May 28th, 2013

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Henley

For "Henley in RDEN" (see last post) read Henley in Arden- a very pretty market town in Warwickshire which looks a bit like this...

henley in arden
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Ailz And The Rabbits

rabbit's new home

Here's Ailz sitting in the rabbits' roomy new shed.

If the rabbits hop through the door- just out of picture to the left- there's an expanse of grass which is mostly enclosed and will be fully enclosed when we get round to it.
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Dream Rushes

I'm waking up and I really don't want to. The dream I'm coming out of is full of colour and feeling and meaning- all of which I see swirling away from me- out of reach. The essence of the experience is grander than my workaday brain can handle and will soon be unrecoverable;  all I can do is make a determined effort to hold onto an image or two to act as mementoes. I have asked for initiation... my training is going rather well... I feel light-hearted and boyish... I use my newly developed magical powers to create a mountain of porridge- rather more than I wanted. One of my companions shows me how it should be done by creating a witch's cottage made of sweetmeats, with a grotesque face- borrowed from Matthias Grunewald- tucked under the chimney stack. The magus whose pupil I've become is the gruffest and most formidable of the dealers off Channel 4's Four Rooms...
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Encounter in Tesco

We were in the Pembury Tesco this afternoon. Ailz was joking with a pleasant-looking old gentleman about not wanting to run him over with her mobility scooter. "Just as well," he said. "The last time someone ran me over I shot him."

Turns out he used to be a South African policeman.