that time on a Friday

when loud music flows

The hour is almost upon us. That hour on a Friday afternoon where responsibilities are discarded and all compasses point to the pub. It’s a strange concept where you look down at the device in your

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The Blind

I had faith

This project has been on my list longer than any I think. It’s been one of those “when a man says he will do a job he doesn’t need reminding every six months” situations. To be fair …

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Online Arts Festival by philosopherontap

everyone is invited – bring cheese and wine

This is it. The first Online Arts Festival by philosopherontap. It is being held on Facebook and there is no limit on how many people can exhibit or just come along …

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Working Lunch

leek and potato soup with bread and cheese

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A line of clothes

how’s it going Sigfried?

There’s no denying we all have to wash our clothes at some stage. What was clean becomes soiled. The dirt must be expunged. There are a number of techniques for doing this. My own preferred way …

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The Accordionist

at Castle Hill

I was in the Bail waiting for John to finish his sax lesson. An accordionist was playing in Castle Hill so I went along and sat on the bench right next to him. It was a beautiful …

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Yes we have no


If I had a favourite fruit it might be the banana.

I am sure that somewhere in my past the banana sandwich has played its part. It is something I should probably revisit. Buttered crusty white bread with ripe

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escalator by Tref

A letter to Tom, Hannah, Joe and John

Alright you lot? Just on the Eurostar zooming through the countryside Belgium bound. No idea where we are but I think still in la belle France. I’m listening, very appropriately, to Jacques …

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Broken light bulb
Green carpet
Life savings

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on a bed of blue floral material

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where’s ya bin

bins – no further comment required

Sometimes a picture says a thousand words. On this occasion I am not totally sure what thousand words I’d have used instead of the picture. The picture is of bins in our front drive. …

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It’s the 1 that I want

a font of useful information

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avocado avo cado av ocado

We should perhaps have a food category on this site but we don’t. Guacamole on its own is not a particularly attractive dish. It needs something to go with it. Tortilla chips certainly. Generally guac, …

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fishslice photography

or phishslice fotography

Fishslice photography is a new genre of art whereby objects are seen through a fishslice. The main subject is brought into sharp relief against a metallic foreground that reveals both some of the backdrop behind the camera …

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Weber Rotisserie

roast pork

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