Walk along the river Wye

Books are like seeds …

“Books are like seeds: they come to life when you read them, and grow spines and leaves. I need trees around me as I need books around me, so building bookshelves is something like planting trees.” © Roger Deakin, Notes from Walnut Tree Farm (Penguin, 2008).

(Things are) Looking Up

The Colour of… umm.Tulips.

The tulips were a lovely gift from my mother who made me promise, on GUIDE’S HONOUR*, this morning to buy some Buttercup Syrup for my cough. So. No, I’m not well but yes I am reading (Geoff Dyer’s The Colour of Memory – very good, and entertaining) and yes I

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Jubilee Street

This track’s hounding me too. ‘I got love in my tummy and a tiny little pain/And a 10 ton catastrophe on a 60 pound chain’. Brilliant.

The National: Bloodbuzz Ohio

Been three days now. Can’t get this voice, these lyrics out of my head. #4 in BBC 6Music’s top 100 best tracks of last decade.

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