December 15, 2013

A Ghost of Christmas Past

“There won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas” has always been untrue. Kilimanjaro has a year round white cap, the Atlas mountains get frequent dustings down to the village altitudes, and the Mountains of the Moon still have glaciers (just).

August 22, 2004

My Subconscious

Stupid, maybe, but true. I suspect there’s some sort of control room in the deep recesses of the lump of grey goo I occasionally use for thinking which could present reasons to justify why it happens, but sometimes I scare … Continue reading

July 22, 2004

Keats’ Dung Beetles

Ecology as a whole is a…hobby of mine. Much like the good Dr. Pockless, whose line in lepidoptery veers off the chart of scientific intrigue towards something which I shudder to think of as being near to, or at least … Continue reading

July 21, 2004

Plagues #8 and #9

The Isle of Wight is far from the Egypt of the Biblical Era. I’d say a couple of thousand miles and a few thousand years is pretty far, wouldn’t you? But there were regular plagues. Mini ones… A couple of … Continue reading

July 13, 2004

The Style

Hey hey! This all looks cracking. My nomination or, as some would have it, choix du semaine for the Uborka Mix CD is Athlete’s ‘We Got The Style’. I would quote some lyrics, but sizing up the songsheet I would … Continue reading

June 25, 2004

Mars: Cocktails

Imagine a smooth, liquid transition from the theme of the weeks’ writings into a marvellously witty angle on serving cocktails. Imagine how we may have sown the seeds of this approach in earlier articles, building up in a spectacularly planned … Continue reading

June 24, 2004

Mars: Marriage

This is it, gents. The big one. In the relationship game of chess, this is checkmate, this is the goal. Much like chess, in fact, bringing it about will involve a lot of contrived manoeuvring, and planning as many moves … Continue reading

June 23, 2004

Mars: Arguments

Into every life a little rain must fall. If something goes awry and your lady is not happy, then things are looking bad. You’ve obviously made a mistake somewhere along the line, or that angelic beauty of yours would not … Continue reading