Monthly Archives: November 2008

And finally

This is my favourite picture of all, completely composed, very typical. For those of you who’ve read Along Came Dylan, I probably took it while Dylan was nowhere to be found, up in the dunes up at Winterton-on-Sea. I was … Continue reading

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Clarissa’s other Ollie

which captures a bit of the early scrawny/gawkiness and vulnerability of him. Clarissa Upchurch, Monoprint, 2003

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Diane’s Ollie

Sister’s Ollie. She is 40 this weekend. How she can be older than me when she was born six years later I don’t know. She is good, no?

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Monoprint

I left Ollie in the care of Clarissa Upchurch one day when he was about a year-old while I popped round the back of Mr Parks the butcher’s shop to be thrashed at ping-pong by George Szirtes.* The Wymondham** and … Continue reading

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The original Ollie pup

I think this is my favourite pic of him. You could practically fit him in your hand back then. Those art shots are on their way, and then it will be back to something like normal. Though I wonder about … Continue reading

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A late picture

There are one or two really nice images of Ollie that artist friends of ours have done, as well as our own photographs: I’ll try to get a couple up online this week, before we move on…

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Leaving Ollie

Ten weeks ago, in mid-September, I was walking Ollie and Dylan out at Winterton-on-Sea. Dylan had been misbehaving with the rabbits, as is his wont. Having finally got hold of him, I had clipped him onto the lead, and we … Continue reading

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Madam Life’s a Piece in Bloom

death goes dogging everywhere: she’s the tenant of the room, he’s the ruffian on the stair.

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Sir Alex Ferguson – managerspeak

Ferguson, programme notes: Stoke are a handful and I expect them to ask questions. Ronaldo, post-match interview: The Boss told us to score at least twice before half time. Final Score: Man U 5 Stoke City 0 Quick assessment for … Continue reading

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Lump on

Stoke City 18/1 to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow. In a TWO HORSE race. Unbelievable. Get stuck in. * * nb: Naps may lose as well as win.

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