Monday, 23 March 2020

The ideal deterrent

I told you to keep your distance!

It's Joan Crawford's birthday! All hail.

I have to break this "social isolation" today to go to the shops. I think I may have found the perfect protective mask...

Friday, 20 March 2020

The budding twigs spread out their fan, to catch the breezy air

I heard a thousand blended notes,
While in a grove I sate reclined,
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
Bring sad thoughts to the mind.

To her fair works did Nature link
The human soul that through me ran;
And much it grieved my heart to think
What man has made of man.

Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And ’tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.

The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:—
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.

The budding twigs spread out their fan,
To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there.

If this belief from heaven be sent,
If such be Nature’s holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man?

- William Wordsworth

It's the Spring Equinox, dear reader - we have summer to look forward to...

Saturday, 14 March 2020

I think today should be...

...a "Say Something Hat" Day! Don't you..?

Catharina "Nina" Hagen (born 11th March 1955)

Canzetta Maria "Candi" Staton (born 13th March 1940)

Sharon Vonne Stone (born 10th March 1958)

Dana Elaine Owens aka Queen Latifah (born 18th March 1970)

Jessie Margaret Matthews OBE (11th March 1907 – 19th August 1981)

Liza May Minnelli (born 12th March 1946)

Sunday, 8 March 2020