BABY ITCHY'S FULLY RECOVERED FROM HER "towerblock tumble" ordeal... how did she get to fall 150 "feet" onto her side? By itchily jumping off my arm as she rambled around... I don't know what I would have done if she'd done herself any real injury...
My video of the day is one of my favourite all time songs: Labbi Siffre's Something Inside So Strong. The video you see is a politicalized Palestine-Israeli home-made version, but that's quite good too. (The soundtrack is the original chart single...)
Well I'm off to Mother Hubbs's for Sunday dinner... it's a rainy autumnal afternoon... last night, so I hear, the clocks went back, which was odd, because even though I presently own nothing with a clock in it I still felt the difference...
For some reason I have real itchy feet... no! Not literally in the athelete's foot sense; I mean "desirous of travelling" itchiness of the feet. Even when I compared Baby Itchy's elongated bum to a Eurostar train and briefly linked that word to the official Eurostar site I discovered it is now possible to take the special direct December Ski Train from London St Pancreas International (St Pancreas= patron saint of diabetics (!)~and if you believe that you'll believe anything!) you can travel direct from London to high in the French alps by 200mph train... a journey of some seven-&-a-bit hours, but how much more glamorous than flying!!
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And here are some amazing gurgling baby shots!
7:15pm I'M BACK!¬
Had a charming afternoon smoking lots of cigarettes and watching glowing colour television in the warm. I showed Mother Hubbs my Chinese Boy Rides Giant Beluga Whale video; she said it made her day.
She made gorgeous dinner, with perfect mash potatoes. Dry style. That is not creamy, with just a bit of milk-&-butter. Yum yum YUMMM!
I watched back-to-back nature docus until Mr Dodge came back roaring drunk (but friendly) and I thought I had better give them some space.
The best prog on was called Reef Gypsies, about the world-class Diver Tanya Streeter (she is very pretty!) who travels the world swimming like a mermaid amongst the exotic reef-fishies of the world... amazing stuff...
...2nd Video of the day
Top Wild Dives With Tanya Streeter
Ladies! Crap early 80s hair's coming back in fashion.
Yes! Footballer Wayne Rooney's squeeze Colleen McLoughlin was pictured with a dreadful super-bouffant this weekend. (Scroll down past Posh Spice for the hilarious picture...)
Remember the other day in my Sun news roundup I mentioned a "rude" recruitment poster for Hampshire Police on the back of a bus? Well I've now found it. No wonder the lady constable is smiling, I said. Just have a look at the "unintentionally" strategic positioning of that exhaust-pipe!
Space-age architecture; rude shop windows
http://pulsardaqui.blogspot.com for great pixx of Toronto...
Art and Science
What is the difference between art and science?
Travel Blog of the Day:
Travel Blog of an Indian Backpacker http://backpakker.blogspot.com
Amazing Vatican Basilica shots...
Most Striking Visuals of the Day
Lone Stidsen http://stidsen.blogspot.com
Top design from Denmark...
Do you celebrate the devil's own festival, Halloween?!?
If so you'll want a handy recipe for what to do with the insides of all those pumpkins you'll be hollowing out.
Chef Jules at Gourmet a Go Go http://gourmetago-go.blogspot.com
has a brilliant one. Second down from the top...
Fantastic home interiors!
This is how I want my interiors done after my multi-million-pound memoirs advance!
(You need to be a multimillionaire just to buy a house in London these days...)
Have a look at my most recent blog visitors!
See them scattered in a bright band across the world...
(The shadow depicts where it is currently night.)
Best Chunky Necklace-Making Blog of the Day
Bead-guiling Designs http://beadguilingdesigns.blogspot.com
Wonderfully baroque stuff!
Ordinary yet slightly bizarre link of the day:
Gilles Paulve http://gpaulve.blogspot.com
Rather banal pictures of French people eating outside... led to me making "diaree blanc" comments... dunno why
I'm reading a fantastic book Return to the Marshes by Gavin Young (sadly that clicklink is his obituary from 1991). A comprehensive history of the Iraqi Marsh Arabs from ancient times to the present... sheer poetry - in all the best ways...
More info on the Marsh Arabs' longterm struggle...
AWAY IN AMSTERDAM - Tomorrow I am going to Amsterdam to be the body guard of nearly 7 year old grandson Toby. It is about time that I leave home for a few days because I think...
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