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Tuesday, 13 April 2010
The name of Spike Milligan is known to every English and Irish man; but quite possibly not anywhere else; other than Australia. (This may not be so; see Comments. In fact he is quite possibly known absolutely everywhere!).
Milligan was a comic; he wrote a very successful war-time radio comedy show called 'The Goons'. He was also a good friend of Prince Charles.
Other than being a tad bonkers, he was also an erstwhile 'poet'....
Things that go bump in the night should not really give one a fright. It's the hole in each ear that lets in the fear. That, and the absence of light.
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!