January 12th, 2010

Weather Report

I got up shortly after six to check if the pipes were frozen- they weren't- so I went back to bed and slept for another two hours. I had a dream about brightly coloured birds.

The snow is slowly retreating. The eaves are dripping.  Most of the icicles are gone.

This And That

1. Ailz is watching Wallender on the BBC i-player. She calls out to tell me I have a better body than Kenneth Branagh- which is nice, . Apparently he's all doughy and white- with saggy tits.  I watched the show the other night- and can't say I noticed.

2. Odi rings. We haven't seen her since the other side of Christmas. She says Fabi has been touching his palm with his forefinger, then moving it up under his arm- which she interprets as him missing his grandad (me)  because I'm the only one who plays that game with him. You know the game I mean? You trace a circle on the child's palm, walk your fingers up the arm them tickle him, whilst reciting,
Round and round the garden
Like a teddy-bear
One step,
Two step,
And tickley under there.

The suspence is delicious. My dad used to play it with me. I hated it- but always wanted him to do it again.

3. More verse- from a song I used to play on my mother's wind-up gramophone.

The kings horses,
The kings men,
They marched up the road and they marched down again;
The kings horses
And the kings men.

For some reason that's going round and round my head this morning. There must be more to it, but that's all I know.