I quite like avocado suites says moll they dont bother me at all, imagine it combined with purple it would be lovely.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I am reminded of lighthouse keepers.
And the sad fact that suicide is rife within the profession.
But there are no lighthouse keepers any longer I hear you say.
That is the problem. when automation was introduced the resident keepers were laid off and obliged to return to their wives and families.
Constant nagging and demands for DIYing come as a shock after years of solitude on a storm lashed rock.
They yearn for the constant nagging of the waves and and the demands of filling the oil lamps.
And then there are the rumours of fully manned lighthouses punctuating the seas and oceans of the afterlife.
And that Charons on board hospitality is provided by Grace Darling.
'Untie me from the mast, shipmates'. the redundant lighthouse keeper cries. 'I can hear the foghorn siren call and I must to her, to the lonely sea and the sky. All I need is my tall tower and my star to steer ships by'.
Posted by tristan hazell at 3:32 PM
Moll is no fool.
Her christmas day occurs in early January.
'Why so late?' I ask her.
'To take advantage of readily available natural resources'. She replies... 'A good selection of free christmas trees litter the streets (some of them part decorated), the recycling bins are full of wrapping paper, the charity shops full of cheap gift ideas.In the supermarkets mince pies and Christmas puddings are at a knock down price to make room for easter eggs (great stocking fillers in themselves) and there are no mile long queues at the checkout.
Another plus is the fact that the transport system works sufficiently well which means that there is no need for guests to stay overnight; they can leave shortly after the After Eights and well before my boredom threshold.'
'Not very orthodox!' I tell her.
'Au contraire sweetheart'. she says. 'It has long been the norm within the Greek Orthodox Church. which is one of the reasons why I was drawn to that strand of christianity'.
'What other reasons were there, Moll'? I ask.
She says nothing. Then a coy smile lights up her face and she glances sideways at the photograph of Archbishop Makarios attached to the fridge by a bagel shaped magnet...
Posted by tristan hazell at 1:36 PM