PICTURED BELOW is Mark Davison, South African Scottish hack extraordinaire, in London briefly for a flying visit on his way back from a gig in San Francisco to go home to Johannesburg later on today. He has flown back through Terminal Five (T5).
Mark is the editor of IT-Online South Africa, which can be found here.
There are elements in this picture below which need some explanation. He is wearing a pink jacket because BA lost his bags at T5 on his way over to San Francisco, and HP wanted him to go out into the Bay where it can get quite chilly in the evenings. He needed a jacket, so he bought this one. Quite suits him, in a way.
He is at the Castle in Harrow-on-the-Hill and behind him, in the background, is a house with one of the windows bricked up. This is Windows Tax – nothing to do with Microsoft, but a cunning tax imposed in days of yore.
There’s a little light above his right shoulder. This emanates from “Penny the Pig”, being spit roasted for a Hog’s Feast to mark the start of St George’s Week. St George is patron saint of England. Mark Davison is a smoker, so he is sitting outside with his beer, while Saint Penny the Pig is providing the only heat to be had – apart from his cigarette – in Harrow-on-the-Hill on a cold Saturday in April. ♦