February 2008

The Earth Moved (27 February 2008)

The epicentre of the Earthquake was in Lincoln, BUT, loads of Londoners felt monsters under their bed, orgres in their wardrobes and, way over in Muswell Hill, saw their plates rattle on the shelves. 5.2 on the Righter scale and...

Paddington Stare (26 February 2008)

This morning I did my Tibetan Five. A series of RITES that are done in the Himalayas by people who live very long lives. 5 simple exercises done 21 times, every day, which are meant to keep you limber and...

8 weeks in (25 February 2008)

Cocaine, Lavatories, shoes and cuddling, were our four topics today. I am learning slowly, but surely. LBC's listeners have an opinion on everything. They test me. I'm having to use parts of my brain that I didn't even know existed....

luna eclipse (21 February 2008)

Oh! the last three days have been a nightmare. What with the Lunar eclipse, blood sugar levels and tears from the young women in my life to cap it all my telephone went down, the computer stopped working so I've...

Cold Comfort Flat (18 February 2008)

This weekend Jim and I watched 'CONTROL' and 'THIS IS ENGLAND' in front of a log fire. Two extremely eloquent British films. I fell into bed with monochrome mic stands and technicoloured skin- heads running through my head. When I...

30 syllables (15 February 2008)

Oh what a beautiful morning. Oh what a beautiful day. I've had a funny old eeeevnin! I need to just hit the hay! night night...

Ivory Glowerers (13 February 2008)

And so the days turn into night and the heron stands on one leg. Not haiku poetry, or a portent but the reality of my life. I get up. I meditate. I run. I wash. I drive. I talk for...

Ready Steady Poe (12 February 2008)

Well what a to-do! The 239 is changing to the 170, I'm all at 6's and 7's. Jim has just dismounted from the 6.30 239/170, he called me from the bus stop to tell me not to be alarmed but...

Ah! Fresh bed Lenin (11 February 2008)

It's nearly midnight and I have done as much today as a crofter in Orkney does in a week - not that I would know what a crofter does -i'm being metaphorical or is it physical? Anyway after an interminable...

Hearts and Minds. ( 7 February 2008)

I nearly got the programme all right. I'm absorbing the tweekings, they are being exceedingly patient with me. Anyway when I got back to the flat, having listened to Donald Fagin on my car stereo, very loud, very latin, I...

Heady stuff ( 6 February 2008)

The sun shone in through my bedroom window, it was so bright that you could have been forgiven for thinking it was March. I meditated, faced East,and felt the weight of too many sweets courtesy of Steve Allen. I finally...

Ms Takes. ( 5 February 2008)

To Whom It May Concern. Today I got so many junctions wrong I feel sick. Today I managed to undo all the good work I've done over the last 9 months. This morning I met the sales team. They were...

weekenders ( 4 February 2008)

Having a whole weekend with the old man, and not having to think about writing anything, or reading anything, was like going away for a month to the Maldives with only a sarong on my mind. We slept in, we...

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