Archive for February, 2009


A long time ago (actually approx 24 weeks) i promised a story about Odysseus. I started it and then left it to fester. This morning I returned to it and found the man himself waiting patiently inside a wooden horse. I’ve let him out to write story 24




hello everyone,

I have three new ladies in my life – aren’t  I a lucky boy? They are, of course, not human instead are, actually, Guinea Pigs with capital G and Ps. Going along with the Greek theme (see Rabbit named ‘Delphi’ below) the girls are called Hera, Hebe and Attica. Attica is mine. She looks like a very suave skunk, but is a bit nervy. She’s going to be the hottest Guinea Pig on the planet when she grows up.

Hebe, however, might be blind/mad or both. I see a hollywood romcom coming up with two sisters at the opposite ends of the spectrum, getting together to thwart a man/each other or both. I’ll never let it happen, i promise.

This week’s story is a bit clunckily written, but has some nice sci-fi style ideas. It sounds like the summing up of a novel and maybe one day it will be.


The subject of this week’s story is the surreal artist Rene Magritte, who I have taken a sudden interest in. You might know his paintings like this one, this one and this one and I am quickly becoming quite a fan. I like the simplicity and the mystery of his quirky paintings that seem to have no deep pretensions and exist on a quite seperate plain from the other surrealists.

By all accounts he was a quiet, reserved, fame-shy sort of guy who let his paintings speak for themselves and i think that’s a very respectable quality, epsecially in this day and age.

As a reference, this story concerns this painting, this one  and this one and other ones in a vague sort of way.

Make sure you check out the new additions to my blogroll. Bye bye for now!


A lovely love story this week, because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and little personal celebration of 3 years with Hannah as of the 1st of Feb.

But this aint no ordinary love story. no this is love between an illiterate tramp and a statue. it might also be a true story.