. But not so in the cinema The difference is stark Because it’s hard to be bourgeois … Continue reading Creature Feature
“I’m being sued by the Catholic Church again,” Laverne announced, while reorganising her purse.“I have no words for that.”“How unlike you,” she mused.“Hold on, I thought you were working on a piece about the East African Lion,” I suddenly remembered.“Turns out all they do is sleep. My son can do that.”“Have you ever been to … Continue reading Model Behaviour
Several years ago while travelling around Ukraine I entered the only shop in a remote village to buy a couple of cold drinks. Placing my purchases on the counter, the elderly shopkeeper tallied my bill on an abacus then pushed it toward me. Not entirely up to speed on ancient counting tools which predate our … Continue reading Emotional Baggage
Ever eaten whole grain bread Then sworn you'd chewed on bark instead?
If everything God made is good Going right back to the start Why is it that my favourite food Would make an angel fart?
I've decided it's time to start giving back, so 2020 will be my Year of Philanthropy. "You're on your own then because no one's getting any of my money," Laverne drawled over her latte. "I'm just saying... it's a new decade. I need a new project." "What was the old one?" "Don't remember." "Why not … Continue reading Low Resolution
Went out with friends for a Christmas Eve lunch today at The Pu Pu Pot. Everyone was a regular except for Steve who rarely ate foreign. While perusing the menu, Laverne casually asked if anyone had ever tried Shirako. "Sounds Japanese, not Chinese," I said. "The Japanese call it Shirako, you're right," she confirmed, "but … Continue reading ‘Tis The Seasoning