Oeuvretime…most of it is unpaid and unknown.

Those in the creative business, which I think I’m in, know that there are times when one stares into the middle distance. Then there are times when one can be writing furiously, that’s without anger but perhaps with passion.Or drawing and painting in the same way.Those who are not of the same mind: accountants and those people who like to think that 2 and 2 add up to 4, have no understanding of this time spent looking into┬áspace. “Do you really think this is a productive use of your time?”. I overheard this one day when a fellow thinker was … Continue reading Oeuvretime…most of it is unpaid and unknown.

Johnny Depp in Gloucester…does he need the money that badly?

I don’t normally post photos on my blog, but this one from today is a little too good to be true. Johnny Depp is coming to Gloucester and I’m sure this is him getting in a bit of practice for his coming fantasy role in the latest Tim Burton film.They will be filming down at the Docks soon and the tall ships have arrived.The citizens of Gloucester are a generous bunch and Johnny had a few coins donated to him as he sat at the Cross in the City Centre. Not a lot of people know that Gloucester is the … Continue reading Johnny Depp in Gloucester…does he need the money that badly?

“…a corrupt policeman prodded my biscuits…”

Driving along listening to one of those morning programmes on Radio 4 that are described as ‘magazines’, I heard a radio presenter describe a television presenter/judge on a famous baking programme as “looking like a corrupt policeman with a swimming pool he had not properly earned”. It was a description that made me laugh because it seemed to describe the chap perfectly, and I cannot put my finger on quite why it was so accurate.Not only that but this presenter had actually been on the ‘Bake-off’ programme and had suffered having his biscuits prodded by this erstwhile arm of the … Continue reading “…a corrupt policeman prodded my biscuits…”

Cool dude…not.

We had visitor from Canada, a feisty lady who did a huge amount for the local community, saving endangered trees from the idiocy of the local council and others, and who was obliged to go back to Canada to live. This after serving our local community for years and paying taxes over here for the same amount of time, was forced, by the idiocy, this time of the Government, to return to Canada. She made the ‘mistake’of not applying for a UK passport. Well, she’s just come back for a short holiday here and we had a great tea party … Continue reading Cool dude…not.