Wildlife at Wollaton

11 Oct

On one of those sunlit days with an autumnal bite of the kind October in Britain specialises in, I walked with Jasper in Wollaton Park. Passing through the heavy wooden side gate set into the old brick wall on the … Read More »

Dog psychology at Steel City House

6 Oct

Meet Tebay the Lakeland terrorist terrier. Eight weeks old and weighing in at three pounds ten ounces, his eight inch stature and length of twelve inches excluding tail make him pretty scary. You don’t wanna mess with this bruiser. On … Read More »

Sex near the city

18 Sep

Attenborough yesterday. The early autumn fruits are ready – apple and blackberry, elderberry, hawberry and rosehip. Horse chestnut even. While cabbage whites do floral cunnilingus, honey bees go deep stick. Everyone’s a winner. Red winged damselflies do it in the … Read More »

Film review: Blinded by the Light

3 Sep

this post also features in offguardian Bottom line: feel-good movie with a dash of musical, transcending its gritty context of racist, recessionist Britain under Margaret Thatcher. Bruce Springsteen is to Blinded by the Light what David was to Bend it … Read More »