Two figs

You know the person who says they couldn’t give two figs about something? They never have any figs. I don’t have any either but I don’t go on about it. What am I missing? If I was boasting I would start with at least ten figs. You would then say you had 11. Obviously I […]

The innocent prejudice of being 8

One thing I always liked about America was how quick they are to adopt neologisms and develop language. If you’re in america you might agree to meet someone for lunch and drive for hours to get there – at the same time everyone is dropping adverbs – as its an extra syllable- nobody has time […]

Got my easel out

Walking through the woods, entirely filled with flowering garlic – and with trees, obviously. Entirely alone, I though it would be a great place to get my easel out. The reflection of the light through the trees was just perfect. I looked back and found the perfect spot to paint. I also had an idea […]

The joy before words

The road goes ever on and on Reading I used to read a lot, and every book I read, it was my ambition to read one without needing to look in the dictionary. I scribbled down each word on bits of paper and stuck them on the doors and walls with masking tape. invidious, emoluments,virement,abstruse,recondite,horse […]