Happy days are here again.....16/032013
Well, it seems that my attempted foray into a wryly humorous analysis of the absurdity of the human condition did not meet with unqualified success. Many of our loyal fan-base now appear seriously concerned about my mental well-being and fear that I have taken up residence in the Slough of Despond. Comments have ranged from the terse, but admirably succinct 'Dismal' through 'Over-heavy on the home-spun philosophy' to the somewhat pointed communication that merely gave the contact details of the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland.
From beer to absurdity05/022013
Thomas Carlyle was wrong.
We were heading for Fiskardo for the first time in four years. We like Fiskardo. OK, it's very touristy and expensive, but the pontoon is free and you can get water and electricity. It's chi-chi almost to the point of twee and although some would describe it as sophisticated, others consider it shallow, vain and pretentious. One restaurant owner told us "We cater mainly for upper middle class English". And My Word but he was right. You can tell that from listening to the ambient RP - all lavatories, sofas, napkins and puddings, not a toilet, settee, serviette or sweet to be heard. Other than from me, of course.