Thanks to Karen for the idea for this one!
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Polytunnels. One more thing to be scared of at the full moon. Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the turnips.
We went to the exhibition of Gothic art at the British Library last weekend: “Terror and Wonder – the Gothic Imagination.” Highly recommended.
UPDATE: Potential solution to the poly tunnel menace:
I find myself wondering about alliterative story titles. If it had been not a princess but a countess then I suspect she would have been traumatised by a cauliflower rather than a pea.
I’m posting this before I go to the party, because there’s a good chance I will either be made to walk the plank or else expire from overdose of delicious food.
Caption: Most guests seemed to work out fairly quickly that refusal of seconds at Edwina's Birthday Parties was not quite the thing.
If you must know, they are Dr. Martens.
2. They are PINK.
3. They are VERY PINK.
4. Other accessories previously described as pink ...
5. ... seem less pink now.
6. Pink shoes, however, must be expected to rub.
In this documentary the part of the sunflower is played by Helianthus annuus.
I am grateful for the assistance of my wife, Karen, and to the legion of plant suppliers whose prolific supply of seed catalogues forms an excellent and nourishing mulch in our flower beds.
Scientific note: John Gerard, master in chirurgerie, says in his 1597 book “The Herball, or, Generall historie of plantes” regarding “the flower of the Sunne”
[…] a plant of such stature and talenesse, that in one sommer being sowen of a seede in Aprill, it hath risen up to the height of fourteene foote in my garden, where one flower was in waight three pounde and two ounces, and crosse overthwart the flower by measure sixteene inches broade.
[…] those that have reported it to turne with the sunne, the which I coulde never observe, although I have endevored to finde out the truth of it
The blackberry harvest this year is already far outstripping last year’s dismal returns. If you want to know how Itchy can talk and lick his lips at the same time, well I’m afraid it’s a trade secret.
We went to see the Matisse cut-outs exhibition at Tate Modern this week. Some great designs are on show. Recommended. Even Itchy and Knee decided to try the cut-out style.
Itchy (licking his lips): Blackberry and apple crumble...
You must ask nanny, or the butler, to help you with step 2.
We were discussing how cats always fall on their feet, moved on to the well known anti-gravity device involving one cat and one jammy (or buttered) slice of bread, and somehow ended up here with very jammy fingers.
Mercy edit: This comic likely makes little sense to those unacquainted with the concept of the conservation of angular momentum. In fact, this comic likely makes little sense.
2. Cut the bread to make a triangle with two 45-degree angles.
3. Spread jam liberally on one side only.
4. Hold jam-side-up, about 1m [39 in.] above the floor...
5. ...and release.
6. Observe. We have demonstrated Momentum of Angular Conserve.
Yesterday we went to the Oxford University Museum, to see the T. Rex and its friends. The new coffee shop has T. Rex biscuits, but if that’s too scary for you they also come in Stegasaurus shapes.
Tyrannosaurus is also famous for being poor at tennis.
12 metres long, with the Strongest Bite of any animal.
More scary than any biscuit.