|Electro luminescent wire|
Currently listening to:
|The Oldham Tinkers|
Last night's dinner:
|Squid, scallops and mushrooms and pepper in tomato sauce.|
I bought the pepper and mushrooms from an organic outlet in Glasgow's West End. The mushrooms were certainly grubby enough to look as if they were organic.
Which reminded me of a funny sketch in BBC's comedy programme, "The Fast Show" in which a chap is at the supermarket checkout with his free range eggs and the girl at the till says to him:
"Free range? You know they're just ordinary eggs with shit smeared on them."
Because of his sexuality, Lionel Blue had a miserable adolescence. But however terrible he felt he remembered his relatives who had died in the gas chambers in Germany and Poland and that thought always brought him back from the brink of suicide.
He then says, "The same strategy helped me years later in hospital. However ill I was, there was always one patient in the ward worse off than me."
This line of reasoning reminded me of a very funny folk song that I heard performed in Kirkintilloch Folk Club in the late 1960s.
The singer, a Glaswegian, referring to this line of reasoning, dedicated his next song to that very person ie the person who actually was the worst-off person in the world. What, he asked, did you say to him to stop him feeling sorry for himself????
Cycled around the Tinto area of Lanarkshire today.
Said hello to some local members of the world of animals.
First a horse:
Then my dinner: