Monthly Archives: January 2010

Confession: I slightly cheated on this wildlife photo

My office is in the attic where, due to some expert plumbing arrangements, the radiator only gets a tiny bit warm and is totally ineffective. I’m currently working in a jumper and scarf and my breath hangs in the air … Continue reading

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Wolf Update – Breach of Rule 10

Blog visitors might remember the story about the award winning but staged-looking wildlife photography picture that I posted just before Christmas. A decision has now been made regarding its likely ‘authenticity.’ The following sorry tale appears on the Natural History … Continue reading

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Small pleasures

As I am currently trying to get stuck into a novel I spent part of the afternoon ironing four shirts. Three of the four are over five years old so the cotton is just perfect for softness and is properly … Continue reading

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Good Luck George!

The TS Eliot Prize for poetry is awarded tonight. My friend, first writing mentor and tutor, George Szirtes, is nominated (again, having won in 2005 with Reel) for his collection, The Burning of the Books. The shortlisted poets and readings … Continue reading

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This post has broken down

and is awaiting recovery.

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Salukis

They are very strange creatures, only they understand what the hell it is they’re up to. Last night Dylan woke us all in the middle of the night with a repetitive insistent crying. What was up? Nothing that you could … Continue reading

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Late Night Teddy

This is the one, the healing power of soul, it must have helped a few people out over the years.

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