26 September 2014
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23 September 2014
Charlotte Higgins - let's see if i can pull this off despite my zapped optic nerve. ive forgotten how to edit in blogger so it might be patchy. i've scored a facebook hit with my posting of the wonderful Balliolene higgins' use of euripedes' medea. not hard to understand when my faithful followership is so largely blighty babes hitched to adonoi griks: i quote me: "i read to mrs R from charlotte higgins' wonderful 'its all greek to me', from euripedes medea. mrs R has had her share of new laws etc. she sits in bemused silence. "give me that book!" she says finally.
Let euripedes speak: http://www.amazon.com/Its-All-Greek-Me-Hippocratic/dp/1906021430
"a foreign woman coming among new laws, New customs, needs the skill of magic to find out what her home could not teach her. How to treat the man whose bed she shares. And if in this exacting toil we are successful and our husband does not struggle under the marriage yoke, our life is enviable. Otherwise, death is better. If a man grows tired of the company at home, he can go out and find a cure for tediousness, we wives are forced to look to one man only. And they tell us we at home live free from danger, they go out to battle : fools! i'd rather stand 3 times in the front line than bear one child." The delightful ms higgins adds her own author comment - "Go sister!". such a good book
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22 September 2014
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10 September 2014
art of marjorie holmes in her last months when she was bedridden, my mother liked to gaze over her brilliasnt drawings. preciently, in her final month sh decvided to sort ythe besdt of ythe very best and we insulated n bubbl wrapped them tucked them away. ive been insulating them again against ther weather n dust n marveling at their beauty. ythr bulk of thre drawingsd are also safe n dry but its interesting to think that this video boastsd the artist's own choice. music by a uk duo who entertained us at a private concert. enjoy. ch
09 September 2014
07 September 2014
drat spam. my readership moans that the quality of roobish im sendingt out is getting worse.
latest gmail spam seems to be this, if ive copied it right.
sorry. things fraught here but weather sunnying up - tootlepip. must rush to met aomeone evaluating the clunky laura knight painting prop that rumor hath was promised to susie catweazle but, as i keep saying, ever since i was tipped orf that maman told S everything , and i hooked up the puter to tap the landline 24/7, i never heard any call or convo of mum even mentioning the easel intended for susie q -nor was any reference to art materials or marbled art papier "all in writing". very rum, including ythe precise wherabouts of the juggernaut easel. im having it evaluatyeed for provenance n e-baylability. all very sneaky.
06 September 2014
my aorldwide family readership watches me like a hawk and comments as if it was still Moscow Rules (thanks le Carré).
since my stroke im slower n more strategic, storing up links for when i 'strike'.
good links when i see them, covering the water front, from easel Knievel suzanna catweazel to thefti pieces of work and will o'wisp Wills.
04 September 2014
03 September 2014
02 September 2014
WILL - i really must stop reading the express but this is a pertinent article. [link to be inserted, from daily express. if i cant manage it, look to a subseaquent post in 45 secs
ive come a cropper from a less than thorough Will, as have i protected myself with a cast-iron one with names, photos, google earth addresses, precise dates and descriptions etc etc. Of course, it also helped that i 'anticipated' fall-out and 'rearranged the deck chairs' before the legal beagles got started. also, a close friend of my mother's to whom maman tol everything astutely warned me of trouble looming oop 't mill by pretty well describing everything that would happen ... giving me time to sort thru the crown jewels before even anything was official. - including announcing plans for the catweazel easel that still awaits collection. so much for all the huffing and puffing and blowing jewel bos down. but piece of work to peace of work, so no huge egos dented ... everyone should revisit their Wills on an annual basis.