1 July 2006


enjoyed the simple pleasures of 140 minutes on the M1/M25 to see my sister today, walk round the lake with the dog and chill out chatting.

met up with mates for hot pizza and cold beer in a warm pub garden under a purpleblue night sky. watched then applauded an original hunter-gatherer carrying 5 pints of beer like a champagne pyramid fromt the bar to his table.

developing a strong liking for corona beer with lime and friends who will distract me from real life with chatter about human beach tents and stories of big dog's escapades on the underground. however much a hero he is i will never forget his classic line; 'lady you're so fat you've got your own atmosphere.'

"hello little dwarf, what are you doing down there?"

30 June 2006


last night KA friends cooked me dinner, brought it round and spent the evening with me! mini-me offered to make pudding for everyone. in the event i made it but it's the thought that counts right? i made fresh raspberry and cream eclairs with sticky icing. they were awesome and i'm going to be making them a lot this summer i think. it will be my standard cook if i'm invited out.... Yes this is a hint to everyone, haha! Damnit they were great, you missed a treat there...

like this but with pink icing,

stuffed with cream

and fresh raspberries sticking out!!

climbing up

Most of you know what's been kicking off here but for those of you who don't, basically Mr K left me on Monday. Ouch etc. Be reassured that I'm not going to use my blog as either a site for vitriol or as a public couch session. It hurts enormously. That's obvious. It's going to take a long time to adjust but God is still good and there are always opportunities for beauty and positivity. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and offers of help and friendship.

27 June 2006


There will be a short break in broadcast while Kumquat gets her head straight after the detenation of a life-bomb.

Normal service will be resumed shortly.

25 June 2006

history lesson

Probably first used in the latter half of the sixteenth century, Netsuke are miniature Japanese sculptures
dating from the Meiji period.
Without pockets in kimonos, the Japanese would carry money, medication or other small items in sagemono pouches threaded through their obi, or kimono sash.
Netsuke were used as a toggle at the end of the obi and
would hang down below the waist.
They were originally made from natural materials such as wood, gourd or stone.
Later, ivory and bone was used.
Many of them are hateful looking pieces of kitsch
reminiscent of pottery whimsies.
Others are grotesquely erotic or faintly sickening, sentimental disney-like creatures with big eyes but enough of them are beautifully crafted for them to have caught my eye.