Friday, 30 July 2010

Horological Horror

So we were talking about magic, crystals an' all that malarkey. "Well they put quartz in clocks, don't they and a digital watch would have seemed pretty magical in the mediaeval Weltanschauung", said young Jenkins, who's a bit of a True Believer. It then became blindingly obvious that the great witch-burning craze was all down to an epic communications FAIL between some time-travelling dude and the locals.

Time Traveller (who may, or may not, be a doctor): "Good morrow, yeomanly-but-simple village folk, what time is this?"

Villager: "Time? What's that then?"

TT: "Why, time is that which I may know by glancing at my watch." (Displays somewhat ostentatious chronoscope.)

Villagers (all): "A WATCH!!!! Burn him!!!!!!"

Easy mistake to make, that. Hence the necessity of Good Enunciation.

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Objets Perdus

A welcome by-product of the General Rationalization And Clear-Up Programme (GRACUP) is coming across Stuff long forgotten like this black metal candle lantern, the latest adornment of the patio hothouse. Pleased.

Sunday, 25 July 2010


On the Do Want list - these beautiful keyboards

Friday, 23 July 2010

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Pavilion Progress

lacks a certain something

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Nude Whomobile

During the occasional break in the British Summer (i.e. no rain for a couple of hours), the miniature Kew hothouse takes shape and form - currently that of the TARDIS' skelington.