WHAT'S HAPPENED? THE WHOLE WORLD SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN by my blog in the past 24 hours...
Now I'm posting with nothing so much to say!
Well I suppose I should tell you about my stupid "rural idyll". This really must mean I am getting old. That I am starting to have daydreams and fantasies of living in the country... and actually knowing my neighbours' names. Like living in a real-life version of the BBC Home Service/Radio 4's Archers: An Everyday Story of Countryfolk. All this got kicked off (as most of my brief obsessions do get kicked off by something) by the BBC1 programme around 11am when a man who looks like an auctioneer from Antiques Hunt showed an unusually minted couple round three homes plus a mystery house. (It is called Escape To The Country - I just looked it up.) The basic premise is watching someone else going househunting, which doesn't sound that inspiring, does it. And often it isn't, especially as it's usually in the £300,000/$600,000 pricerange (for which you can get a very average 5-bed house without great grounds or loads of grounds and a pokey thatched cottage actually no a thatched cottage with roses round the door might go for over £600,000 now... well whatever on this day we had a posher pair from London who wanted a spacious house in Gloucestershire (very posh county) for £800-£850,000 ie upto $1.7 million. O they won't get hardly anything for that! I scoffed how wrong I was. Man! These houses were absolutely beautiful. The best was a coaching house (ie the sort of building that in another life could be a country pub - but with hotel accommodation atop), the gardens were gorgeous with what looked like mature cypress trees... oh I forgot to tell about the house, it wasn't palace-sized but as ordinary houses go the ceilings were wonderfully high, 5 or 6 fullsized bedrooms, all wonderfully appointed, granite-topped kitchen. Wow. They even had a babbling brook in the garden... watching it started this strange longing inside me. I wonder if I will ever get there before I die...(!!)
Why does everyone like Sonique so much?!? When I thought I was the only one who did. Then what has happened to her? I know she has/or had a career as a club DJ, so maybe she's been spinning discs all this time. But I have to say a voice is such a greater power than an ability to spin discs... Hers has a primal quality. It's not all in the sound of the voice but in how she uses it too. I think that "Spell On You" is a fantastic performance...
That stupid cow Itchy has been sleeping off her latest adventure inside a tartan washing bag (where I presently hide their glass box). If anyone is wondering why I have FOUR hamsters yet mention ONE far more than any other three it's because Itchy is pretty much handtame though she has a proclivity to panic, which is in her breed I'm afraid. Any sudden noise and she startles out of her skin. Her "sisters" Bashful and Sphere are not tame at all really. They just love darting around being scared. If they were transmogrified into human form, Spherical especially would be waving her hands in the air and screaming (and then coming up to me for a discreet sniff when she thinks I'm not noticin'...)
Yes! I am a street drinker. Not! I feel incredibly defensive on this issue now. And that's all I'm saying as protesting too much was Lady McBeth's fault not mine haha!
Madonna: Oh Father
Sonique: New World
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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