Electric Sander Fitted With Silencer Hinders Builders’ Progress

Following complaints from neighbours in the sleepy town of NothingBetterTo Doville-on the-Wold, builders renovating a historic property have had to use electric tools fitted with silencers and hand tools made of sponge. The contract, which was originally scheduled to take 3 weeks, will now continue for the next 3 years. This follows on from last year’s high profile trial when a local woman was convicted for turning the pages of a book too loudly in the library on Insanely Quiet Street.

More local news tomorrow… Main headlines: Man Loses Hat

Fighting The Recession

Yeah, I know. Harsh. This white-van-man delivery driver was parked up in a leafy park. [He may well have been working for 24 hours straight and was desperate for a nap. Or, it was a warm day and the environment had soothed him to sleep.]

Either way… I was standing on tiptoes to get my lens through the part-rolled down window. My other half was doing her best a) not to laugh and b) pretend she wasn’t with me! My first attempt had camera shake. This was my second. He woke with a start on the C-L-A-N-G of the shutter. “Morning…” I smiled. It was about 3:30pm. He was non-nonplussed. And I was gone.


It’s my 20th wedding anniversary today. Gulp! Where did all that time go? …{Glances in mirror at evidence}… well, it certainly went, that’s for sure! My wife is in this picture [not the bride]; one of my favourite wedding candid shots. [That is bride/groom stage right. : )]

Reflecting : Evolution

iPhone… iPad… iPod… iAm a materialistic gadget monkey… Is this you? Next time I go out and have a coffee, I’m going to take an abacus with me and proudly plonk it down on the table next to my cappuccino and stare at it with an air of earnest intellect and detached cool.

For some time now I’ve imagined our evolutionary future… A brain housed inside a body which has morphed into a huge chair, with one long digit to operate the remotes and screens; taking in liquidised junk food and coffee intravenously. It would seem this creature is evidence of that evolutionary leap – albeit its currently still taking the coffee and junk food in the conventional way.