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Silver Fox

Doldrums Posted on Mon, May 16, 2011 22:14:11

Bournemouth, on the sunny south coast of England. Three days and four nights in a hotel where I have discovered that the bath towels are the size of a dish cloth and the hand towels are like face cloths.

I’d watch TV on the brand new Samsung flat panel that was only installed yesterday, but they seem to have misplaced the signal for all rooms on the fourth floor.

I’d browse the internet, but they charge for an hour more than I’d pay for a week (this post brought to you by The Power of Blackberry).

That leaves me with choices:
1 Write
2 Read
3 Go to bed

Too tired for 1, not tired enough for 3, so 2 it is.

Whilst contemplating my dilema I took a long, hard look in the mirror, one of the few servicible things here. Boy, do I need to lose the flab! Also, the clump of hairs that stick out of my shirt on my ever-so-manly chest are now silver, along with those at the temples and some hairs on my arms (I daren’t look any lower).

I’m becoming the Silver Fox.

But my kids probably know me as the Greying Git.

RIP Elizabeth Taylor

Doldrums Posted on Wed, March 23, 2011 21:06:46

In her day a truly beautiful woman, Elizabeth Taylor died today aged 79 years.

This picture is something I created back in 2001 when I wrote an on-line spoof celeb magazine known as Entertainment UK.

It doesn’t do her justice.

“Dough!” Ooops, I mean, “Doh!”

Doldrums Posted on Fri, May 14, 2010 17:19:47

Thanks to Mr Ian Cundell I now realise the error of my ways: DALEK, not DARLEK (see THIS below).

My only query is, how did it take so long for someone to notice?????

It is now that I should be making excuses about being partially dyslexic, but that is not the case. Truth is, proofreading my own stuff is not my forte. I can pick up on most errors, but some just pass me by. Leave it three weeks and the errors jump out and hit me, but the nature of a blog is immediacy, so three weeks is not an option. I refer you to my previous posting on the subject.

Off the Boil

Doldrums Posted on Tue, March 02, 2010 16:59:56

It’s shrinking, but still red. I wait with baited breath for it to go (along with that breath, I wait with deep cleaning liquid, cotton wool and a tissue).

Let’s be clear …

Doldrums Posted on Tue, February 09, 2010 20:59:00

To anyone who was confused by my Facebook link …

This is only the blog. The main website is at

I am more than this one page. Honest.