Category Archives: television

Calendrical

What do the letters 18 and 2019 and the numbers Monday and February have in common? Today! They are today. Good old cyclical month names and sequential day numbering, they make every day both familiar and brand new. Calendar people … Continue reading

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When The Moon Hits The Sky

Last time I looked there was a fresh Wednesday sitting on the window ledge, toasty warm from the oven, a delicious waft of steam rising on the dawn air. My attention was distracted for just a few moments by being … Continue reading

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Climby Up Yer Spout

Rain. There is rain. It splashes the ground but originates in the sky. This is the standard arrangement with rain. No need to phone Michael Fish. He’s retired anyway. And isn’t a real fish. He was just a weatherman. And … Continue reading

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Waterfalls

Oh what a curious thing to have a face with eyes that leak when you’re not sad. Except the leaking makes me sad though it’s not even tears. Or irregular tears. It’s leakage. I was going to use the word … Continue reading

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Pinkeye And The Brain

Squirting liquid into your eye every couple of hours is weird. I’m not a fan of things touching my eye, not even liquidy things. Although, perversely enough, I didn’t used to mind when a crazy drunk in my Sussex local … Continue reading

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Frost Bitten And Twice Shy

Winter’s coming… …no don’t get all excited. I’ve never watched it. I’ve seen memes. That’s what you like, isn’t it? Memes. And medieval muff shots. Today has most indeedily felt like the onset of winter. Deceptive British weather. Mild for … Continue reading

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Scatman Crothers

“It’s parky!” In England language this means the weather is not warm. But why does it mean this? Is it rhyming slang – parky hunt, cold as a…probably not. Is it the sort of weather that makes people better at … Continue reading

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