Thursday, 18 January 2007
Saturday, 13 January 2007
Just when we thought it couldn't possibly get any worse, Donald Rumsfield's replacement, Defense Secretary Robert Gates says:
"I would confess I'm no expert on Iraq"
"I'm no expert on military matters"
So, won't Bush loan you his XBox then Robert?
Has anyone ever had a round robin Christmas letter from some distant cousin whose children haven't achieved an instrumental Grade 8 or a First at Oxbridge, who hasn't had a new superdooper kitchen/bathroom/conservatory, who's bought another old banger instead of a new soft top Mercedes, whose dog didn't win at Crufts or learn to bark Bach?
Of course it's only very distant cousins who think that my life will be made more joyful by knowing that they've acquired an American style stainless steel fridge or that their never-seen daughter's boyfriend recently had a trial for Aston Villa.
Why send these paeans of self-valediction to people not seen for 30 or more years - unless of course, they remember that the recipient has always had a cruel snigger itching to escape?
Or is it only me?
Friday, 12 January 2007
Next weekend I'm off to spend a week cruising down the Nile, visiting all the usual sites of interest including, rather oddly in my opinion, the Aswan Dam. I wonder if anyone else has done this trip and whether they have any tips as to what I really oughtn't to miss and what's really not worth leaving the poolside for?
Tuesday, 9 January 2007
My but it seems longer than a month since I posted anything here and I'm short on time right now too, but here's a couple of pictures of my current best boy. He's sitting up, altho not with any confidence, and he's wriggling his way around the floor. Put him in his walker and he's like Stirling Moth.
Success, 3 cheers for Felix!
Oooops, overbalanced by naughty teddy