A Tale of Debauchery and Treachery (Or how Cervantes came to write Don Quixote)

‘Where art thou, lady mine, that thou My sorrow dost not rue? Thou canst not know it, lady mine, Or else thou art untrue.’   Excerpt From: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. ‘Don Quixote.’   "This is what you brought from Cordoba."  William waved at the pile of manuscripts carelessly heaped on his desk.  “When I … Continue reading A Tale of Debauchery and Treachery (Or how Cervantes came to write Don Quixote)


Oh Dear ….

The most right wing UK cabinet since Thatcher, led by proven liar, followed by sycophants. "We will leave the EU on October 31st - come what may." My prediction is that if the government lasts that long, Britain has a rough ride ahead. More likely is a general election followed by total and utter chaos. … Continue reading Oh Dear ….


Who doesn’t secretly love Loki in the Avengers franchise - Loki, the god of chaos.  Yet chaos is defined by disorder, disarray, confusion, mayhem and bedlam - all traits which we detest and try to avoid.  Why else do we spend so much time cutting the lawn, trimming the hedges and generally clearing and tidying. … Continue reading Chaos

Minor Chord

It was just a long drawn out minor chord but it tugged at the heartstrings and drew us onward.  As we rounded the corner the tempo increased and a beautiful Bach sonata filled the air. "Without music, life would be a mistake”.

Porto Ultras

"Ultras Virage Est" was crudely scrawled on the electricity box. And what about the street. First of all it was very, very steep. The buildings varied between 6 floors of shabby and 6 floors of derelict. But on one wall there was a gem. Street art, graffiti or a masterpiece. Decide for yourself.

Just Thinking

I prefer this "Storms don't come to teach us painful lessons, rather they were meant to wash us clean. " -Alder. To this - "Cleaning up an infected WP site is an absolute pain. Not recommended for peaceful minds." -Tarrant