Sunday, 2 December 2007

Optimism is the Five-Year Plan of the Idiot

To witness the praxis, station yourself outside the Driving Test Centre, Elgar Road South, Reading, at about 1140 tomorrow morning, as No Good Boyo turns up for his driving test.

On entering the Palace of the Caesars in fallen Constantinopole, Mehmed II is said to have recalled the words of Ferdowsi:

"The spider holds the veil in the palace of Caesar,

"And the owl stands sentinel in the watch-tower of Afrasiab".

Or perhaps he just had a vision of No Good Boyo's car.

Sunday, 25 November 2007

And when did you last see your father?

Today No Good Boyo looked unjustifiably pleased with himself.

What have you done? - I asked.

I feel like a king! - he said.

Explain! - I sighed.

Because my little girl is a princess... - he simpered.

I remain Cromwellian.

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Bona Mong

Yes, this is No Good Boyo. Carries our child Arianrhod about, mixes reasonable brandy sours, can talk to taxi drivers. Otherwise, my judgement is pending.