On being seen…

There's a lovely foolish Monty Python "military" training film on 'How Not To Be Seen.'  In the clip, people are hiding, NOT BEING SEEN, and then they are asked to stand up. Once they do so, they are either shot or blown to smithereens. I feel viewing this in my formative teens MAY have had…

Dear mum

I'm thinking of you today. I'm not sure why this bright winter day brings you to mind, but maybe it's a confluence of two things I've read. The first was "Dear Fatty", by Dawn French - her memoir, written as a series of letters to people she knows and loves. We never shared Dawn -…

Monty Python Live

I'm liking these new "sent by satellite from Britain" things in the movie theatres. I saw War Horse some months ago and today I got to see Monty Python Live (or mostly). I've loved the Pythons since I was a wee bairn, back when I was shocked and vaguely titillated by their sexy humour (all…

Ah, the benefits of cuteness…

A long time in a youth far away, I discovered (boom boom boom boom) - Cutepower! Awesomeness. If I turned my head just so, flashed my eyes like that, smiled, well, my cheekbones would do the rest and I could have my way with pretty well anyone. (My family has good cheekbones. Many people comment…