Summer starts here! Making the most of it because it ends tomorrow. This is Britain.
THIS ENTRY WAS WRITTEN BEFORE THE SAD DEATH OF PETER FALK. FOR AN UP TO DATE TRIBUTE PLEASE SEE THE LEAD ARTICLE ON THIS BLOG’S HOME PAGE
How sad that Peter Falk who played the ultimate in brainy cops Columbo has ended up getting dementia and stumbling around LA in a state of confusion. He was one of the best actors ever. Did you see him in those John Cassavetes films? He was amazing! Part of the work I do involves helping people who have dementia and I find it one of the most upsetting parts of my job. Even so, the people I know who have this awful condition are some of the nicest I’ve ever met.
I took this photo the other night near to where I live. The most unusual thing about it is there are absolutely no vapour trails from planes. British air space has been completely closed for days due to the eruption of a volcano in Iceland. The dust cloud from it headed straight for the UK. No planes have been allowed to take off or land in the whole of the country. Its caused chaos for a lot of people but on the upside there’s been a strange eerie silence and no sign of a single plane in the sky for days. I quite like it. The restrictions have been eased now so the planes with gradually start to appear again but it was a weird experience and one that apparently has never before happened in the history of Britain!
We saw this weird man/statue in town centre Chester last week. He seems to be leaning back into thin air with no support. How is this done? It looks impossible. Has anyone seen it? Any ideas what the secret is?
This photo of me aged three had almost completely faded away to nothing but I managed to revive it on the computer. This is the only photo of me wearing crimpolene shorts and holding a bunch of buttercups. At least I hope its the only photo of me wearing crimpolene shorts and holding a bunch of buttercups. There was that other one but I think I managed to round all those up. What a party that was.
This is what I spent most of today doing. I’ve always thought inactivity was really underrated. One of my favourite hobbies is lying down. Another favourite hobby is watching mindless TV but I haven’t always got the energy for that.