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Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween

Rabbit in the pumpkin patch and on lookout duty. If you are handy with a pair of needles you can find his inventors here...
It is confirmed....Invisible Wife has left the building. Henry has reverted to his carefree bachelor self and almost broke both Patrick and my wrists as he shook our hands in celebratory triumph.
Excuse me...I have the above pumpkin waiting to be carved. Have a scarey one!

Sunday, 30 October 2011


Sis & Bro

Most Sundays I try and rough out an idea for a Sis & Bro cartoon which sometime next year I will put together with Maureen and self publish...then I will throw away my rejection slips from The New Yorker, Cosmopolitan, Mills & Boon  and various children's publishers...or maybe I should frame them? The ones that say "We LOVE your work. We LOVE your characters and style but we DON'T LOVE YOU.

Whatever you do...DO NOT listen to Tom Waits singing "Poor Edward" and then be stupid enough to look up the story it is based on and then google images....unless you want to sleep for twelve hours in a row and have the weirdest dreams ever...

Slopes off to make black, lentil dahl......

Friday, 28 October 2011


I realise that I know nothing about music theory and the lanky fellow next to me dressed in an Iron Maiden T-shirt and chains is reeling off a virtual concert into his immaculate notation book. It is confusing because the note I call "B" is called "Si" here and "Si" also means what I call "Yes" C what I mean? But "C" is called "Doh" ....aaah  duh!

Rain, rain, rain, no sign of Invisible Wife for a few days. Henry is staggering around with a new pal Otto. They are driving a very old Mercedes....erratically. I am waiting for the Invisible Wife to turn up with a flamethrower...

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Aniello Desiderio performs Variationen über ein anatolisches Volkslied (...

Be Sharp...see

Plodding back from music language class (on a par with deciphering the Voynich Manuscript) and see a pickaxe lying outside the gate of Henry and Invisible Wife. I now know that the German word for please leave this establishment is...."RAUS".


Sunday, 23 October 2011

Head on a plate.

Well...I've managed to obliterate the spottydog blog, I don't know how, I got it back, it vanished, and now I can't link to this one. I shouldn't complain...
Henry next door is back and having discovered his invisible wife has not been very wifely trying to boot her out. But, she is made of stern stuff so I am off to look for my bullet-proof vest.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Autumn Leaves

Guitar class starts today....and I'm all broken fingernails after weeks scrabbling over Roman stones. I saw three vultures while away, standing on a rock in a field, more than waist high. I kept moving...

Thursday, 20 October 2011


I've lost the blog, found the blog, made a new blog but with the wrong url....I'll get there eventually...