Monthly Archives: March 2014

The scaffolds go up on Mill Street

Ahead of the Austrians coming to Mill Street – next week – the scaffolding is going up. If there is a god at the bottom of the gardens between numbers 19 to 41 it has to be Jason Thacker.

Mill Street

To look on the bright side, once the Wall has been built, we won’t be able to take a snap of the extremely ugly Said ziggurat.

Oh, by the way, the blackbird is still nesting happily in the tuti puti shed halfway down Nathistan.

Take a dekko at Dakor, Gujarat

Dakor, GujaratIt’s 1978 – the first time I travel to India. I’m lucky enough to have visited the Sri Krishna temple in Dakor at the time of a major festival.

You have to pay a toll to get into the place, then you buy food to offer as prasad to Krishna.  The temple guys attempt to squirrel away the prasad but my lovely guide says here, give it back.  The racket being that the box of prasad is then re-sold outside the temple grounds.

Dakor is quite a delightful place, with a large tank full of turtles, a scale with a mountain of nose rings on one side, that was weighed against some fat tyrant or other, and a Lakshmi shrine where you can peek into her bedroom. ♥

Oxford City Council challenges the over 40s

There are quite a lot of people aged over 40 live here in Oxford Town. So when Oxford City Council delivered its schedule of wheelie bin pick ups, I did a straw poll.

100% of the people I surveyed could neither (a) read the small print on the wheelie bin instructions and (b) understand what Oxford City Council was on about.

Perhaps the Council could hire professionals who could (a) string a sentence together and (b) realise that if print is too small, no one over the age of 40 could possibly read it without an electron microscope.  Oh, and BTW, Oxford City Council, not everyone who lives here is on the world wide wibble.


Thames Valley commissar outlines his cunning plan

ruddyhellPictured here is the ruddy Police and Crime Commissar, Anthony Stansfeld, presiding over the Thames Valley police.

He kindly sent us a leaflet that came along with our Oxford council tax bill – everything has gone up by two percent – no kidding.

But on the same leaflet is a little graphic which perhaps isn’t exact;y what the commissar meant to say. ruddy

Oxford councillor takes Vladimir Putin stance

I mean to say, words fail me but obviously don’t fail John Goddard. ♥


Aberdeen and Getty Images

I thought I’d try out Getty Images’ new embed feature.  So here is a view of Aberdeen.