Sunday, January 20, 2019

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Mouse moment

I am sitting on a bench outside Kenwood house, slightly set back from the sandy path. An Irish woman appears beside the man and woman sitting just forward and left of me. She is exclaiming about a mouse she has just seen, along the benches to the left which are out of my sightlines. She hates mice, she tells the couple on the bench (I don't think she knows them). Then her husband appears at her side. He looks like a cartoon mouse. Big front teeth. Long nose. Thin face. A cap right out of the Aristocats. The man of thr bench couple surmises that it was perhaps her bright red shoes which attracted the mouse. She said she had seen a rat at her feet at the nearby cafe once. "Perhaps it's a baby rat" she muses. "No, it's a mouse" says the mouse husband.

Tuesday, January 01, 2019


First music of the year 🎶 U2 - New Year's Day

First food of the year 🍉 raspberry

First viewing of the year 🎥 scenes from Bohemian Rhapsody

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Dream fragment

Last night I dreamt...

I am performing a TS Eliot play but we have not rehearsed and I have no way of knowing which lines are mine. I notice at one point from a pencil note in my old Faber edition (with a faded blue paper cover) that I read this play in 2015 (it had the exact date but I forget).

It's a stressful experience and I am happy to wake.

Friday, November 30, 2018


29+30/11/18 1st ever trip

The Phoenix cinema/arts complex - pitching session

Exeter Cathedral - choral evensong

Moroccan dinner - incl. rose tea & chicken/apricot tagine

Northernhay Park - war memorial

Princesshay - mediaeval ruins

Cathedral quarter

River Exe & quays

Friday, November 23, 2018

Star Spots No.s 223, 224, 225 & 226

7/11/18 Kevin Whately - May Fair Hotel

6/11/18 Alistair Campbell - Somerset House

9/18 David Morrissey

9/18 Ed Milliband - Vue cinema, L Sq