Song Lyric Sunday: Numbers – ’If Six Was Nine’

Last week, I proudly asserted that, as a general rule, I try to go with my first instincts when responding to Song Lyric Sunday prompts. This time, though, it may be a case of all the best rules being more honoured in the breach than the observance. That’s because Helen has chosen the theme of…

One-Liner Wednesday: Single Entendre

“I think you know what I’m talking about” Catchphrase of noted soul crooner and sex god Theophilus P Wildebeeste. British readers will recognise him as one of the many characters created by Lenny Henry, comedian and now highly respected Shakespearian actor (not to mention Knight of the Realm). One-Liner Wednesday 28 February 2018

Song Lyric Sunday: Earth – ‘We Can Run’

Being neither eco-warrior nor climate-change denier, I have no particular sabre to rattle in coming up with a song to match Helen’s theme of ‘Earth’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. Rather like fellow-contributor Brandejwin, I went for a song from a ‘psychedelic rock’ group formed in 1965 in San Francisco, but in my case…

One-Liner Wednesday: On The Other Hand..

“Too much of anything is just enough”  – Grateful Dead: “I Need A Miracle” In the interests of editorial balance, after last week’s paean to abstemiousness, we present an alternative viewpoint. One that, in all honesty, we find rather more appealing. Albeit vicariously. One-Liner Wednesday 14 February 2018

Cutting Crew

In recent days we’ve been contacted by a number of expats – especially newer arrivals in our lovely commune – concerned by an apparent spate of intimidating threats to their property perpetrated by a very large man in a very yellow jacket, driving a very large tractor around, and in some cases almost into, their…

Song Lyric Sunday: Truth – ‘Gimme Some Truth’

I do tend to take Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday prompts quite literally, so this week’s theme of ‘Truth’ needed a little self-discipline in order to avoid conflating ‘true’ with ‘truth’. Coincidentally, as I first saw Helen’s prompt this morning I was listening to Bob Dylan’s ‘True Love Tends To Forget’: a very fine song, but…