Saturday, 21 January 2012


I have been finding very few opportunities for taking photos.
 The light, or lack of it,
the humdrum nature of recent days' activities,
a certain loss of va va voom
(it's in the Concise Oxford Dictionary),
have all contributed to this sad state of affairs.
Time to visit the archives.
As I scrolled back
I saw that I was feeling much the same as this last year
and the year before that and the year before that.
I derived some comfort from that.
January 21st last year,
yielded this:

a defiantly shrivelled berry
and an incipient bud.
Quite apposite I thought.

This is what I tuned into on Radio 3 
at 5.50 a.m today
when I got too bored with being awake.
What I would give for a full uninterrupted night's sleep
and a spring in my step in the morning.


  1. I did that too the other day, and found that a year ago I had made a wonderful Tia Maria cake. Time for a revival, I think!

  2. Oh, worth being awake for that, I think. We'll be asleep long enough by and by. (I like to be cheerful...)

  3. beautiful music...what a lovely way to start the day.