Wednesday, 19 July 2017

July sunset


Last night was very odd perch fishing on the canal near Gargrave. The air felt warm but there was a brisk and cool breeze right out of the East. There was a storm "threatening" but 24 hours later it's still yet to appear. I reckon we've lost around 15 minutes of light since the summer solstice but the swifts are still here; albeit it for a couple of weeks maximum 

Monday, 17 July 2017

I Roy


Barrington Spence



I caught the last few seconds of I-Roy deejaying over this cut this afternoon on 6 music. Neither the deejay, nor original version were familiar (I'd never heard of Spence tbh), but both are killers! Big up Stuart Mc for playing something a bit different on the BBC 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Green fingers



Stef is away and I am overseeing her garden like a baldie-headed Bruce Dern I had an untamed MANjungle before Stef moved up North, but her plants seem to be doing okay on my watch, possibly aided by the deluge earlier this week while I was in Leicester. I'm particularly pleased with the geraniums; plants I have always associated with greenhouses, not outdoor plots



Friday, 30 June 2017

Our Tussock


Our Tussock has never been fitter. He'll be three in August and although he's now physically matured he's still daft as a brush. People have told us, "they settle down after four", "they change" etc, but I pray he'll always be the affectionate, loving, gentle, polite but energetic giddy kipper he's been ever since he first arrived with us back in November 2014