Category Archives: Silliness

Men in Nice Knitwear

Because it in the 20th May, and because it is Wednesday, and because it is 2020, I bring you [drum roll] Men in Nice Knitwear!!! With these woollen gentlemen I am spoiling you.

men-in-knitwear

stylish-men-in-knitwear

man-in-nice-jumper

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man-with-pipe

man-in-a-cardigan

Notice how I am unconsciously drawn to the tobacco smoking men!

I saw a BBC headline the other day that read: Masks, where should they be worn? Oh yer face, duh…

Next week: The Delectable Duchy’s Most Delightful Resort [not to be missed].

A Write Panic!

Good Afternoon!

Apologies, I have been so engrossed with the ongoing saga on our new blog A Write Panic that I have forgotten to update this blog.

So far A Write Panic has featured amongst many things: robots; a brewer’s goitre; a pink rabbit onesie; a Jason Bourne character; a golden retriever called Scarlet with dubious glands; a short man with a large gun; chairs; Ferrero Rocher; nose picking; and a brassy blonde. If you signed up to write then please do – the more the merrier!! If you don’t feel like writing, then music and picture posts to illustrate the story are also very welcome.

How am I? Up and down. I guess we all are. Some days I am overwhelmed by graphs, and figures, and projections of what might be. Other days I can distract myself.

Take care, stay home.

A tune…..

Stuff I Haven’t done….

Ihave been distracted this week and have nothing to show for my distraction. I have no idea what I have done this week other than buy a horizontal arm for my tripod – no one should be without one in my opinion.

Anyhow, with this in mind I have written a list of 10 things I didn’t manage to do in the last 7 days. I didn’t:-

  1. Buy Greenland
  2. Charter a private jet to annoy environmentalists
  3. Visit my blog friends
  4. Use a river as an open sewer [I have a septic tank]
  5. Get a surprise from a high jumping dolphin
  6. Encounter french resistance
  7. Drink a mug of gravy
  8. Start a feud with Denmark
  9. Finish my collage alphabet
  10. Get a surprise from a smoking kipper

So I have been dull, dull, dull! Just look what everybody else is doing! Maybe I should retitle this list as: Things To Do Next Week, now there’s a plan.

Retro Greetings!

Apologies, I have been stuck up my archive, and have been sorting bits of paper into piles. My mother seems to have kept every greeting card that popped through the letterbox since 1963. It has been fascinating, and I thought that, over time, I would share some gems, like this greeting card from the 1970’s – so innocent, and yet also a little bit wrong.

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Happy Camping!

Captions welcome! There may even be a prize!

Project Eureka!!

Ihave made another one! To be fair this one was only supposed to be an experiment with materials, but I like how it decided to describe itself as project EUREKA! It’s made from mostly scraps, and other failed attempts at art, going back several decades. The corner stamp is from Mr Devine, and the jaunty piece of wrapping paper in the lower left corner is from Eryl.

picture of a collage for display on blog. Describe the purpose of the image: Show and tell!

Project Eureka!!

purpose of image: To show up close detail of collage, focussing on calligraphy, layers, and text.

G! Left over from something made in 2015

purpose-of-image:to-show-layers-of-a-collage.

A new direction….using bits of the old direction…

In other news, Mr Devine sent me an Easter card!! With this card he is spoiling me….

Pharaoh Rocher!

Finally, here is a picture of Spring:-

Fresh Beech leaves…

And here is a tune used as the theme for the BBC Holiday programme possibly between 1972-74. Ahem.

Cor, What a Scorcher!!!!

Iam determined to write at least two posts a month, as we are running out of February here is my second post. Warning: It’s a bit crap.

February has been warm, people in the UK have been roving around in shirtsleeves and shorts – this is unheard of, disturbing/unpleasant to look at, and as a result parts of the countryside have burst into flames. But do not worry, heavy rain is predicted for the weekend and there will be a cold snap in March. THERE WILL BE SNOW BEFORE APRIL. I am just saying.

Meanwhile, we are no further along with this Brexit business, but I have thoughtfully provided an infographic to help my readers make sense of it:-

scribbly mess

Brexit infographic

I think this sums up February in the UK.

I will have snow photos for you on March 21st, give or take a few days! And something even more exciting on March 22nd!!!!!!! I bet you can’t wait.