Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Notes, playing and on to the train.

Two links for you today: One is the recent Telegraph feature about the women of Antarctica (including my sister Dr Rosey Grant). The other is Ellen Montelius' portrait of me and Alec that she took as part of  her series on Kent writers, and the accompanying text that she had me read and record.

1. Our dunnock is singing in the elder tree just beyond the wall. You would never imagine that such a drab little bird would scatter such dancing, lilting notes.

2. Alec ducks down behind the climbing frame and then pops up again to say "Boo" to Godfather Timothy.

3. To walk into the station and straight on to our train.


  1. I loved the story on Women in Antarctica and what a beautiful pic of yourself and Alex. You're very bright and colour coordinated!

    I enjoy your blog and although I don't usually comment I read it all the time.

    Keep up the great work, and thank you for sharing your life with us.


  2. Something in our garden's taken to singing the first phrase of Laurel & Hardy's signature tune. Most entertaining, but does anyone know who it might be?

  3. I love your portrait- Alec is adorable with the lollipop in front of his face.
    I remember reading your post from that day! It was the Benny Hill reference and I remember chuckling to myself thinking how that must have looked. (My dad was a huge Benny Hill fan.)


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