Well, when the cats asked if anyone thought weather was a boring topic, no one knew that within the space of a few days warnings would have been issued around the world for extreme bushfires, floods, blizzards, marine stingers and a tsunami!
Within the space of a few days, people! Welcome to the real world!
Not quite two years on from the flood that disprupted this town, we’ve had several heavy downpours (can one have an up-pour?) and I know some people have been a tad nervous! I wish I could send some south! Rain, that is, not nervous people!
My “toy” has been out of commission again, this time due to a malingering modem. But the enforced absence from this keyboard has allowed a little more time on the other keyboard (god! I’m rusty!).
I also made some attempt to sort out some of the CDs and old audio tapes. Sadly, some of my old tapes have not stood up well to more than 40 years of hard work. And, given that many of them were crude mixes taped from old flat vinyls…well, I think I’d better start making a wish list. In the meantime, does anyone know Ricardo Baliardo? How about by this name ?
Among tapes that I can no longer play are, sadly, a couple of Joyce Grenfell’s monologues.
I’d long admired her and when I found myself at the same table at some literary luncheon…what a wonderful person she was! Genuinely friendly. I wonder what Joyce would have thought the night I “did” one of her comic songs and the Siamese cat hid in a cupboard on that final high note?
This gem was in my reader this morning. I wondered if it was a leg-pull, a wind-up, but then I saw which State had arrested the kid. No surprises there, they lurve brassy publicity and headlines like these pretty much guarantee that!
My mind wandered off on one of its own tangents…if the gas released by a 12 year child could shut down computers, could this be a moyens de faire quelque chose undetected by airports’ metal scanners?
But the school ma’am in me re-read the Sheriff’s report, mentally adjusting the punctuation.
Oh well, back to the salt mines. Here’s the delightful Joyce, doing one of her nursery sketches.*
*Joyce was rather flattered when she heard that the Kindergarten Association was using her nursery sketches in its Training Programme. It was somewhat deflating to learn that the y were used as a “don’t do this” lesson!