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Archive for May 2009



This is my ‘Tasting the Wind’ poster, which is now enjoying its first outing. It’s a humble beginning, but since W.H. Smiths won’t stock my book I’ve had to find other outlets.

The first is on a bookstall on Chorley Market, right across from Smiths, and by the end of this week it should be appearing at the Derian House shop.

Thanks to InPrint Solutions on Friday Street, Chorley, for making such a good job of the printing at such a reasonable rate.

Must be a British bank holiday…

And if you’re not doing that you are probably stuck in a traffic jam.

But this weekend we took down the two pine trees that were eventually going to destroy the front of the house.



Now it just so happens that I know two guys called Paul. One is a qualified arborist (s0mething to do with trees) the other is a handiman with a trailer.

This one is the tree guy:


Looks tough, but we put him in his place by playing the Monty Python ‘Lumberjack Song’  (the one about the Lumberjack who wears women’s clothes (


This is his wife, Caroline, mad as a box of frogs, as you can see, but very good at shifting timber…

We also had the help of some lovely kids…


but we can’t show them because… well… because perverts look at the internet too.

I am presently part of a team putting together a website to advertise the sevice I work for for people with learning disabilities. Again, we are having to be so careful about what information we give, because it is used by perverts… anyway, back to the holiday spirit…

The two Pauls did a great job…





And I no longer have to risk getting nails in my foot by smashing up wood for my chimnea…



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