My day off didn’t go too well really as most of my commitments were after lunch, although more importantly after it stopped raining. Having got the children to school the rain came, so I sat at the computer answering correspondence, only about 100 unanswered emails left to go now, sorry if you are on the list.
I did manage to take a few pictures, pretty wacky sky today so what you see is what you get, some shot out of the car window, well the rest are at http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/laptop112/id8.htm
Lunch in the garden centre and it was really very good, they have an offer of two lunches off the specials board for £10 at the moment, one to remember especially if you have young children as they have a large soft play area.
I am not really sure what to make of the latest in the John Worrow saga, I guess there may be something behind it in terms of real discrimination, although frankly when someone who is reasonably articulate and appears to be reasonably well educated engages in some sort of discriminatory behaviour, one tends to assume they have mental health issues, so I suppose the sympathy goes as much to wards the discriminator as the discriminated. That said I was taught to box by a Welshman and still have a tendency to duck when I hear the accent, particularly when associated with the word boyo. Pavlovian maybe but defiantly a toy lose in the attic.
I guess most of you will have read http://birchington.blogspot.com/2012/01/on-pulse.html and http://bignewsmargate.blogspot.com/2012/01/blogging-hell.html
I did email John Worrow thus:
John I have to say I am not happy about this idea of policing local blogs with Thanet blog wardens and it is my intention to write a post about it.
I though I would ask you if there is any extra information I ought to know before I do so.
Frankly the notion that the Thanet blogs are spreading Racial and Religious Hatred is preposterous.
Anyway any thoughts from you before I write my post?
Best regards Michael”
But haven’t had a reply. I am also a bit uncertain where John falls in the council now, Labour, Independent, on his own, anyone know?
The latest Turner Contemporary project seems to be about doing something other than reading them with books see http://www.turnercontemporary.org/blog/learning/blank-canvas-by-lucy-steggals-lead-artist-6
I guess Fahrenheit 451 was a bit before it’s time, but now in the age of the Kindle, what are we going to do with all the books?
I am trying to draw Albert Einstein this is the beginning of the sketch, his must be one of the most recognisable faces in the world but trying to extract what it is that makes him look like he does is proving remarkably difficult.
Looking on the internet to see how well other people have succeeded in drawing him, it seems I am not the only person to have difficulty, there are some obvious computer generated and traced drawings but not much else.
I have added a bit more hair and some clothing and sprayed it with fixative so it is a bit wet at the moment, perhaps a bit of paint will make the situation different