17 July 2009

dragon breath

...and tonight I ate the hard work that went into making the chick pea chilli. I'm within a couple of mouthfuls of spontaneously combusting.

15 July 2009

Zeds & 'Peckers

sorry if you were expecting something else ;)

Surely it's not normal, even in this heat, to come in most every evening from work and sleep for between 1 and 2 hours? Woken up by Surfina coming in to say hello and Adnan bringing me a handful of raw chickpeas - I'd never seen them before! They are pistachio green and fuzzy all over and you can eat them raw. They taste rather like peas out of the pod.

Walked Monty for 40 minutes or so and saw 4 green woodpeckers dipping and yaffling over the river. They were stunning in the bright early evening glare and close enough to see the red on their heads. Bumped into the usual selection of known dog walkers.

14 July 2009

The Hangover

A fairly predictable film with a cliched premise that managed to have a reasonable helping of funny moments to make it - if not exactly worth every penny - then at least a moderately harmless diversion.

12 July 2009

a little of what you fancy

Add an hour to the clock and a musical education from Carla Bruni to Lebanese shisha via heavy rain and you have a similarly fuzzy idea of what my evening looked like as I have.