Archive for April, 2008

Souther

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Once more, we are deserting the Deep North: the Lady Novelist is spending a week in London and discoursing on Mr Edward Burra, the Professor is dodging between London, Manchester and Oxford. We will probably be off line, so expect to hear from us again at the beginning of May. We are in a […]

South

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

The Real World Consultant and the Arts Consultant suggested that, this being Saturday, we met them at a farm shop and had lunch together. Thus we ended up tootling off on a variety of Southward roads towards Deeside, an area which is not very familiar to us. What is most noticeable about it is a […]

Libel

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

We have seen, for two days running, an exceedingly fine libel. An elderly individual had been standing with a placard in the immediate environments of a gentleman’s residence, with a placard some three feet by two displaying the following legend: ‘P***n of G********m House is a corrupt liar devoid of any scruples’. As a […]

It’s Jackalicious

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Miss Best Friend has been dining away again. Yummy carrion, it would seem, and too far gone even for canine digestive processes, since we have just discovered the results in the back drawing room. Well, we had been saying to each other that the recently acquired oriental rug from the Praisegod Carpet Co. (via […]

Toot

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

A brief post to say that the Northern Professor will be tipping up on a Radio 3 arts programme called The Verb this coming week — I think it goes out at 9.45 on Friday evening but in any case I should think that if you go on to the Radio 3 site, for […]

Shapeshifting

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

I am now back from Italy, with a handful of tales some of which I will try and get around to telling. Apparently, Italy was as cold at Easter as we were over here, which made it all the more gratifying that spring sprang while we were there. The greengrocers frothed over with every known […]